Grimm Reaper custom Van Update ( Oct 7 )


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Doin this outside the custom van CBP just because I can not get enough of these things they are the thing I grew up with like some of the older guys are muscle cars and the street rod gang .I truely can not get all the things I need for the vans .So here we go post-6187-0-64411300-1376189164_thumb.jp This kit was the Monogram VANPIRE custom van post-6187-0-07144800-1376189293_thumb.jp I'll be doing the hole hog on this one going to get some of the BFG's from Cheif Joe (asap when wifes not looking LOL) stay tuned it's going to be a wild ride

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Interesting. I'll be watching.

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Check out some artwork for the van and getting everything sorted out for wheels,tires and body mods here's a pictures of what I want on the hood post-6187-0-95945900-1376264016.jpg and the back doors post-6187-0-08904000-1376264044.jpg gettin the last ride ready

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Interesting. I'll be watching.

INTERESTING indeed, watching also! :D

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Thanks guys I'll try not to let anyone down well back to the bench coffee break is over trying to find info on custom grills from back in the day

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Really cool project! I'll kep an eye on this one!

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Doing the deed

Got front air dam started just checking things out going to open and hinge eveything make a roof spoiler,hood scoop,different mirrors should get somethings done this evening.

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Love the vans!! Cant wait to see this bad boy progress!

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Got my windows from cobraman today after supper I'll be adding portal windows to it and finish cutting out the doors and hood need some figures for this one B):rolleyes: yes I'll try to keep it family rated :lol:

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Got lots done cut out for portal windows post-6187-0-49234000-1376500884_thumb.jppost-6187-0-81409300-1376500935_thumb.jp cut out the hood then oops no rad support started to make new one and started front airdam post-6187-0-21985800-1376501107_thumb.jp Get things sorted out for insides right down to the 8track LOL

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Got somethings done here a roof wing made up and almost finished the front airdam and started to layout custom grillpost-6187-0-20213400-1376723049_thumb.jp plus widened front wheel flares post-6187-0-95351300-1376723092_thumb.jp

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Nice start, I like the art work and look forward to how it turns out.

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There will be more than just the hood and back doors for art work it is going to be a challenge have to get paint booth going before wife will let any painting happen now.

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Got started on a custom grille for the reaper going to have squared head lamps and skull center insert post-6187-0-19418200-1376843104_thumb.jp also abetter picture of the rear door art post-6187-0-29910900-1376843149_thumb.jp on back at her having to cut out plastic for my grille

Just Remember It's Later Than You Think

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Very nice, keep it coming!

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Very nice, keep it coming!

Well gave up on the grille inserts don't look right when you can't get it done in 3D so I'll just keep it coming post-6187-0-24594400-1376851930_thumb.jp going to add fine brass mesh to the backside when I find some

Remeber it's later than you think

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Did even more work today wanted to open up the doors well doing that I was thinking about how to hinge them.Problem solved as I was removing the rear door corners where not cut all the throughand bending the door up it gull winged so that is how they are going to be hinged look okay to the wife :wub: now she wants that on our old dodge :o that old girl is another story :huh:

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Very nice progres! I like it!

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Very nice progres! I like it!

Thank you my friend

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Round one of body work got air dam filled and ruffed in modified roof drip rail where sliding door is on the side it will be gullwinged also,filled rear pan under rear doors no bumpers here

post-6187-0-71217800-1377055862_thumb.jp post-6187-0-28370400-1377055933_thumb.jp started body work on rear dorrs to make like one piece still lots of work there hate ghost lines post-6187-0-22656800-1377056044_thumb.jp primer block sand repeat

remember it is later than you think !!

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Well made at little progress have being trying to figure out how to made a sunvisor for the outside front windshield,and roof mount air conditioner like they had back in the day post-6187-0-94974200-1377744715.jpg plus thinking of doing it abit modern but still old

remember it is later than you thinkpost-6187-0-52465300-1377744831_thumb.jp

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Been working at this van lots today got to come home early so it was right down to the shop. got the roof mount a/c sorted out should look interesting post-6187-0-81554100-1377923299_thumb.jp you got to keep things cool for this guy. Picked the wheels out still have to order my BFG's from Fireball so just have mock up tires for now,of course big and littles post-6187-0-74320300-1377923482_thumb.jp.And started to make sunvisor post-6187-0-08452200-1377923587_thumb.jpruffed up and getting into shapepost-6187-0-17903200-1377923633_thumb.jp. Got the hood scoupe opened up also post-6187-0-81500000-1377923743_thumb.jp well back to the bench

Remember it's later than you think

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Well I'm slowly bring some life to the reaper started on the motor using the 66 Nova block mated to the so call turbo350 from the kit will be makeing the trans look like the turbo not the sort of 350 ,400, power glide,mix that it was just weird looking I know it's not that visable but it's the way I build plus got some primer on the beastpost-6187-0-30792100-1378007428_thumb.jppost-6187-0-94459900-1378007821_thumb.jp

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To much coffee to sleep,got to thinking of a scale lic.plate maker (acme scale plate maker) so I made up the Lic. plate for the reaper post-6187-0-95378100-1378017382.jpg this is our current plate up here in Manitoba Canada which is nice

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Mr Bones is on his way he said I'm out of here going to drive the Reapers van.He is tired of being in the darkpost-6187-0-06070200-1378047608_thumb.jp

A great thankyou to Jim Jeffries "olfogey" for the trade Bones will have a cool ride and new home

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