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#1 rmvw guy

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:11 AM

Okay maybe this is over kill but, what the hay.  Decided to get it down off the lift where it has been for quite a while.  Started this one a while back from a glue bomb I got from a club member who knew I liked Volkswagons.  I've been trying to decide on an engine for a while.  Originally I was going to use a SBC but, couldn't find one in my parts I liked.  So  I modified the chassis some more today ( the white rod), and now this Hemi fits.  Think I'm going to need some wheelie bars.DSC04404_zps367a0a0d.jpgDSC04405_zps4eb98ab1.jpgDSC04406_zps8e885a6c.jpgDSC04408_zpsa3851026.jpg



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:16 AM

Yeah baby! :o 

 

Very cool Ron, keep it going! B) 



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

Va-Va-Varoom! Great idea but...how you gonna keep it on the ground? :lol: 



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:45 AM

LOVE it !

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:03 AM

Ron, what is this overkill you speak of? I put a Hemi in a '99 Eclipse, and it even fits under the hood!  :D



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

I'm gonna like this.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

put gull wing doors on this and you got a flying machine :P



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

The old IMC kit!!! B)



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:49 PM

they came with a hemi stock



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:41 PM

Great Project! It looks very good already, keep going.

 

We had one V8 Bug here in Finland, it was really mean car. Haven't seen it for a while, though. My buddy built his version of V8 Beetle in 1/25 scale too few years ago.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:53 PM

awsome :) and i have seen a few v8 powered bugs here in holland 1:1 :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:12 AM

Very cool ldea and build Ron and nice diorama.......



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:10 AM

they came with a hemi stock

LOL!!!

 

Nice Ron! I like the way you have the figure posed checking the fit of the Hemi, and the workshop is totally cool! Looking forward to seeing more on this build!



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

Looking good. Somewhere on my camera I have photos of two VW's with 454's that I saw at a car show.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:22 AM

I love that old IMC Bug kit. Rip it up!



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

they came with a hemi stock

True story! I would love to find this kit...



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

Caught my attention right away.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:15 PM

they came with a hemi stock

 

Huh ??

 

Beetle combustion chambers:  

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Hemi combustion chamber:

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Not the same thing at all.

 

 

Kool build by the way. You can never have too much power.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 17 February 2013 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

I built one of these in the late 70's, only I built it with a SBC, put a pickup bed on it with a gen4 Vette tail light panel.

 

It was canary yellow, wired, plumbed, upholstered (black terry-cloth carpet, hand-sewn black leather bucket seats), it even had mirrors and alternator bracket.

 

It was awarded either a 1st or a "best in show" (been so long I don't remember anymore) at the 1979 Arizona World of Wheels model contest.

 

it's currently in pieces because a few years later the plastruct sheet I used for the bed started to warp and I decided to rebuilt it with some better stuff, unfortunately "purple pond" wasn't around back then so I put it away for a few decades...



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:44 AM

put gull wing doors on this and you got a flying machine :P

This gave me an Idea!  In the middle of the night I awoke and made this sketch.DSC04419_zps585e9fee.jpg

 

The old IMC kit!!! B)

I didn't know this, thanks!

 

they came with a hemi stock

I think you mean the IMC kit came with a Hemi.  Here are the parts I got and yes that is a Hemi.DSC04435_zps035f750c.jpgA couple more pictures of mockup. Thanks for looking.DSC04444_zps5a42cf06.jpgDSC04445_zps0e430c92.jpg