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Toy Construction #177: VW Bus #7 1/2 It's just about there.

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Blog entry by htl posted 01-10-2018 10:42 PM 529 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 176: VW Bus #6 1/2 working on the motor, and roof Part 177 of Toy Construction series Part 178: Building a VW Bus #8 Just a few things left to do »

More wheels, their so small I should a used less tread but one set turned out ok.

Then sand sand sand, you ain’t never heard that before have you?

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#1 posted 01-10-2018 10:46 PM

Love the underbody photo showing the “widies” on the back, all ready for a hot 1/4 mile run….

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

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#2 posted 01-10-2018 11:18 PM

Crowie when I got out of the army I left in a 1950 VW beetle with a convertible top, it had 36HP and would do like 60 if I remember right but with the top down it would only do 55, the drag of the open top really slowed it down but I had a ball in that car if you what to call it a car.

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#3 posted 01-10-2018 11:31 PM

I love those wheels!!!!!

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#4 posted 01-11-2018 12:11 AM

Redoak
The rear wheels and hubs are left overs from the hot rod build but had a little trouble getting some thin small front wheels, if I had known at the time I would have widened the front wheel well for a bigger tire.
And who knows they ain’t glued in yet. LOL
It’s just a model so all is good.

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#5 posted 01-11-2018 02:45 AM



Crowie when I got out of the army I left in a 1950 VW beetle with a convertible top, it had 36HP and would do like 60 if I remember right but with the top down it would only do 55, the drag of the open top really slowed it down but I had a ball in that car if you what to call it a car.

- htl

And when doing that 60mph if a truck passed going the other way the little VW Beetle would almost become airborn in the draft of the truck!!

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

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#6 posted 01-11-2018 03:30 AM

Wow… any one of your tires is better than any whole toy I’ve ever made! Amazing craftsmanship. Super well done.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia, http://toymakingdad.blogspot.com

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#7 posted 01-11-2018 03:42 AM

HEY BRUCE i just found your next model :

pretty cool huh :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 01-11-2018 03:51 AM

Awesome work! Detail is great! Those tires make this bus come to life!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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