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I built these a while ago and pulled up the pickup photos today for an orange theme in a Facebook model group. So I thought I’d share them as a pair here.
 

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Pickup was built as part of the 24 Hour Build a few years ago. No, I didn’t finish in time!  I did make the 24 Hour Builders decals.

The finicky fit and cleanup requirements of this kit took me quite a bit longer. I glued the doors shut and made appropriate size hinges to match the van.

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I also did a matching license plate.

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Once I was way beyond the time requirements I decided to have some fun and made this exhaust system. Used the kit 273 engine with zero detail since it’s buried up there. Once I glued the doors shut, I had to glue the interior engine cover in place.

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I did make bases for some custom buckets. I added my usual seat belts and glued down some paper with the pattern on it for carpet mats
 

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The van was done earlier and was a long languishing project. I finally finished it one year as a Christmas Amnesty Project. 

It is the Jimmy Flintstone resin body.

It’s a replica of a van a friend drove back in 1977, as close as memory will allow. I posted it in my town’s Facebook group and people identified it!
 

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My buddy Don had the rearranged letters to spell DOG. The plate is a tribute to him.

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The van was brush painted over riveted rust repairs and I tried to capture that aura.

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Greatful Dead stickers were saved for years, came from my cd club newsletter before we had the option to size and print our own!

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The real van had a slant six so I included one. I only finished the bottom end of a scrap engine from an old built up. I made exhaust.

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Interior used a sheet of self adhesive doll house carpet. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing this pair!

 

 

Edited by Tom Geiger

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Very cool , I’ve always liked this dodge truck and van , for a short time back in the early 90’s I owned a van like this ,a ‘67 I believe, but it had side doors on both sides , you could see right though it when the doors were open, the guy before me had put a 440 in it , hauled butt but very hard to handle!!!

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On 6/26/2020 at 1:29 PM, Tom Geiger said:

Thanks Bill!  Since you mentioned it, here’s the Facebook exchange...

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Very cool , I’ve always liked this dodge truck and van , for a short time back in the early 90’s I owned a van like this ,a ‘67 I believe, but it had side doors on both sides , you could see right though it when the doors were open, the guy before me had put a 440 in it , hauled butt but very hard to handle!!!

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Great looking pair. Thanks for posting again. I see details on the pickup that I missed the last time I saw it. Great story on the van. Looks like a nice tribute.

Jeff

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Nice and cool tribute builds Tom!  I recall taking a ride with something pretty similar ('65 Ford Econoline) with one of my uncles in the mid '70 and it was a very strange feeling to drive so close of the windshield.  Cool trucks however!

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