Looks like Jimmy Flintstone "borrowed" MPC's 1977 'Vette Van design and changed a few things (fender gills and roof shape) so he could call it his own.
If you happen to have any of the MPC C3 chassis, you might consider them as an alternative as they feature poseable front wheels and independent halfshafts on the IRS.
OTOH, by using this body, I can see you getting creative with unique headlight options and possibly some kind of special feature on the "bread van" section, such as an opening rear door, a la the AMT '40 Ford Sedan Delivery.
I do have one MPC C3 Vette but I have it ear marked for another project Monty. Good idea though.
Well, after about 3 hours of sanding, grinding, and drilling I have the SD Vette
body almost ready to go. As expected, there is lots of flash to remove on the
body and I had to grind a big blob of resin out of the inside of the rear quarter
panel so the interior tub would fit properly.
I also had to drill the holes for the tail lights. I gotta say for as much work as
it was to get it to this point I had a fun time working on it.
Here is a quick little mockup at this stage. I still have to remove the flash from the
windows but following Scott's lead I think I'll leave them in place for now.
I am trying to decide what to do for the headlights on the car. The car was molded without the pop up lights and I would
like to do something a little different with them. Maybe small rectangle lights in the opening?
Edited by Rob McKee, 28 February 2013 - 11:45 AM.