VW Pickup

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Project by htl posted 01-13-2018 08:26 PM 1275 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my version of Dutchy's VW Bus.
I had been wanting to build a VW Bus after seeing so many great builds of them so when Dutchy put out his plans I was thrilled and ready to play with them.
The plans are Top Rate and a joy to work with.
I kind a wish I had waited for Dutchy’s blog to start but the minute I down loaded them it was to the shop and get to cutting.
You all know me by now and couldn’t just follow the plans and ended up with a VW Truck instead.
I’ve only seen a few of these trucks on the road even back when VW’s Bugs were the thing to have.

So thanks Dutchy for a fine time playing with your plans, and can’t wait to see your next project.

My blog starts here.

But be sure to go by Dutchys blog cause I head off in the woods pretty quickly.

How about this for my license plate.

Had fun putting in a motor, not the one we all were wanting but it works. LOL

The build is made out of cherry and birch.

The back wheels were extras I had made for the Hot Rod and then needed some smaller front wheels so tried a few different things to make it work.
The smaller the wheels get the harder to have them not fall apart while sanding and the like.
They would work fine with a few less treads but not worth building an indexer for just two wheels, as I’m not planing to make any more that small.

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#1 posted 01-13-2018 08:32 PM

i like the HTL mobile pickup…... love the engine wheels combo …........and also the rear lights…....... and rear license plate ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 01-13-2018 08:50 PM

Gr8 I hate to say it but that plate took me all day and I wish I had made it a little smaller but it works.
I’ll know better what to do next time, if there’s a next. lol

I know I should go black with the tires but it hides all the work I put into them.

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#3 posted 01-13-2018 08:53 PM

Outstanding job…thanks for sharing the details in the blog.

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#4 posted 01-13-2018 09:17 PM

Excellent job,

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 01-13-2018 09:19 PM

Super nice work HTL. Those wheels look fabulous just the way that are!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 01-13-2018 09:33 PM

Thank’s it means a lot coming from you old timers. [Lumber Jock Wise]
Being 68 I can’t say much about age.

I try to always hit the projects button on anyone that comments to see what they have been doing and it’s just a big WOW for all the great work that’s gone on before me.
Even so I’ll get on Pinterest and some great project will come up from 2012 or so that I’ve not had the chance to check out.
So thanks again this site has really helped up my game!

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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#7 posted 01-13-2018 09:34 PM

This makes me so glad! Thanks Bruce. You did a great job. I love that engine, wheels and the classic contractor model. I have considered to make a plan for this contrator model also, but you are faster than I. I will end THIS comment with: SUPERB!


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#8 posted 01-13-2018 09:40 PM

This is a beautiful VW pickup. This model shows a lot of fine details and craftsmanship. You did a wonderful job on this model.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 01-13-2018 09:42 PM

Bruce, That is way cool as the youngin’s would say,
BUT quote “never personalized a project”; sir your signature is all over all the beaut wood models I’ve seen come out of your shop,
whether it be detailing or design you do personalize each and everyone….
This lucky one just has your “handle/logo” front and centre and it’s prefect…TOP JOB.
Cheers, Peter

PS – The blog was is excellent too, thank you!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 01-13-2018 10:57 PM

Love it!

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#11 posted 01-13-2018 11:30 PM

By Jacks it is a Dandy! Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 01-14-2018 12:20 AM

The detail and skill needed to make this is incredible. Very nice job. I’m working on a small post office box truck and have a lot to learn.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#13 posted 01-14-2018 01:05 AM

My advice is keep it simple and have fun with it.
I used one of the bigger post office doors to make a computer case and really liked working with it.

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#14 posted 01-14-2018 02:55 AM

Great job #4... Cute “ego” touch to the logo (laser would have made it a breeze)... missus said I should have typed cute “personalisation”... backspace key momentarily playing up.

Said all I need to say in the blogs, however, I would like to add,

That diet Dr. Pepper does NOT work… You still display fat fingers… feed it to the camera!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 01-14-2018 03:16 AM

That is very cool

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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