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#1 ajwheels

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:44 AM

This is another of those ideas that I get started on and am never sure how far I will take it, but since this one has gotten a bit along, I thought I would post it up...........

 

I have always liked the VW-based fiberglass-bodied dune buggies, and by extension, the tube-framed sand rails and such.......I like the mechanical stuff, and these cars have it all hanging right out there...............

 

Here, in 1/16 scale is a frame, based on the aftermarket pieces out there.............pretty much the stock VW pan shortened 14.25 inches or so, and will take the stock early Beetle front and rear suspension parts...............

 

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My original intent is to do a Meyers Manx-type body, but I have never been real happy with the bodies I have done, so not sure if I will get that far...........and since this is based around the stock VW pan, I have a version of this frame with the stock wheelbase, so I might use it with the Revell 1/16 scale Kafer Beetle kit.............lots of possibilities there...............

 

We shall see.....................


Edited by ajwheels, 22 June 2013 - 04:40 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:40 AM

That pan looks good so far. I would love to see manx body in a larger scale



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:52 AM

really nice color and chassis



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

Here are the front suspension pieces............

 

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:37 AM

And here are the rear suspension parts............

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:05 AM

Here are a few images of the rear suspension pieces installed on the frame.............

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:08 AM

Tony.... all of this stuff looks great man!!! I am hoping all of these parts are on TDRs site to be able to purchase. I have a build coming up that I could use some of these parts on.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:11 AM

Great Project!

B)



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:03 PM

  Hi   there well the build you have there looks perfect so far.But did you know in the old days guys shorten the vw bug pan? If you need so advise on building a fibre glass buggy body or any thing related feel free to message me.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:26 AM

A few images of the transaxle..........................

 

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:23 AM

Tony... when will have so.e of these parts for sale?

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:14 AM

I think Tamiya did a large scale Manx buggy along time ago. That's kinda pricy, though and you've done most of the chassis work. Mayby you can find a suitable toy body to modify, or recast?



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

I bet that tony with model one in his 3D CAD program and print it just like he has with all of these parts he is showing here.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:59 PM

Tony... when will have so.e of these parts for sale?

Well, Chris, at this point it's just me goofing around with these parts..........and I have a few reservations......there are a few aspects to these pieces at 1/16 scale that make them a bit fragile...........we've had no discussion within TDR as to whether to offer them for sale or not..........now, if someone just has to have them, they could send me a PM and we could talk about it...............



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:22 AM

And here are some of the front end pieces installed...........

 

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:52 AM

Tony.... Nice work and looking great. I will shoot you a PM on the parts to let you know what my plans are for my next build as to why I was asking about the parts.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:46 AM

And here are some engine pieces............this one will have a Porsche-type fan shroud and Weber carbs.............

 

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:49 AM

If I didn't know better I'd say you have a thing for Porsches.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:50 AM

Tony.... nice work on the engine. The parts look great. Shot you a PM as well.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:16 AM

Here is a neat example of a 3D printed part..........this is the floor for Manx frame...........it is .02 inches thick and because most of its' surfaces are flat and perpendicular to each other, there is almost no evidence of layering on the part............

 

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