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Old August 19th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #151
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Old August 21st, 2011, 07:44 AM   #152
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Old August 21st, 2011, 08:43 PM   #153
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Congratulatons!! Did they tell you about the trophy? Oddly, the height of the trophy is based on the overall height of your ride. The one for my single cab was about two feet tall and arrived in a really nice wooden box. I'm calculating yours to be about 3/8ths of an inch, um, tall....
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:07 AM   #154
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Congratulatons!! Did they tell you about the trophy? Oddly, the height of the trophy is based on the overall height of your ride. The one for my single cab was about two feet tall and arrived in a really nice wooden box. I'm calculating yours to be about 3/8ths of an inch, um, tall....
Ha! I guess I'll need to make a really small display case for it-
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Old September 20th, 2011, 03:55 AM   #155
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WOW DUDE!
Awesome thread and even more awesome projects...
Thanks for sharing
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Old September 20th, 2011, 04:08 AM   #156
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WOW DUDE!
Awesome thread and even more awesome projects...
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Hey thanks! I am just starting another build. Will post pics soon-
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Old September 20th, 2011, 04:15 AM   #157
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Should get ya to do a replica of my car for me
Looking forward to the next project you post up dude.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 04:21 AM   #158
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Should get ya to do a replica of my car for me :)
Ha-it so happens I just built a "mini-me" of my buddy's Rubicon (sorry-I know this is a VW forum).
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Old September 20th, 2011, 04:25 AM   #159
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Old September 21st, 2011, 12:33 PM   #160
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Wow, simpley amazing work



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Old September 22nd, 2011, 01:23 AM   #161
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 09:06 AM   #162
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Okay, I'm waiting for a third pic of the Jeep(s). This time from way back, with one replica sitting of the hood of a second larger replica, sitting on the hood of the full size one.
Do we get a hint about your next project?
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 09:56 AM   #163
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Okay, I'm waiting for a third pic of the Jeep(s). This time from way back, with one replica sitting of the hood of a second larger replica, sitting on the hood of the full size one.
Do we get a hint about your next project?
Ha-Sure-how's this-I didn't build the big one though.
My next project (as it sits right now) is a Beetle version of the van. More desert/Baja inspired. Still sorting out parts but I will post pictures.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 11:42 AM   #164
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 08:16 PM   #165
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Heres a an early glimpse of my next build. I was inspired buy a few of the builds here that go after that "businessman's coupe" look. I started to hack at the body, chopped and shortened the green house, then modified the engine lid area to blend in. Lots more work to go but you get the idea.
Wow! I think I have new inspiration for my chop top! Anyone in Salt Lake/Utah up for the challenge to reproduce this chop on my 67? Hahaha. Buisnessman coupe rat rod.....
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 02:09 AM   #166
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some great work, very worthy of CBOTM!! are those body's plastic? and if so, what kind of bonding are you using when you chop them? im trying to find a nice plastic welder for some of my projects, thanks
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:11 AM   #167
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Wow! I think I have new inspiration for my chop top! Anyone in Salt Lake/Utah up for the challenge to reproduce this chop on my 67? Hahaha. Buisnessman coupe rat rod.....
Yeah-that was one of those that is still sitting, unfinished.

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some great work, very worthy of CBOTM!! are those body's plastic? and if so, what kind of bonding are you using when you chop them? im trying to find a nice plastic welder for some of my projects, thanks
Thanks! Yes-most of the bodies are styrene or ABS plastic. I use any number of methods:
If the parts I am bonding are the same plastic:
-There's a plastic solvent that bonds plastics together. Most hobby stores carry it.
-Depending upon the joint and material thickness, a heated blade pressed and worked across the joint will actually "weld" the plastic together. I use this method whenever I can.
If the plastic parts are of a different material:
-I usually use hobby grade "crazy glues". Welding techniques with solvent or heat will not work well on dis-similar plastics.
-Sometimes I laminate a strip of material over a joint from the inside and use "Shoe Goo" w/clamps to bond things together.
The only exception are parts made of polypropylene, the plastic usually used for plastic lawn chairs, pill bottles, spray can tops, paint buckets etc. It is designed to resist paint or adhesives and is a pain to deal with. I would avoid using this material.
Please let me know if you want more info-
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Old October 31st, 2011, 10:18 AM   #168
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If they don't know about you on The Samba it would be too cool to put up some pic's of...... oh say the Bus....... and watch them scream and Then their reaction when they realize you didn't cut up OG metal



I'm thinking a Class 11 Heb would really get them started
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Old October 31st, 2011, 10:45 AM   #169
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Ha-never thought of that-that's actually pretty funny right there!
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Old November 21st, 2011, 06:57 AM   #170
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It's been a while, so i figured I'd update you all on a new project I've been working on-
I always wanted to replicate a scale chassis pan in aluminum for my next build. I wound up working with a buddy of mine who has a small CNC machine. It started out with a full scale drawing that I had to re-size and scale to fit my wheelbase. Then from the drawing, I made a cardboard template to fit the existing suspension pieces I am using.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 06:59 AM   #171
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Next comes the 3D files-this is not the full pan becuase it needs to mate with the existing parts-that's why it's chopped off in the front and back-
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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:11 AM   #172
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holy crap, those are awesome.

you really gonna CNC the pan? i was thinking acid-etch might fit the bill.

so, RI plates... where are you? I'm down in Westerly.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:49 AM   #173
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holy crap, those are awesome.

you really gonna CNC the pan? i was thinking acid-etch might fit the bill.

so, RI plates... where are you? I'm down in Westerly.
Yes-cnc for now-some of the details seem too deep for acid-but good thinking! I am in East Providence-the other tip of state.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 10:26 AM   #174
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Here are the parts mounted to the suspension-please ignore the wheels and tires for now-they are just there for measurement purposes.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 11:14 AM   #175
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Cool another "Rhode Islander" Here on Volksrods!!!

Awesome work Man!
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