A Volkswagen Golf Mk1, put on a large monster truck chassis.
About this creation
So after failing miserably at a large blue truck with steering, working dif, 2-speed+N transmission, and working engine(its all there but it wont turn when I move it...), I still wanted a truck. And I just so happened to have finished a VW Golf Mk1. So I built a smaller chassis from scratch with stiff suspension and a rugged base. I also built a tank chassis, which the VW will probably also be hooked up to. Maybe if I feel like it I'll take some pics of the regular car....maybe... Anyway, enjoy the car/truck/thing and perhaps leave teh comment or ratin?
Some of teh more important features were teh cheezburgerz spare tire, roof lights, and functional brush guards.
The front/ top view, which you are unlikely to see since this thing is taller than a same scale Hummer. Sorry Hummer fans, but its probably true.
The front. I left the actual car alone for the most part, trying to keep it rugged but authentic. Not to mention easier to convert back to normal!
The side, notice the door guards under the side panels. They aid in protecting the side of the VW.
The back, the spare tire might be narrower, but it still works fine.
The engine, which looks much better when the black tires and low ground clearance of the the normal version hide the fact that I don't build wheel-wells.
The interior, however is just spiffy if I do say so myself.
The 4 seat interior features: 2 tone seating, reclining front seats, steering wheel, gas & brake pedals, shifter, em brake, door handles inside and out, glove box, space between the seats for storage, full dash board, and probably other stuff I forgot to mention...
Same view with stuff moved for you to see.
Coming back outside for some details... Including a functional brush guard which will stop the car before it gets shoved back into the actual car. It comes in handy, especially since I like shoving the car off ramps and watching it get air.
Steps to the door/ door guards. In a real car these would prevent your door from denting in and trapping you. On my car they just add looks and keep the car from getting shoved of the chassis.
Antennae, which is not just for show, honest. It gets both AM and FM frequencies! =P
Spare tire, which also acts like a giant bumper.
The back without the spare tire
The steering know, with its random gear design.
The wheel hubs, with their yellow-ness. This will present a problem if I want to put a red car on here...hmmm.
Some suspension tests. Since all my soft Lego springs are in use by a tank, I used the hard shocks. And they are quite stiff, which is good because I didn't clear the car far enough from the chassis, so the wheels slam into the car after longer jumps.
The back fairs a bit better in this test.
The car will not flip, at least not before the back hits the ground.
Same with the front.
The VW after about 5 too many jumps, resulting in massive damage to the car, aswell as the loss of the front axle(replace for the pic, but still...)
A great model with a lot of cool details. I like the idea of a standard hatchback as a Monster Truck. Only one little thing: I think the roof section has to be higher with more upright A and C pillars. For me, it looks more like a Mk I Scirocco now. The rest is awesome!
I really like the concept of this car. Get a simple German hatch, and stick it to a monster truck chassis :D
I was thinking about making a MK1 myself, do you mind if I use some of the design elements you've used? With due credit to you of course ;) - Rhys
I like how you think outside the box on some of your creations. I also like the detail work you have done. This goes for this MOC and the others ones I have looked at on your page. It makes me want to build!