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olspeed

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Here's some pictures of my latest project... must be finished by feburary

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66 Ghia, "Dexter" 76 flat window Beetle
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Very cool, olspeed!

Just curious, is it a kit, bunch of kits, designed it your self? May want to get at it, Feb. isn't too far off!

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Thanks Rog
It's a curbside kit of a 56 Beetle and pieces parts from toys that my kid busted up when he was younger and I saved just knowing that I would find a use for them... someday. Carbs are "Hotwheels" the tires are off of some remote control monster truck that lasted about a week and the rest is scratch built. I still have to wire the dash and then finish the belts and harnesses and then its off to the IPMS winterfest show in Anchorage. It should come as a shock to most of the judges there as I have always only built armor, so this is the first auto.
And for my real Bug... boy that thing is turning out to be a bigger rust bucket than I orignally thought. WOW I changed the heat channel and floor pan on the drivers side with no problems but then I went to "just" change the rear pan on the passengers side and... should have never even pulled up the carpet. So now I am looking for a good donor for the rear firewall.
Anyway here are a few pictures of the almost finished product.  

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66 Ghia, "Dexter" 76 flat window Beetle
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Excellent job with it I must say! I suspected the wheels were from a monster truck. I used to build things like that myself years ago. Gotta compliment you on the pics too, before clicking on the thumbnails I thought, well THAT should get him through Alaska!

I feel your pain on your real bug too, I went through the same thing with the yellow super I had. Big dreams but nothing there to work with. The final straw was when I found the body had been welded to the chassis.

Hope you do well on the judging and blow them away with your creation!

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hey just like my sb, the front firewall was welded to the pan using some handicap signs. maybe not as bad as yours but its still a bad thing to come across.


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Well I haven't been just sitting around working on my 1/24 scale Bug... I have been puting some time into my real thing also. When I changed the drivers side heat channel the back cross brace only had a small hole in it about the size of a silver dollar(never took pic's of that so I marked where it was in blue on the pic of the passengers side) and even the front firewall was an easy fix. The main problem(actually the main problem was taking the beast out to Knik river and driving it up to the glacier and then out on top of it) was the heat channel itself because it was completely gone just open the door and walk right in. I checked the other side just quickly and saw that the heat channel was showing signs of deterioraton in the front floor opening for the heater so I ordered both heat channels and the drivers floor pan and a front(not the rear) half pan for the passengers side.(rusting in front of the seat mount) When I pulled up the carpet on that side to do the heat channel I about fell over... much,much bigger hole
So after looking for some sort of donor car or metal I found just what I needed... the hood from a 89 Chevy pick up truck. So now Dexter(only car I've ever named) is going back together unfortunately I have found a few other areas on the passengers side that were affected by the glacial silt so it looks like I will be using more of my donor hood than I thought... I quess I now have a CheVW!
Olspeed

 P.S. Wayne how do you remove a pic if you put one you dont want in

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Well heres how the Model contest turned out (pic's) Now if I can just get the real thing to look half as good!
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