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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:51 AM

My 93 chevy van came from the factory with the chevy truck rallys
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my parents bought this new

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:01 AM

Both of my parent's Beauvilles had them too, they were 15x6.5" or 15x7" IIRC. I do think that the maybe having a 16x7"/17x8 or 17x7/18x8" combo of modified truck rallies would look sweet on these vans!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:20 PM

Well, got the 1/24 Monogram slicks in the mail from Corvair Jim......I can hear the blower whine and RUHMP......RUHMP.......RUHMP idle already :D

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:02 AM

My 93 chevy van came from the factory with the chevy truck rallys


Looking at brochure and 1:1 reference pics, it appears the 1:1 5-lug van rally wheels have 16 slots- can anyone confirm that? I don't think there's anything close to them in scale, but these modified (former) six-lug truck rally wheels from the Monogram kits come kinda-sorta close:

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Joe, do you want some deeper 5-lug turbines for the rear slicks? I think those in the '56 are all the same depth, correct?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:27 AM

Those Rallies look good Casey, which centers did you use? IIRC, 16 slots sounds about right for the truck Rallies too.. The standard Turbines will be ok too, the slicks aren't that much wider than the former Goodyears that came with the van.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

I think they are from an MPC or AMT Blazer, Joe.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:49 PM

Ah, ok.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:34 PM

Casey i think i have the spare off my van in my garage if i do, i will post you a picture of it tomorrow

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:56 PM

Casey have you thought about taking that 4x4 suspention and resin casting it.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:15 AM

The grille is to die for as it's molded open!


Yes, it may be the best part of the entire kit. It would've been nice if the bumper and filler panel/grille (not to mention the Chvy bowtie emblem) were molded as separate pieces, but for late '70s Monogram, this is par for the course, which is to say, not bad at all:

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Also, it features a "Correct for year " dashboard too.


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...and a drink tray/mini console and CB radio, which mount on top of the engine cover/doghouse:

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:17 AM

what is the design of this kit's rendition of the front suspension?


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

Actually there's no five lug wheel that would be correct for this van since it's a 30 series. :P The Turbine wheels with the eight lugs are more correct than anything.


Such a stickler for details, Roger. :) ...but you're right. ;)

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:56 AM

It seems odd that a hoodscoop was included, but never pictured on any of the box art builds. It appears to have disapperaed by the time the Van & Race Trailer kit was released:

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I had forgotten how much Monogram liked to include "smoked" glass in some of their '80s-issued kits:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:52 AM

I might buy one of these after all. I'm thinking of doing a 'big' scale verson of this thing, and starting out with a kit might be easier than scratchbuilding the body.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

Just got the van, I was thinking that the plastic was different, like the new release with a soft plastic. This one is hard, like old kits... I was kind of disappointed also with all the flashes on the plastic. The chassis had a Revell 1996 copyright... :rolleyes:
The tires looks good, I don't like to much the Rally wheels (I would prefer a steel wheels), I don't like also the fender flares, but they are easy to remove. :D The kit overall looks good and looks fun to build it like the box (two option custom or working) using the decals, that are very nice printed. I like that they give you a few options, like sidepipes, bubble window for the roof, antenna, tape player, CB radio and cup holder, those are pretty nice details.
I hope to start it soon! B)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

I'm not even sure what you'd start with when building that, but I would suggest sheet styrene. :huh:

Yeah- sheet styrene for the rear and windsheild panels. I'm sick of scratchbuilding every flippin' thing on my builds. :P