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#1 1972coronet

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:47 AM

I found this photo via a Dick Landy fanpage and am wondering if someone like caine440 would be interested in tackling a build of it :

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:56 AM

Hard part would be coming up with the kit to use a basis



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:01 AM

Other than the obviuous need for one of the MPC annual Dodge van kits , it would *appear* to be a matter of replicating the paint scheme .

 

I wonder if Round2 would be interested in remastering / re-releasing a backdated version of the Dodge van , complete with the decals to build the Landy version ...



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

Never seen that before.

 I wonder what year it is.

 Neat idea.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:46 AM

What is the history behind this vehicle? If it's just a parts runner, what would be the point?



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:08 AM

It would look good on the shelf with all my other Landy cars, that would be good enough for me. :)



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:09 AM

Point taken. :)



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

I remember seeing pictures of the van and I think it was a late 70's piece. ( yes,, it was a parts runner / shop vehicle )



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

I was not sure if they used the silver, red, & paint after 72 when it changed on the race cars so I was think it would be early 70s but I have no idea for sure.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

I was not sure if they used the silver, red, & paint after 72 when it changed on the race cars so I was think it would be early 70s but I have no idea for sure.

That was my first thought exactly : the colour scheme ! Perhaps it's a '70-'72 van ...

And  like you've affirmed ; I proposed this as one for you to replicate precisely for the reason you've stated :)



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

That image is lifted straight out of Hot Rod magazine, from one of their van-centric issues. I want to say it was a '75 or '76 issue, but the van appears to be a '73-'74, based on the Jr. West Coast mirrors which were only available until '75 or so IIRC. It's at least a '71, but it's hard to make out the door handle shape to rule out that year (or an early '72).

 

It also appears to be a 109" (short wheelbse) Tradesman, too, so the MPC body would need shortening.

 

The paint scheme would be easy, as the red area lies between the beltline and lower body trim bands, while the blue area falls below the drip rails and above the upper trim. You can even see how the A-pillar paint break falls on the factory joint, too.

 

If someone decides to draw up and print some decals for this van, I would pitch in for a set.