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Toy Construction #175: VW Bus #5 working on the sides, and roof

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Blog entry by htl posted 12-30-2017 11:22 PM 1682 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made some cuts in the sides and glued them up, but had to glue up the bottom first and sand it to fit.

Then sanded every thing to match up.

Not really happy with the roof it needs something for this hot rod, lowered, shaped differently, something.
Want something a little more, or a lot more futuristic.
Will go walk about and see whats on the net for futuristic VW trucks. lol

Maybe some wheels well get the ideas flowing.

I know it’s just a VW pickup but there must be something to jazz up the roof.

The truth be told and you have probably already guessed i haven’t been going by the plans much as great as they are I’ve got where I hardly us plans except to get the basic size and shape then off I go.
But the roof has had me needing to revisit the plans and see what dutchy did for his as I can tell from the plans he has put a ton a thought in to them, and how the roof should come together.
So why reinvent the wheel when Dutchy’s already done all the hard work for me.

It’s going to be way cold this week so may not be able to do mush for a couple a days.

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#1 posted 12-30-2017 11:27 PM

My good me Bruce, You aren’t wasting any time getting this VW Ute build…looking good

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

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#2 posted 12-31-2017 12:29 AM

Looking Good.

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#3 posted 12-31-2017 12:45 AM

Hey Dutchy... Think how much time you spent redesigning the back window corner and #4 decides not to use it….


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A VW karmann ghia =50

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Not surprised with the blocked out driver’s side windscreen! At least the passenger had the opportunity to warn of the impending crash!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 12-31-2017 01:18 AM



Hey Dutchy... Think how much time you spent redesigning the back window corner and #4 decides not to use it….

- LittleBlackDuck

After reading this I will check out your back window corner cause I’m now having trouble with mine. LOL

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htl

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#5 posted 12-31-2017 02:42 AM

Not surprised with the blocked out driver s side windscreen! At least the passenger had the opportunity to warn of the impending crash!

- LittleBlackDuck

Some times I have to read your posts a bunch a times to get the hummer but I read this way early and just now figured it out. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s not part of the project Ducky it’s a roof holding jig, very precise I had to look through 5 or 6 stacks of wood to find just the right one.

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#6 posted 12-31-2017 08:40 AM



... it s a roof holding jig, very precise …

- htl


Fabricating such jigs (and stacks of wood) are what VW customizers are always face with… No wonder they (VWs) went out of production!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 12-31-2017 12:10 PM

This is coming along nicely. Great work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 10-20-2018 11:37 AM

HTL, that’s freakin’ cool. I just might have to build something like that.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

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#9 posted 10-20-2018 06:01 PM

More power to ya, their a lot a fun and work. LOL

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