Lowlife ! !

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  • Location Surrey, England.
  • Full Name Martin

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  1. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic New Beetle, custom WIP !   

    Thanks Mike !
    And Tom glad your following this, let me know if you start your bug build eh ?
    Ken, glad you remembered it, I just got a bit burned out building , but I'm back on it now !!
    Always nice to hear from you Shaun, think the undersides done for now, I'm forever changing stuff on this as it is ! By the way, who's Carl ??
    And cheers Lloyd, glad you like it so far !
     
  2. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic New Beetle, custom WIP !   

    One more, I added the prop shaft and plumbed the rear hydraulics ! Both doors have been cut open now, more bodywork still to do.....

  3. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic New Beetle, custom WIP !   

    And a quick shot of the rolling chassis. Engine is in, scratch radiator, new intake etc and it sits level  !  Notice the little tyre removal to get it to sit low enough

     

  4. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic New Beetle, custom WIP !   

    As for the rear I tried something new. Its a scratch built swing arm system with hydraulics , it looks cool so its good enough for me !  Rear is a little higher, giving a tiny rake, With the engine mocked up I'm pleased how its coming along !



  5. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic New Beetle, custom WIP !   

    Thanks Dan ! Onto the suspension, as with a lot of my builds its all about the Look ! The front 350z fitted but had to have scratch built spindles to get it low enough. It was put together using a 1mm sheet underneath, so this is the height !  I had to scrap a little off the edge of the tyres but it fits now ! 


  6. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic Returning to modeling with Model King 65 Mustang Modified   

    Welcome back to the glue squad !  If its been awhile I'd keep it simple, finishing a kit is the best motivation for starting the next one !! 
  7. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic New Beetle, custom WIP !   

    Thanks Jim glad your enjoying it !
    And thanks Chris, nice of you to comment !   Im just not into factory stock, its nice making it up as you go along, its like all my model spares are one big jigsaw, somewhere in there is the next bit to go on ! !   Now will you please get back to your funny car build ?  Lol. !!
  8. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic Subaru WRX STi   

    I'm really liking the blue one, personally I don't like that wing, but I would still use one !  The red ones a great colour , I also liked it in the first pic where its dusted red over the copper !   Keep it going, looking forward to more !
  9. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic Porsche-powered Fiat 500   

    Lovin this little fiat, great pics too it looks like a real car ! !
  10. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic New Beetle, custom WIP !   

    Basic chassis is complete so I built the 350z engine, its quite set back in the chassis so clears the VW front okay. Decided to paint it, as I wanted to try the finished body colours to make sure I was happy with them. Paint is Tamiya Lavender and Plasticote Lavender, and they match quite nice I think ! 
    More soon....
     
  11. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic New Beetle, custom WIP !   

    Thanks Tom, and Mike the version I have with full engine detail is this one below.  Wheels are nothing like the proper F&F car but its got nice running gear and the engine looks great !  

  12. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic New Beetle, custom WIP !   

    Tried a few more body mods too !  The idea is for it to look beetle-ish, but more hi-tech street rod than cal-look !   Rear lights, door handles, boot lock etc. were smoothed out and I also removed the lower panel in the rear bumper. This will be filled with 2 big bore exhausts !     I added new front lights too, after many attempts I've got 1937 Ford lights and I love em ! !   Plenty more bodywork left, but I'm happy so far
     

  13. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic New Beetle, custom WIP !   

    Thanks for comments guys,  and yes foxer it will be 350z powered ! !
    Chassis was a pain as it has to slide in to the body, I tried a few attempts until I found a style that worked. The Viper front end now has a panel underneath blended in and the very rear part of the 350z chassis fitted to the rear. Now I could scratch built a section over the rear axle, and the whole thing can slide in and out. Pics will explain it better !
    Also snapped the 350z axle so added new metal shafts with a rod through the middle.   

     

     
     
     
     
  14. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic 69 Nova Street/Strip   

    Very nice looking nova, paint is stunning ! Love the dio too, in the last pic how come the guys welding ????  
  15. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic New Beetle, custom WIP !   


    Thanks JC, yes as I said at the start, its an older project, it was running on another forum but I only use this one now