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#121 Jared Roach

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

Started mine today, I'm gonna use some parts and decals from the vantasy on this one.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:38 PM

Does the kit no longer include headers, like so?:

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Nope, Afraid not Casey;
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:56 AM

:( I guess that's why there's a new exhaust system in the kit.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:18 AM

Could be, that part of the kit did appear newer. At least with a little styrene rod or tube it can be made onto a dual outlet with rear exits on opposite sides of the van then.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:34 AM

If you have a chance, please post some pic of the parts, as I'd like to see all the exhaust system parts, especially the new exhaust manifolds.

The headers on previous issues look a lot like those in the Monogram '56 Chevy, which weren't horrible for the early '80s, but not quite as nice as what can be done today.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:57 AM

I'll do so tonight Casey, they appear to be just plain old G-Van cast iron SBC exhaust manifolds though. Does the older kit have a cat in the exhaust system like this one too?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

No, the two headers and two side pipes are the exhaust system in earlier issues.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:09 AM

Here's that exhaust tree Casey.
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Funny you mentioned the Monogram '56 Chevy too, I've been looking at that and/or the '55 Chevy kit for parts on this one.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

What is the piece above the shocks in your pic, Joe? A trailer hitch part?

I guess we need a Monogram Chevy van kit history now. ^_^

Edited by Casey, 15 March 2012 - 02:40 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:19 PM

I beleive that part is some sort of trail hitch Casey, looks completely useless as one though.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

OK, it appears the exhaust manifolds and the single exhaust system were included in the Van/Trailer combo kit:

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

Well Casey, I ended up buying that '56 Chevy kit for the wheels and intake/exhaust pieces to use on my van. Any suggestions for a set of slicks to use on the back of it :D

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:17 AM

Does the '56 still include the twin turbo setup which (I think was) shared with Monogram's '69 Camaro kit? I'm pretty sure either the '56 or '57 included some ram's hornstyle exhaust manifolds with some very sturdy mounting pins.

How wide do you want the slicks to be? I'm trying to think of a 1/24 Monogram kit with nice slicks, but I think the Pro Stock and F/C Goodyear slicks would be way too wide for a "street" van.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:34 AM

The '56 I bought didn't include the TT setup, but it does have the afore mentioned Ramshorn manifolds, long tube headers, Roots blower with dual quads for the "Stock" N/A and Blower set ups, and 5 lug Turbine wheels. It took a little carving on the tires and trimming on the van's backing plates, but I was able to make the Turbines work with the others, but the backing plates will need to be glued in place now when the time comes to finish it.

The slicks I'm thinking that should work are the older ones that come in the older Monogran 1/24 F-Bodies and G-Body Monte Carlo kits. I know they aren't the nicest ones around but should give one if these vans a look similar to the one raced be that Jarvis fellow.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:28 AM

Those slicks will probably work well, Joe, as I think any 1/25 scale slicks would look too small.

I think the last Monogram '56 Chevy I built was in the late '80s when it was still molded in turquoise. I think when they changed the plastic to black the turbo setup was changed to a blower, the snorkel hood scoop replaced the '78 Z/28 style scoop, and the wheels were changed from Western Bullets to turbines.

Is it just me or are the exhaust manifolds a bit oversized? Maybe it's just the way they appear in the picture. :blink:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:01 AM

The whole engine looks big to me Casey, especially next the van's SBC, but things are close enough that it wouldn't be obvious in a va, even if I cut open the hood. It still has the snorkle scoop in the kit along with the Z-28 scoop and you can build it stock still too bny the looks of things, think I'll go mild kustom with this one though.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:37 AM

Heres the van iam building for the music comunity build, its pretty much the same van as they just reissued, this one is the one in my avi picture, iam just building it a little different.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:28 PM

Did you miss the "Monster Garage" episode Wheel-Stander Ambulance??

That van has been modified to do that!!
Engine Moved back as well as weight balance shifted back

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

Did you miss the "Monster Garage" episode Wheel-Stander Ambulance??


I remember that, it came out from Finnish TV few years ago, and it was great episode. I remember when they tested it on street. :lol:

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

Maaaaaan, If that first one was a 125" wb window van, I'd cruise the tires off of it!