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Has anyone ever seen any models of either the big "RV" like ark from ARK II (Saturday morning live action series fromthe 70's)..or of the "ark roamer" which was based on a vw called "the thing"?

I'd love to see some models, or scratch builds.

Anyone?
 

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Ok...I'm confused. I had just listened to a "behind the scenes" documentary on the dvd's and Lou Scheimer said it was based on a car called the "thing". I looked at the link you posted and noticed this mid-way down the page:

The van we tested, dubbed the Roamer by Automecca, was based on a '74 Thing .

I'm not too knowledgable either...just passing on what the producer of the show said.
 

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VW 2 wheel drive vehicles of the era all had pretty much the same drivetrain. And they were stout and relitively cheap. Bugs were everywhere, Things a bit harder to come by. They could have used a Thing, but kind of wasteful when bugs were so much cheaper.
 

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Wow. Wonder whatever happened to the full scale "seeker" after all the "star command" shows ended. Probably destroyed...too bad.

Same for the "Roamer"..wonder what happened to it.

Sure would be nice to see someone do a decent kit/buildup of one or the other of these.
 
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