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Old 02-10-2011, 11:44 PM
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That is just far out man!

No seriously, I love it! Cool when someone goes outside the box & creates something different...& believable in the 1:1 world!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:25 PM
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Default UPDATE: Enter the parts truck

SO I found the perfect parts truck. Plus it was cheap.
Lets take a look...

Here it is all nice and clean. Its a Maxstone 16. My main interest is the wheels, tires, axles and electronics. I saved a lot by getting this. Remember its a present and can be upgraded as needed later.

Nice little package of everything I need.

Here's the main reason, it fits right out of the box. While I will be making my own chassis and links and everything its nice to start with something that is already the correct size.


This is what I saw in my head when I pictured this project. Its great to see it taking shape. I should make progress very quickly now, or at least until I run into my first problem, but I enjoy that too. Thanks for watching!!
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:39 PM
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that fits perfect, looks good...
and mad bar work
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:27 PM
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i love it
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:45 PM
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Default Update:

OK here is what I have been working on. I built the rear suspension and played around a bit. So here we go.
Of course I took the parts truck out for a run. Not a bad little truck, I had fun with it.

OK enough fun I need parts.

Ok so I made the upper link mount like this.

I need to put it here but there is all this extra plastic.

A little Dremel work and it fits great!


Now I need a way to attach this to the truck. Something like this should do.

Ahhh fits great!!

I like it!


Under the Bus

This will be the ride height. I measure in electrical tape...

Stay back 50 feet, not responsible for broken windshields. Submit all claims to the Beaver but I already know his reply...

On Big Bus

Thanks for looking and comments are welcomed.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:47 PM
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i really like how you painted the inside so when you cut the body it is rusty already like the the cuts for the bumper

great work and i have a few of those crawlers and they are great for building
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:25 AM
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That's a really sweet looking build! I don't wander to the crawler section here often enough, I guess. Definitely subscribing!
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:00 PM
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This is a great build, Never seen a VW on the rocks
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:56 PM
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It is nice to see a differnt kind of build I like the technique of the rust under the camo. One of those things I wish I throught of earlier.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:38 PM
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Default A long awaited Update!!!

Yes I have been working on the Bus, its been slow going. I finally got to a mile stone! I can say that most of the major fabrication is complete. There are lots of little things to do but very few if any involve a torch. So I will be taking the BeaverBus to work tomorrow to visit the sand Blasting cabinet.



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Old 11-14-2011, 11:16 PM
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Nice VW with tube work... Chassis fit great too. Looking forward to the tube work all painted..
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:59 AM
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Bro,that is cool,nice job.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:24 PM
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i want a real one!
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:43 AM
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Awesome. That's just rad.

I love it..

EDIT: Wow, Just realized when this was from.. SORRY for the bump... I guess I wasn't watching, and It was only on the second page..

Thanks
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