VW Bus "Old Skool"

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JandG
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VW Bus "Old Skool"

Post by JandG » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:13 am

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Started with the VW bus. Researched for a chassis that would fit and came across the Tamiya M03. Nice snug fit, due to this I will need to have the front lift up to steer. With that, I'll include the rear to lift also. Not sure what I will do with the body paint, but I do know it will change.

Another slow build. :mrgreen:

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Re: VW Bus "Old Skool"

Post by SFC K » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:07 pm

I like it! Could you possibly use shorter arms to make room for the front steering? It might require you to use shorter dog bones too. Not too familiar with that chassis, but I accomplished the same thing with a TL-01 chassis.
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Re: VW Bus "Old Skool"

Post by JandG » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:30 pm

I kept throwing around some ideas about the adjustable suspension. Then I came across this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19LpC7wc0vg and thought it was a simple idea and a idea I liked!! The VW body gives me plenty of room up front and in the rear to allow the dual servo. My 6ch GT3B will come in handy with this.

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Re: VW Bus "Old Skool"

Post by SFC K » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:27 am

Now that is a first for me! You would need at least a six channel radio to run all the those servo's but man would it be worth it! Nice find! I hope you run with it! =D>
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Re: VW Bus "Old Skool"

Post by Dukk » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:06 pm

Here is the build thread for the truck in that vid http://scalebuildersguild.com/forum/sho ... Bagggerrrr

I believe the truck changed hands at least once and I don't think has been finished yet.

Here is another one with servo adjustable suspension. It's a long read but some clever ideas. Hit page13 if you just want a quick look of what they did http://scalebuildersguild.com/forum/sho ... Drag-n-Fly

This one is in new hands too and, as far as I know, is not finished either. #-o

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