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#21 RodneyBad

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:19 PM

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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I'd love to do that but if I start hacking up the body, it'll never get finished.
This I know :huh:
Like Robz said, the vans are perty straight forward builds.
Other than chassis and engine mods, that's about it.
Keep it simple.
I'll try too. :D :D

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:45 AM

Cool idea Rodney! I have an old Chevy van that I did a top chop on,but never finished. Now I know what I need to do to it. I may have to make mine a mid engine for better weight transfer. :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 03:33 PM

I do have the proper Yr Diecast van
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But I'm a diehard Plastic fan.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 05:56 PM

Not a lot done that can be seen (more thinking really) but the start of a RollCage
Thinking of just a 6-point to protect the driver.
318 Engine from the AMT 71 Duster.
Being this must be the One Millionth copy, The Body Details are far from being anything
close to crisp.
One light coat of primier and details are gone.
Even the side door hinges are darn near gone..
Mmmmm, Maybe just easier to shave off all the trim and emblems.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:20 PM

I hear ya- cutting up the body is a project's death sentence. First thing I'd have tried was cutting the body down to the shorter wheelbase of the 1:1. Glad to see you aren't taking that jaded path, and choosing the path of progress instead! B)

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:27 PM

I figure the Van is perty short as it is.
I'm perty proud of the first part of the roll cage, it fits the body perty Tight.
I'll Love to do a van with a First half Chop top with a Vista Cruiser style Roof.
Yup, I've had that dream for a Long time (since the early 80s B) )

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:34 PM

Oh, yeah, I've tossed around the 'Vista Van' idea a time or two myself! B)

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:03 AM

Are the engraved lines so shallow or do you have a thick primer?

I always had that problem when using spraycan primers, they always filled up the panellines, since I use the airbrush, it is pretty much gone and such a relief.

The van looks great, what colorideas do you have for it?

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 01:07 PM

Are the engraved lines so shallow or do you have a thick primer?

I always had that problem when using spraycan primers, they always filled up the panellines, since I use the airbrush, it is pretty much gone and such a relief.

The van looks great, what colorideas do you have for it?

Naaaa, Ya could barely see any detail on it before the Primer.
O Well, Less wind resistance ;) :blink:

Dis one?
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Don't think the grill really works for it tho.

No Death Sentence here but it will chug along slowly

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:34 PM

Good gawd! What did they do to that thing?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:14 PM

Good gawd! What did they do to that thing?

I think LSD was really big back then (before my time):rolleyes:

Lil bit of work.
4 of my 6 point rollcage.
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I used a straightened out paper clip to keep the shape of the hollow plastic tubbing I used the for the rollcage.
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Lil bit of Tamiya Gray Primer, Grill has been Black Washed with The Detailer Black wash.
Ride height has not been finalized quit yet.
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:54 PM

Van is looking sharp!!! Nice work Zuk :unsure:

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:02 PM

I'm liking how that box looks down low ... and that grill wash has totally made it pop!

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:24 PM

The van is looking sweet, wheres the comunity build for these vans. if you want to start a comunity build, iam in. There are lots of vans with vista criser roofs on them, check out
www.vannin.com
iam also a member there, we are building a real custm van, Love vans

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 10:45 PM

That's really starting to come together well... That cage is AWESOME!!! :lol:

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:37 AM

This is one cool build, keep it up!

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:50 PM

Rob Z, DoubleD
Thanks, I don't know how they'd do the cage so I'm just winging it.
I was gonna try and reuse a Nascar cage but they all seem a bit on the short side ;) :D
BTW: I just google Ford van and Vista Cruiser roof and there it was.
I love Google, My G/F Hates it. she says I use it waaay too much.
My Memory just aint as sharp as Ole Double D or he lives in a Library :blink:

Foxer
The Detailer Black wash really does help a Chrome grill look Better.
I was trying to figure out just what yr the grill really is to see how to detail it better.

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Does www.vannin.com have a Photo gallery or is it just hunt and peck?
I'm already looking for a 1:1 van ;)
Harder to find than I thought.

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Color wise, I'm thinking an Old Ambulance, White w/orange maybe.
Unsure If I'm age it or make it shine.
I don't know tho, it sure looks good in Primer
also still on a wheel hunt.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:35 PM

Rodney, I got thinking looking at it in that green, why not leave it green and add worn off U.S. Army lettering?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:21 PM

Jeez, man!
This thread made me ressurect my long-dormant Dodge van project. Thanks a lot!!!! B)

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:32 PM

Yes they have a photo gallery because 2 of my old custom vans is in it