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1970 Winnebago D27 Chieftain


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Oh yeah, that's really looking the part. Looks good up on its wheels. Nice tire/wheel set.

 

On 2/22/2022 at 2:30 AM, Oldcarfan27 said:

AFAIK it'll be the ONLY Winnie built in this scale!

You may be right, though I did build a 1/20 scale Winnebago kit when I was a kid. Not near as nice as this scratchbuild, of course.

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Hi Tom, the Winnebago looks gorgeous. I really like the front view of it. May I ask what the status of the planned master of the GMC fish bowl bus is? I didn't notice an update for a long time.

Take care, Juergen

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2 hours ago, HJK said:

Hi Tom, the Winnebago looks gorgeous. I really like the front view of it. May I ask what the status of the planned master of the GMC fish bowl bus is? I didn't notice an update for a long time.

Take care, Juergen

The GMC: I need to finish the bucks for the windshield and rear window. Assuming I don't add rivets, the body could be ready in a few days. I expect any day now to have someone 3D print one, and render mine obsolete.

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If anyone has pics of the underside of this, or a similar Winnebago, I would be most grateful. Anything would help. I've got references for everything but underneath. I'd like to see what the tanks and plumbing (etc.) look like in place.

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On 3/2/2022 at 8:45 AM, Repstock said:

If anyone has pics of the underside of this, or a similar Winnebago, I would be most grateful. Anything would help. I've got references for everything but underneath. I'd like to see what the tanks and plumbing (etc.) look like in place.

After a lengthy search online, the only reference I could find was that it was built on a Dodge RM300 chassis and these pics. Unfortunately, no one has tipped their Winnie on the side and taken pictures. Sorry, I tried.

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11 hours ago, hct728(Bob) said:

If it helps, in my pics I found a rear quarter view of the frame from a 1969 brochure

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Every little bit helps...Thank you!

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On 2/15/2022 at 7:48 PM, Oldcarfan27 said:

What engine do these beasts use? Is it from a readily available kit, or will you be scratching that too?

My parents had a 1969 24 foot Winnebago that had a Dodge 318 engine and 727 transmission. Got maybe 6 MPG if we had a tail wind.

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After running into roadblocks on my other projects, I circled back to this. I've made the inner wall panels out of .015 sheet. This will allow me to detail the panels off the model, and help hold the "glass" in. Not much, but something.

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