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'83 GMC Van .. yes .. under glass!


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#1 Foxer

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

It's been a long haul but the last piece went on My Daughter's GMC Van today. She had this monster during school in the '90's and her take on a Hippie Van traveled to many a Grateful Dead event. I made it from an A-Team kit with many a modification, including cut out side windows, opening rear doors, reconfigured dash and console, 8 lug wheels (by Ryan Silva), interior side panels, hand sewn bean bag chair and many more. You can see all at the "work in progress here".

 

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#2 Foxer

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

more ...

 

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#3 Foxer

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

Here's the 1:1

 

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And some of interior:

 

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

Wow, that is extremely cool! I love the display base too. I'm quite surprised your daughter didn't try to murder you when you gave her the keys! :lol:


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

Perfect copy, very nice work...



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:57 PM

Well done replica .



#7 crazyjim

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

Very nice.  Both look like they have miles on them.



#8 Erik Smith

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

Excellent! Glad to see it finished. Great looking model - I love all the details.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:35 PM

That came out fantastic, Mike...a great example of a family car replica. I followed along on the build thread and was highly entertained. I bet you're glad it's done, though! :D



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:45 PM

I remember seeing this a while ago in "work in progress section" Looks great and nice detail!

 



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

Awesome work Mike B)



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:39 PM

COOOOOOOOL!!!



#13 John Teresi

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:06 PM

Mike......that`s cool......well done



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:24 PM

wow great work



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:06 PM

Very Nice! 

 

 

Believe it or not, the cargo version of these vans are now available for down load on the Forza 4 and Horizon games for XBox!



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

Cool work!!!



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

I'd be very nervous if I had a daughter driving something like that...lol

 

Looks fantastic, and totally nailed the appearance of the 1:1. B)



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

hi mike i like what i see this is how a used van should look perfect for events...

you also make a good copy thumbs up

from which kit are the tires from?

 

ps:here is my event van (i still own it but in present it dosent work ang got a lot of rust)

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and here the 1:24 copy

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regards maik



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:01 AM

I'm so glad this project came through !!!!!!!!!! I have followed it from the very beginning . I'ts really nice to see all the extra time spent on the things like a tennis ball, inspection sticker and sagging hinges . Excellent work and my hat is off to ya !!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:06 AM

That is awesome.