'83 GMC Van .. yes .. under glass!

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It's been a long haul but the last piece went on My Daughter's GMC Van today. She had this monster during school in the '90's and her take on a Hippie Van traveled to many a Grateful Dead event. I made it from an A-Team kit with many a modification, including cut out side windows, opening rear doors, reconfigured dash and console, 8 lug wheels (by Ryan Silva), interior side panels, hand sewn bean bag chair and many more. You can see all at the "work in progress here".

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Here's the 1:1

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And some of interior:

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Wow, that is extremely cool! I love the display base too. I'm quite surprised your daughter didn't try to murder you when you gave her the keys! :lol:

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Perfect copy, very nice work...

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Well done replica .

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Very nice. Both look like they have miles on them.

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Excellent! Glad to see it finished. Great looking model - I love all the details.

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That came out fantastic, Mike...a great example of a family car replica. I followed along on the build thread and was highly entertained. I bet you're glad it's done, though! :D

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I remember seeing this a while ago in "work in progress section" Looks great and nice detail!

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Awesome work Mike B)

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Mike......that`s cool......well done

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wow great work

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Very Nice!

Believe it or not, the cargo version of these vans are now available for down load on the Forza 4 and Horizon games for XBox!

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Cool work!!!

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I'd be very nervous if I had a daughter driving something like that...lol

Looks fantastic, and totally nailed the appearance of the 1:1. B)

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hi mike i like what i see this is how a used van should look perfect for events...

you also make a good copy thumbs up

from which kit are the tires from?

ps:here is my event van (i still own it but in present it dosent work ang got a lot of rust)

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and here the 1:24 copy

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regards maik

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I'm so glad this project came through !!!!!!!!!! I have followed it from the very beginning . I'ts really nice to see all the extra time spent on the things like a tennis ball, inspection sticker and sagging hinges . Excellent work and my hat is off to ya !!!!!!!!!!

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That is awesome.

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WOW!! Thats pretty dang cool man!!! Nice replica!!!

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hi mike i like what i see this is how a used van should look perfect for events...

you also make a good copy thumbs up

from which kit are the tires from?

ps:here is my event van (i still own it but in present it dosent work ang got a lot of rust)

regards maik

That's a cool event van .. and exactly what my daughter used it for.

The tires are : "a 1 Ton truck tire" from Ma's Resin.

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Man that's...I was going to say nice but maybe that's the wrong word looking at the condition of it :D

Excellent work. Big thumbs up.

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Great weathering!

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Priceless!!!!!!!!!

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