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Old 10-19-2014, 07:21 PM
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Love what you are doing! Hope some progress has been made.

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Finally got my rendering done. Had my good friend and automotive CARtoonist George Trosley do it for me.

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Lots of progress this year. Put in more hours than the last 2 years combined! Still doing metal fab/body mods. Have the side doors hinged and latched. Have the rear right door hidden hinges installed. Just cut out the drivers side rear wheel well and rear corner so I can install the new replacement panels and stretch the wheel well. Post some new pics soon.
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True hot rodding at its finest!
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OMG this is so awesome!
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Simply Badass!!!!!
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Starting to work on the drivers rear corner and rear roll pan. Removed all the rusted/damaged metal. I have replacement panels for the wheel opening and the rear corner. The roll pan I will custom make from scratch. As with most panels- these don't fit very well, and will need plenty of massaging. You can see the gas filler was way higher than the original so I had to cut the top of it off just to lay the panel on the body. Luckily, I am not using the original gas filler location. So this will be cut out and patched over, once I weld the replacement panels on.




Laying out the replacement panels before I do a final trim for butt welding everything. Notice the space in the wheel well- this is where I am stretching the wheel opening for the bigger wheels.


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O Damn! Loving the hell out of this. Beautiful setup OP.
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After trying/welding in 3 other custom taillights, I am finally thrilled with my 4th pick. I wish I had thought of this to begin with. 1970 Camaro RS back up lights. They fit perfect after cutting out right to the edge of the opening. They also are recessed more on one side than the other, so they are parallel with the back of the van.





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there is a guy on here that chopped down a crown vic front in to go in a mid 80s chevy c10 he narrowed it to fit his frame .with your skills I bet you could do the same for your bad azz van this thing is so cool
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Anyone else not seeing any of the pictures on the first couple pages of the thread? Basically, I can't see anything until the artist renderings posted in Nov '14.
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somehow all my pictures were deleted from my online storage. So I am in the process of uploading them again.
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I've been known to jump around on what I'm working on, just to keep the creative juices flowing. So here is a start of a custom door panel that I am doing. This is a process I came up with, that is similar to how the car audio guys do custom panels. Where they use wood, I make a wire frame out of tubing. Then wrap it in fleece, coat with resin and then do bodywork to it. It is then wrapped with 1/8" foam/fabric/leather. It may be hard to visualize without it being wrapped in fleece yet. But basically just the leading edges make up the lines of the door panel, all the other tubes are just bracing for when you wrap it in fleece, so the panel keeps it's shape. I bought a Cadillac CTS door panel off Ebay, which I will use the armrest/speaker grille/and upper carbon fiber insert.











Wire frame fiberglass door panel speaker car audio
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Awesome build!! All the fab work is amazing! I'd love to be able to do something like this one day. Two thumbs up!
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Pictures appear to all be back up now. Wow, incredible work! I'll definitely be following along as you continue the project.

Those '70 Camaro taillights look like they were designed to be there!
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Originally Posted by trozfan View Post
Finally got my rendering done. Had my good friend and automotive CARtoonist George Trosley do it for me.
wow, good to hear Trosley's still around! always loved his stuff in Cartoons back in the day (and his stuff in hustler too )
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I am eager to see how those door panels come out. Please take a lot of pictures along the way. I want to see how you do this.

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