356boy
2007-06-29T17:18:25Z
have you guy and girls seen this mini split, its a work of art


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lou cypher
2007-06-29T17:54:46Z
"356boy" wrote:

have you guy and girls seen this mini split, its a work of art





Look's like one too many Sinbad to me!! :wink:
Hebster52
2007-07-02T10:43:16Z
:lol: That's me and Hebster Jr up at the podium!! :lol:

We won the People's Choice with our 3/4 scale Split... :wink:

Here's the Junior himself during the Bugrun demonstrating the frontsuspension... :lol:

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Here's a rear view:
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Interiour:
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Hebster52
2007-07-02T11:08:30Z
For those of you whom it might interest, here is a collection of Vids I made during the process:

KidVrod buildup slides Part 1 
Kidvrod buildup slides part 2 
KidVrod buildup slides part 3 
KidVRod to Bugrun 2007 in Sweden. 
KidVRod at Bugrun 2007 in Sweden 

The Original plan was to just build a gravitycart or soapbox car (or what ever it is called) with a shrunk beetle fronthood and rear decklid but allready the first week the whole project got out of proportion and this is the result of one years labor... 😃

I'm pleased with the outcome and so is my son.. :wink:
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2007-07-02T11:20:31Z
...will we see some progress on the Radcliffe replica? Hope so!
"John, you need to get a grip and STOP MOANING AT EVERYTHING. ThumbDown "
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Hebster52
2007-07-02T11:38:02Z
Sorry, no progress on the Radcliffe from me anyways as it is the Hebmuller prototype nr 1 I'm replicating. :wink:

I'm about to get back on that one as the next one to be finished from now. I partly did The KidVrod just as a practice piece for training my metalworking skills.
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2007-07-02T11:58:30Z
Heb no1 - of course - my mistake. Anyway, It'll be good to see it done. Shouldn't take so long either, judging by your amazingly speedy work on the KidRod.

Keep us updated!
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GKL 7
2007-07-02T18:17:53Z
😎 😎 😎 😎
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lee ivatt
2007-07-08T20:06:03Z
Amazing. How did you clean up the welds to get it all so smooth? 😎
Past Restorations

1954 International Tractor-----1971 1200 Orange Beetle-----1985 Mk3 Escort S1 RS TURBO
1972 1600 VW Camper-----1969 MK1 Escort Mexico RS-----1949 Standard Beetle (incompleted)
1993 Escort Cosworth 4x4 350bhp---1970 1300 Orange Beetle---1971 Aston Martin DBS Vantage
1992 Mk Golf GTI 16v (2.8 VR6 conversion-----1982 MK3 Escort RS 1600i (restored twice!!)
1987 Sierra 3dr Cosworth to concourse--1968 1300 Red Beetle--1967 1500 Lotus White Beetle
1972 1200, Orange beetle (yes I like orange!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
Hebster52
2007-07-09T09:47:50Z
First of all the welds were hammered smooth while the welds was hot. Then just used an angle grinder with flapdiscs. :wink:

Fronthood and roof is also Leadfilled before the finish.
lee ivatt
2007-07-09T19:42:49Z
You must have a good welder, what gas mix do you use also was the wire 0.6 or 0.8.

Im going to lead load my offside roof gutter, do you use a paste or the old fashiond way by braising tourch. I ask as i can not seem to find anywhere that sells this stuff anymore?

once again.. your work is amazing.
Past Restorations

1954 International Tractor-----1971 1200 Orange Beetle-----1985 Mk3 Escort S1 RS TURBO
1972 1600 VW Camper-----1969 MK1 Escort Mexico RS-----1949 Standard Beetle (incompleted)
1993 Escort Cosworth 4x4 350bhp---1970 1300 Orange Beetle---1971 Aston Martin DBS Vantage
1992 Mk Golf GTI 16v (2.8 VR6 conversion-----1982 MK3 Escort RS 1600i (restored twice!!)
1987 Sierra 3dr Cosworth to concourse--1968 1300 Red Beetle--1967 1500 Lotus White Beetle
1972 1200, Orange beetle (yes I like orange!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
Hebster52
2007-07-12T10:34:24Z
If I remember correctly I think I used 0,8 wire and Argon gas.

For the lead I used the lead etching that first needed to be applied and melted with the torch to the sheetmetal. Then I could apply the lead with the torch and a wooden tool to smooth it out as halfmelted butter.. :wink:
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