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  1. Very nice, can ya pop the hood so I can see some detail work?
  2. I'm also still trying to cast my own bigger rubber tires for the rear.
  3. If there are any specific things you want to see on please let me know and I will take a detailed photo of it
  4. AZtom. Sorry haven't been on here in a while... 2 spine surgeries. Car has been sitting on my bench collecting dust but for you I will put in the sun and take a couple of new photos today. Hop back on after 1 pm and I will post new photos
  5. Hahaha! Well said! Have fun with one! If you need any insight, please hit me up! I will do my best to guide you
  6. I also just picked up a mold making kit, so I'm going to try and cast my own racks just to see if I can do it. When it comes to making the medal bond as close as possible I use this to start the bond. It's like super glue and baking soda "on steroids"
  7. I know joe! When I see stuff I'm like"how the f did they do that? " here is my first roof rack attempt made out of coat hanger and super glue and baking soda. The thinner the metal the easier to bend it. When you are doing the passenger and drivers side remember to do them both at the same time. As you can see on this one the bends are different. I'm going to pick up some styrene and give that a go. Miles if you want this rack to "go by" on dimensions you can have it. It's just sitting in a box in my garage.
  8. This stuff removes chrome right in front of your eyes in about 1 to 2 minutes. Removes paint from parts in about 5 minutes. Walmart. $6 bucks
  9. Update! Rough fabricated rear end and shocks, roll cage, tic " outlaw" shifter and big " turbo charger"
  10. I built this a little over 15 years ago because I was pissed off that no model company made a wakeboard boat. So I built one to resemble mine at the time. Tried finding the model kit" desert rat" or some name like that. It had a little red truck and a speed boat in the kit. Never could find again. I'm not sure on size because I can put the trailer and boat behind a 1/24 scale and it looks a little to big but when I put it behind a 1/18 scale it looks a little to small. Whatever. It has been sitting in a cabinet for the last at least 15 years.
  11. Sorry to disappoint, both of these bugs are 1/18 diecast. All 3 racks are custom made with (new) tattoo needles that my parents picked up from a yard sale ( 500 count) for a dollar. The one on the 67 looks just like the one I had on my bug when I was a teen, the 51 racks where made by looking at photos on the net. Up close photo for ya.
  12. i was looking at another thread and posted a pic of my flamed unfinished split window bug. A fella asked if I could start a new thread because he had a lot of questions and would like to see pics. You fire away with the questions and I will respond with answer and pics
  13. Love the old school kardrons and linkage with springs
  14. Very cool!! Love bugs... Here's a split window I haven't finished yet
  15. Thanks all for the positive feed back, I expect to here some negative as well, or what they say" constructive criticism" it took a month just to mount and fabricate a steering gearbox that will work and fit between the frame and header. Yes it steers and rolls better than new. Made out of small gears from an 80's cassette deck. Also front rotors and calipers are hand carved out of aluminum push scooter pieces and rivets. If you can imagine it, you can make it
  16. Rear wing mounted to see where it needs to be fitted also notched rear bumper for right hand side license plate "murder" plate
  17. I know! I think after losing to the cash days dude flat black is not the tone he's going for, but I thought all crows are black. Guess he found an albino in gloss
  18. I would love to know where you found the red tag hanging on the shut. Made? Found? In model kit?
  19. I'm building that one next for my wife. They are hell of expensive on ebay
  20. been building this for months. Going by pictures of the real car
  21. Looking awesome, keep the pics coming! I'm building one from scratch with just parts around the garage. Mine is 1/18 diecast
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