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An old van kit 10 years in the making.

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Back in the day my police department drove short wheel base 3500 series Chevy vans for prisoner transport vehicles. I have had the '77 Chevrolet van kit lying around for a decade or more now. Those now stupid looking fender flares always kept me from building it as a police "cruiser".

Well I got off my butt and here's where we sit as of today.

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That's Duplicolor GM Light Metallic Blue with MM Clear gloss enamel.

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Both the van and color look good.

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Looking forward to seeing more of this one.

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I've been working on this bit by bit. Chassis is complete and I just finished the interior. I had to make another mold to cast the radio and siren box, so that delayed the project for a while.

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Beautiful work so far, G!

You keep cranking out these homeruns, and I'm gonna have to get back to the bench and finish some projects ~ ~ ~ just to keep up!

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The van is looking very good.

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Nice!

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The screen is a nice touch.

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Very nice paintjob

I love de detail on the dash

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Excellent paint..

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Very nice weathering and detail painting on the chassis, and I aint even gonna talk about the dash detail!

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Thank You All!

This one is coming along nicely. I have "deplated" the rear bumper and am building the step we used from treadplate.

G

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Looks good, what are you using for wheels?

Should be nice when it is done!

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Looking good G, I was going to be joining you in the police car CBP, but I see you moved it here

Nice touch using the steering wheel from the whale kit, seats too?

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Mike I'm taking the wheelcovers from my Modelhaus '84 Impala and combining those with the kit wheels and tires. The Modelhaus bits are a nice vintage set of chrome wheelcovers close to what the real deal had.

Jonathan I have built so many 9C1 whales it would be a shame to NOT use the seats and wheel! These came from the SS I converted with GTO interior parts.

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Oh man I look forward to seeing more of this. Looks great so far.

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Well wait no more!

I have been working on this, but it seems like everything gets done in one weekend.

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The light bar was custom made for me almost 20 years ago. I bought 20 of them back then. They are still used!

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A few more.

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Nice.

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I scratched the simple bar lock we had on he rear doors.

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I can already hear it ... 'Don't tase me, Bro!'

Whooops. Wrong era.

Should be ... 'Don't mace me, Ace!'

That's NICE, G!!! Good job!

{eh, don't forget to register that rig before you put 'er on the road, or I'll have to impound 'er!}

B)

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Oops sorry officer, the plates must be on my other car. Yeah, that's it the other car.

:lol:

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This ones complete!

Glamor shots in "Under Glass"

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