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68 VW, Revell ... first car model in almost 50 yrs (Finally finished)

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  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 1, 2018 4:57 PM

Steve, that's all great news. I can only imagine the feeling of freedom not lugging the equipment around. Keep it up, sounds like you're doing great.

Thanks for your nice comment on the engine, Duster. Wow, you drove one of those mouse bugs, eh? That's cool! I'm not sure we had them here in the oft times boring midwest, but I'm familiar with them for some reason

Thanks for dropping by, Max!

I keep meaning to mention, Rob, even if that finished Rabbit isn't the exact year, it sure looks good from the pic. Like I could hop in and drive away.....

-Greg

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 1, 2018 5:09 PM

Here's a couple of progress pics. I dropped the engine on the chassis....

I sure hope those silver pad things aren't visible later. They both have awful sink holes that I'm afraid I should have filled. They are not getting filled now.

And shot of the underside before I glue in the rear suspension and half those pretty metal tones will be gone.

You know, I half remember wondering where the heck was the actual motor in those VW's. Building this thing, I was sure surprised to see it's a horizontally opposed four, under the chassis for all practical purposes. How clever. Live and learn..... (I mentioned going in I don't know much about cars)

Knock wood, continue to be impressed with the fit of this kit.....

-Greg

  • Member since
    April 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:13 PM

This all looks frighteningly real! Hey, that's a complement Greg!

Maxie

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:21 PM

Hodakamax

This all looks frighteningly real! Hey, that's a complement Greg!

Maxie

 

Thanks, Max. That's real nice of you. I'm pretty happy so far and just waiting to do something stupid with all you nice folk watching. It's pretty much inevitable. Dunce

-Greg

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:46 PM

OK, one more. Greg, you can't do any original stupid things to a VW bug. Every one I ever bought had just been overhauled. This means they took it apart and put it back together upside down. Someone putting the heads back on without putting the washers back on with the head nuts comes to mind. Just sayin'. lol!

Maxie

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:58 PM

The engine and transmission look great Greg. Yes

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 1, 2018 8:59 PM

Hodakamax
OK, one more. Greg, you can't do any original stupid things to a VW bug

That's the funniest thing! any original stupid things. Big Smile

I'm gonna remember that one, Max.

-Greg

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 1, 2018 9:04 PM

modelcrazy

The engine and transmission look great Greg. Yes

 

Hey, thanks Steve.

You know, your comment got me thinking about the smelly enamel wash I did on that tranny/motor combo which got me thinking I hope you are planning to get yourself an excellent respirator.

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:40 PM

LOL, yes I bought one thanks, I don't want to damage these lungs. I am too blessed with a second chance.

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, April 2, 2018 9:39 AM

modelcrazy

LOL, yes I bought one thanks, I don't want to damage these lungs. I am too blessed with a second chance.

 

You beat me to the punch. Good!!!!

-Greg

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:54 PM

LMAO!!!  Your first car in 50 years?????

You haven't lost your touch, THAT'S for sure!!  Looking GREAT so far!

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 5, 2018 8:32 PM

Nice looking under  carriage there Greg 

 

Nick.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, April 5, 2018 8:45 PM

Thanks, Lee! Glad you got a kick out of my title. It seems odd even to me. Lots of years.

Nick, thanks for stopping in. I've had a lapse in progress. Need to clear coat some stuff, then onward......

-Greg

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    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Thursday, April 5, 2018 9:43 PM

Very nice "unders" you have gotten there. Obviously you have not let you talent go completely out the window “even though” it’s a VDub

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:54 AM

TOTALLY missed this one here Greg!!! Very impressive work so far buddy. Will be watching the magic unfold here. Yes

                   

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 7, 2018 12:06 PM

Steve, thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it. I had to look up "VDub", I learned something!!!

Joe, thanks for stopping in. It's all your fault, whatever happens. Cowboy

-Greg

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 7, 2018 1:34 PM

Taking shape very nicely.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, April 7, 2018 2:15 PM

Greg

Steve, thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it. I had to look up "VDub", I learned something!!!

Wow, I thought that was very common knowledge. FYI "BDub" is slang for Buffalo Wild Wings, which I assume is a play on the VDub slang.

