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Steel Beetle

Post by VWMan on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 2:05 pm

Working on a little VW Beetle model. All made out of mild steel sheet, using a bender, TIG welder, and sander, files ect.. What I have so far...









Drilling holes for rear oval window


A little Dremel and file work later:








Nice reference pictures, roof clips stacked in VW factory mid 1950s'
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Post by allan on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 2:43 pm

Now that's different will be watching this cool Dak Dak dub. popcorn
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Post by 70cudatj on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 9:15 pm

wow you've got my attention, I like metal work ... great start mate bigthumbsup
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Post by Deadly on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 9:34 pm

wowwee wowwee wowwee
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Post by spunkybob on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 5:34 pm

That looks awesome.. I don't know how you guys can scratch build things like that.

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Post by Deaf as on Sat 10 Oct 2015, 6:15 am

Some first rate modelling skills on show here mate, really top grade stuff!!
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Post by aussie muscle on Thu 15 Oct 2015, 2:30 pm

wow, just wow
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Post by Antwon on Thu 15 Oct 2015, 6:29 pm

You've got some great metalwork skills there VWMan, this kinda stuff is very interesting.
I'll be watching for sure.
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