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Dave and Edie Cox`s : High Country "Thunder Van" On the Workbench 4/12/20

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Hello All........I haven't been around here in a long time......but, I`m back and ready to start building again.......I am building this: Dave and Edie Cox : High Country "Thunder Van " from the late 70`s early 80`s........it was built by Dave Cox and driven by his wife Edie Cox.......I thought it was a very cool project to build.....I tried looking for Dave on the Internet and was almost there finding Dave but, I came to a stand still.......so I had to call my good friend Steve Allemand from the FBI ......Steve is  good at finding stuff......so I need to thank Steve for the help......thanks Steve........Steve found Dave Cox on Facebook and gave me the Info: on him.......I contacted Dave and started talking to him about building  a 1/25 scale model of it.......Dave was thrilled and gave me his blessing to build it and sent me a bunch of reference pics to use.......Dave and Edie are in there 80`s now......and still very happy in love......I will try and build a cool replica for them to be proud of.......I`m starting with a box part Van body and a AMT Anakin Star Wars Podracer with some very cool wheels that my good buddy gave to me to use, you know who you are......thanks for looking

 

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Good to see you back at the bench John !

Cool project I will need to watch for sure...

How did your move go..painless I hope ( I hate moving)...

Cheers 

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4 minutes ago, Belugawrx said:

Good to see you back at the bench John !

Cool project I will need to watch for sure...

How did your move go..painless I hope ( I hate moving)...

Cheers 

Wasn’t to bad.....just the painting and fixing up took awhile....but, we’re happy now.....thanks

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Welcome back ! We missed you. You picked another cool project. I will be following for sure !

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37 minutes ago, cobraman said:

Doesn't  the real van have a Ford body ?

yes, it does......I need to modify it to resemble the 1:1 Van

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Glad to see you are finally back at the Bench, it's long overdue. Going to be fun watching this awesome build, you will knock it out of the park like you always do.

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Hey John

Met you a while back at a GSL show! You and Clay Kemp keep me building!!! A HUGE inspiration to me!!! Thank you!!! Can't wait for this project to start!! Keep us posted!!!

Thanks

Lorne

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Awesome to see you back John can’t wait to see you knock this one out of the park

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Nice to see you back John.   Great backstory to this upcoming build too.  Cheers!

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Hello Mister Teresi, I will certainly follow your newest project!  I'm relatively new to this forum but your reputation precede you and I can't miss the opottunity to learn something new from your skill.  Great unusual subject!!!

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About time you get your arse back on the stool in front of the bench! 

Steve is good at finding stuff isn't he?

Looking forward to observing you build this puppy...😎

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I'm also happy to see you back Buddy. I'm looking forward to this next class on building.

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On 4/12/2020 at 4:11 PM, John Teresi said:

yes, it does......I need to modify it to resemble the 1:1 Van

Why not use the body from one of the AMT Ford vans that are on the market right now?

If you need a longer wheelbase body you could easily graft two together.

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Hello......thank you all so very much for the welcome back and kind comments...... I really do appreciate them......I finished the body......I just need to re-scribe the doors and primmer and putty......I will start on the chassis next......thanks for looking

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 John.... you aren't messing around at all are you 😂.... Holy smokes you are already kicking butt on this build. It's off to a great start and looking great.  Looks like you pretty much have the body done and are ready to start on the chassis. Keep up the Killer work 

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Very nice work and darn quick as well. Minions working OT ?

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Welcome back John! Be following your build as usual, each is a neat adventure, full of surprises. Are you taking part in the “Virtual” DCS? 
Cheers Misha

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Welcome back. I was wondering what had become of you. This is going to be very cool.

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On 4/16/2020 at 4:26 PM, Can-Con said:

Why not use the body from one of the AMT Ford vans that are on the market right now?

If you need a longer wheelbase body you could easily graft two together.

That would have been the logical choice, given (a) the real thing was based on one and (b) the Ford reissue is cheap and readily available.  

I'm not seeing any resemblance here - the hood on the 1:1 is flat like the original Econoline, continuing the belt line, not dramatically sloped down like this?

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