  • Member since
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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Saturday, April 7, 2018 2:37 PM

Rob Gronovius

 

 
Greg

Steve, thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it. I had to look up "VDub", I learned something!!!

 

 

Wow, I thought that was very common knowledge. FYI "BDub" is slang for Buffalo Wild Wings, which I assume is a play on the VDub slang.

 

 

 

Americans love a good slang expression

 

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 7, 2018 4:09 PM

Hey Lee, thanks for stopping in and commenting. Appreciate it.

Rob and Steve, I guess I just don't get out much.....  Smile

Propeller

-Greg

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, April 7, 2018 6:26 PM

DUSTER

Americans love a good slang expression

LOL the intials "VW" are too tough to for Volkswagen so it's shortened to VDub!

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, April 7, 2018 7:09 PM

Ok Greg what color is this going to be ?

 

Nick.

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:28 PM

crown r n7

Ok Greg what color is this going to be ?

 

Yeah...........inquiring minds wanna know. :clockwatch:

                   

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:54 PM

mustang1989
mustang1989 wrote the following post an hour ago: crown r n7 Ok Greg what color is this going to be ?   Yeah...........inquiring minds wanna know.

 I'll pile on the "bandwagon" here.

Just dont do a "Tye- Dye", Hippy nightmare Day-glo .....

( I have already lived through that once ..... )

Beside's , ... it's hard to find the door handle .... when it's covered by a "Magic Unicorn" eating Jelly bean's.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 8, 2018 10:27 AM

Nick, Joe, Timmy, plan is basic black because my best friend used to have one back in the day. That was my inspiration to build this.

I was just last night thinking this thing is really going to be black everything. I guess that's the way black vehicles are.

Timmy, the paint job you're thinking of sounds very cool, and way beyond my abilities. :)

Today's plan is strip the wheels and paint them Alclad Chrome. That'll be a new adventure for me. I'd be tempted to try Joe's Malotow Chrome trick, but I don' have any and I haven't the patience to wait 48 for anything to dry anymore.

-Greg

  • Member since
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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, April 8, 2018 8:00 PM

Remember on the Alclad. Get a KILLER gloss black undercoat before shooting a thin coat of that Alclad at lower pressure. I may have some info for you actually from a guy who really knows his stuff with Alclad if your interested.

 

BTW....Your progress is looking pretty dang good there Greg.

                   

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, April 9, 2018 8:34 AM

mustang1989

Remember on the Alclad. Get a KILLER gloss black undercoat before shooting a thin coat of that Alclad at lower pressure. I may have some info for you actually from a guy who really knows his stuff with Alclad if your interested.

 

BTW....Your progress is looking pretty dang good there Greg.

 

The best I do is to get a new can of gloss paint in the color I want. Embarrassed

  • Member since
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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, April 9, 2018 9:46 AM

  very daring move  my friend.I did this on a very old amt 50 ford that the chrome was just awful. But it’s worth the time. I cant wait to see this . YesYes

 

Nick.

  • Member since
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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, April 9, 2018 11:50 AM

crown r n7

  very daring move  my friend.I did this on a very old amt 50 ford that the chrome was just awful. But it’s worth the time. I cant wait to see this . YesYes

 

Honestly, Nick, I looked at those kit-chromed rims for a couple days before I got the gumption to strip them. They looked very good. But to my eye, still just too shiny. In hindsight, maybe I should have practiced one something less conspicious. We'll see, now ..........

-Greg

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, April 9, 2018 11:54 AM

mustang1989

Remember on the Alclad. Get a KILLER gloss black undercoat before shooting a thin coat of that Alclad at lower pressure. I may have some info for you actually from a guy who really knows his stuff with Alclad if your interested.

 

BTW....Your progress is looking pretty dang good there Greg.

 

I actually used my Alclad black primer (for the first time...been on my shelf forever). It is very shiny, very black, and to my dismay has a few bumps. I think I've entered a whole new world of painting with this car thing.

By all means, I'm all ears regarding spraying the Alclad. Plan is to give it a try today. I've spray a quite a bit of Alclad, but not Chrome and nothing over thier own gloss back undercoat.

-Greg

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