ROCKET VAN! Deals Wheels Flying VW Van. WIP 11-30-12

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ROCKET VAN!!!

Another New Cartoon Project!

The Rocket Van Starts with a Deals Wheels VW Van, a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter and extra Deals Wheels Front Tires.

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Most of the modifications will be to fit small Front Tires in the rear and fit all of the tires inside the body. The New small rear tires are so much smaller than the BiG Hi-Bloatation Tires that they will replace...

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Progress Photos Coming Soon... B)

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Yea ! Another one of your wild and crazy builds to watch ! Love it !

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I always get a lot of joy out of watching your builds Ira keep up the work. Thanks for sharing them with us as well.

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GO IRA GO!

cant wait to see more, i always enjoy these builds from you!

cheers

bryan

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Yea ! Another one of your wild and crazy builds to watch ! Love it !

Thanks Ray!

I almost have a few more photos ready... B)

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FILLIN' THE WELLS!!!

I started by trimming the Flares from the Wheel Wells with curved sissors...

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I block sanded the sides to get the area around the wheel wells flat. I was going to save the louvers but they got in the way...

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I traced the wheel well shapes on to sheet plastic and cut out the 2 pieces. I used Zap-A-Gap to hold them in place.

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Now lets see about making some smaller Wheel Wells... B)

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this is gonna be very cool Ira! another cartoon model masterpiece from you!

cheers

bryan

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You can always use your Dremel and cut out some real vents now that the plastic ones are gone.

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Very interesting...

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Will be keeping an eye on this, they're too fun to miss :D

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Thats a whole lotta wheel well to fill!

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Here we go again, more pop corn and more eye candy. Perfect combination.

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SMOOTHIN' THE REAR PAN...

I decided to change the shape of the rear bottom of the ROCKET VAN Body to make the rear area nice and Tucked Under.

First, I cut the lower section of the rear pan off.

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Here is the progress on Smoothin' the sides, before starting the Tuck...

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More Coming... B)

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I always get a lot of joy out of watching your builds Ira keep up the work. Thanks for sharing them with us as well.

Thank You Tim!

B)

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GO IRA GO!

cant wait to see more, i always enjoy these builds from you!

cheers

bryan

Thanks Bryan!

More Coming Up... :)

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TUCKIN' IT IN!!!

I cut out 2 triangular pieces of sheet plastic to fit on the bottom-rear edge of the body. I glued them on an angle so that the edge of the body now Tucks Under...

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Next I cut a strip of plastic as wide as the rear pan. I glued the strip in place on the rear pan.

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What Next...?

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You can always use your Dremel and cut out some real vents now that the plastic ones are gone.

Yeah, I will probably need to open up some BiG Vents for the ROCKET Engines!!! :lol:

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MAKE IT LOW!!!

I traced the original Interior plate on to sheet plastic and cut it out...

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I cut the Dashboard off of the Interior Plate and then cut about 1/4" from the bottom of the Dash...

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I mounted the sectioned Dashboard on to the New Interior Plate. When fit in place this modification will lower the front of the Van about 1/4"!

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GO IRA GO!

cheers

bryan

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Lookin' good Ira ! One of these days I'll finish mine :rolleyes:

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More eye candy, more progress. KUTGW.

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Will be keeping an eye on this, they're too fun to miss :D

Thanks Zac!

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Cool project!

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Thats a whole lotta wheel well to fill!

That's for sure!

I am still working on Blending them in... B)

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Here we go again, more pop corn and more eye candy. Perfect combination.

Thank You Dr.!

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