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VW Kübelwagen in progress - Chromecop

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Yay VW's! good to see these coming along ...

Hard to tell from pics, but do you have real VW rims on the bug? I'd love to find a set of those steelies.

Yes, the Bug has it's stock steelies from the Gunze kit. I did however widen the rear ones..

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Yes, the Bug has it's stock steelies from the Gunze kit. I did however widen the rear ones..

ah ok. I don't think anyone makes the correct VW rims with proper center opening showing. Pretty sure the Gunze kit I did is the same.

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ah ok. I don't think anyone makes the correct VW rims with proper center opening showing. Pretty sure the Gunze kit I did is the same.

Have You checked out the rims in HAsegawas 1/24 scale Kubelwagen???? I believe they're pretty correct...???

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Have You checked out the rims in HAsegawas 1/24 scale Kubelwagen???? I believe they're pretty correct...???

oh.. cool! I never looked close at that one .. they ARE correct. Thank for pointing me in the correct direction. :lol:

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Some progress on the Kûbel:

kw060.jpg

Looking great.

Great scratch building.

I love those Kûbel:s.

What is with that Glove box thingie?

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Looking great.

Great scratch building.

I love those Kûbel:s.

What is with that Glove box thingie?

Many thanks for the kind words! The glovebox "thuingy" is actually the gastank! The letters stand for (I think...):

R= Rezerv (reserve or extra)

Z= Zu (on, as the gastank on these cars had a tap just like a motorcycle)

A= Aus (off)

More pic's:

kw068.jpg

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More update on this one:

Scratchbuilt shifter-knob

kw075.jpg

Cab got some colour

kw076.jpg

Scratchbuilt stereo + speakers

kw079.jpg

kw080.jpg

Speakers put in place under rear seat

kw081.jpg

Spare-tire

kw083.jpg

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First of all, Darryl - I'm liking the Kübel more each time you show us updates. It makes me wanna unwrap and get into the Dragon kit I have stashed away.

ah ok. I don't think anyone makes the correct VW rims with proper center opening showing. Pretty sure the Gunze kit I did is the same.

The Gunze ones aren't bad, but they lack a little drum detail in the center. The lugs are present, which is a plus. The Tamiya Beetle and Ghia wheels have slightly better detail, but they are the later-style 'open' wheels(with holes); the spare in the Beetle kit has an open center and lug bolt holes. The Hasegawa Kübel wheels are really nice IMO, but they are a little big and narrow; they represent the pre-1950 16"x 4" wheels.

If you have a set of the Kübel wheels that you might not use, I'd swap you any of the others for them....I still need one more set for my 'barndoor' Bus projects.

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First of all, Darryl - I'm liking the Kübel more each time you show us updates. It makes me wanna unwrap and get into the Dragon kit I have stashed away.

The Gunze ones aren't bad, but they lack a little drum detail in the center. The lugs are present, which is a plus. The Tamiya Beetle and Ghia wheels have slightly better detail, but they are the later-style 'open' wheels(with holes); the spare in the Beetle kit has an open center and lug bolt holes. The Hasegawa Kübel wheels are really nice IMO, but they are a little big and narrow; they represent the pre-1950 16"x 4" wheels.

If you have a set of the Kübel wheels that you might not use, I'd swap you any of the others for them....I still need one more set for my 'barndoor' Bus projects.

Guys: Exciting thread here, much info! Love this split, superb scaling. And there IS a Kubel!

Awhile back, someone did a Hebmuller, bashed from a couple of 113 sedans...anyone recall that project? (maybe from an old copy of SAE?)

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Looking good.

Really?

they had a stereo back then?

Those seats don't look comfy at all.

Folding top looks good.

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