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pete s
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PostSubject: Glitter Bug   Glitter Bug Icon_minitimeFri 24 Oct 2014, 5:33 am

I needed something to whittle away the time on while waiting for paint to dry/cure on the race truck, so I decided to build the Dave Deal Glitter Bug. This is a cartoon version of the Meyers Manx dune buggy. Here is what the box art looks like:
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Of course, I could not build it box stock or without any metalwork, so here are freshly machined velocity stacks, pulleys and a generator (shown with the plastic ones):
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And also a real metal roll bar, to be nickel plated later:
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And last but not least, I needed a much better exhaust system. Here are some of the brass rod pieces on the fixture I made. They will be soldered together at the collector, and then also nickel plated:
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I am further along, with the chassis nearly done. I will post photos after I take them tomorrow. The brass parts have been nickel plated and came out real good. I am painting two bodies to see which I like the best. One is metallic purple, and the other will be turn signal amber over a silver basecoat. They have to be bright!! More to follow.
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PostSubject: Re: Glitter Bug   Glitter Bug Icon_minitimeFri 24 Oct 2014, 5:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Glitter Bug   Glitter Bug Icon_minitimeFri 24 Oct 2014, 6:07 pm

Wow. very cool project.
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PostSubject: Re: Glitter Bug   Glitter Bug Icon_minitimeSat 25 Oct 2014, 4:41 pm

Hi Pete,

This is looking rather interesting Sir, although, I am not a great fan of these cartoon kind of kits, I would like to see this one come together...

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PostSubject: Re: Glitter Bug   Glitter Bug Icon_minitimeSat 25 Oct 2014, 11:59 pm

Awesome metal work!!!! I am so envious! Thanx for the update!
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PostSubject: Re: Glitter Bug   Glitter Bug Icon_minitimeTue 28 Oct 2014, 8:43 am

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PostSubject: Re: Glitter Bug   Glitter Bug Icon_minitimeTue 28 Oct 2014, 10:02 am

Not really mu thing Pete but.... Glitter Bug 1705482731

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