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#1 RodneyBad

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 07:44 PM

Since the forum was down I had to do something.
So I surfed the net and found dajiban
Japanese craze of RoadRacing full size Dodge vans.
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So I will be using the AMT reissue of the 911 van
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and now the start of it.
I Redid the inner wheelwells so I could get the van Lower and use wider tires.
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Better pics when PC and Dig Camera learn to work together. Ugh..

#2 Rob Z

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:18 PM

HHHmmmmm!!! Interesting concept, I have a couple of short wheelbased Chevy van's that looks like a KOOL way to go with one of them, plus I could put it on the trailer right behind the other... :)

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

HHHmmmmm!!! Interesting concept, I have a couple of short wheelbased Chevy van's that looks like a KOOL way to go with one of them, plus I could put it on the trailer right behind the other... :)

MMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
That sounds like a Great Idea too. A tow rig.
The funny think I have read about this style is the gut the interior and Haul their
supplies around with them to the track.
Gotta love the Japanese way of thinking, Race Van and Hauler all in one. :lol:

Trying to get some better pics.
Hardest part for me is figuring how to lower the front suspension being it's just a block
of plastic.
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:51 PM

That's rice!

:)

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 02:40 PM

That's rice!

:lol:

Sooo, would that make that American Rice? :lol: :lol:

But if I put Nascar rims on it, would that make it not rice? :)

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:02 PM

Rodney, see if you can find a set of these steel wheels from Aoshima
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:42 PM

Rodney, see if you can find a set of these steel wheels from Aoshima
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Got'em :lol: :lol:
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Wish I had more than just one set. :lol:

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 04:38 PM

I like the idea that vans are sneaking in here (MCM) and having a grand time! Defiantly cool, Rodney. :)

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:16 AM

Love what your doing with the van, keep the updates coming. Love Vans

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:33 PM

Rodney WICKED stuff man keep it up

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 04:18 PM

Those wacky Japanese, what will they think of next?

Cool idea Rodney!

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:40 PM

After looking up some of these vans they look rather straight forward, with some interior and chassis mods it looks really buildable...

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:46 PM

After looking up some of these vans they look rather straight forward, with some interior and chassis mods it looks really buildable...

I liked to have hoped soo but the stock version sits soo Tall
I've been rebuilding the suspension (front and rear)to get it in the weeds.
Whoops, maybe too low but Low is good for racing. Right? :D
Got the wheel wells rebuilt to fit the tires better.
I'll get up-date pics soon.
I'm perty sure it won't fade into the forgotten backburner Zone
(it's full)

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:18 PM

I'm perty sure it won't fade into the forgotten backburner Zone
(it's full)


:D I know all to well about the backburner... :rolleyes: I am really interested to see what is going on with this one and possibly borrow some of your suspension mods to try on one of my Chevy's... B)

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:20 PM

I'm perty sure it won't fade into the forgotten backburner Zone
(it's full)



If it did, would that put it on the rice burner? B) :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:05 PM

Well looking for Dajiban Vans, they all shown Late 90s Dodge Vans but it doesn't mean there
isn't a Chevy. :)
Chassis pics
Stock
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Lowered,
I cut the front cross member off where it hung below the frame for more clearance.
Notched out the front spring mount postition to below the frame and will do the same to the rear.
I still have to C-notch the rear frame.
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Stock interior tub with Lil Wheelwells. Camera did not want to Focus at all. :D
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Modified wheelwells and removed Engine cover.
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:10 PM

As it sits now (front axle on top of the frame)
BTW: it is sitting on Fujimi 17" Watanabe wheels
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How much was it lowered? A lot my guess. :)
You be the Judge.
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What a Differance between old and new Plastic. I like the old Plastic better but not using that one. Yet. :D
Yes, I do have two Dodge vans but Only two. DANG!!
Wish I had MORE.........

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

there might be other types...i just realized that dajiban literally translates to dodge van....


btw it looks SWEET! oh and for motivation on the Gemballa i'm watching Wagan Midnight

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:57 PM

Cool build,will be following your progress :) :D

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:28 AM

Rodney, just a thought, but what about reducing that wind resistance footprint with a chop top, or channel the middle. Its already lowered, make the top lower too.
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