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In Topic: VW projects on the workbench

27 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

Thanks Ray, check out my fotki, empinut for more vw stuff.

Thanks Jason. On THE SAMBA message board, much discussion has been posted, but no pics?

Dale, after building vw engines for 30 years, here is my "best of" parts list that for the best vw engine in my opinion.....

Complete Engine
Pre '53, (25 horse)....Hasegawa Kubelwagen.
Early 36 horse single port.....AMT Meyers Manx.
Late dual port.....Tamiya 66 beetle or Ghia.

None are perfect but are a very good starting point.

Excellent parts to mix and match.....
AMT Meyers Manx dog house fan shroud, blue coil.
Monogram Lil Van valve covers, Bosch 009 distributor.
MPC Kyote cylinder barrels, heads, custom carbs.
Revell orange or pink or yellow US 68 beetle/convert for empi intake manifolds ( cut off the close, but no cigar weber 48ida carbs)

After market....
Replica Miniature Maryland 48IDA upright carbs (perfect!).
Parts by parks aluminum pulleys.

Check my fotki labeled empinut for pics of these parts and models where I have used them.

In Topic: VW Type 3 Ghia Razor finished

24 March 2014 - 04:21 AM

Thank you for all of the kind words and nice comments!
I'm the final stages of finishing the AirTrax T3 Notchback. Pics up soon.
Thanks again.

In Topic: VW Phantom Crewcab update 1

06 March 2014 - 04:24 PM

I tried to attach these new photoetch pics to the other post but it would not let me for whatever reason?

In Topic: VW Phantom Crewcab update 1

06 March 2014 - 03:32 PM

Thanks for the kind comments!

Been working on a couple of different projects.

On the crewcab I readjusted the roof piece to look more like a barn door top in the front. Removed the late model mirrors from the upper door hinges and attached to the body. Added the window trim for the sliding door windows. Also created a barn door style dash.


Here is a pic of the new photoetch from Eero Kumanto....SAFARI WINDOWS!!!!!! YEA!

I'll give his info in new products section.



In Topic: VW Type 3 Razor update 2

13 February 2014 - 10:18 AM

Thanks Glenn. These BRM wheels are not from Hideo. They are a white metal casting from Dennis Chung (Think Small) from Waaay Back. Hideo's are nicer, but also reflect newer technology in their development and execution.