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#1 Model Brain

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:29 AM

Hey gang, I am in the works building a strange one, The Mad van, More details will come soon.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:35 AM

Real nice work on that frame, it will be unique...



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

nice work there keep up the great work



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:51 AM

Interesting idea; stretching the semi-unit body on those vans would've been an exercise in hair-pulling; actually, come to to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a stretch van like this. Not a bad idea for something of a super luxury limo type thing...

 

I agree with Carl, nice job on the frame and the rest of it. I'll be interested to see how it all works out.

 

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:26 AM

Hey gang, I'm working on the van I promise! I've found sudden inspiration as to what to do with the rears! 

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:10 AM

Nice camper bro!



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:08 PM

Well this is most definitely differently!

The Limo and the trailer!

very cool build

Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:35 PM

coolio B)



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:42 PM

cool



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:44 PM

Hope you got a long no very long garage.Great idea. that trailer is sweet ..



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:44 AM

Whoa! I was just reading MAD last night...Cool! I'll be watching.



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

Hey gang, I'm working on the van I promise! I've found sudden inspiration as to what to do with the rears! 

I LOVE this!... Built one as a kid...now I am going to have to build another one.  Stretched van is cool too...going to be nice.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:33 AM

Whoa! I was just reading MAD last night...Cool! I'll be watching.

Cool Bud... i've been a Mad Mag subscriber for many years. And  GMC Van owner ( see photo) , I'm putting a lot of love into this build.

 

I'm also working on My own van's replica.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:03 AM

haha thats pretty cool stuff :)

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:02 AM

Thanks everybody! Attached File  IMG_4180.jpg   49.21KB   0 downloads I think I'm happy with this frame.Attached File  IMG_4184.jpg   53.74KB   0 downloads Ride hight is looking better.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:10 AM

Looking good... My problem is Id want to open up the doors to show off a custom or camper interior...the hinges would be a nightmare for me.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 09:11 AM

Yeah I'd also like the option, I know there is a vintage kit out there where all the doors open. **looking for photos**



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:18 PM

Great progress! I've yet to use photo etched hinges myself, but I think I'll have to cave and try something. Check out ebay. search for "van doors" in "toys & hobbies" > "Model kits".



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:42 AM

liking your extended van!

me being me, i would have a mild lift & up on some 35's

are any of your van roofs removable? on a couple of mine instead of gluing them down, i pegged them so they sit tight but still come off



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:25 AM

no new updates on the limo van