AMT Rescue Van to 70s Custom Van

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So I'm starting with the AMT 911 Rescue Van and since it was previously issued as a Dodge custom van and comes with a few of the custom interior pieces I've decided to build a 70s era custom out of it. Just a couple pictures to start with as I can't find my camer cord to download the other pics from the camera. I'm missing the driver's side exhaust manifold as well. #29L in the instructions. If anyone has one they can spare that would be great. If not, then I'll have to figure something else out.

So far I've used a Detail Master pre-wired distributor and coil. Other than that the engine is box stock.

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Got a little more done last night. Scratch built a steering column from styrene tubing. Scratch built the shift lever and signal lever from styrene rod. Heated a small piece to form a shift knob and painted it then topped it off with some flake nail polish from my little girl's stash haha. Got a few things in color, but it's really hard to see the exact shade of funky 70s green I'm using from these pics so I'll try to get some better ones soon. Using 1:1 auto paint for the body and undercarriage.

Also did a little mock up to check the wheel/tire combo out. So far so good. I had to use some spacers inside the rear wheels to fill gap between the rim and hub. The suspension on this model is pretry lame so I just used some scrap styrene to do the rear lift and will scratch build some shocks for it. I tried some "Spaz Sticks" rattle can chrome on the steering wheel. It came out so so. Will try Alclad next time. The Testors interior tan spray bomb came out way too flat so I need to work on that a bit.

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Okay, you've got my attention, that's pretty BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH cool

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ha exact same kit i use and are building atm :) > cool !!

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Got the basecoat sprayed on the body using Dupont Chromabase in a rattlecan. Color is 1969 General Motors "Frost Green Metallic." Also laid some shag carpet, aka: child's microfleese jacket. Still need to glue it all down.

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it needs cabinets and a bed for the 70's look not the bench seat

but color is cool is it a race van with slicks on it

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Already planning on a bed and a minibar. :)

The rear tires have street tread. Check out the picture of just the wheels and tires and you can see the tread better.

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Finished up the dash and put a little shag carpet cover on it. Slapped a hippy foot pedal in the floor. I also gkued the shag carpet to the floor and got a start on the bed. I think I'm going to leave out the bench seat in the rear in favor of a larger minibar and maybe a mini fridge.

Anyone know of a good source for scale beer/liqour/wine bottles?

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*edit* I have no idea why the first pic flipped upside down after attaching it to the post. Sorry.

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haha nice !!

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Landon, This looks fantastic! The body color looks like a green that came on the Dodge vans of that era.

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lookin good

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Try someplace that has doll house stuff you'll be suprized what will work from that stuff, hey we'll be doing a 70's van CBP very soon

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