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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:33 pm    Post subject: My New Toy; Literally Reply with quote

A friend of mine that knows of my Vanagon passion saw this at a local hobby shop that's going out of business and picked it up for me. I thought you all might get a kick out of it.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please see this post regarding back end sag. The spacers on yours will need to be a bit smaller.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=380912
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needs a small puddle of coolant under it to be authentic.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh!

Nice little details.

Walthers.com also has a couple more Vanagon models in HO scale.
There is the military ambulance you show.. and there is one blue and one orange (2-tone) van each.

I recall there being a pop top version.. but not a westy style pop top. More like a countryhomes style


Now if you're wanting bays and /or splittes.. there's even more to choose from.
My favorite, on my shelf, is the red/white splittie with red/white Westy trailer.

I am thinking of adding a bus, bug, and van goldmine to our train layout. Laughing


There's a toy thread here somwhere...
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those are straight line runs with light weight race cars for only 1/4mile at a time..
not pushing a loaded brick up a mountain pass with a family of 4+ inside expecting to have an event free vacation..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharing one from my collection as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DON'TTAKEITOUTOFTHEBOX! Oh, no - too late. Fingerprints.

Syncro, though - nice! Even missing the antenna - very authentic!

Do you have the load lights & mirrors? That would be bonus...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The headlights are the wrong shape Smile and there's no seam rust!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corwyn wrote:
The headlights are the wrong shape...
H4 upgrades w/early grill?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bonus points for the first factory 16!
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those are straight line runs with light weight race cars for only 1/4mile at a time..
not pushing a loaded brick up a mountain pass with a family of 4+ inside expecting to have an event free vacation..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The headlights are the wrong shape

European vans had round headlights through the end of the run.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 words

Replace - your - fuel - lines
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could the CountryHome one look like a Riviera? Is the roof up? More details please. NICE FIND!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Throw some long travel suspension on it and you can compete in a syncro Treffen with this guy. Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walthers.com.... scary!

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/326-48217

Lotsa luv for the Eurovans!

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/326-42406

Daizee.. I'll see if I can dig up the camper... Gotta go get the kiddies right now.


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"Jimi Hendrix owned one. Richard Nixon did not"
-Grand Tour, Season 1, episodes 4 and 5

danfromsyr wrote:
those are straight line runs with light weight race cars for only 1/4mile at a time..
not pushing a loaded brick up a mountain pass with a family of 4+ inside expecting to have an event free vacation..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am more partial to this beauty- http://www.germanaircooled.com/cart/index.php?page...4064edce49
I have a bunch of early busses and type 3 models but no vanagon body models yet.
These tiny models could be found in places that are into scale model train props.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

syncrodoka wrote:
These tiny models could be found in places that are into scale model train props.

yep..

T3s

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/326-48002
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-Grand Tour, Season 1, episodes 4 and 5

danfromsyr wrote:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting 25 pages. Saw just about everything but any kind of pop tops, even high tops included
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the original poster: That's a good friend you have there! Smile

This barely scratches the surface of the crap I have. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since your mileage is obviously very low, you probably won't have to worry about VANAGON SYNDROME. I think you might, however, be able to get a model Subaru engine to swap in if I am wrong on that.

Make sure to replace the 3/4 gear slider before you blow that tranny. It's even more important in a plastic gearbox - - a known failure point.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTB wrote:
To the original poster: That's a good friend you have there! Smile

This barely scratches the surface of the crap I have. Smile

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