Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum
Sign in to follow this  
guybrush

need help about a 76 chevy van

Recommended Posts

hello at all...

i have a question about a 76 chevy van i like to build a amt van but the body looks incorect i have too add the embosings(do not know this is the right word) in the roof sheet i think i have made 6 of this.

i have search for some pictures and have see some difference in the site panels of the body...

here is picture what i mean

post-11607-0-04041000-1425240848.jpg

some vans have this embosing i marked in red and some not...

can anybody tell me some details about that?

greetings maik

Edited by guybrush

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That crease in the side panels was added to the kit for the A-Team version, which is an early '80s GMC. It wasn't originally on the kit in the '70s.

Pretty sure it was added on the real vans in '77, a '76 shouldn't have it.

Edited by Can-Con

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks steve...

so it looks like that the pictures in the internet do not match the correct year build...

that creases on the roof are the same on every year build or not?

maik

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe the A-Team van is the only one with the correct roof ribs...for some reason they never added them to the other kits but all Chevy vans had them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually, the side reinforcement came on the 77 and newer Chevrolet vans Less known was a cargo door modification too. 1978 brought both a re designed dash board and tail lamps in addition to a grille that was overall bulkier . I was manufacturing van accessories at the time and the dash re design threw us off until we could get caught up .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...