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Revell 60's Beetle.
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:38 AM

Rusty, lowered, whitewalls, roof rack, surfboards, picnic, to the beach!

 

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:53 AM

That is so cool, Pat. YesYes

I love the lime green and it's too late now but would have liked to have seen how you lowered it.

Very clever all around.

-Greg

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Posted by PatW on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:06 AM

Thanks Greg. I cheat with the lowering, just cut away various parts of the chassis and axles, although in reality lowering one is easy, by twisting the spring splines in the front axle and lowering the back by moving the spring plate attachments! We did that with one of our sons custom Beetles.

This looks like our sea blue Beetle when our sone were small, we used roof racks to carrying everything on holidays. That's until we had an argument with a concrete overhang in a multi-storey carpark and knocked the rack off! The next year we had a trailer!

My son's Beetle from a number of years ago........

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:18 PM

Thanks for the explanation, Pat. You're off the hook this time but next time you chop a car, please post pics. Stick out tongue

PatW
This looks like our sea blue Beetle when our sone were small, we used roof racks to carrying everything on holidays. That's until we had an argument with a concrete overhang in a multi-storey carpark and knocked the rack off! The next year we had a trailer!

Oh my, sounds like something from a movie. Or something I'd do. Or both.

-Greg

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:24 PM

Great beetle! Me, it was bikes on the roof of the Explorer and a hotel entry canopy.

That suspension tweek worked the other way as well to gain additional off road ground clearance. Just don't take any corners too fast!

 

Bill

 

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:01 PM

Nice job...but that left rear wheel looks like it's getting ready to head off on its own, in another direction....

Big Smile

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:15 PM

Hmmm;

 Negative Camber too! Awesome!

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Posted by PatW on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:40 PM

Thanks guys, yes negative camber, lowering a car with torsion bar suspension!

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Posted by knox on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:33 PM

What a sweet build!  A really nice job, and I love it.  

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Posted by LonCray on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:20 AM

Very nice!  If I can suggest one more thing; if there's rust around the fenders, then those running boards ought to be heavily rusted out.  My mom had a Beetle when I was growing up that she kept nearly pristine - except for the running boards.  Road salt ate away both the metal and the rubber on top of it.  Not likely an issue for a California beach car but since it looks like there's rust elsewhere, I figured I'd mention it.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:28 AM

That's cool Pat.  I like the roof rack stacked up with beach gear.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:05 AM

Thanks guys, yes LonCray, ours used to rust out after running them in the winter, the road salt would eat through the running boards.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:56 AM

Very cool Pat!!! Love the color choice. Now.....If you could just find a Scat Pak Rumble Bee to put on there some where.......Stick out tongue

See the source image

 

 

                   

 

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:30 PM

Thanks mustang1989. What is the Scat Pak?

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:04 PM

Sorry Pat. I posted an image this morning but I see that it didn't take. Alot of vintage Dodge/ Plymouth muscle cars were, as you know, painted lime green. I saw it as only fitting to put a decal of the Dodge Scat Pack on the side of or at the rear of this car. A small one so it's not overpowering but a subtle addition just to make give this car a little humor. Scat Pack denotes an engine power option available for those cars. What's really weird is that the picture in my post doesn't show up one minute and then it shows up the very next time I pull the page up.

See the source image 

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:10 PM

                   

 

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Posted by PatW on Friday, October 25, 2019 4:44 PM

Ah! Being in the UK we wouldn't have seen the lime green Dodge/Plymouth muscle cars, here.

Thanks for the lowdown and the Scat Pack Logo.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 25, 2019 6:02 PM

Scat Pack is Mopar for base model with the big motor. Affordable horsepower

Thanks,

John

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Posted by PatW on Saturday, November 2, 2019 6:07 PM

Thanks John for that info.

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:24 PM

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mustang1989
What's really weird is that the picture in my post doesn't show up one minute and then it shows up the very next time I pull the page up.

What's a lot weirder than that is that Scat Pac logo is appearing sort of as a pop up over various places in this thread as I scroll up and down.

Never seen anything like it. Is anyone else seeing that or do I need to make an appt with shrink?

Surprise

-Greg

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Posted by PatW on Monday, November 4, 2019 10:35 AM

No Greg you don't need a shrink or new glasses, I've seen the logo, as you say, popping up all over the place!

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