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'75 Dodge Tradesman Custom Van


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That is some fantastic work!!!!! I was lucky to find this one a couple of years ago at a reasonable priceMama%20NNL%20Loot%20020_zpsk9yw5spe.jpg

I have been wanting one for a long time, and it's white styrene too. I saw an earlier year grille in resin I would like to get. I would love to get a window van kit like I had when I was a teenager. 

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I'm finally getting back to this! I intend on having it wrapped up in the next couple of weeks hopefully. 

So I wanted the engine to represent a stock, no frills 318 so there was some dechroming that needed to happen.

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On 7/26/2019 at 5:58 PM, Greg Pugh said:

Because this engine will NEVER been seen anyways, I did not do a full detail of it with wires, etc. Even as it is, I probably spent more time detail painting it than I should have but eh, whaddya do? Lol

Exactly!  I don't even think I wasted a carb and air cleaner on mine!   

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Then it was time to move on to installing the glass. The windshield had tire burn in a couple of spots. I tried my best to polish it out but I wasn't getting the results I wanted. So I tossed it out and made my own using clear acetate. I'm actually happy I went this route as I feel it looks so much better than kit-supplied glass.

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Actually, there was a stainless trim available on the Dodge window vans.

The trick in the day was to put the trim on the panel vans for a custom look.

Same thing goes for the trim around the grill. It could be ordered. I think the model kit has it molded in.

Your van is looking good!!

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