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here is my next project. I picked up the recent phantom van release. I have been wanting to build one of these for awhile and finally got the kit. here is the mock up of it.

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I remember seeing yours somewhere cant remember where but it looks good

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Think you got it high enough, Josh? I like it. Must be fate or something - I went to Lowe's today to buy a new 8' fiberglass step ladder.

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You using the TTB from one of the Bronco kits, or are you going solid axle? (My guess is the latter due to the height).

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You using the TTB from one of the Bronco kits, or are you going solid axle? (My guess is the latter due to the height).

I am going with a straight axle havent decided yet if I want to do coils or leafs though

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its best to use leafs or coils you have to use big coils if you do

what tires are them

they are soreal boggers

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Monster van is freakin' awesome! :lol:

As for the suspension, I'd suggest perhaps making some coilovers and a 4 link...of course, if you want simple, then go leafs.

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I got the body painted and started to assemble the engine but no pics I will try and get some pics of the body tomorrow

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You wouldn't have to go much higher to build this

Look at those leaf spring-to-axle u-bolts. :huh: They're 24" long! :blink: And chrome plated. :lol:

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The Heavy Metal van was built by Mike Trinagel who owned a body shop in the Bronx. It was finished first with 40+ inch tires in 1982 and was rebuilt on 66 inch tires in 83/84. Here is a video showing a few incarnations of it, skip past the first few minutes of car stuff

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a little update I started working on the front suspemsion. The front axle is scratch built with a resin dana 60 center from B-N-L resin. The front springs are phone wire wrapped around a piece of round styrene. the radius arms are the ones that came in the kit and i made some scratch built brackets to put them on.

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