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'85 GMC Van .. Fotki update 7/8/17

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Excellent. Please tell me we will see this at MassCar.

Unfortunately, Neil, I'm not going to be able to make MassCar this year ... too many commitments.

It will be at NNL East.

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I'm looking forward to seeing it at NNL East! I had fun watching you build it. Very cool build. Most folks don't realize what goes into making a beater look right.

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Thanks to everyone for their gracious comments. Hope to meet some of you at NNL East.

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I gotta ask - how did you do the woodgrain around the center vent?

I just painted on a light wood color first and dry brushed a dark brown over it.

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Awesome to see the finished project- it's even cooler than I imagined it would be... and I imagined it would be pretty cool to begin with!

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On 3/19/2013 at 10:00 AM, Michigan Madman said:

Awesome to see the finished project- it's even cooler than I imagined it would be... and I imagined it would be pretty cool to begin with!

Thanks, Chuck. :) I've had to go rescue the van up roads like the starting one in that video, only in denser woods. One time a flat tire up a deep woods dirt road with no spare, rain had just started and after having reminded her to block the wheels when on a jack the van toppled off the jack ... cause I didn't chalk the wheels!

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Dam Foxman, I had a GMC Beauville van the same dark blue, with a lighter blue band around the midsection. Wasn't till I saw pics of the dash that it hit me it was a GMC van! Somehow I had remembered it as a Chevy!. You did a HECKAVA job on this rascal! I'd be durned PROUD of this lil Bad Boy! :D;)^_^

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Thank's much, George. .. and glad I could jog that old memory! :lol:

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Sorry to bring this up again, but my daughter's Lab named Toby needed to join. Not the greatest paint job but this was my first figure and more just an experimentation.

Toby DSC 1091

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This turned out fantastic. It was really nice to watch it come together, and you nailed the look. The rust holes, those black spots on the Drivers' side and everything else seems to be just there. This would make good Real Or Model.

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I've followed this build since the beginning and I have to say it's well worth the effort!

Excellent work sir!

David G.

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Very nice job! I was following along with the build....Glad to see it done turned out great!

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Thanks, James.

 

I'm driving it to NNL East in a couple weeks. :)

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Hey Mike, I enjoyed following this thru your triumphs and (hinge) tribulations. It came out great. Perseverance does pay off!

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VERY NICE BUILD LOVE THE INSPECTION STICKER AND THE "MIKEY LIKES IT" ON THE DASH VERY TRUE TO THE REAL THING !!!

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Been watching this from the start great build... nice weathering. and all .. panels look cool.

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Gee, Mike, I'm sorry I missed this earlier. I need to scroll down to trucks more!

That came out beautifully, and Toby looks pretty good, too.

I do so wish I could make it to NNL this year, but when you have a guy who's been a friend since 7th grade getting married, well...priorities!

I really do hope you can make it to either Classic Plastic or MassCar next year, or both. I would love to see that up-close and personal and finally have a chance to say hello.

Charlie Larkin

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absolutely awesome!! very well done and accurate to my eye :D

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