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Rauh Welt Begriff tuned Meyers Manx

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So here is a fun project that came to me on the drive to NNL East this year.... 

You know Rauh welt Begriff? the guy that is building crazy wide body Porsche's?  https://rauhwelt-usa.com/roughworld/

What if he got a hold of a Meyers Manx?    I mean a Porsche is basically a Volkswagen, and a Manx is a Volkswagen so therefore a Manx is a Porsche... :lol:

I started this fantasy build by working up a quick concept sketch... that i then cleaned up a bit.

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Then it was time to figure out what kits I needed... I picked up an Elvis Manx kit and some Scale Production pieces at NNL East.  I had this 959 kit laying around i bought for basically just the tires, seemed like a good donor.

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Well you have some skills, man! That drawing is awesome! Hoping and waiting here the model will come out great. 

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First up was removing the roof and about a half inch from the 959 chassis and body... Since the 959 is awd, and im building a "dune buggy" seems like a good idea to try and keep that feature.

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Then it was time to "sink" the manx body into those nice wide flares.

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Then to clip the front and rear off.... getting it back to normal Manx length. Picked up the rear end from a Heller 934 rsr with a bad body, and a tamiya 911 GT2 donated its wing... still to be installed.

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Then I sunk some round tubes into the fenders to make provisions to mount the Scale Production projector headlights.

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Trimmed off those bulky side skirts to make the nice hourglass shape more prominent, new skits made from .060 styrene

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and finally last nights update... Narrowed the 959 hood to make a new lower front valence... with a little trimming this should fit nicely.

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Off to a great start! And to help us follow your logic:

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Edited by afx

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12 hours ago, Impalow said:

.... therefore a Manx is a Porsche...

I advocate this kind of demented thinking ... never cared much for that dune buggy, but certainly am a Porsche fan, thus this would be a capital improvement for the Manx in my book.

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Going to be another fun and creative build to watch.  Of course comparing a Porsche to a Meyers Manx is the ultimate of sacrilege, but then that is where the fun is.  It is only plastic and you can build it.

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One of those ideas that's so good it needs to be a real car. I love Porsches, I love Bugs, I love buggies. If your finished product delivers the promise in the concept sketch, you will have one hello of a thing here, sir.  B)

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I'm following this!

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Wickedly wild and a very unique idea. 

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Thank you for your interest and comments! It is starting to shape up a little more.

The reversed 959 "hood" worked great for the lower front valence, its a little smiley at the moment, but that can be toned down as it continues to evolve.

I always like to try and use something new on every build... and this time I wanted to try this Ames Apoxy Sclupt. https://www.avesstudio.com/shop/apoxie-sculpt/

Since, I had some big gaps to fill on this guy, it just made sense.  Last night i was able to work the front fenders and headlight pods, and this morning it was cured rock hard... tonight i will try sanding it to even it out.

So far I'm pretty impressed with the product.  It smooths out really well with a wet finger, and is less messy and stable than my usual bondo solution.

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6 hours ago, Impalow said:

Thank you for your interest and comments! It is starting to shape up a little more.

The reversed 959 "hood" worked great for the lower front valence, its a little smiley at the moment, but that can be toned down as it continues to evolve.

I always like to try and use something new on every build... and this time I wanted to try this Ames Apoxy Sclupt. https://www.avesstudio.com/shop/apoxie-sculpt/

Since, I had some big gaps to fill on this guy, it just made sense.  Last night i was able to work the front fenders and headlight pods, and this morning it was cured rock hard... tonight i will try sanding it to even it out.

So far I'm pretty impressed with the product.  It smooths out really well with a wet finger, and is less messy and stable than my usual bondo solution.

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This is shaping up to be one of my all-time favorite customs!!

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Oh man, after seeing your other builds, I know this is going to be jaw-dropping also Eric!  👍

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Cool, another 959 that is customized!  I have that interest too.  Lurking......

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Wow! And I get frustrated when two parts don't it perfect.:blink: Nice job so far.

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Thank you guys!   

I haven't had much time to work on this, but I did start to get the wing fitted...still away to go on that. 

I ordered some of the 17" fifteen52 outlaw wheels from scale production... they are fantastic... I also got their stretched wall toyo tires, but they are a bit low profile for this project, I want the tires to have a little more meat to the sidewall.  I went back to the tamiya 959 tires, and its starting to look pretty serious.

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Ohhh dude, you KNOW how I love your work anyway but this is AMAZING!!!!  I LOVE it!!!!!

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