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Audi R8 Mountain Bike Carrier

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Audi R8 Mountain Bike Carrier
Posted by PatW on Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:25 PM

This is the Revell kit version. Other than the twisted, buckled floor, front and rear windows buckled, and side windows too long and too high and oh yes trying to fit the body over the interior, was nigh on impossible. I had to shave down the door panels, take off the dash and shave off the mounting to the floor and about a 1/4" round the top of the dash as it touched the body without the windows in!

With the engine surround there is a window panel at the back of the seats, this was also far too high and wide so shaved that down too! And a few other problems, too many to count!

Anyway here's the finished article.........................

The bikes, roof bars and top box come from a Fujimi kit. The decals are a Dot Camo from Scale Motorsport. The rear bike rack is scratch built.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, June 17, 2018 5:18 PM

Looks sharp.

Although, the bikers I know would rather drive a used Fiat or Renault to cart their $13K BMC or Yeti about Smile

The Thule rack and pod are exactly right.

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:53 PM

That's cool.  Bikes on an R8, something to see indeed!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, June 18, 2018 2:16 AM

Thanks guys. Yes we see bikes, race or Mountain being carried by the most unusual vehicles. Sports Cars, Utilities. Jeeps, Pick Up Trucks, anything goes! Plus of course two others I've built, one for a surfboard.....

McLaren M12C

And a Volvo 850 race car....

with a Mountain Bike.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:10 PM

Where did you get the Volvo?

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:07 PM

Hi,

I really like your work, you seem to do a lot of fun/interesting different builds that you don;t see all the time Big Smile

Thanks for sharing.

Pat

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, July 29, 2018 4:17 PM

Thanks guys.

lewbud, the Volvo was one of Tamiya's 850 racing estate cars, but when I bought it very cheaply from ebay as an 'already started' it didn't have decals, seats etc so I built a bike carrying lowrider, with a toolbox in the back.

PFJN, I always need to use my imagination, it may only be with decals, it may be with 'Extras'. I'm not one for totally factory stock as those need no imagination.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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