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#1 ScrappyJ

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 05:39 AM

This was another project I had completed for the Atlanta show. This one was awarded a "top 10". This too was a re-built project. The base kit is the Revell "California Roller" (the green one).

Hope you guys like it:

Primer- you can see the 100% scratchbuilt frame/chassis
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The original idea was to have a front spoiler and manitain the same fender flares from the original kit, as you will see in the later pictures, I opted for the bumpers and a more "stock looking" fender area:

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Finished model:
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With roof-rack (thanks for the idea Dave Hessler!):
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With roof-rack and boards:
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Blown, oposing-four!
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The alternator and oil-pump are machined too:
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More pics in my fotki album!

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:24 AM

I'm glad you took it apart to photograph it Dirk. When David was telling me that you were taking it apart my heart skipped a beat, now I see why you did. The pictures of the motor have me at a loss for words. The motor is a model in itself. Wonderful work.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 11:17 AM

I LOVED THE CHEVY PU. BUT HAVE A THING WITH VW CREW CABS . ALL I CAN SAY IS KILLER RIDE.PAPAFO 8)

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 02:16 PM

Thanks for the kind words, guys.

Rick- What does "PAPAFO" mean?

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 04:24 PM

:) Love it! Your finished model displays both craftsmanship and design in ample quantities. That Revell VW bus kit is so awful. I put 2 coats of Dupont 30S Gray primer on mine and it was still green! I can hardly wait to see what you can do to a Bugzapper! :twisted:
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Posted 05 January 2007 - 06:53 PM

Fantastic build. That is one wicked VW. The engine is outrageous.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:25 PM

Beautiful VW crew cab. I love the colors and the stance. What type of front suspension did you use? ...ratrodder

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 04:45 PM

Beautiful VW crew cab. I love the colors and the stance. What type of front suspension did you use? ...ratrodder


I actually scratch built the entire chassis and then I scratched the lower control arms for some coil-overs. It was a rebuild from about '97 so I stayed with that set up.

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:24 PM

just out of curiosity what are those two belt driven things under the pushrod tubes/cylinders?

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 07:26 AM

just out of curiosity what are those two belt driven things under the pushrod tubes/cylinders?


William- Those are actually an alternator and a oil pump. I wish I had taken better pictures of those (particularly before I put it together) as I machined both peices. The alternator is made from about 5 pieces and the oil pump from 4.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:59 AM

ah i see, yes those are very cool pieces, its always a shame to bury good work but at least you know its there.

seems you and i might share some interests: VWs and HIM at least.