'71-'77 Dodge Van Shorty/109" Wheelbase
Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:33 PM
*Warning- the image quality is poor*
A few comparison shots of the 127" w.b. versus the 109" w.b.:
MPC corrected the roof for the '74 "Truckin' USA" release, as shown on the left. The earlier '73 roof, shown on the right is incorrect. I wish they wouldn't have added the porthole window openings, either. Ah well, those are easy to plug.
Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:19 PM
Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:42 AM
The roof depressions have yet to be sanded:
Next I'll shorten the chassis/floorboards:
Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:43 AM
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:31 AM
Here's another one maybe AMT will reissue???
Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:59 AM
Below you can see why I'm removing the kit-stock front suspension. Did I mention I don't like kits with solid metal axles?
Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:37 AM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:20 AM
Here is the frame (which should be one with the floor, being a unibody vehicle) resting against the interior tub:
Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:46 AM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:44 PM
Great job on this conversion! One of these days I would love to get my hands on one of the loooong wheelbase craftsman style window vans. When I joined my squad back in '79, we had a Dodge type ll van and two Cadillac ambulances! Problem is getting photos of them. At 16, I didn't think of doing that...
Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:27 PM
Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:27 AM
I have a newer version Dodge van model, the 911 Ambulence kit, that I did the same thing to. I am going to be watching your front suspension as that was mainly why I put mine back into hibernation.