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A Bubble Top Rod 06 Nov 2021 09:42 #227690

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Colin HD I agree with wee-allis we need to know. I cannot see provision for a radiator, so is it rear engined? air cooled? Volkswagon? Is that tube at right rear an aircraft-type air speed indicator?

Come on, spill the beans, tell us all about it or we will all want one!
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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A Bubble Top Rod 06 Nov 2021 17:22 #227700

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Didn't want to contaminate this fine site with one of those 'Hotrod' things and get thrown off!
Only been here 5 minutes!
Standard VW Beetle floorpan
Made a wooden frame
Shape body using Wall Plaster/Vermiculite (30/70) - make it lightweight
Cover in fibreglass
Turn over and knock out the plaster
Finish the 'outside' of the plaster
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A Bubble Top Rod 06 Nov 2021 17:26 #227701

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A Bubble Top Rod 06 Nov 2021 17:28 #227702

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I did everything apart from: Chrome, Upholstery & Bubble Top.





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A Bubble Top Rod 06 Nov 2021 17:37 #227703

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Morris the 'vents' were designed to cool the VW engine, but ended up being too far forward.
So I put indicators in there instead!
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A Bubble Top Rod 06 Nov 2021 17:43 #227704

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Made the rear lens with the casting resin, in a length of plastic guttering.
Ran a piece of chrome tube, sort of rebar style.
Dropped in some red food coloring.
Full length LED strip light behind.







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A Bubble Top Rod 06 Nov 2021 17:55 #227706

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Well there you have my Madness!
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This Bedford will NOT be having a Bubble Top!
But will have a couple of twists.



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A Bubble Top Rod 06 Nov 2021 18:44 #227708

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U dun good Cln
here in OZ twould B near impossable to get an engineer to aprove for registration
no body can make decisions in authority so all answers = NO
LOL
cya
OF ALL THE THINGS EYE MISS ................. EYE MISS MY MIND THE MOST

There's more WORTH in KENWORTH
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A Bubble Top Rod 06 Nov 2021 19:40 #227709

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Car was fully Street legal, with a little poetic license.
Sold to a car collector in Holland.

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A Bubble Top Rod 06 Nov 2021 20:28 #227712

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Colin, you are one very talented but also one very sick puppy to design something like that. I love it!
Steve.
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