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PostSubject: VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup   Thu 15 Feb 2018, 7:15 am

again i wanted to make something special, this time from a 1/24 revell VW samba bus kit.

from the beginning it was clear for me to use a cheap old 911 porsche model as a donor for engine and wheels.



first idea was to make a shorty bus, as gas monkeys did. but soon a shorty bus equiped with a powerful porsche engine became a stupid idea for me. also playing around with ideas of choping or shortening just a little didn't make it into realisation.

i ended with the plan to make a triple cab pickup, as only single and double cab versions were produced by VW. the interior and exterior design i stole from Kindigit Design.




the cassis had to be modified to lower the stance and to accept the wider tyres and the 911 engine. from the body (a multi piece body i had to glue together first before making the mods) i cut away 2 windows and made the pickup bed and a new rear window panel from styrene. also the roof was shortened, but i kept the sunroof in full size and most panorama windows. the front doors were converted into suicide doors.



i also used the front seats, dashbord and steering wheel from the porsche and modified the original rear seat benches. the bed was covered with coffee stir sticks. many smaller parts had to be scratch built, like the flat screen or the exhausts. rear lights and an antenna were frenched. finally a friend of mine 3D printed me a new front logo.






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PostSubject: Re: VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup   Thu 15 Feb 2018, 9:59 am

Another work of art.
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PostSubject: Re: VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup   Thu 15 Feb 2018, 11:19 am

Very cool, nice work.

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PostSubject: Re: VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup   Thu 15 Feb 2018, 5:10 pm

Very Nice.
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PostSubject: Re: VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup   Thu 15 Feb 2018, 10:11 pm

Fantastic

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PostSubject: Re: VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup   Thu 15 Feb 2018, 11:11 pm

Nice.
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PostSubject: Re: VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup   Fri 16 Feb 2018, 4:25 am

Neat! I'm going to use a Fujimi 911 enthusiast kit to hop up a Tamiya VW Bug myself.
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PostSubject: Re: VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup   Sun 18 Feb 2018, 5:13 am

Though a I'm a firm believer in the 'engines should be forward of the rear axle' theory. (Corvairs excepted!) I'm digging this. Great concept & execution
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PostSubject: Re: VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup   Sat 24 Feb 2018, 6:38 pm

Excellent kit bashing!
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PostSubject: Re: VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup   Sat 24 Feb 2018, 10:16 pm

911 dashboard too!

Amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup   Sat 03 Mar 2018, 9:39 pm

A great idea well executed. Excellent work.
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