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    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) OZAJ is offline
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      Ive been on this project for the last 6 months and i am starting to make some progress,all my parts have arrived so i can start assembly
      Body:VW Bus
      Motor and drive train:Allison V12,auto transmission & 11'' diff.
      Tyres and rims:Big (from TDR Article: VW Bus )
      Front End:Independent(from TDR Article: VW Bus )
      Seats:Bucket from the Big T
      Chassis:brass tube
      and lots of scale hardware and scratch built Article: VW Bus bits
      Heres some pic of my progress so far
      Not sure where to mount the seat/s either one in the back or two up front(R/H drive) in the last photo it looks too much like a tractor






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    Good grief!!! Thats gonna be wild. Don't forget to enter it in the contest.
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    wow!
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    Incredible!
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    You better enter that in the contest, alright. I'm glad to see it's back on the bench. It's really looking wild and deserves to be shown off. Great work!!
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    That's is a killer look!!! I love the engine details! Please post more pics!!! :)
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    DA-YUM! Wow, I really want to see this build come together!

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    Looking great!!!!

    This project is going to be over the top on so many levels!!

    Is the body going to piviot up, like a funny car?
    Beware the lollipop of mediocrity, lick it once and you will suck forever.....!!!
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    I was just looking this over and your kind of right it does look a bit like a tractor with the seat out back but where in the world would the driver fit up front.

    Maybe a seat on the roof.....
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    Do believe, if it were me, I'd add a section at the door jamb to stretch that bus a bit. Put the two seats up front in the normal configuration.
    That would leave all that room above the 11" for a huge gas tank that would add weight over the rear tires for traction. Either way, this is a going to be a very interesting build.
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    Theres a good idea. A bus shouldn't be all that hard to stretch.
    Last edited by Don Garrett; 10-14-10 at 07:53 PM.
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    Thanks for the comments
    Yes this build is going to be fun,I will be extending the body by about 1/2"so the driver will be siting just in front of the carby
    I like the idea of the fuel tank over the diff and yes the body will be pivoting the body as well as lift up doors on the side
    No building this weekend as i am off the a Model Show in Wagga Wagga (about 4 hrs away)


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    Mmmmmmmmm Wagga! 1RTB!! Spent many a drunken night in town and out at RAAF Wagga at the Military Parachute Nationals!
    Don't forget to take lots of pic's!!........................Oh, and have fun and don't believe a blond names Liz, she does have issues!

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    Doc...if you are wondering why I edited your post, it was because there was just a little too much info. Family site......remember?
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    Sorry about that Don.
    Jeff, she may just be the same!!

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