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LaLD 2020-How to Slam a Lesney #34 VW Panel

Do Not Try This At Home (with a mint example, have some respect...)

These didn't used to be hard to find in beat up condition, price was always the issue but they were out there in the flea markets and garage sales of pre-pandemic blah, blah, blah,... I'll get used to the new normal, I'm happy I did all that scrounging for parts the past few years and blah, blah, blah,...

So, start with a used bus anyway. 100 years from now, collectors will approve. The original #34 Volkswagen body is connected to the base at two points:

The one on the left was already beat up on one side, otherwise the odd blue shade would have kept it stock

The one on the left was already beat up on one side, otherwise the odd blue shade would have kept it stock

There's a little tab where a license plate might be, and...

...there are these two prongs sticking down into the base at the back, it's like an old timey rivet that splits aside to hold the body to the base. Get your pliers in there and un-split those prongs.

You now have a body and a base...flip that base like a 90° ollie (I don't skateboard, I had to look that up, it may be wrong) anyway...

Now, put it back where you found it...

You'll notice the close fit between the rear axle and the body, it still rolls but this is going to need a little work to get it to not touch.

Put it back on its wheels and it looks like this without any other changes. If you've gotten this far with yours I'm sure you have your own ideas for the rolling stock.

Flipping the base is the only difference. Go nuts with it, I hope to see some cool ones

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