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#1 cobraman

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:04 PM

Someone stole the middle of my van !! I guess I will just have to run with it. I sectioned about a scale 6" out of the middle. The rear windows will be blanked out. I cut a slice in the body for the rear roof spoiler. I have a couple other ideas but till I decide I will keep them to myself. Thanks for looking.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:22 PM

Hi Ray, You are hard to keep up with all these builds :) :) Looking foward to what you come up with!

Nice work on removing the middle section.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:27 AM

B) in truckin mag 88 or 89 there was a van like this built by custom bike builter arlen ness

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:01 AM

Gee, now look what happened. First someone cut the middle out of my van and now they drilled a bunch of holes in it. I would'nt be surprised if the next thing they did was to mount the flares and start slinging some putty. See ya next time. Thanks for looking .

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:06 AM

Ray, I think the sun out there has fried your brain....QIUCK- go stand outside some more! This looks to be one cool van, I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of it!

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#6 cobraman

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:11 AM

Thanks Mike. It is rather warm out here. I think I have a cool plan for this van but my problem is that I can always dream up something cool but don't have the skills to make the picture in my mind come out the same. But ya gotta keep trying right ?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:54 AM

I wonder if it will be mid-engined and SOHC-powered?...at least we know it will be running mechanical fuel injection. ;)

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

I don't know what to make of it yet.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:33 PM

I don't know what to make of it yet.


I don't either ! : )

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:03 PM

Shades of the VW Baja Beast..Cobraman Style !

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:49 AM

Slung some putty on the van yesterday. I think I am going to need more putty.......and sandpaper !

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:16 AM

look good so far

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:30 AM

This is going to be cool! Lots of work, but I'm sure you will do great job with this one. Start looks good already, actually I like the look of Sectioned Van.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:43 AM

Slung some putty on the van yesterday. I think I am going to need more putty.......and sandpaper !


Ray. Another method for filling the section gap is by using very thin styrene rod and Tenax liquid cement. It melts the plastic rod into the gap and effectively welds the parts together. Then you just sand down the rod and then check for bad spots. You'll use a tenth of the filler you are using now.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:46 AM

Thanks Rob. Thats a great tip. Where the heck were you 2 days ago ! : )

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:46 AM

Yep, what he said. I've come to use putty only as an absolute last resort. Plastic makes a much better filler. :)

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:05 PM

I will for sure try that on my next slice and dice project. Thanks Gluhead. I kind have a feeling my project may not turn out the way I have planned in my mind.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:14 PM

What did u use to cut van in half

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:54 PM

I bet it was a lazer... ;)


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:06 AM

Thanks Rob. Thats a great tip. Where the heck were you 2 days ago ! : )


Sorry man, I'll try to do better next time. :lol: :D :lol: