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#1 branco

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:05 PM

I've been bitten by the VW bug(!) lately. These vans offer plenty of diversity when it comes to modifying.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:41 PM

I like the rusty chuck iveson van :)
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:25 AM

Think I like the rat version too.

Reminds me of one I saw driving through Byron Bay with a bumper sticker that said, "drive it like you just dug it up" which did suit this particular kombi.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:18 AM

Yep, I've gotta agree with the others. The rusty rat version ticks my boxes too.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:21 AM

yep - that slammed look with the patina is spot on - nice work...
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:02 PM

another vote for the rat.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:55 PM

Can't say I'm a fan of the white one, but the aged look is cool...

You should try making one of these...
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:20 AM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:38 AM

Just as well Kombi's had a flat 4 but you could build yours with a flat 6 Mark.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:49 AM

How do the lowered ones run? What's the chassis like?
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:49 AM

In stock trim, with the magnet, they are quite quick...
Without the magnet, very top heavy, and very narrow.
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#12 branco

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:32 PM

I don't possess a road course at the moment so I have no idea how each van performs. They do get round my rally track ok.
Rusty van is all standard, axles were shortened by 4mm and wheel boss's(?) shaved to make fit under body.

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Blue/white van has an SCX 4wd Fiesta chassis fitted. Will probably add wheel arches and take wheel width further out for better stability. Plan for these vans was more show than go but once I get a track up and running then speed will develop, hopefully.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:45 PM

Decided to go down the Group 5 route with the blue & white van.
Bit of finishing still to do.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:17 AM

That's a big improvement on the horse drawn cart wheel look.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:30 AM

Very interesting concept. Looks great!!
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:05 PM

now look mate. I know it is cool I know it is wearing a skirt, but I am fairly sure that doesn't make it legal as a late entry to the Metro bash . . . . Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:26 AM

I think even Stevie Wonder would realise this VAN would not be eligible for the Metrorama proxy.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:38 PM

Sub category for the next NZ Group 5 Proxy - Vans?
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:40 PM

I vote sports racer for President!!!
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:01 AM

Somewhere in the parts bin is an ex group 5 BMW awaiting Kombi van wheel arches.
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