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    Thread: 1962 Bus from beginning to end Build Thread (Pic Heavy)

    1. Member v-dub88's Avatar
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      07-02-2012 01:07 AM #1
      Hey guys so I finally got done with my build on a 1962 VW Bus. I’ve never done a build thread but I thought why not. After years of looking for the perfect bus I found one! And in my budget!!! It was a complete build from the ground up. Everything was in pieces, at points I thought no way am I going to finish this, but I cracked open another beer and kept on going. I took a ton of pics during the build and I hope you guys enjoy the process.




      If you have any questions about my build and what I did please feel free to ask.








      Motor Done!

      Bumper On

      Frame done


      Flooring

      Front Bumper


      Getting there with the kitchen

      Sink in




      Lava Lamp

      Done with phase 1

      Onto phase 2




      Curtains are in!








      Finally a front end










      Sweet engine shot




      I'm not getting a sig on my beeper

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      07-02-2012 01:12 AM #2
      Nice ride mang. Should get some rolling shot






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      07-02-2012 01:15 AM #3
      How long did this take!?

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      07-05-2012 12:18 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by StayFatlaceMK3 View Post
      How long did this take!?
      Mine took about six hours; but I stopped and went out to dinner in the middle.

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      07-08-2012 09:43 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by StayFatlaceMK3 View Post
      How long did this take!?
      It took me 3.5/4 hours to build it.
      I'm not getting a sig on my beeper

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      07-13-2012 07:00 PM #6
      Freakin Awsome I like how detailed the engine and the interior are.. Wow! And my favorite part, Make Lego Models not War.. Where'd you find this bus at..?
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      07-14-2012 07:49 AM #7
      Nice build! I want one so bad! Why is the Volkswagen emblem located at the front of the bus faded away?
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    8. 07-21-2012 03:22 AM #8
      Hi V-dub. Nicely build the VW bus. I remember this was the bus which was used mostly in the movies. Other than that this is certainly your thread. Not only you completed your bus within 3.5/4 hours, but in between you kept on taking out the pics to post out them here. I liked each and every one of them.

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      08-02-2012 10:33 AM #9
      I think the two little triangle pieces on the bottom of the A pillars need to be rotated 180 degrees!
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      08-04-2012 04:50 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      I think the two little triangle pieces on the bottom of the A pillars need to be rotated 180 degrees!
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      I'm not getting a sig on my beeper

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      10-02-2012 03:46 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by vr6fanatic View Post
      Why is the Volkswagen emblem located at the front of the bus faded away?
      I think it's just an illusion - a reflection on the chrome.

    12. 11-15-2012 10:59 AM #12
      I just picked up one of these from the Lego store. I can't wait to put it together.

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