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85 GMC Van W.I.P. 1-28-13 DONE! DONE! DONE!


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#281 Foxer

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:59 AM

I'm trying to get something halfway presentable for the Display Only table at MassCar this weekend but still playing with options. Here's a trial hubcap made from an aluminum press together button that was filed thinner and a plastic disk and decals added. I just sprayed some aluminum paint on for uniform color. This may be close enough.

I'm just not sure I want to cover up Ryan's gorgeous 8-lug wheels (not in the photo .. still waiting for them)! Maybe the story is that soon after the photos I have were taken some Massachusetts potholes popped the caps off. ;)

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 02:34 PM

Those are beautiful wheels and hubcaps. Can't believe how good the decals look on it. Could you maybe have hubcaps on 2 or 3 wheels and 1 or 2 popped off?
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 03:50 PM

Oh Man, that hubcap looks sweeeet!!

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:00 PM

The hubcap looks great! I'd think you could leave at least one cap off...those things were notorious for leaving the rim, at least the ones I've seen around here...we grow potholes big here, too!:)

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:11 PM

Thanks on hubcap compliments.

The 1:1 van has hubcaps on front but both rear wheels are cap less. That's why I needed the 8 lug rims.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:17 PM

Ditto, Great looking Hubcaps.

Back door decals look great, but do we have a pics of the 1:1 back doors to check your placement
of the stickers?? :)

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:32 PM

Back door decals look great, but do we have a pics of the 1:1 back doors to check your placement
of the stickers?? :rolleyes:

OMG! I looked back and there's no real photo of the rear. So, here ... :)

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bah ... the doors are on the previous page .. better add them there.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:07 AM

I would use the caps on the front :)I didnt make the dustcap on the fronts anyways so it means less scratch work for you (if you wanted that detail anyways)

Decals look wonderful Mike!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:26 AM

This is quite the project! Your work on the details is outstanding!!!!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:36 PM

OMG! I looked back and there's no real photo of the rear. So, here ... :P

bah ... the doors are on the previous page .. better add them there.

Just helping to keep it Real-istic :P
One does look a bit off on placement :P :P
Got a GMC Emblem for it next?

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 04:07 PM

Got a GMC Emblem for it next?


I made a mold of the GMC off the front grill I want to use on back. Made a decal of the 1:1 also as backup. :D

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:47 AM

Hello there Mike! Wow youve certainly nailed this project as a replica!! Looks awesome all the way to this point and the look of the hub caps are pretty good as well. I was going to mention the lids off of convient store coffe cups (the round bumbs) but looks like you're all good now!!
Keep on with the keepin on!!

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:07 AM

Everything's ready to hit the road to MassCar. I just got Ryan Silva's 8 lug wheels Yesterday so it was a mad rush to get mounted. There was a problem fitting to the tires I had so only the rear's are barely attached. This is a shot of the rims with no clean up. The minimal flash came off just from handling. These are beautiful wheels!
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Here's the mock up as it will appear at MassCar tomorrow.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:20 AM

Mike, this is just so cool, I know you've got a ways to go, but you could stop here and it would look great!

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:49 AM

Those hubcaps look cool... but I expected that, because EVERYTHING on this van is turning out cool! :)

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 01:33 PM

Wow, great replica. It looks great.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

Thanks Mike, Chuck and Simon .. you're all too kind.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 02:51 PM

I've been on a little van vacation since the rush to MassCar but it's been sitting here on the scanner staring at me all along so I need to get back on it. Tomorrow it's 70 degrees here in the mountains and the lakes are still fully covered in ice! ... it will be tough. Below is just the van sitting here taunting me ...
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The tires I had were found to have too large an ID for Ryan's 8 lug rims so I'm gonna pressure him into getting his masters done for the Bridgestones he showed with them. Ryan will happier than I when this van is finished! :lol: I tried adding a strip around the rim but it was still small and any larger and it would show.
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:31 PM

Mike........hope the weather gives you a break .......so you can finish this cool build.......good luck.......looking good.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:52 PM

Gee, Mike, I didn't see you at MassCar. If you saw the guy with the Canon FD and Sunpak 600 blinding everyone....well, that was me.

Hopefully next year, we can catch each other. Will you be heading to NNL?

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