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7824B24A-D310-454B-AF53-B016365DB671.thumb.jpeg.33c90eb87aebf37941fd81c9ad58230d.jpeg7D42D01E-4BDF-4325-8E66-23399A950153.thumb.jpeg.1fd552f2a270222476bf047345562607.jpeg7BB1A28E-110D-4F8D-9770-632867ED05AF.thumb.jpeg.dc3cc176b23291e51cb397fe43111b80.jpegA8FEBDA8-A5A4-4EBB-A6AA-45A837803FBA.thumb.jpeg.a287d3d04d8b9d65f1ea112a42d945d5.jpegHi all! I’ve finished up this Monogram Street van this evening. This is another kit that I had as a kid and have wanted another for quite some time. I found this one at a toy flea market in March. It had been started, very poorly, by someone years ago. The interior, chassis, and engine were glue bombed together, and without paint. It was a mess but complete minus mirrors and the decals were perfect. So I bought it. Disassembling the pieces was difficult, and in some instances I used a razor saw. The windshield was glued in with tons of glue and was trashed. I had to make my own using .007 clear plastic, which turned out nicer than I thought it would lol. After getting everything repaired I started the paint and assembling process. The decals were given a coat of micro scale decal saver and they applied beautifully, thank goodness!! Black paint from Tamiya with Tamiya clear. Mirrors are ‘60s Mopar lol. When I was a kid I thought this version of the monogram Chevy van was the coolest, and it’s great to have it in the display cabinet!!  Snake45, I hope you see it and approve of my glue bomb “rescue”. Thx for looking guys and comments always welcome 👍👍322377D4-219F-4821-B9E2-4310FEEAA3DA.thumb.jpeg.622c4975c7d822e5a8d7453d98d19ea9.jpegDECF72DD-E19D-43AF-B199-816A0C69D9A5.thumb.jpeg.718214cb11e6518c8d0601592b5626ba.jpegC2FE3F86-C7DD-4CFD-8A89-02472FFE65A8.thumb.jpeg.a2048cb148513f8483d857b63b0e45ae.jpeg91A22CF5-4621-40DC-9BE8-14F47012C264.thumb.jpeg.e300033446da4c3ce2912478f7fd6847.jpegE130EA2F-1C1F-4F6E-86FE-DD0E019495D4.thumb.jpeg.6142e96b214414937d51f1e59b6361aa.jpegDC4976A4-FF45-47A4-94E8-787293239CAC.thumb.jpeg.1b540f663fe1a5514d23610d045279ea.jpeg81450EAE-C7B8-4DDC-8F92-C77475A5CF2A.thumb.jpeg.420c137cfeb9383ab5b43e0f600108e0.jpegDCEF71A5-C1E1-4A5D-A0CD-8C7D318A449D.thumb.jpeg.b56445215200316ede315ba3b2145484.jpeg5B1DBE81-420F-41BC-A345-84EEDBBB39D9.thumb.jpeg.7b89f825412dbfa677b506595ee7b47d.jpeg

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Love it!!  These were the kits that I loved as a kid.  It is great seeing them built up by adults who can do a nice job on them.  Thanks for saving it and thanks for sharing it!

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4 hours ago, Captain Spaulding said:

That's one sharp looking van, good job on the restoration.

 

4 hours ago, Steamboat said:

Nicely done!

 

24 minutes ago, Can-Con said:

Looks great !!

 

22 minutes ago, Nacho Z said:

Love it!!  These were the kits that I loved as a kid.  It is great seeing them built up by adults who can do a nice job on them.  Thanks for saving it and thanks for sharing it!

 

8 minutes ago, ChrisR said:

Very nice!

Thanks so much guys. Yeah Nacho, lately I’ve been picking up some kits I had in the late 70’s to mid 80’s, when my friends and I would sit at a huge table and listen to the radio and slap them together! Fun days 👍

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Nice job on the Chevy Street Van Christopher.  Interior looks really nice.  What color is the dark and light you used?

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2 minutes ago, Zippi said:

Nice job on the Chevy Street Van Christopher.  Interior looks really nice.  What color is the dark and light you used?

Thanks for the kind words! The interior colors are Tamiya. The tan is called wooden deck tan, and the brown is called linoleum brown I believe 👍👍

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4 minutes ago, Hmann68 said:

Thanks for the kind words! The interior colors are Tamiya. The tan is called wooden deck tan, and the brown is called linoleum brown I believe 👍👍

Thanks Christopher.  I really like those two colors together for interior.  I use the Tamiya Buff for interior a lot.  

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3 minutes ago, Zippi said:

Thanks Christopher.  I really like those two colors together for interior.  I use the Tamiya Buff for interior a lot.  

Welcome! Tamiya stuff is always good 

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3 hours ago, fredo84 said:

Man !! You nailed it !!! 😍

 

3 hours ago, Dave Van said:

COOL!!! I built that one box stock with just the 'Black Gold' logo....nice kit IIRC

 

1 hour ago, espo said:

Great looking van conversion. Nice paint and decals. "Keep on Truck'n" 

Thank you, guys 😊😊

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7 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

Great looking van!

 

13 minutes ago, Classicgas said:

Nice work. 

Thanks guys 👍👍😊😊

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  • 4 weeks later...
On 7/15/2021 at 4:58 AM, slusher said:

Great looking Chevy Van well done!   👀 

 

On 7/15/2021 at 5:25 AM, David G. said:

Sweet work on the rescue!

As we used to say back in the day, "Hey Man, that's one bitchin van!"

David G.

Thank you guys 👍👍

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