Posted 02 July 2006 - 08:56 AM
I just finished building the rear trailing arms,battery and equipment shelf,some rear cage tie in.
I will probably do the coil over resevior shocks and mounts next.
I mocked it up so you get an idea of the look.
Follow the link if interested in more pictures.
Posted 02 July 2006 - 11:17 AM
Posted 02 July 2006 - 01:06 PM
Posted 02 July 2006 - 01:10 PM
Nice to see a "non-bellybutton" model! Gotta admit, that's original. It looks great too!
Off to the desert we go!
Posted 02 July 2006 - 04:25 PM
I try to keep them different.LOL!
I modified the body to represent a thing more than a Kubelwagen.
I hope it comes out good.Very difficult task on this one.LOL!
Posted 03 July 2006 - 08:34 AM
Posted 03 July 2006 - 08:59 AM
the name of the VW was "the thing" not "thing". it is therefore more approriate to refer to it in terms of, for instance, "look at the the thing" rather than "look at the thing".
another in the many strange stories one learns when one owns a vehicle for 30 years!
another is that it was dubbed "the thing" by advertising types when the original name (and the name it was sold under in south america among other places) "safari", was trademarked for the "grand safari" wagon by whomever (oldsmobile?)
it was originally called a "trekker" in europe and throughout most of the world.
and a kubelwagen actually bears only a passing resemblance to the "the thing"/safari/trekker, in fact they are much more different than alike.
nice model by the way. i have a plastic 1/32 the thing that i plan to build one day. no one i know has ever seen it before or since...i got it in the early days of ebay before all the jackels began circling!
Posted 05 July 2006 - 04:40 AM
you have to work with kits that are available.LOL!
I wish they made a safri wagen-"thing" in 1/25 or 1/24.
Think I am going with piggy back reseviors on this build.
I just built one so far.
What do you think .The top will be hidden in the mount.
Posted 29 July 2006 - 08:05 AM
I hope to be done tomorrow.
I have to make rear shock reseviors and an exhaust system,finish the seats and rear brakes....
Thanks for looking.
Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:42 AM
Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:47 AM
I've often thought how much they look like scale CV boots.....
Posted 29 July 2006 - 11:21 AM
Posted 29 July 2006 - 04:15 PM
Posted 29 July 2006 - 04:29 PM
James hopefully you'll still like it in person.LOL!
Posted 29 July 2006 - 04:35 PM
The engine is an acura/honda motor from a revell tuner kit. They actually use these in Class 10 off road race cars.
The CV boots are GM weather pack seals. Good eye.
Replicating CV's are hard,and I thought those worked good.
Here are 2 more VW's I built since you like the aircooled ones.LOL!
Posted 29 July 2006 - 05:04 PM
One of my old toys....
Wife's new toy....
Posted 30 July 2006 - 04:38 PM
Scratch built the entire chassis,shocks,suspension,steering,exhaust,shifter,.....
Has a honda V-Tec with Porsche trans..
03 GM redfire metallic
Hope you like it.