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Looks like work is coming along well. This is a pretty horrible kit to start with so you've got your work cut out for you. Keep it up.

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Back at it this morning...

Took 6mm out for the chop, not too radical but I like it. Works out to a scale of roughly 2.5 inches.

A lot tougher to do the upper cab corners. I thought i had an old truck cab but it's nowhere to be found so I'm piecing it together a bit at a time. Going to take some file and filler work...

I'm undecided yet whether or not I'll run a drip rail around the back of the cab or stop it at the door edges and slope the rear roof right into the back panel... depends on what I can come up with out of the parts box.

The box is coming along nicely, pretty happy with it so far.

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I love your concept and it reminds me of an old built up someone gave me a while back. This one was built by some kid back in the 1970s or so.

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As kids use whatever is available to them, the back wall of the cab and bed floor was made from cardboard.

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Got the cab roughed in - tricky, finding pieces with the right curves... decided to eliminate the rain gutter completely. I kinda like the rounded-over look.

Got the box dry fitted and the mounts in place. That took some fiddling around... now to get the fenders widened and finish off the running boards.

Still thinking about the tailgate...

Thoughts? Comments?

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Coming along nicely, think you got the chop spot on...... Could you use smaller wheels / tyres? would help lower it too. I built a bug and its hard to get them low, just an idea, it looks great keep the pics coming...... Lowlife ! !

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Lots of tiddly-assed stuff...

The engine detail is pretty chintzy. Added some plastic to the fan shroud and cut an opening for the fan - it'll be visible now that the back half of the Bug body is gone. Also made an oil cooler and added some front head pipes for the exhaust - some trimming yet to do on the pipes, they look a little too fat. I had to mock up most of the engine to fit the box and mounts in...

Decided to use the stock seats instead of those goofy bucket things. Lowered the seat cushion and chopped the high seat back to better fit under the chopped roof.

First attempt at a door panel... my eyes aren't near as good as they used to be... :(

Re-did the box mounts, much better this go round...

Added a chunk of plastic to the rear fender and put in a flange for mounting. I think I'll have to add some pins so it goes on where it's supposed to go.

Mocked up and looks half decent. Not wild about the tire width. I don't have anything narrower so i'll have to modify the inner rims to bring the tires inboard front and rear.

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I love the work you have into this project. Seat wise, I'd suggest a bench seat with an arm rest? That would be cool since being a pickup instead of a Beetle, there's no need for the seat to fold to let passengers in the back. I used the back seat from the AMT '53 Studebaker as a pickup bench seat once, after making sides and a back for it.

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Very Cool, must be something in the air, I have done 2 VW this year

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I love the work you have into this project. Seat wise, I'd suggest a bench seat with an arm rest? That would be cool since being a pickup instead of a Beetle, there's no need for the seat to fold to let passengers in the back. I used the back seat from the AMT '53 Studebaker as a pickup bench seat once, after making sides and a back for it.

Thought about that... a bench would look good in there.

I didn't have anything I was willing to cut up and the kit seats seemed to be the easiest route. I got lazy... :)

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Thought about that... a bench would look good in there.

I didn't have anything I was willing to cut up and the kit seats seemed to be the easiest route. I got lazy... :)

Look through your junk box for car back seats, I've even cut them out of tubs. I have had good luck adding plastic for sides and a back for pickup bench seats.

Edited by Tom Geiger

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Narrowed the front and rear wheel track a bit, to tuck the tires in a little.

Roughed out the rear fender, pinned it so it can come off and on (doing a lot of that on this build...), extended the box side down to the running board, filled in the running board. The trick is to get the running board tight to the fender, as they are not connected.

Fab'd a tailgate... drilling it for hinge pins will be fun!

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Posed it next to an older build of the same kit to get an idea of how it would look next to a stock car. I like it!

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I think if I were to tackle that job, which I might :rolleyes: , My choice

for the back of the cab would be a '50 Chevy pick 'um up truck.

But what you have done there is very nice! Please keep up the

good, and inspiring work your doing sir.

David S.

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I think if I were to tackle that job, which I might :rolleyes: , My choice

for the back of the cab would be a '50 Chevy pick 'um up truck.

But what you have done there is very nice! Please keep up the

good, and inspiring work your doing sir.

David S.

The back of a cab would definitely be less work, and I thought I had one I could use.... but it was nowhere to be found.

This is such a crappy kit to begin with, I figured if it didn't work out it was no big loss. Getting it for nearly nothing was a bonus too. :)

Thanks for the kind words.

Mike

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Very, VERY nice! I like it!

If I were doing it, I'd go with some simple semicircular rear fenders, and I'd shorten the bed a bit. But hey, it's your model--and you're inspiring me to finally getting around to building my own. B)

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