CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

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1. Pictures of your starting materials. Choice of body, Chassis type and material (brass, plastic etc.)
2. Pictures of the tools you will be using, and any alternative ways to do the same thing. for example, tubing bender versus bent around a screwdriver handle. etc.
3. List where parts come from, or where they can be purchased from, or if they are homemade.
4. As many pictures of the build during the whole process as you can.
5. Pictures of the final build so we can vote on the best overall build.

Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby gsmea » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:43 am

I'm in love.....
Awesome work.
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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby SLOTTING SINCE 1963 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:52 am

Clive ........ I'm impressed!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice work !!!!!!
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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:43 pm

Thnx to ALL for the comments!!!

Some more work....interior is made with resin casts and PVC sheet
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The ride night is as close as it gets...
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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:24 am

Driver finished...Go Go Go!!!
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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:22 am

Final clear coat is on....now to assemble the chassis and she will be ready to go!
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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby Audi1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:42 am

Boy, that is coming out nice, Clive! How much does the unpainted body and interior weigh?

Terrific job so far!

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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby gsmea » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:51 am

Nice my Boeta.
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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby SLOTTING SINCE 1963 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:45 am

The word " Wizard" comes to mind !!!!!!!!!!!
Great SCOTT !!!!!!!
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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby Audi1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:51 am

Who's Scott........... :lol:

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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:35 pm

Rich...SCOTT....

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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:37 pm

Thanx Allan, the weight after painting is 29g (body shell) and the interior is 5g after painting. I have not casted a second body to weigh unpainted, but will post here when I do. The chassis, motor, axles, wheels and gears, all come in at 44g. So total weight for the Ghia will be 78g...which I feel is OK?

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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby Audi1 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:18 am

Yes, that should be fine.

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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby kaneohekid » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:28 am

How can I get one of these fantastic bodies?

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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:05 am

Hi, Thanx for the compliment!
i'm not sure, but lets hope soon...

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Re: CARacing -1968 Karmann Ghia

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:51 pm

And the final product is out...
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the windows are cut from a laminating pouch.

Thank you to everyone who followed my story.

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