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Another Custom Hot Wheels ’49 VW Truck

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Mabel Maintenance

Mabel MaintenanceMabel MaintenanceMabel MaintenanceMabel MaintenanceThe other day when I updated Mabel’s fuel lines and performed an overall maintenance inspection, I noticed that most of her vacuum plugs were beginning to dry rot a bit. Nothing major, but something that still needed to be addressed. I also noticed that her drivers side low beam head light wasn’t working properly as well. A quick trip to Amazon, I found the necessary caps for all of the vacuum ports and placed the order. 11 dollars and 2 days later, the vacuum ports are fixed. As for the low beam on the drivers side headlight, a quick spray for contact cleaner on the back of the fuse box took care of that. She’s now road worthy and ready to put on some miles.

Updating Mabel’s Fuel Delivery For Safety

Fuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeThere seems to have been a rash of engine fires lately that really grabbed my attention. Common causes seem to be bad/wrong fuel lines, fuel inlet to the carb and fuel filter location. I’ve had 9 vintage VW’s over the years and I’ve always placed my fuel filter in between the fuel inlet on the carb and the fuel pump. Considering the amount of loss that I’ve read about recently, I’ve decided to make Mabel a little safer. New and proper fuel lines (hers were just replaced a couple of years ago), relocation of the fuel filter, new clamps and new threaded barb for the fuel inlet on the carb. The video is pretty much self explanatory, though my video skills aren’t the best. I’ve also provided a list and link to everything that I used. Hope you find the video beneficial.


Inlet that I used:

Inlet that I considered, but didn’t use:

Drill bit for tap, size C:

Tap that I used:

Fuel filter that I use:

Clamps for the fuel lines:

Fuel hose:

Custom Hot Wheels ’52 Chevy Pickup Finished

Custom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckCustom Hot Wheels Chevy TruckI was able to finish the ’52 Chevy truck custom and I’m very happy with the results. My biggest disappoint with this casting was the lack of bumpers, which I was able to make, and the lack of any interior. Overall though, this is probably my favorite custom to date. As soon as I saw it hanging on the pegs, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Watch the video and let me know what you think. More customs coming soon!

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