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Old 05-23-2011, 05:03 PM
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got more done today-narrowed the steelies to fit the tires-got them all mounted for a tight fit. These tires are not really meant for rc but I am going to try them out anyway 'cause I like the way they look. I need to make some spacers for the fronts so the hubs don't rub on the arms. Feels pretty solid right now but I need to get the electronics in to do a few test runs to make sure everything stays together!
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this is looking great! I can't wait to see it finished. When I first saw the pictures of the 1:1, I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, but I do now
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:27 PM
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this is looking great! I can't wait to see it finished. When I first saw the pictures of the 1:1, I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, but I do now
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-same thing here-the 1:1 was not too cool at first but it grew on me. Its for reference only too. I might do some of the details differently and def will not use that color!
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I'd love to see where you go with the design. Any plans on paint scheme yet? I think it would look cool either in the typical hot rod flat black with white scallops, with a red outline, or as a more modern hot rod with a nice metallic paint.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:37 AM
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I'd love to see where you go with the design. Any plans on paint scheme yet? I think it would look cool either in the typical hot rod flat black with white scallops, with a red outline, or as a more modern hot rod with a nice metallic paint.
All good suggestions. My last build build was flat black/red wheels/white walls-so maybe something different. I was actually thinking of raw metal and rust-?
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That sounds like it would be pretty cool.
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still looking great, maybe one idea to think about is using some smaller brass tube to make a frame and getting some like.. canvas or something to make a functional ragtop for it.. ya know it has to rain sometime ha.. also any idea or plan on making the rear wheels wider than they are now?
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still looking great, maybe one idea to think about is using some smaller brass tube to make a frame and getting some like.. canvas or something to make a functional ragtop for it.. ya know it has to rain sometime ha.. also any idea or plan on making the rear wheels wider than they are now?
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you are spot on about a top-just not there yet-I am trying to figure out what to do with the bed and I am not good at multi-tasking. Just ask my wife! It so happens that I have some pie crust slicks for the rear but have been on a fence: skinnies all around vs slicks and skinnies-I will put them on for feedback.
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So I wound up fabbing an old Tonka pickup bed to see how it looks. I think the steel looks pretty scale and it should be durable. Its just sitting on there for now-need to do a tailgate to keep it all straight and stuff-
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and here are what the slicks look like-I know it would be cool but I am not sure yet....lemme know what you think-slicks or skinnies in the back?
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look more better with slick for me

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+1 for the slicks from me too

this is a fantastic build, your beetles are something incredible

I think it will be cool if you let it's body in primer color...Tamiya gray primer and Putty gray lot of rat style
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added a tailgate and raised the bed up a bit-I think it looks better. Still just sitting on there-need to add braces in the rear. Right now the bed is just bolted to the back of the cab.
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look more better with slick for me

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+1 for the slicks from me too

this is a fantastic build, your beetles are something incredible

I think it will be cool if you let it's body in primer color...Tamiya gray primer and Putty gray lot of rat style
Thanks man. I need to do some spacers to add the slicks since they will rub on my suspension pivot but nothing I can't figure out. I agree-I am def thinking primer and maybe lots of rust on this one. Appreciate the comments!
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