1/16 Scale VW Stuff............

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This is another of those ideas that I get started on and am never sure how far I will take it, but since this one has gotten a bit along, I thought I would post it up...........

I have always liked the VW-based fiberglass-bodied dune buggies, and by extension, the tube-framed sand rails and such.......I like the mechanical stuff, and these cars have it all hanging right out there...............

Here, in 1/16 scale is a frame, based on the aftermarket pieces out there.............pretty much the stock VW pan shortened 14.25 inches or so, and will take the stock early Beetle front and rear suspension parts...............

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My original intent is to do a Meyers Manx-type body, but I have never been real happy with the bodies I have done, so not sure if I will get that far...........and since this is based around the stock VW pan, I have a version of this frame with the stock wheelbase, so I might use it with the Revell 1/16 scale Kafer Beetle kit.............lots of possibilities there...............

We shall see.....................

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That pan looks good so far. I would love to see manx body in a larger scale

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really nice color and chassis

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Here are the front suspension pieces............

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And here are the rear suspension parts............

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Here are a few images of the rear suspension pieces installed on the frame.............

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Tony.... all of this stuff looks great man!!! I am hoping all of these parts are on TDRs site to be able to purchase. I have a build coming up that I could use some of these parts on.

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Great Project!

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Hi there well the build you have there looks perfect so far.But did you know in the old days guys shorten the vw bug pan? If you need so advise on building a fibre glass buggy body or any thing related feel free to message me.

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A few images of the transaxle..........................

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Tony... when will have so.e of these parts for sale?

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I think Tamiya did a large scale Manx buggy along time ago. That's kinda pricy, though and you've done most of the chassis work. Mayby you can find a suitable toy body to modify, or recast?

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I bet that tony with model one in his 3D CAD program and print it just like he has with all of these parts he is showing here.

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Tony... when will have so.e of these parts for sale?

Well, Chris, at this point it's just me goofing around with these parts..........and I have a few reservations......there are a few aspects to these pieces at 1/16 scale that make them a bit fragile...........we've had no discussion within TDR as to whether to offer them for sale or not..........now, if someone just has to have them, they could send me a PM and we could talk about it...............

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And here are some of the front end pieces installed...........

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Tony.... Nice work and looking great. I will shoot you a PM on the parts to let you know what my plans are for my next build as to why I was asking about the parts.

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And here are some engine pieces............this one will have a Porsche-type fan shroud and Weber carbs.............

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If I didn't know better I'd say you have a thing for Porsches.

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Tony.... nice work on the engine. The parts look great. Shot you a PM as well.

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Here is a neat example of a 3D printed part..........this is the floor for Manx frame...........it is .02 inches thick and because most of its' surfaces are flat and perpendicular to each other, there is almost no evidence of layering on the part............

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It's taken awhile, but here are a few images of the engine going together...............

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Finally made a little time for this...........here is a bit more on the chassis..........

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will this kit fit into the Revell 52 VW ?

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will this kit fit into the Revell 52 VW ?

Santiago.............this frame is based on an aftermarket piece intended to be used under a Meyers Manx style body, and thus has a shorter wheelbase than the stock beetle..............the 1/16 Revell beetle kit is reasonably accurate to scale, so these piece parts should be adaptable..............

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Nice work Tony! Great sense of detail.

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