Jump to content


Bug-in and Lizard Rally!


  • You cannot reply to this topic
24 replies to this topic

#21 TooOld

TooOld

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,428 posts
  • Location:Citrus Park , Florida
  • Full Name:Bob Spedding

Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:24 PM

Joe , That turned out really great ! Where did you get the carbs and air filters ?

I think I'm in on this CBP . I've had an idea floating around between my ears for a while .
BOB .

#22 Hippie

Hippie

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 215 posts
  • Location:Over Here
  • Full Name:Erik H

Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:40 AM

well I suppose I'll bite...

I've started out with a die cast i got at the last show I went to, been meaning to modify it so I suppose this would be good cause.

Here's the base kit.

Posted Image

Stereotypically I painted like a hippie van, I just figure out how big a 2in brush would be in scale then basically when and hand painted some stuff. The stock die cast had a million shades of paint so I just sanded some to give it a recent body work look and used that as a base.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

The kit came with a Porsche engine so I just detail painted it.

Posted Image

It was really easy to lower this just had to drill some holes up higher, so far its been dropped a bit more than a 1/4 inch.

Stock:

Posted Image

Lowered:

Posted Image

I'd still like a it a bit lower but who know....

Anyway thanks for looking and I hope more people join this CBP

#23 Danno

Danno

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,137 posts
  • Location:Okay. By now you all know ~ Aridzona.
  • Full Name:Nameless Natural Luminary

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:00 AM

Bidgin'!


Farm Out, Erik!



B)

#24 jcbigpaw

jcbigpaw

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 284 posts
  • Location:Sunny Central California
  • Full Name:joe colvin

Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:40 PM

Thanks for the kind words Bob. I've had this build rattling around in my head for quite a while (years). The air cleaners are from two AMT 1950 Chevy truck kits (with the straight six). Carbs were a set of small four barrels I had in the parts box. Can't remember what they were from. :P

By the way Erik, good start on that van. Believe it or not I know someone that has his original "Woodstock" van on blocks in the garage still. Looks pretty similar. Lol

Edited by jcbigpaw, 13 June 2012 - 02:43 PM.


#25 Hippie

Hippie

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 215 posts
  • Location:Over Here
  • Full Name:Erik H

Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:36 PM

thanks guys, and jcbigpaw sorry i forgot to comment on your great volksrod, I'd love to have a bug like that except in a rat rod form,

I've made a bit of progress.

The roof is pretty boring stock:

Posted Image

So I built a frame and then used tissue paper to added the fabric.



Posted Image

Also decided to lower it a bit more, you can't really tell but there's a ton of negative camber in the back.

Posted Image

The interior is next, the die cast was one plate, I cut this all apart and replaced the seats, to get more of a striped down look, then I added some supports, acting like this is a racing van.

Then it all got painted primer and weathered.

Posted Image

Posted Image



Thanks for looking.

Edited by Hippie, 14 June 2012 - 07:49 AM.