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#1 Chuck Most

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:01 PM

Can a non-Dodge really be a Dajiban? Don't know! Or care!

 

If you're out of the loop, this should explain things for you- http://jalopnik.com/...e-track-dajiban

 

Anyway...where were we?

 

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This is the AMT Vantom or Phantom or whatever it's called for this reissue. The first thing I had to do was dig up an appropriate set of wheels and tires for this thing. I noticed that many of the 1:1 Dajibans have RWL BFG T/A tires with Minilite-style wheels. After a bit of digging I located a set of each. The van was also lowered, and I chose to incorporate a bit of negative camber, which is easy with a Ford Twin I Beam front suspension when you lower it with shorter (or cut) coil springs!

 

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I'm going for an overall 'tattered' look, so I used the worst paint I had in the stash- a very old can of Rustoleum Heirloom White with a bad nozzle. Some light weathering will follow. I'm throwing in a few random elements from other genres, too- the passenger's side headlight is covered with a smiley face- I've seen many Bosozoku-styled cars with that lamp covered or removed, so I decided to do it to this. It will also have an oil cooler on or under the front bumper.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:14 PM

Alright Chuck, you got my attention ;)



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

I see the AMT '53 Stude wheels have been put to use already.  B)



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

I see the AMT '53 Stude wheels have been put to use already.  B)

Thats were the wheels came from?, I like them, I need to get me a set



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:45 PM

Thats were the wheels came from?, I like them, I need to get me a set

Avoid the most recent reissues ("Double Whammy" and later)- they have the old Halibrand wheels instead. Still cool wheels, but not this type.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:23 AM

The 'paint' is more or less done, and I decided to try a subtle 'stickerbomb' motif for the rear windows.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

Fantastic mixture of styles! Love the look of it! and LOVE the stickerbombed windows!



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

This quick little weekend project is DONE! Uploading pics of the finished van now. :rolleyes:



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

Sweet van



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:57 PM

That's. freakin cool Chuck!