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#41 gray07

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:27 AM

Casey, your right, ive always liked the 1/24 chevy vans the best, i think they build up better.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:18 AM

Now we need some ford and dodge vans.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:31 AM

What we need (well, would like, please) is for someone to offer the unique 4x4 parts specific to the Off-Road Van version. :)

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

Meh... I'll buy neither the Revell nor Monogram Chevy van and just build this AMT Dodge Rescue 911 van I have stashed instead. All I have to do is completely rework the grille and it'll look fantastic. :lol:

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:14 AM

What we need (well, would like, please) is for someone to offer the unique 4x4 parts specific to the Off-Road Van version. :)

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I wonder if the suspension in the 4x4 GMC pickup (also Monogram 1:24th) reissue that is coming could be adapted to fit the van...

Edited by Rob Hall, 16 February 2012 - 09:15 AM.


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:22 AM

I been building this for the music comunity build, its the molded in black van, the decals say Back & Gold, by monagram, its the same vanthere going to reissue. Posted Image
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#47 Joe Handley

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:38 PM

Think I would prefer a swing arm of 4 link with coils and a track bar on the front, these vans don't have much for front overhang, plus you could reuse the spring pockets in the front subframe.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:48 PM

This is what i want to build mine after, its a vanner on the site i belong to, watch the video, this van is cool.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:34 AM

well; it's a plastic model, it can be built with whatever kind of setup you like. Chevrolet built it with leaf springs.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:45 AM

Well, as they say on Pass Time, the burnouts don't lie :P I'd love to know what kind of power that brick makes though..........and preferably something other than "A Lot" :D

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:07 AM

i wonder what he's got in the back to make it hook up! surely not a waterbed....

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:05 AM

I could have been imaging things, but the engine may have had a slight setback (been to many years since I've been under the hood of one) and he did appear to have a whole new rear suspension (Dad figures the stock leaf setup couldn't work as well as that one appears to) and he does at least have some structural weight back there.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:24 AM

One thing which appears to be very wrong on the Monogram body is the front roof edge/windshield trim area. On a real van, the drip rail extends a bit forward from the body colored area which surrounds the windshield gasket, and the drip rail leaves a shadow.

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On the Monogram body, this area is completely wrong. The body colored area above the windshield gasket protrudes and looks bloated, instead of being tucked slightly under the drip rail. This is not going to be easy to fix, and I have to wonder what happened when this body was originally tooled up. It looks like the roof was made too short.

Edited by Casey, 21 March 2012 - 11:09 AM.


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:43 PM

Casey, good catch. Looks like the front of the roof would need to be removed, and brought forward. The resulting gap would need to be filled in, but modellers do that all the time when we chop a top.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

I noticed that at I-Hobby this past October, I think it would take some sanding on the section over the doors to get it below the rails. That would make a good candidate for a chop top with a raked windshield as a way to fix the portion under the drip rail though :lol:

Edited by Joe Handley, 18 February 2012 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

Drill out some rust holes above the windshield... :)

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:53 PM

Drill out some rust holes above the windshield... :)


Above, around, under, maybe fog the glass a bit in the corners with a dab of C.A...............................yes I've seen these things rust :P

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:41 AM

Good catch on that one Casey. I never had noticed that on my race car trailer edition. Looks like one would need to cut below the drip rail,then across the roof, move it forward and then fill in the resulting gap. This was the first model that I did a top chop on. I got it almost ready for paint and that's as far as it got.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:08 AM

What we need (well, would like, please) is for someone to offer the unique 4x4 parts specific to the Off-Road Van version. :)

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I think a good resin caster could pop those out if they have all the pieces, don't you Casey? ;)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:59 AM

I think a good resin caster could pop those out if they have all the pieces, don't you Casey? ;)


I think so. ^_^ I would like to know if the forward leaf spring mouting tabs are still present on the last reissue, though.

Edited by Casey, 20 February 2012 - 08:56 AM.