Cesar.......Hello my friend, glad to see you are still building ..... I was blown away with the pics, great work keep it up....And STOP breaking things, the chassis was bad enough but now the A pillars ???? Looking forward to more of the same...... Lowlife ! !
Ive said it before I know, but this is one of the most inspirational builds ive ever seen ! ! Your attention to detail is just mind blowing Chris, cant wait for more updates mate this is fantastic
Lowlife ! !
Congrats on nailing the paint JC, im with you there it scares the hell out of me spraying a final coat ! Cant wait to see this together youre doing a fantastic job on the ol` Scort............. Lowlife ! !
Looking good Sonny, your doing a great job so far.. One thing, how come you glued all the running gear together without the chassis ?? Are you sure it fits together okay ?? Not criticising here just don't want to see you make any mistakes !! Good job mate looking forward to more ..... Lowlife ! !
Looking good I like it , can I suggest something, try crushed sugar, sprinkled around it looks just like smashed glass. Also rust it around the emblems, door handles etc as these areas soon rust ! Lowlife ! !
Just Love this, very creative, and very well built !
Come on Michael get ya finger out and post it in `under glass` ....... ........ ( Im probably gonna find you've already posted it now !! )
How did it do at the shows by the way ?? Thanks for reposting it .......... Lowlife ! !
Thanks Johan, and Skip, if you look closely I did add a metal bar from the bottom of the carb to the bolt fitting below ( seen just above the bottom pulley ) Was this what you meant ? I may try and improve the carb a bit, have to go and find some more pics !
Thanks mate...... Lowlife ! !
Been considering the wheels for my bug...... ..... The beetle will be basically stock, but I just cant build anything that isn't lowered ! ! So its getting slammed, and a few period accessories possibly !
The standard wheels look huge to me, and I've had these wheels kicking around for ever, no idea where they came from, possibly one of my sons toys when he was little
( I imagine him coming home from nursery, and his toy car up on bricks with the wheels stolen........ )
they do look cool so im considering these. The problem is they would need plastic removing from the back to fit brakes, so I tried the tyres on the standard rims and they fit perfectly so im probably using these.......
See what you think anyway, thanks for looking in, Lowlife ! !
Thankyou guys ........ .....
Yes Skip the carb is a bit simple I suppose, one of the problems is the front of the carb had a mold line (and flash) and I may have smoothed it out a little too much !
Thanks Randy, always nice to get a comment from someone whos work is so inspirational !
Just mention for anyone thinking of building one of these, consider running HT leads from the fan shroud ( is it? ) before you glue the two shroud pieces together. Its awkward trying to wire it up after, and you have to enlarge the holes that the wires run through !
More soon......... Lowlife ! !
Thanks guys, pleased to say I finished the engine ......... ..........
Cant believe how long this took, I have a bad habit of doing bits and then ripping them out and re-doing them ! ! The HT leads are supplied in the kit ( plain black tubing ) so I wired it up, then decided this looked too thick and I had plain cables with no connectors at each end...So it was all ripped out and I used a smaller matt red cable and the kit tubing for the ends.
I added a small block of plastic to the block, so I had room for a scratch built dipstick ! Theres a metal bar that supports the carb added, a live feed from the coil and metal nuts n bolts with solder wire for the oil lines.
Think that's it for the engine now, onto the chassis build up next ...... ........Thanks for looking in, Lowlife ! !