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#41 Casey

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:50 PM

Have a look here for lots of pics of '71-'77 Mopar vans:

http://moparbvans.pr....com/index.cgi?


Having owned a '77 shorty for a few years I can guarantee you there's no way on a 1:1 you'd be able to tuck the tire up that high in the front. Now on a model, anything is possible, but the pic you posted of the late model Japanese van is about as low as you can realistically go in 1:1 without cutting the wheel wells up and taking away the remaining foot room for the driver and passenger.

Looking good so far, Rodney. :D

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:36 AM

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

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


as an olds guy, it really sickens me that some one cut up not one but two vista cruisers to make that thing!

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:24 AM

This is a neat twist on an old kit. I like it. Reminds me that I need to finish my twist on this kit. BTW, the grille in the kit was never done in 1:1. It is a phantom grille.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 02:24 PM

Interior wheelwells are tubbed and they really don't leave alot of footroom before or after.
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You only need room for the Go Pedal. :blink:
I'm also using a 4 spd tranny so I will be using paddle shifters and an Auto clutch.
Or, it's a Automatic 4spd? IDK. :o
One of my issues is doing the front suspension. If anybody has an Idea of maybe a kitbash
or something, I'm open for ideas.

Tubbed interior tub, Only kidding around with it tho, it won't be sitting this low. (another project?)
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Don't pay attention to the brake calipers, they're just rolling around for now.
Stock Interior tub
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Lets so your Vans Count and Lyle
I'm not going to opt for a Community build tho, I haven't finished 2 already. :blink: :blink:

Edited by Zukiholic, 01 February 2011 - 02:24 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:18 PM

They did a round headlight grille for those vans but it didn't look much like the one in the kit.

The real one looked like this,,
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Gotcha on that one. :P
I just wanted to see the mess they made.

They just fudged the grill like monogram did on the Ramcharger.
A little from column A (1977)
A little from Column B (1980)
Mix them up and ya get No Particular yr but a few all in one.

Thanks. :D

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 05:06 PM

Alrightie, Rod, here's mine...
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It's going to be a dually 5th wheel hauler eventually. After I'd been reading the Dajiban thread, I dug it out and walled off the back end, and did a little more bodywork today. It might even end up with a big, polished airfoil on the roof.
Then again, I've never built a 'Red Green' Model, and I have another ambulance kit, so maybe I'll build one of these...
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Some simulated scale duct tape, a few 50 gallon drums from the C-600 stake kit, and bingo-bango, DIY Applesauce machine! :P

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:44 PM

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Cool, I've thought about doing something like that too if I can get an Extra Dodge Van.

I'm not too sure about the AppleSauce Paver.
That'll make some awfully dirty AppleSauce.
Duct tape would be easy, just get some Dull BMF I'd think?
I did see the build of the Red Green Van Thread.
On a Sad note, I've never watched the Red Green show.
Even tho I thought I might have ran across One episode, Maybe, Long Long time ago.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:21 PM

Can't say I'm a rabid Red Green viewer, either, but there's always a fun potential 'what if' model project in every episode!

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:59 PM

Then again, I've never built a 'Red Green' Model, and I have another ambulance kit, so maybe I'll build one of these...
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Some simulated scale duct tape, a few 50 gallon drums from the C-600 stake kit, and bingo-bango, DIY Applesauce machine! :lol:

Don't forget the air conditioner in the side! :lol:

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:22 AM

Ok, here's mine. The only part of the body holding me up from finishing it is finding some graphics for it.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:14 AM

Can I play too? I've got one in it's box with the handles, trim and emblems shaved and back doors cut out?

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 04:32 PM

Can I play too? I've got one in it's box with the handles, trim and emblems shaved and back doors cut out?

Nick

Why Not, ya got enough room on your plate for another build?

Holy Cow BigBlockLyle That is Soo Late 70s to early 80s ;) :)
Time to Tub it out and drop it.
Or just take the Engine cover out and stuff in a Hemi with a Hi-rise :D
Paint looks good on it, it must be an older version with the details still visible.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:50 PM

Next time you see my 5th wheeler, I'll be on its own thread. Not siphoning Rodney's Dajiban anymore! :(

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:48 AM

Why Not, ya got enough room on your plate for another build?

Holy Cow BigBlockLyle That is Soo Late 70s to early 80s :D B)
Time to Tub it out and drop it.
Or just take the Engine cover out and stuff in a Hemi with a Hi-rise :D
Paint looks good on it, it must be an older version with the details still visible.


That's the look I was going for. 1970's cruiser.
Nope, it's staying the way it sits.
That'd be nice if I had the parts.
Thanks, it's Testors Lacquer, I love this stuff. It might be an older one, but the interior leaves alot to be desired so the rear windows are getting either mirror (if I can do it) or black limo tint.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:30 PM

Now it kind of has me thinking of a full-on, tubbed, caged pro street van with a mid-mounted Pro Stock Hemi...

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:14 PM

I think (at least) I have the ride hieght and maybe the wheels.
Revells #8 Nascar kit wheels with Good old GoodYear Blue streaks
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Maybe the Paint theme But not the front wheel(I'm no Artist either)
Wheels will be Black
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Edited by Zukiholic, 19 February 2011 - 06:15 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2011 - 03:23 AM

Ut oh ... I think I'm sensing a signature. But the Rising Sun DOES look good on a van, especially with it wrapped around front and back! :lol:

The ride height does look good in my eyes, although I had thought this type of van was lower .. probably my imagination.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:57 PM

Hopefully I can figure out how to do the SUN wrapped all the way around.
My Sun Rays tend to start wondering off once I get a few done. :)

Your probably right, I can still lower it a bit more up front with some Camber and
Notch the rear frame.
Before I just ran the metal axle straight through the frame and place the front axle above
the frame.
Still a work in progress :)

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 02:23 PM

Hopefully I can figure out how to do the SUN wrapped all the way around.
My Sun Rays tend to start wondering off once I get a few done. :)
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The paste up you showed made me thing of the wrap as the rays are positioned. The front looked like a fat ray would surround the grill top and bottom .. cool. The back wrapped as shown would also be very distinctive ... followers wondering what the heck is that with those red bands ... and pulling up along side at a light.. Oh WoW! :D

I am assuming there would be a sun on both sides. If not.. wow.. imagine the one side continuing as on your car. You CAN'T lose no matter what! ;)

Edited by Foxer, 20 February 2011 - 02:25 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2011 - 07:19 PM

If you're going with that paint scheme, I'd go with some rollers more like the ones on that Impulse!