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An old van kit 10 years in the making.


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#1 Agent G

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:32 AM

Back in the day my police department drove short wheel base 3500 series Chevy vans for prisoner transport vehicles. I have had the '77 Chevrolet van kit lying around for a decade or more now. Those now stupid looking fender flares always kept me from building it as a police "cruiser".

Well I got off my butt and here's where we sit as of today.

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That's Duplicolor GM Light Metallic Blue with MM Clear gloss enamel.

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#2 hgbben

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:34 AM

Both the van and color look good.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:45 AM

Looking forward to seeing more of this one.

#4 Agent G

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:20 AM

I've been working on this bit by bit. Chassis is complete and I just finished the interior. I had to make another mold to cast the radio and siren box, so that delayed the project for a while.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:23 AM

Beautiful work so far, G!


You keep cranking out these homeruns, and I'm gonna have to get back to the bench and finish some projects ~ ~ ~ just to keep up!


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:34 PM

The van is looking very good.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:09 PM

Nice!

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:15 AM

The screen is a nice touch.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:57 AM

Very nice paintjob

I love de detail on the dash

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:33 AM

Excellent paint..

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:03 AM

Very nice weathering and detail painting on the chassis, and I aint even gonna talk about the dash detail!

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:17 AM

Thank You All!

This one is coming along nicely. I have "deplated" the rear bumper and am building the step we used from treadplate.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

Looks good, what are you using for wheels?

Should be nice when it is done!

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

Looking good G, I was going to be joining you in the police car CBP, but I see you moved it here

Nice touch using the steering wheel from the whale kit, seats too?

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:25 AM

Mike I'm taking the wheelcovers from my Modelhaus '84 Impala and combining those with the kit wheels and tires. The Modelhaus bits are a nice vintage set of chrome wheelcovers close to what the real deal had.

Jonathan I have built so many 9C1 whales it would be a shame to NOT use the seats and wheel! These came from the SS I converted with GTO interior parts.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:10 PM

Oh man I look forward to seeing more of this. Looks great so far.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:59 AM

Well wait no more!

I have been working on this, but it seems like everything gets done in one weekend.

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The light bar was custom made for me almost 20 years ago. I bought 20 of them back then. They are still used!

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A few more.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:57 PM

Nice.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

I scratched the simple bar lock we had on he rear doors.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:21 PM

I can already hear it ... 'Don't tase me, Bro!'
Whooops. Wrong era.
Should be ... 'Don't mace me, Ace!'


That's NICE, G!!! Good job!


{eh, don't forget to register that rig before you put 'er on the road, or I'll have to impound 'er!}


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Edited by Danno, 18 September 2012 - 02:22 PM.