Model: 99993: Parts
Status: Project
Date: 29-Jan-2012
Comments: 24
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Scale Beetle sunroof. And it works!!
I wanted to make sunroof work so that the interior details could be seen from above, as some will be hidden from view by Albert. I hoped it would work out to plan, and it has. Few!
It slides back & forth with the push of a finger, when its pushed closed it sits low at rear edge, until its pressed upwards into metal strip inlaid into shell roof, then tiny 2mm x 1mm magnets inlaid into sunroof rear edge hold it up level with roof. Have glued some soft cloth on inside of shell were sunroof comes to rest, so as not to scratch my nice paintwork when done.
Inside of sunroof needs scale framework done now & brackets afixed for pins that will sit in runners on sunroof frame to keep panel in place.
Good news is my roll cage fits perfectly & dont need changing (more luck than judgment) as i had to make frame the size it is for clearance.
Thanks for looking :-)


Scale sunroof mech. -Works just like 1.1 & cage still fits A bonus!! -Have inner frame to do on panel & runner pins -to open push down rear edge then slide back -Magnets hold rear edge up when closed -How it started -Casset getting there. Has runners to guide. -Once detailed, it should look real -soft cloth to protect paint & metal strip. -2mmx1mm magnets

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Comments

j-man

29-Jan-2012

Just superb !!!

Tamiyabigstuff

29-Jan-2012

Not going to make it electrically operated ???

30YrsL8r

29-Jan-2012

Awesome. Again.

casethejoint

29-Jan-2012

That's the coolest Scorcher accessory ever.

Toykid

29-Jan-2012

Just when you think it couldn't get any more ridiculous you go and do this - Amazing!

Volksrod

29-Jan-2012

Madness. Love it! Can't wait for the finished product

Wyoming

29-Jan-2012

lol not much to say

steerfromtherear

29-Jan-2012

Ah! Tamiyabigstuff, 68's don't have eccentrics, otherwise I might have considered it lol

Orangemeca

29-Jan-2012

Some guys are crazy, but great !!!!!

hammerstien

29-Jan-2012

OMG again

SRB Bloke

29-Jan-2012

Truly beautiful work Gary... so so cool..

steerfromtherear

29-Jan-2012

I am definitely crazy Orangemeca
Thanks Steve & everyone

RACECRAFTERS

29-Jan-2012

..head shake..

TongueTied

30-Jan-2012

This is truly awesome!

Crash Cramer

30-Jan-2012

Wow, just floored, or roofed in this case. I can't believe you found magnets that small, let alone the fine finger work to put them all in place. I think I would have lost at least 3 trying to put each into the plastic.

7.2inchdriver

30-Jan-2012

My favorites is starting to look like a build thread for this car.

pininy

30-Jan-2012

AWE! you gotta finish it soon, it's killing me to see it completed!

Cragus

30-Jan-2012

wow thats pretty darn amazing, classy work

Soonsie

30-Jan-2012

Simply amazing! Keep up the good work!

Hcp22

30-Jan-2012

That’s so cool

IBIFTKH

30-Jan-2012

That's it, I give up, my mind is officially boggled!


There are lots of us with a Sand Scorcher, but without a doubt you have THE Sand Scorcher.

scollins

31-Jan-2012

That's it, you win. This is AWESOME

schnoobs

31-Jan-2012

Truly amazing, can't wait to see it done.

skywhelp

11-Feb-2012

This one gets madder every time I see it, simply amazing


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