Wooden Models #176: VW Bus #6 1/2 working on the motor, and roof

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Blog entry by htl posted 01-09-2018 12:02 AM 1045 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 175: VW Bus #5 working on the sides, and roof Part 176 of Wooden Models series Part 177: VW Bus #7 1/2 It's just about there. »

Rainy nasty day but warm enough to get in the shop and make some progress.
Built a simple motor and trans, I would have had to come up with some kind a axle mount so just build a motor and let it do the job.

And finally got the roof figured out, I lowered it a little.

I cut out the straight back window and added a little angle to it, and thickened the roof supports.

Trying something a little different with the head lights, I hope it works cause it would be murder to redo.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 01-09-2018 12:21 AM

What makes your work so nice is the detail. So much nice detail! Your bus is looking Awesome!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 01-09-2018 12:31 AM

Fine job coming right along and looking great.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 01-09-2018 12:43 AM

Wow #4... That is one helluva LMDM.

Questions, questions always questions. Did you forget the stop block for the side kerfs?

Damn… those TYRES with a ”Y” look good… Nothing against the rest of the build.. but those TYREs even put your mags in the second row… far too much goodies in one package… oh yeh! and the stop block?...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 01-09-2018 11:10 AM

awesome work!

-- frankie v

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#5 posted 01-09-2018 09:44 PM

Bruce, That’s looking such a good model, maybe be too much to “hot rod” it with a big engine and flaming exhaust pipe BUT THEN!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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