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Making Wooden Model Plans #8: Finish up the roof - start on wheels

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Blog entry by htl posted 01-29-2018 12:40 AM 3002 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Working on the roof Part 8 of Making Wooden Model Plans series Part 9: Got some wheels made »

Sand sand sand!!!

Then saw saw saw!!!

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oldrivers

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#1 posted 01-29-2018 01:47 AM

Man, that little dumpling is coming along very nicely.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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htl

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#2 posted 01-29-2018 02:08 AM

Thanks oldrivers for keeping up with the project.

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#3 posted 01-29-2018 02:09 AM



Sand sand sand!!!
- htl

A little Sahara... just don’t desert your workshop!

Keep er goin’, #4


Then saw saw saw!!!
- htl

Yes I saw and keep lookin’.. just stop bragging about those great wheels…

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

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htl

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#4 posted 01-29-2018 02:14 AM

Hope it doesn’t look like I’m bragging just showing what I got started on today.

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#5 posted 01-29-2018 02:55 AM

That’s going to be a fine-looking Kübelwagen.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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htl

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#6 posted 01-29-2018 03:10 AM

Dave got that right a Kübelwagen.

I never knew that the VW Thing was called by different names in different countries, might be an interesting story to look into..
Checked it out and here’s what I found.
Manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen from 1968 to 1983. , as the Kurierwagen in West Germany, the Trekker (RHD Type 182) in the United Kingdom, the Thing in the United States (1973–74), the Safari in Mexico and South America, and Pescaccia in Italy. Civilian sales ended after model year 1980.
[gurgel in Australia]

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#7 posted 01-29-2018 03:22 AM

Technically, the Kübelwagen was 1940-1945. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_K%C3%BCbelwagen

But Kübelwagen sounds cooler than “Thing” to my ears.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#8 posted 01-29-2018 04:03 AM

I would think back in the 1970 the VW thing needed a cool factor so Thing came to mind.
I would have thought Safari would have fit it better but the name may have already been in use by some other brand???

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#9 posted 01-29-2018 05:53 AM


Hope it doesn t look like I m bragging just showing what I got started on today.

- htl


Damn #4... If you don’t brag about your wheels… well… I WONT SAY… you are crazier than I thought you were (oops… slipped out)... with such modesty… you may even become an honorary duck.


Technically, the Kübelwagen was 1940-1945…

- Dave Polaschek


I can’t remember… Probably just missed it when I popped out of mum… give or take a year or two…

Still, #4 is doing it justice!

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

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#10 posted 01-29-2018 06:00 AM

Doesn’t much matter about how you say it, sanding, and sanding, and sanding is hard work….

BUT WOW – Well worth the effort, nicely done Bruce….

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

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#11 posted 01-29-2018 07:33 AM

The USA had there Willy and the Germans there Kübelwagen. When you are looking to the model you almost can see that this vehicle was also made to use as a boat.


The benefit of this boat version is that it needs only one wheel :)

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#12 posted 01-29-2018 12:46 PM

Love the way this is progressing. The upholstery looks fantastic too. Really enjoying this blog.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 01-29-2018 10:39 PM



The benefit of this boat version is that it needs only one wheel :)

- Dutchy


True… But it still needs two mirrors…

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

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#14 posted 01-30-2018 01:32 PM

Looking good

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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