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#1 01blueedge

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:58 AM

here is my next project. I picked up the recent phantom van release. I have been wanting to build one of these for awhile and finally got the kit. here is the mock up of it.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:49 AM

i builded one as a 4x4 like this:

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keep us posted on this looks like it will be killer


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

I remember seeing yours somewhere cant remember where but it looks good

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:47 AM

Think you got it high enough, Josh? I like it. Must be fate or something - I went to Lowe's today to buy a new 8' fiberglass step ladder.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:22 PM

You using the TTB from one of the Bronco kits, or are you going solid axle? (My guess is the latter due to the height).

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:24 PM

You using the TTB from one of the Bronco kits, or are you going solid axle? (My guess is the latter due to the height).


I am going with a straight axle havent decided yet if I want to do coils or leafs though

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:03 PM

its best to use leafs or coils you have to use big coils if you do

what tires are them

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

its best to use leafs or coils you have to use big coils if you do

what tires are them


they are soreal boggers

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:24 PM

You wouldn't have to go much higher to build this
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:21 PM

Monster van is freakin' awesome! :lol:

As for the suspension, I'd suggest perhaps making some coilovers and a 4 link...of course, if you want simple, then go leafs.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:23 PM

any work on it this weekend

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:02 PM

I got the body painted and started to assemble the engine but no pics I will try and get some pics of the body tomorrow

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:48 PM

You wouldn't have to go much higher to build this


Look at those leaf spring-to-axle u-bolts. :huh: They're 24" long! :blink: And chrome plated. :lol:

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:56 PM

The Heavy Metal van was built by Mike Trinagel who owned a body shop in the Bronx. It was finished first with 40+ inch tires in 1982 and was rebuilt on 66 inch tires in 83/84. Here is a video showing a few incarnations of it, skip past the first few minutes of car stuff

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

I got the body painted its model masters fatham green metalic
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:38 PM

that color looks sweet

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:02 AM

lookin for updates on this build

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:05 AM

what are those wheels/tires from??

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:39 AM

Those are So Real Customs wheels, they are all over ebay for pretty cheap.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:25 AM

i seen them for $5.99+shipping