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68 VW, Revell ... first car model in almost 50 yrs (back in progress????)

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  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, November 08, 2018 4:20 PM

I have watched this build from afar and I must say that it is an excellent WIP.  Chatter and all!  I built a Beetle earlier this year and yes, Greg, you did comment on it.  Thank you!  Your Beetle is looking great so far.  Looking forward to seeing it done.  Here's mine.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 08, 2018 4:42 PM

Greg, your interior is looking top notch Yes

Mr Mike, wow nice bug!!!

Steve

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, November 08, 2018 6:51 PM

Mike, I absolutely do remember your blue Bug. It still looks great! Thanks for taking the time to comment, truly appreciated. I remember hoping mine turns out half as good. Still do.

BTW, all the guests here are making the thread work. You're all great.

Hey Steve, thanks for popping in my friend!

-Greg

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, November 08, 2018 7:56 PM

Say Mr Mike,

If you're still around, I'm doing some test fitting and my body seems to be sitting a bit high at the rear end. Did you happen to run into that and do you have any hints? Your VW looks fine, not high in back at all.

I had to do some serious trimming to get the interior assy to fit at the rear. It is sitting down nicely now, I don't think that is it.

-Greg

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, November 09, 2018 7:02 AM

Greg, my Beetle does sit a bit high in the back and I supect that it may be for the trailer hitch.  I don't recall having to do any cutting or trimming on my Beetle interior to get it to fit in the rear.  Looking forward to more from your Beetle!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, November 09, 2018 10:06 AM

Mr Mike

Greg, my Beetle does sit a bit high in the back and I supect that it may be for the trailer hitch.  I don't recall having to do any cutting or trimming on my Beetle interior to get it to fit in the rear.  Looking forward to more from your Beetle!

 

Thanks for your feedback, Mike.

-Greg

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, November 09, 2018 10:26 AM

Rotate your torsioin bars. lol.

On the real thing, the height above the ground was controlled by the angle of the swing arms, and when sitting empty those angles were set by twisting the torsion bar. It has a series of splines on the end towards the transaxle, and there are enough of them that the bar can be rotated one in either direction.

Rock climber. Low rider.

Empyty, the running boards (love it) should be level to the ground.

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, November 09, 2018 11:14 AM

Hey, look who stopped in!

I can't find the darned torsion bar adjustment. I'm calling Revell customer service. Oh wait, I can't.

GMorrison
Empyty, the running boards (love it) should be level to the ground.

Great line of thought, now I have some point of reference. I've been focused on the wheel well gaps.

The interior test fit is good. Aforementioned test fit problems were due to a couple of globs of CA gel, my bad. Body still isn't fitting right. All the fuss over the bad masking on the door panels was silly, can hardly see a thing in there.

Feel free to click on the image to see it larger.

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, November 11, 2018 8:09 PM

So what about those running boards? They are supplied as chrome parts in the kit. Model body will be black.

I just can't remember but not sure chrome seems right.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, November 11, 2018 8:44 PM

Greg
I just can't remember but not sure chrome seems right.

My memory is foggy on this ... but i seem to recall, the running board's were Flat Black, with Chrome trim piece's .

EDIT : like this.

Although ... I did find this...

  Dont know if those running board's are stock , dealer option , or aftermarket.

Sorry .... guess I'm no help at all...

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

  

 

    

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