VW Phantom Crewcab update 1

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Chassis finished. Front suspension from early Revell bus with extra detail and rear suspension a detailed Hasegawa unit.

Wheels are custom made one off wide 5 bolt style.

Body will be repainted. I found out I could not polish out a problem on the passenger side, going down to primer. May go with a very light grey or eggshell white.

Walk through interior next. I plan to add door panels that have a matching pattern to the seats.

Stay tuned for a review of a very cool new PE fret that is now available for you VW Bus builders.

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Real nice paint and color. Looks great so far...

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I agree, very nice.

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Looks sweet!

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Thanks Carl, Ray and Oscar!

Here is a pic of the engine and trans unit that I modified to have a top side as it comes in the curbside kit with only a bottom side.

You wont be able to see this work as I decided against opening the engine compartment in order to keep this a semi quick build.

But I know its there. :rolleyes:

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Wow! Nice start, I'll keep an eye on this one!

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Looking forward to seeing more. Great project.

bobthehobbyguy

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Party's in the "Micro Bus"..Oh I mean "Micro Crew Cab"......Kool

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I'm dying to see the new photoetch set. Oh, and the completion of your build!

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Very cool so far Bill. Its gonna be a killer.

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Engine looks great..

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LOVE it ! I'm tuned in. Looks like something I'd like to try with my Samba !

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Thanks for the kind comments!

Been working on a couple of different projects.

On the crewcab I readjusted the roof piece to look more like a barn door top in the front. Removed the late model mirrors from the upper door hinges and attached to the body. Added the window trim for the sliding door windows. Also created a barn door style dash.

Here is a pic of the new photoetch from Eero Kumanto....SAFARI WINDOWS!!!!!! YEA!

I'll give his info in new products section.

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I tried to attach these new photoetch pics to the other post but it would not let me for whatever reason?

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I love the metal roof ! good job Bill.

Didier.

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