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      Volkswagen : Bus/Vanagon VW VAN VOLKSWAGEN VANAGON PHOENIX BUS MICROBUS CAMPER | Buy a Volkswagen Classic Car for Sale at UsedCarsPlus.com

      Still trying to decide where this build will go, it hasn't started talking to me yet

      I figured the best way to begin was by chopping up a VW, right?



      This one's been sitting around approximately forever with the ESC and receiver out of it. Old Kyosho body on a Wild Ceptor I bought for the tires, back when that was the only way to get Sand VW Phoenix camper/van/whatever Blasters. 20 bucks for a brand-new kit ain't a bad deal :D The Ceptor ([color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color] does that word even mean?) has no suspension, so the floor is nice and flat and I can build the wheel wells nice and tight. Other than that it's pretty much worthless.

      So I got this far:



      ... and ran out of glue. The front end needs a bit of tweaking, either it needs to be longer (but I think it's plenty long enough) or the angle needs to be changed, to get the front panel slimmed down to headlight size. That will come in time.

      The Phoenix never came as an assembled vehicle or even a kit; just a set of plans out of a 1978 issue of Popular Science, so no two are alike. I don't know how many are out there.

      For paint, disco stripes seem to be called for Not sure if I'll build it with a fold-out tent, or regular van style. Time's gonna tell. But first I need more glue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Busted Hotness View Post
    I sold off most of my onroad stuff when I quit racing (got sick of all the BS) so there's not much to pick from there. I do have the front half of an RC12L3 that I tried unsuccessfully to give away

    I have 10 times more fun running the trails with my buds than I ever had racing. Although I'm tempted to bring the Trail Bird out to the local carpet track for the Vintage Trans-Am night.
    You do amazing work and I've learned a lot just from your post. I hear ya about the racing BS but wanted you to know that exist even at the higher levels so it's just part of what it takes to race anything. That same junk was around when my Dad raced in the early 50s and was there when I raced in the 70s and 80s. Keep up the great stuff you do.
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    Ain't that the truth. When I raced 1:1 VW Phoenix camper/van/whatever 's in the early 90's I decided to keep it low budget, fun and with a sense of humor. Taking it seriously was NOT part of the program. Hence:



    ... the E-Lemon-Ator I actually got this heapster into a magazine. Not bad for $1200.


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    That looks like it was fun, as it should be.
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    Got a little more done up front:



    Carpet, door panels, start of the dash. This fabric is freaking hideous, even by 1978 standards


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    Are you related to Propeller. Beautiful work, Sir. I actually had furniture like that, back in the day.
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    OBH,
    With a honker like that on the E-Lemon-Ator,
    ya should have put a big moushtash on it...
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    No mustache, but it did have a big flaming lemon on the scoop. It's not easy finding a scoop small enough to fit a Yugo, believe me.

    Not much progress, had a busy week.



    Dash is in, needs a little carpet patch on the edge.



    Taillights started



    Cut some wood for the ceiling.


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    How's this for a scale accessory?

    Resin MODEL KIT GK sexy 1/7 female teachers Kneel - eBay (item 260724923236 end time Mar-20-11 20:40:01 PDT)



    Taillights are done



    Window frames started


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    Got the headlights done. I think the trim ring is from a '76-78 Eldorado, but I guess it doesn't make a hell of a lot of difference



    Steering column is a TXT-1 chassis brace, wheel is another custom job.


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    By popular demand:






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    Once again, you have incredible talent and seem to be having a blast building these creations. Lava lamp=priceless!!!
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    And look who turned up today:



    Painting her is seriously turning me on. I feel like I've crossed some invisible line, but I don't want to go back!


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    She's probably bad news, but that didn't stop me before.






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    Dolly took some time from her busy schedule to pose with the Turbo T/A:





    Whew, that was exhausting. Better go lie down.



    Have some wine while you're relaxing.



    Want some music while you relax? I'll turn up my new Thrusters



    I was going to make a knob joke, but that's just too easy, even for me.


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    Did you actually make the girl? if so, how and out of what. You really are amazing at this stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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