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ROCKET VAN! Deals Wheels Flying VW Van. WIP 11-30-12


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#1 Ira

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:20 AM

ROCKET VAN!!!

Another New Cartoon Project!

The Rocket Van Starts with a Deals Wheels VW Van, a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter and extra Deals Wheels Front Tires.

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Most of the modifications will be to fit small Front Tires in the rear and fit all of the tires inside the body. The New small rear tires are so much smaller than the BiG Hi-Bloatation Tires that they will replace...

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Progress Photos Coming Soon... B)


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:25 PM

Yea ! Another one of your wild and crazy builds to watch ! Love it !

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:27 PM

I always get a lot of joy out of watching your builds Ira keep up the work. Thanks for sharing them with us as well.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

GO IRA GO!

cant wait to see more, i always enjoy these builds from you!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:04 PM

Yea ! Another one of your wild and crazy builds to watch ! Love it !



Thanks Ray!

I almost have a few more photos ready... B)

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

FILLIN' THE WELLS!!!

I started by trimming the Flares from the Wheel Wells with curved sissors...

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I block sanded the sides to get the area around the wheel wells flat. I was going to save the louvers but they got in the way...

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I traced the wheel well shapes on to sheet plastic and cut out the 2 pieces. I used Zap-A-Gap to hold them in place.

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Now lets see about making some smaller Wheel Wells... B)

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

this is gonna be very cool Ira! another cartoon model masterpiece from you!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

You can always use your Dremel and cut out some real vents now that the plastic ones are gone.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:52 PM

Very interesting...

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:50 PM

Will be keeping an eye on this, they're too fun to miss :D

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:10 PM

Thats a whole lotta wheel well to fill!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:45 AM

Here we go again, more pop corn and more eye candy. Perfect combination.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:31 AM

SMOOTHIN' THE REAR PAN...

I decided to change the shape of the rear bottom of the ROCKET VAN Body to make the rear area nice and Tucked Under.

First, I cut the lower section of the rear pan off.

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Here is the progress on Smoothin' the sides, before starting the Tuck...

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More Coming... B)

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:59 AM

I always get a lot of joy out of watching your builds Ira keep up the work. Thanks for sharing them with us as well.


Thank You Tim!

B)

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

GO IRA GO!

cant wait to see more, i always enjoy these builds from you!

cheers
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Thanks Bryan!

More Coming Up... :)

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:09 AM

TUCKIN' IT IN!!!

I cut out 2 triangular pieces of sheet plastic to fit on the bottom-rear edge of the body. I glued them on an angle so that the edge of the body now Tucks Under...

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Next I cut a strip of plastic as wide as the rear pan. I glued the strip in place on the rear pan.

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What Next...?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:49 AM

You can always use your Dremel and cut out some real vents now that the plastic ones are gone.


Yeah, I will probably need to open up some BiG Vents for the ROCKET Engines!!! :lol:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:59 AM

MAKE IT LOW!!!

I traced the original Interior plate on to sheet plastic and cut it out...

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I cut the Dashboard off of the Interior Plate and then cut about 1/4" from the bottom of the Dash...

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I mounted the sectioned Dashboard on to the New Interior Plate. When fit in place this modification will lower the front of the Van about 1/4"!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:18 PM

GO IRA GO!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

Lookin' good Ira ! One of these days I'll finish mine :rolleyes: