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Volkswagen Type 166 "Schwimmwagen" Details

This article will be about detailing the Schwimmwagen.

One of the first things I did was place the shovel on the correct position. 21st Century put in on the right backside of the schwimm which isn't correct : it should be on the left frontside.

In order to do this , you will have to make a few parts of your own.

I used the original holders for the shovel and the paddle to make new ones

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Here you see the part needed, make sure that you don't cut away too much so the shovel still fits !!

Then you will need a piece to secure the shovel.

Here's what I did : I took a piece of tin plate (a coca cola can f.i.) and made the following piece

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Then I bend it over the hook so it fits well, drilled holes through the tin and in the hook and secured it with a piece of metal wire

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Here you can see the result of the hook attached to the vehicle (in opened position).

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Ofcourse you will also need a piece to secure the shovel blade to the vehicle. I took a piece of paper (lenght ca 6 cm width ca 6 mm) and bend it ovet the shovel blade and glue it to the vehicle

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Here a picture which shows the shovel attached to the vehicle.

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And another view which clearly shows the new hook.

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