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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:47 am    Post subject: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

I got some before and after pictures of the recent body work and fresh paint on my 1971 Dormobile bus!

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Okay, okay, so it wasn't really my bus, haha. This is a Lego version of my bus that I've had in the works for a while. I heard some of you folks here like Lego, and I wanted to share it somewhere. I recently ordered the last bit of parts in the correct colors so here it is in all it's glory.


Here's some outdoor pictures to end the post:
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Thanks for reading!
(yes, the passenger side mirror is missing because it's missing on my real bus)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

Cool Lego Bus, I like your scarf too.

What's the size of it? I'm guessing around 5" long.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

look how wavy that back corner is. welded too hot. Filled with bondo. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

Hey that's very cool.

Can you rearrange the nose parts to put the turn signals above the headlights, and right under the windshield, like a late bay?

Looks like it might be possible.

Neat.

The little dude looks like he's from the 70s too. Bushy hair, Pleather jacket... Shocked Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Cool Lego Bus, I like your scarf too.

What's the size of it? I'm guessing around 5" long.

Thanks! And what an amazing guess, it's just shy of 5"

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look how wavy that back corner is. welded too hot. Filled with bondo. Laughing

Just like the real thing haha... Sad

HoboBus wrote:
Hey that's very cool.

Can you rearrange the nose parts to put the turn signals above the headlights, and right under the windshield, like a late bay?

Looks like it might be possible.

Neat.

The little dude looks like he's from the 70s too. Bushy hair, Pleather jacket... Shocked Cool

Yes, I think it would be pretty easy to convert the model to a late bay! Maybe in the future I will make some variant models...
Oh and the T-shirt of the little dude (me) has the Porsche logo
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

Nice! This is honestly the most impressive build Iíve seen on here in a long time. Iíd guess you have over 50 hours in it so far?

Body work done properly like that should last a few thousand eons, if you donít turn it into a spaceship. Cool

Park it next to my Ghias,
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

That would run great with a Suby six out back.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

I expect that you are all aware that Lego made a VW bus kit, right?

I modified mine to be a RHD double cab (original camper kit in background):

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But i like the OP's, because it is an original creation.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

HoboBus wrote:
Hey that's very cool.

Can you rearrange the nose parts to put the turn signals above the headlights, and right under the windshield, like a late bay?

Looks like it might be possible.

Tried it out just to see! Threw on an emblem for fun as well. Surprised
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Emblem with low turn signals:
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Oh and a spare tire test! My bus had this set up once upon a time.
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jtauxe wrote:
I expect that you are all aware that Lego made a VW bus kit, right?

I modified mine to be a RHD double cab (original camper kit in background):

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But i like the OP's, because it is an original creation.

I built that official set with my dad when it came out Smile nice modification!

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Nice! This is honestly the most impressive build Iíve seen on here in a long time. Iíd guess you have over 50 hours in it so far?

Body work done properly like that should last a few thousand eons, if you donít turn it into a spaceship. Cool

Park it next to my Ghias,
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I believe there's gotta be at least 50 hours in it, that picture is over a year old! The first iteration was from about 2 years ago, and I've been making slow changes whenever the thought strikes me.

Here is the oldest known picture of it. It has come a loooong way.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:26 am    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

None off these would've held up to our kitchen floor lego car crash up derbies. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

kinda looks like Benny might be seated in the spaceship. THAT would have been funny stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

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HoboBus wrote:
Hey that's very cool.

Can you rearrange the nose parts to put the turn signals above the headlights, and right under the windshield, like a late bay?

Looks like it might be possible.

Tried it out just to see! Threw on an emblem for fun as well. Surprised
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Well done. Exactly what I was thinking. Very cool. Cool

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

Seriously, that bus is a fantastic model. That level of details isn't easy, the SNOT is fantastic, and it's an odd number of studs wide in some places. That contorts things WAY out of childhood-LEGO-skills.

See you on the road,
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

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I and asiab3, would expect a quality factory engine build from you ďAirschooledĒ using only German engineering and parts. This looks like Lego of Denmark went the way of EMPI and built this from the Lego Jiaxing, China newest manufacturing plant. You have a Pertronix 009 distributor, universal aftermarket carburetor, I donít see a mechanical fuel pump? Shitty aluminum style heater hose, generator clocked wrong, and Vintage Speed or Tri-Mil pea shooter muffler gimmick. Fan shroud looks suspicious. None of which you would use on your bus. Laughing Laughing Laughing

Cool Lego bus DocNexil. You clearly have an eye for details. Applause Applause Applause

Fun Lego time. All the Lego builds look fantastic.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

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None off these would've held up to our kitchen floor lego car crash up derbies. Very Happy

A moment of silence for those who have fallen

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Seriously, that bus is a fantastic model. That level of details isn't easy, the SNOT is fantastic, and it's an odd number of studs wide in some places. That contorts things WAY out of childhood-LEGO-skills.

See you on the road,
Robbie

Thanks everyone for the kind words! And those Ghias are very lovely, I'm sure you put lots of time and love into them Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:24 am    Post subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!) Reply with quote

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Your prototype reminds me of this prototype lol
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Your prototype reminds me of this prototype lol

Keep in mind, this is not a Volkswagen!
This is a "Palten Diesel" prototype with Diesel engine (20 hp) from Austria of the 50s.
The body work of 5 prototypes was done by German body maker Westfalia.
Than builded only around 2000 times for isolated Spain (dictator Franco) as "Fadisa (Alfa) Romeo" with Alfa Romeo Diesel and front engine grille...
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