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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:34 am    Post subject: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

Here is my 1954 Panel Van.
I cannot take credit for the build, I bought the car as seen in these pics from Norway.

The factory never built these. A small handful of coachbuilts were built in small quantities by 3 or 4 different companies.

This one is powered by a flat type 3 motor to give a flat floor throughout, which makes the rear useable. Many of these conversions still have the upright motors in them.

I know not everyone will like this, but I love it. The workmanship and detail in it, is superb.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:45 am    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

Playing with a new drone....


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

VERY nice car! Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

Very nice! I'd drive that proudly! What's under the second access panel up behind the seats? Is that another set of seats?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

beetlenut wrote:
Very nice! I'd drive that proudly! What's under the second access panel up behind the seats? Is that another set of seats?
Storage and access to the battery
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

Very, VERY, cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

I love it!! it's so well executed, especially with the Type 3 engine! So many van/truck conversions are rendered useless because they kept the upright fan.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

That's a nice car!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

WOW!

That looks like it could have been factory built by VW.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

That looks well built and i would drive that all day long!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

That rear door fabrication is amazing. I'm gathering that none of that is from a VW factory?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:36 am    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

jwold wrote:
That rear door fabrication is amazing. I'm gathering that none of that is from a VW factory?
True, not factory.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

jwold wrote:
That rear door fabrication is amazing. I'm gathering that none of that is from a VW factory?

Looks to me like the rear door was made by splicing together and shortening two early Beetle doors.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

That thing is killer!! I’d daily that for sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:43 am    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

I went away with the car on the weekend.
Here is a short film made with my new drone....


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

Tangential question: in a couple of the short films, the camera either pulled back or zoomed out. In both, though, the background seemed to get bigger and move forward, and not get smaller and recede, as expected. Why is this?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

scottyrocks wrote:
Tangential question: in a couple of the short films, the camera either pulled back or zoomed out. In both, though, the background seemed to get bigger and move forward, and not get smaller and recede, as expected. Why is this?


Hi Scott,
The effect is called dolly zoom. As the drone flys backwards, the camera zooms in at the same time.
Alfred Hitchcock was a master of this in his films.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

How could you not like that panel ? The thing is pure Bitchin.

My only problem would be, if given the keys to it or the SP2 I'd have to stand there for a couple of minutes and think about it.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

Absolutely coolest and cleanest car, van or delivery sedan (dont get mad if I got it wrong) to come out of a coach build. That thing has smooth body lines and just sits so perfect. Only if it could be duplicated and do a modern version would be sooooooo sick!! Very nice brother!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:42 am    Post subject: Re: Bug/Beetle Panel Van Reply with quote

That is perhaps the nicest one off build and certainly the nicest panel vans I have ever seen. Everything looks like it was designed by the engineering staff at VW and not some guy in a shop. Who was the builder?

I love the SP2 video too. I take it you work in the video field?
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