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TONY ENGLAND
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: A New Day Has Dawned Reply with quote

Ladies and Gentlemen, i have started a new project after too many months away from my trusty welder and angle grinder.
I am up and running in my new workshop and its allowed me to get started on a new 'toy'.
I have posted some photo's on my facebook page but will add them to photobucket and post them on here after returning from the French National.
Hope some of you like what im building (i'm sure some of you wont,tho Wink )
WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!! Very Happy
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TONY ENGLAND
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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the delay but had problems with my photobucket account.
Anyway this was the 'Doner' car, a 1990 2cv.
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And then after the body was removed just leaving behind the bulkhead, i started to add steel box section to make the frame.
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You can see from this photo what i hope to replicate from the 1/10 scale model, A WW11 German Army VW Kubelwagen Very Happy
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In this one ive started to build the sides which will be the new sill panels when they are covered in sheet steel plate.
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A view from the front showing the front wing/bonnet area and where the spare wheel will fit.
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Got a load of bits from France and had a few bits specially made for this project. I will add the photos as soon as i can.
Like i said before, some of you may hate this Rolling Eyes , but i hope a few of you will be interested Very Happy [/img]

If all go's according to plan, it should look something like one of these two example's Very Happy Cool
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MORE SOON Very Happy [/img]
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

exellent idea, I think nobody has ever replica of this model based on 2cv
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know where there is a genuine one sitting in a barn Cool Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be interested to see how this turns out, at first I was doubtful but actually now I think it could look pretty cool whens the finish time
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya

I'm puzzled (again Laughing)

Why not build something like that starting from a VW ?

In a "similar" style, I've always thought a Citroen Type G replica would be so awesome on a modern slammed 2cv chassis Laughing



good job so far though
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TONY ENGLAND
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Jozef Yeah your right but im not into VW's so it HAD to be a Citroen based vehicle and i like the challenge of making something thats hopefully not been done before Very Happy Wink

Indeed, i had already started on a 'G' van project before i built my Rat Rod 'SCAR'. I shortened a 2cv chassis and designed a forward control steering system because the driver would be sitting directly over the engine, but thats as far as it got. When i left my wife i had to clear a lot of parts away from our house and that was one of the things that went to the scrap yard Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
Who knows, might try it again when ive done this one Very Happy .
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome project dude! can't wait to see it take shape!
whereabouts are you in maldon? i'm building my 2cv just up the road in danbury, i might have to pop over and check this beast out sometime! :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Jake. Im living in the town centre mate on the road at the rear of the Police Station, but my workshop is over at Latchingdon.
Yeah would be good to meet up and can show you how its progressing Very Happy .
I'll pm you my mobile number.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome that would be wicked, i live in gt baddow and cycle up to Danbury a few times a week to work on the car, so whenever your about working on your project i can cruise down the hill and check it out! :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the rear mudguards fitted and extended and fitted one of the front ones. Ive shortened the engine breather so that it misses the bonnet when its shut. Also fitted one of my modified VW beetle hubcaps onto the 2cv wheel rim. Very pleased with how they look. Took photos on my mobile phone but cant download them so will have to wait a couple of days till i get my camera out Very Happy .
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As promised, the latest work carried out on the Kubel.
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Not too much to do now,lol Laughing Laughing .[/img]
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good

the French will think that there being invaded all over again when you turn up at the world meeting Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

verry freakin nice!! it's shape is perfect! courious how it turns out when it's finished!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Guys. The only problem ive had so far was with clearance on the engine oil filler/breather but ive shortenend that and will fit one of ECAS's in-line reed valves.
Because the bonnet has such a steep angle the carb and air intake will stick through the bonnet, but ive discovered that if i weld a 'bulge' in the bonnet for the carb and K&N filter to fit under, i will be able to hide the 'bulge' under the spare wheel Very Happy problem solved Wink
More work and photos next Sunday Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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