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Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:42 pm
by 27flight
baby_astons wrote:very nice olivier, can the springs be replaced by softer pieces?
as I see from pictures the cocci is standing very high, so might be a good idea to do a lowering job...


At the start I thought exactly the same, but since I have seen pictures of Cox in 1975/78, the front stand realy high.
After it's always possible to take off 1 or 2 mm to the springs, but I will not do that because they don't stand perfectly and it will be worse with 2 mm less.

Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:04 pm
by 27flight
Hello,

The chassis is now complete and we have got the interior floor with number 30

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Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 12:58 pm
by 27flight
Hello,

Here is the number 31 with little (and very little) things for the interior. You can also see that a mistake with the front suspension has been solved, the main part was not in the right side.

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Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:34 am
by Mark
Nice to see a rolling chassis at last :D

I too would not adjust springs, at this stage anyway. There is still a fair amount of weight in the body which will affect how the car sits.

Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 12:47 pm
by 27flight
Some news of my little Beetle :
The left seat find it's place..
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And now we begin the engine, and first is the gear box :

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Still very easy to build.

Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:23 pm
by 27flight
Hello everybody

After the gearbox, the engine (1st part) :

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And a try with the exhaust system (part 4 or 5)

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and on the chassis (now it looks like a beetle)

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Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:48 pm
by baby_astons
you could make a dune buggy from that chassis :D

Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:18 pm
by casper
baby_astons wrote:you could make a dune buggy from that chassis :D

Great idea BA :)
Love the seat Olivier and good to see her on four wheels :clap: :)

Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:01 pm
by 27flight
Hi guys,
Still working on the engine, on number 35 the cylinders

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And the 36 :

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Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:23 pm
by 27flight
Hello everybody,

The numbers 37 and 38, now the engine is fixed to the chassis. Still very easy to build, except pics 37-3, where the black piece on the left was realy difficult to put :

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Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:21 pm
by Spal
Looking good Olivier, starting to take shape now. 8-)

Al

Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:07 am
by Mark
Starting to look really good !

Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:25 am
by 27flight
First of all, Mark and Al thank you very much.

Here are the last numbers on my red beetle :

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Some pieces are of poor quality and need to be reworked

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The carburator was also not very well fited, and needed to be unglued

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And some parts need little work of paint

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Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:02 am
by 27flight
Hello everybody,
Coming back from vacations, I have got the numbers 43 and 44, still the engine :

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Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:41 pm
by Spal
Looking good Olivier 8-)

Al

Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:13 pm
by 27flight
Spal wrote:Looking good Olivier 8-)

Al


Thank you very much, Al

Here is the number 45 :

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Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:53 pm
by 27flight
Hello everybody,

Very busy those, I haven't take times to post pictures of the last issues, so here it is :
The numbers 42 and 46, I had to put a little bare metal foil on the lights :
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The 47, and the engine seems to be complete :
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The 48 and 49 :
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And the 50, where everything is screwed to the rear :
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A

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:59 pm
by 27flight
And also
The number 51 with the first electric wire :
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The number 52 : fixing the second seat :
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And issues 53 and 54, first steps on the rear seat, but also the heater system and the battery :
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Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:29 pm
by 27flight
Hello everybody,

Last issues on the nice Beetle from Altaya :
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Except the dashboard, the interior is now finished

Re: Olivier Volkswagen Beetle Cab Altaya 1/8

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:34 pm
by 27flight
So now we are on the rear body :

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Still a very good quality, except adjustment for motor hood.