drdesignz

Custom 1962 VW Truck

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I haven't been able to think of a good design yet for the Technic Challenge, so I bought a 10220 VW T1 Camper Van model recently to rebuild it as a truck that I've been thinking about for a few months now. It's not too exciting, but it was a fun build. I spent the last few nights putting it together.

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It appears that you simply removed some bricks from the Lego 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van set:

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I wouldn't say "simply"... I rebuilt it from scratch. The front end is mostly the same, but some of that was also changed. The rest of the truck is very different. New chassis, interior, engine, etc.

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Looks good! I've always liked the single cab VW's. I like the dual carburators sticking up out of the back. :thumbup:

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Too cool! I'd love a real Kombi to haul my bikes in.

Nice engine, did the original model have one at all?

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I love it!

Like the way you adjusted the chassis to accommodate the low rider look. And a nice touch on the twin carburators!

Well done.

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Thank you!

Nice engine, did the original model have one at all?

Yes, the original model also had one. You can see pictures here. It's quite a nice, detailed model.

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Never seen the truck version before. The VW trucks I have seen are flat-tops with sides that fold down and storage areas underneath the bed. Do you have pictures of this type of truck IRL?

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Never seen the truck version before. The VW trucks I have seen are flat-tops with sides that fold down and storage areas underneath the bed. Do you have pictures of this type of truck IRL?

No, the real life trucks have a shallow bed with storage underneath, just as you described. This is a highly modified custom truck of my own design.

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Oooh dluders I think you're downplaying this set-mod just a little! having built 10220 and then lowered it (only by half a stud) I can confirm just how much reworking the standard model needs to achieve that much drop.

And all the little changes and details make for a nice smooth look.

Lovely work.

Damn it though I was gonna give mine a little skully gear shifter knob!

My efforts-

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IMAG0268 by sam2442, on Flickr

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Your pictures look like LDD renders, really awesome work of building and taking pictures :thumbup:

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