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VW Samba T1 Official Build Diary - Pack 1 Options
Tomick
#1 Posted : 03 October 2018 10:56:55
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Volkswagen T1 Samba

From 1950 to 1956, the T1 was built in Wolfsburg and from 1956, it was built at the new Transporter factory in Hanover.

Like the Beetle, the first T1's had the 1,131cc Volkswagen air-cooled flat-four-cylinder 'boxer' engine mounted in the rear. This was upgraded to 1,192cc 1953. During the 17 years of production there were a great many versions produced of the Transporter by VW and they started producing the Samba in 1951. The Samba, officially called the "Sunroof Deluxe", came with eight small skylight windows giving it the name of the 23-window. From 1964 the wider tailgate meant the rear corner windows were discontinued, making the post 1964 models the 13-window and 21-window.

The Samba has the distinctive split front windscreen and the V shape on the front panel. Around the world it became affectionately known as The Bus, Barndoor, Kombi, Bulli, Microbus, Splitscreen (or Splittie), Samba, 21 Windowand 23 Window, to name just a few of its nicknames.

Samba's were painted standard in two colours. Usually, the upper part was coloured white. The two coloured sections were separated by a decorative strip. Further the bus had a so-called "hat": at the front of the van the roof was just a little longer than the car itself to block the sun for the driver. The windows had chrome tables and the van had a more comprehensive dashboard than the normal T1. Instead of a sliding door at the side the Samba had two pivot doors. In addition the Samba had a fabric sunroof. At that time Volkswagen advertised with the idea of using the Samba to make tourist trips through the Alps.

The Samba, in the USA was also known as the 'Sunroof Deluxe' and was the most luxurious version of the T1. Volkswagen vans in the USA were informally classified according to the number of windows they had. This particular model had 23 and later 21 windows including eight panoramic windows in the roof (the 23 window version had additional curved windows in the rear corners). To distinguish it from the normal Volkswagen van the name Samba was coined and in Australia, "Alpine".

When Volkswagen started producing the successor of the T1 (T2) the company also stopped producing the Samba so there are no Samba's in later versions of the Transporter

German production of the Transporter stopped after the 1967 model year; however, the T1 still was made in Brazil until 1975, when it was modified with a 1968–79 T2-style front end, and big 1972-vintage taillights into the so-called "T1.5" and produced until 1996.
The Brazilian T1's were not identical to the last German models (the T1.5 was locally produced in Brazil using the 1950's and 1960's-era stamping dies to cut down on retooling, alongside the Beetle, where the pre-1965 body style was retained), though they sported some characteristic features of the T1a, such as the cargo doors and five-stud 205mm Pitch Circle diameter rims.

Between 1950 - 67 when production of the Splitscreen model ended, the production line had rolled out 1,477,330 Transporter vehicles.

Like the Beetle, the T1 received numerous nicknames worldwide and, because of its popularity during the Hippie movement of the 1960's, they still remain iconic for many hippie's today and huge popularity to own or hire.

The T2 series ceased production in Brazil on the 31st Dec 2013, due to the introduction of more stringent safety regulations. This marked the end of the era of rear-engine Volkswagen's which originated in 1935 with the Type 1 prototypes.

Build the VW T1 Samba Camper

Scale: 1:8

Weight: 8kg

Dimensions: Length 53.5cm, Width 22.5cm, Height 24.5cm

Official Volkswagen licensed model

Model Features: Functioning doors, engine cover and fuel access flap; Split windscreen; Sliding windows; Working lights; Authentic VW air-cooled engine; Steerable wheels by the steering wheel; Authentic interior details; Fabric sunroof; Luggage rack & Ladder; Folding seats; Authentic metal wheel rims & rubber tyres. Also includes typical accessories of the time (suitcases & surfboard).

Pre-painted die-cast metal bodywork with ABS plastic; thermoplastic and rubber parts.

This is a must-have model for any T1 fan or model car collector. Clear, step-by-step instructions (via download), accompanied by detailed photos to make building your model as easy as possible.

