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#61 Dale W. Verts

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:08 PM

Loved my Bajas. Owned about twelve of them over the years, and may own one more yet!

 

I had several Bug Sprays. Horrible carbs. Flat spot from hell. Far better suited to the two-litre Pintos. But I also had one that was perfect. Just the one. Lots of memories with this this topic.

 

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:27 AM

Here's just one pic of a resin plaster sidepod, I hope to start casting in resin soon, Manx bodies 2 and 4 seaters, the 2 seater first then cut it and add a centre section and cast that. 

 

 

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Yes the plumbing of the turbo set up took a few weeks. Bending the plastic rod by candle, using 90degree  corners from sprue mouldings and slotting the alloy tube over the top.

I'd seen the engine, or something like it on the back of Volksworld magazine here in the UK, so I thought I'd have a go!


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#63 dimaxion

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:15 AM

I must ask ? Why the side pods ? Is this to carry spares ? Or , Carry tools ? Weapons such as Shovels , Jacks , Machetties to extract oneself from a stuck situation ? Or carry party Supplies ? Certainly not Fuel tanks IMHO . Thanx ..



#64 Zarana-X

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:40 AM

The side pods were an option on many older buggy bodies. They're mostly for style, so you don't have the backside of the fibreglass showing, but also served as a fender to some degree. 



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:49 AM

Just made a more complete-looking body. Some buggy kits looked pretty cheap.

 

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for the suggestion , I picked up "how to HOTROD Volkswagen engines" off of EBAY . I got the earlier printing with the yellow cover and just the engine pictured . That picture alone answered several questions I had , I can even see where the dipstick is . 



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 07:04 AM

Let me give this a poke…..

 

What's up with the VW engine kits/pieces discussed a while ago? Is this hopefully happening? Build season is rapidly approaching for me.



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 07:58 AM

I don't if you guys have seen this. Its for porche 356.

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 06:31 PM

someone I know was searching high and low for that kit. I believe it is out of production and widely sought after world wide. do you know somewhere currently selling it? if so please post the info. thanks!

 

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

someone I know was searching high and low for that kit. I believe it is out of production and widely sought after world wide. do you know somewhere currently selling it? if so please post the info. thanks!
 
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i sent the maker a email on another forum tonight. When he gets back to me I will let you know.

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 07:30 PM

I picked up a couple of sets of those a few months ago. Got the engine cooling fins/cylinders and the 356 upgrade parts. Some of the nicest P.E I've seen. Still haven't tried to put them together though... Looks intimidating 

 

No I don't know if they are still available. Check out Gio at AF forums.



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 07:42 AM

Regarding the type 1 engine and trans that I modified for the master... The caster will have them cast up in late sept early oct according to our last conversation. He was hoping to sell a bunch of the rims out of his first batch of castings to help fund the engines, but has sold very few sets. Sounds like he is a little apprehensive with investing too much money in casting the engine parts if all he gets is lots of interest and no orders. Just my interpretation. He is selling right now just on Facebook which may not reach everyone?

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 08:30 AM

well I don't see the name of the caster anywhere did I miss it? also I'm not on facebook.


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 08:34 AM

he could try a model car forum ....



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:12 AM

he could try a model car forum ....

That is pure genius. I'll add take Paypal also. I don't mind buying aftermarket stuff, I just don't want to have to go on a safari for it.



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Posted 22 September 2014 - 10:34 AM

I don't if you guys have seen this. Its for porche 356.

 

 

WOAH! That's some seriously nice work. Imagine a Type I engine kit like that!



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Posted 22 September 2014 - 02:42 PM

I am the guy casting the rims and actually have a couple more VW rims in the works. Finksgarageresin is my Facebook page. I take PayPal as well.
I plan on doing the motor Bill mastered and have available the end of October first of November along with other VW parts.
Not sure if posting this kind of stuff is ok on here. Please advise, if not I will delete the post.
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 03:38 AM

I am the guy casting the rims and actually have a couple more VW rims in the works. Finksgarageresin is my Facebook page. I take PayPal as well.
I plan on doing the motor Bill mastered and have available the end of October first of November along with other VW parts.
Not sure if posting this kind of stuff is ok on here. Please advise, if not I will delete the post.
Thanks
Larry

 

I have 2 full-detail VW projects in the planning stages and your products would make my builds more realistic for sure. November is just fine…  I'll just plan a little more. B)  



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:50 AM

>Check out Gio at AF forums.

 

I seem to have misplaced my secret decoder ring. could you clarify please?

 

and I will be in for at least one of those type 1 motors...how can we get in line? I don't like relying on seeing a post here if I can avoid it.

 

thanks again

 

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:54 AM

also, I have a question about that PE fin stack set...are the pins holding the piece to the (for lack of a better word) sprue in a place that is highly visible on the finished product? such as the rear (front is front of car) area where the fins really show? or are they more in places that won't be seen when the stack is assembled and in place?

 

just being lazy...it would sure be nice to not have to finish off every pin location when assembling it.

 

jb