ROCKET VAN! Deals Wheels Flying VW Van. WIP 11-30-12
Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:06 AM
Will be keeping an eye on this, they're too fun to miss
Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:37 PM
Thats a whole lotta wheel well to fill!
That's for sure!
I am still working on Blending them in...
Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:58 AM
Here we go again, more pop corn and more eye candy. Perfect combination.
Thank You Dr.!
Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:32 PM
GO IRA GO!
I'm Working on it...
Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:33 AM
Lookin' good Ira ! One of these days I'll finish mine
I just picked up another DW Van for a New Project...
Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:08 PM
I cut off the Front Wheel Wells and removed about 1/8" from each side.
Then I glued the Wheels Wells back in place. This will give me enough room to fit the Front Wheels inside the body.
I also cut off the Rear Wheel Wells and removed an 1/8" slice from each side.
I also raised the engine so it wont drag on the ground with the New Small Rear Tires. Here is the Chassis glued back together...
Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:14 PM
I cut off the front of the Rear Wheel Well to fit the Small Tires. Then I glued a piece of sheet plastic on the end to close it up.
I cut what was left of the chassis beteeen the wheel wells and filled in with sheet plastic.
Then I glued a strip of sheet plastic accross the rear wheel wells to close it off...
Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:15 PM
Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:30 PM
The Chassis got a little crooked with all of that cutting & glueing. I added a small brace between the rear wheel wells that keeps things pretty straight...
Here are a couple of photos of the position of the chassis in the body.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:50 AM
I made a Template from the front Wheel Well and traced the shape on the rear.
Then I did a rough cut with a cutting wheel...
I trimmed the Wheel Wells out pretty good with an X-acto Knife. Next I wrapped some Sandpaper around a bottle and Sanded the Wells Nice & Smooth!
Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:36 AM
I needed some Intakes for the Rocket Engines. I found an old Custom Corvette Hood with the Perfect Scoops in the parts box!
I cut them out and fit them to the sides of the Rocket Van!
Here they are after some putty and sanding...
Edited by Ira, 03 October 2012 - 08:08 AM.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:24 AM
Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:11 AM
Looking very good !
Good work !!
Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:13 PM
Rockets don't breathe air. They don't need intakes. Cool project, though. I always follow your threads.
Yes, but you are talking about conventional rockets. These are Ira's SOOPERHITEKCARBONGRAPHITEAMMONIUMPOLYMERGOFAST rockets. I can assure you, they need intakes!
Now for my good friend on the opposite coast. have you gone full circle in that you undealing a DW? I thought the idea was to put bigger wheels on a scale car, not smaller wheels on a DW. I'm curious to see where you are taking this. I know it will be crazy!
Carry on buddy.