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Toy Construction #173: Building a VW Bus #3 Rounding out the front

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Blog entry by htl posted 12-28-2017 11:39 PM 1442 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 172: Building a VW Bus #2 Part 173 of Toy Construction series Part 174: VW Bus #4 working on the cabin and back flooring. »

Couple more hours playing with the bus.

Just had to stick that motor in there after we TALKED ABOUT IT. LOL

Makes me go HMMMMMMM!!!

Added the handle [using super glue] so I would get nice straight cuts and sandings.

I’m going for very simple rounded edges but if you build one be sure and check the plans cause I’ve already changed at least 4 things [ they’re not wrong I just went a different way] and one is the step in the nose of Dutchys plans, the nose should be 1/16 or so out from the main front of the body, a super nice touch but it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t change a few things.

Just wanted to be sure I don’t lead some one down the wrong path if their wanting to build it to the plans.


Wish the maple didn’t have that dark grain right in the nose of the front grill but got to much work in it now to change and the minds working for options if it turns out ugly.

Two more with the motor in it. LOL
I’m not going to do it but just a fun thought.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 12-29-2017 12:09 AM



..... cause I ve already changed at least 4 things…..

- htl


OK… Left out 2 mirrors and 2 tracks… what else you gonna change?


Added the handle so I would get nice straight cuts and sandings.

- htl

Just as a FMI, what did you use? Double sider, hot glue, dowel, 6” nail?

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#2 posted 12-29-2017 12:54 AM

Really like the front end the engine!

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#3 posted 12-29-2017 02:58 AM

From a box to a bus with a way hot engine…. Looking good Bruce!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 12-29-2017 07:20 AM

That engine..

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htl

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#5 posted 12-29-2017 11:17 AM

Don’t worry Dutchy it ain’t going in the front of this model but the back that’s another story. [Just kidding]

I did see one mean looking motor though.

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crowie

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#6 posted 12-29-2017 09:48 PM

Come on Bruce, It wouldn’t be a “HTL” Custom Build without some flare or flames!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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htl

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#7 posted 12-29-2017 11:57 PM

Lets not talk about flames I need heat in the shop these days. Brrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!
But all is good for working.

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#8 posted 12-30-2017 12:51 PM

But all is good for working.Amen hang in there.

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