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again i wanted to make something special, this time from a 1/24 revell VW samba bus kit.

from the beginning it was clear for me to use a cheap old 911 porsche model as a donor for engine and wheels.

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first idea was to make a shorty bus, as gas monkeys did. but soon a shorty bus equiped with a powerful porsche engine became a stupid idea for me. also playing around with ideas of choping or shortening just a little didn't make it into realisation.

i ended with the plan to make a triple cab pickup, as only single and double cab versions were produced by VW. the interior and exterior design i stole from Kindigit Design.

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the cassis had to be modified to lower the stance and to accept the wider tyres and the 911 engine. from the body (a multi piece body i had to glue together first before making the mods) i cut away 2 windows and made the pickup bed and a new rear window panel from styrene. also the roof was shortened, but i kept the sunroof in full size and most panorama windows. the front doors were converted into suicide doors.

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i also used the front seats, dashbord and steering wheel from the porsche and modified the original rear seat benches. the bed was covered with coffee stir sticks. many smaller parts had to be scratch built, like the flat screen or the exhausts. rear lights and an antenna were frenched. finally a friend of mine 3D printed me a new front logo.

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That is a pretty special build mate.  The thought, and craftsmanship you have put into this great to see,

and ending up with a top notch build to be very proud of......   

My hat goes off to you,  a very impressive build Michi...   

 

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That is a pretty special build mate.  The thought, and craftsmanship you have put into this great to see,

and ending up with a top notch build to be very proud of......   

My hat goes off to you,  a very impressive build Michi...   

 

thank you for your kind words, Dale!

many greetings from Austria to Australia!

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This is one of the best custom VW busses I've seen. Wheels and engine and the interior are just right and wonderfully built!

thank you very much mike. overall it took me over a year to finish it. i had to put it aside several times, cause it was so annoying for me to see the same model on my workbench every single day ...

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thank you very much mike. overall it took me over a year to finish it. i had to put it aside several times, cause it was so annoying for me to see the same model on my workbench every single day ...

Every time I look at this I see something new. What is the front Logo? ... how about a close shot of it? And the Mustang on the inside video monitors .. eheh

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Every time I look at this I see something new. What is the front Logo? ... how about a close shot of it? And the Mustang on the inside video monitors .. eheh

the mustang is a 68 Boss Mustang by Kindig-It Design, just because i choose their design for the bus.
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and the logo are my initials in the shape of the volkswagen logo, just because KindigIt Design also has their logo on their bus ...
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and the logo are my initials in the shape of the volkswagen logo, just because KindigIt Design also has their logo on their bus ...
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That's pretty cool. Now, you're going to have to tell us how you made that!

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