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#41 tooltas

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:13 AM

that dang cat is eyeing it bewere cats and car model are not to be in same room . bad things hapen... :lol:  :blink:  :angry:



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:25 AM

well that cat is my true soulmate .. love that cat to death ... :wub:  :lol:  :P



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:29 PM

i know what u mean i got a dog that likes to chew on mine........it hits the floor its gone,,,,,,,,,,,,, :blink: but i will not part with him and the other two furballs i got three dogs



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:31 AM

I like your take on this build, it's something really diferent!



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:13 AM

Man, loving this build Rich. Glad to see someone slam this thing on the ground and that front end is ridiculous. I'm really wanting to build one now. Just curious but how are you doing the suspension? It looks like your just doing it simple and going axle over frame? Look forward to the rest of the build, keep it going.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:16 AM

Richard, I love your new grill treatment. I know design is important to you and you tried several things until something looked exactly right to you. That's design and craftsmanship!   



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

thnx guys , well have not done anything for a week , i have had so much stuff on my mind .. the whole winter i really build every day .. this weekend i got new internet , telephone and hd tv and i was phoning and fixing all weekend , the modem i got was broke and i wet from cable to fibreglass and all the wiring went to the other side of the living room .. and since i have a hide the cable fetish (hate to see exposed wires on my house even on lights standing on ....)

 

and jason well planned to keep the suspension like you said simple , you really cant see much of that if i would scracth something , i also was planning of doing a belly pan and close up the whole bottom and maybe add blocks like where it would sit on slammed ..

 

and tom thnx and yes the design was def. a issue ... i wanted something new . fresh but not overdone .. the whole van needs to stay somewhat clean imo



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:03 PM

well last night i thought i'd do something on the van again and i made a start with the interiour .. the whole interiour insert cant be used and i cut out the center console / engine cover ..
i glued the dash on the body and placed it a tad lower then usual , now after painting the front window fits supertight and slides is over the dash ..
 
now i need to make a floor pan inside , with the center console / engine cover on it and makes some weheel wells inside the cab .. anmd make sure when the chassis / interiour and body are put together the dash and centerconsole fit tight (on the last pic there is still a big gap between them)

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:03 PM

looks sweet got to train your cat and dog :wub:  better mine just sit in the shop and watch :lol: dad work wish I had pictures



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:45 AM

This is looking great! Love the front end and the way you went about doing the body drop is awesome !

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:12 AM

thnx guys !!

i have not done a lot have been a bit tired lately and the weather is so nice that i have been spending time in the garden .. wil def. continue it soon

already markes the body on the inside where i need to build new inner wheel wells



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:16 PM

The stance on this build is incredible. What are your plans for the paint?



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:12 PM

thnx well thinking of giving it some copper metallic paint as base and like tape of lines and designs and hit it with silver and gold ?? not sure yet but i want to try some sort of custom paint job :)



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:20 AM

Love the vans!! This ones going to be cool as when she's finished. B)



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:40 PM

thnx , well did some work on the inside this morning , weather is super nice so i'm going to sit in the sun now :) ..
managed to put in a center piece of the floor pan and get in 2 wheel wells to cover the wheels inside , still very very rough ..
managed to get everything in and keep the van slammed .. its real low ....body slammed
 
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i think i will not use this grille and make something from scratch instead
 
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:56 AM

Good looking mods on this, I like the grill treatment and the in the weeds look.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:28 AM

I'm gonna be honest with you and tell you I thnk you should leave the front like it is... You did an awesome job on making that front end stand out differently on this body and it looks so cool and fits with the wheels and tires you have chosen do it...
My vote would be to keep it just like it looks in the last pics....

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:03 AM

thnx and yes , but i was only planning on making a new grille insert , not change the front , this is a cut up grille from a 1/18 mercedes .. it kind of looks to much like that



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

What color you have planned?

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:05 PM

Ok this is making me want to build a custom van. Iv never done one before......I'll put it on the to do list. 👍 Lookin good so far.