Pre-order here: https://www.model-space....-model-coming-soon.html

Official video build coming soon!
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Stage 1 Contents: Body front, Volkswagen logo and Screws (BP01)

Note: At any time during the assembly when right or left are mentioned, this refers to your right and left as if you were sitting at the wheel of the vehicle.

The Body Front

Take the Volkswagen logo and place it onto the body front by inserting the pins on the back of it into the holes in the panel. Now secure the logo to the body front with two BP01 screws by inserting them through the holes on the inside of the body front and tighten them carefully.

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Stage 2 Contents: Tyre, Wheel, Hubcap, Brake, Brake drum, Hub, Screw (BD01) and Screwdriver

The left front wheel

NOTE: To make it easier to fit the tyre onto the wheel, either carefully heat it slightly with a hair dryer or immerse it in hot water for a few minutes. Doing this will make the tyre softer and more pliable while you fit it and it will harden again as it cools.

When the tyre is pliable insert the wheel into the tyre by lifting the wall of the tyre over the edge of the wheel. Now turn the wheel around and repeat on the other side checking that the edges of the tyre are positioned correctly on both sides of the wheel.

Fit the brake drum to the inside of the wheel by placing it onto the two pins, noting that the pins are different sizes so the drum will only fit one way.

Now fit the brake and the hub together then insert the shaft of the hub into the hole in the centre of the drum and wheel. Secure the parts together with a BD01 screw. Now hold the hub with one hand and check that the wheel can turn freely. Loosen the screw slightly if it cant.

Tip: You can opt to paint the hub caps VW logo black or leave them chrome.

Finally press the hubcap lightly into place on the outside of the wheel ensuring that its in the correct position and the magnet is holding it securely in place.

Stage complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.
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#4 Posted : 11 October 2018 11:14:41

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Stage 3 Contents: Front bumper, Front number plate mount, Engine cover, Right front bumper insert, Left front bumper insert, Front number plate, Rear number plate mount, Rear number plate, Hinges, Screws (BP01), (BD02) and (BP02)

The Front bumper and Engine cover


Fit the front right bumper insert indicated by the letter R to the right end of the front bumper, inserting the posts into the corresponding holes. Secure from the inside of the front bumper with two BP02 screws. Mount the left bumper insert to the front bumper in the same way, secure it with two BP02 screws.

Insert the two posts on the front number plate mount into the two central holes in the front bumper. Secure the mount to the bumper with two BP02 screws.

Insert the posts on the rear number plate mount into the holes in the engine cover. Secure the mount with two screws BP01.

Place one of the hinges onto its mounting point on the engine cover making sure you align the holes of both parts and secure the hinge to the engine cover with two BD02 screws. Then fit the second hinge at the other end of the engine cover securing it with two BD02 screws.

Remove the backing paper from the front and rear number plates in turn and fit them onto their respective mounts.

Stage complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.
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#5 Posted : 12 October 2018 10:25:00

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Stage 4 Contents: Left front door, Hinge, Handle, Pin, Bracket, Rod, Spring, Rod guide and Screws (BD03)

The left front Door


Fit the hinge into place on the inside of the left front door and secure it with two BD03 screws. Next insert the handle through the opening in the door and temporarily secure it with some low tack masking tape. Now insert the pin through the part of the handle on the inside of the door, placing the bracket onto the pin and the post then secure the bracket with a BD03 screw.

Insert the rod into the spring and insert the free end of the rod through the opening in the handle. Finally mount the rod guide onto the posts on either side of the rod and secure it with two BD03 screws. Note: The spring should be pulled back so that it is outside of the guide.

Stage complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.
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Stage 5 Contents: Left front door window frame, Trim, Upper door hinge, Screws (BD03) and (BP03)

The left front door Window


Align the holes of the upper door hinge with those in the left front door window frame and secure with two BP03 screws. Position the trim into the groove along the outside of the frame aligning the pins and corresponding holes, carefully press the trim into place.

Retrieve the front left door from Stage 4 and place the holes at the bottom of the window frame onto the posts at the top of the door, then secure the window frame to the door with four BD03 screws.

The windows of the model are fully functional: the side window can slide forwards and backwards and the quarter light pivots, as on the actual vehicle.

Pack 1 is now complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.
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