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Old 01-30-2015, 11:04 PM
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Amazing project and even better execution
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:23 AM
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This build is amazing, love the look of those old vans slammed to the ground. You have some wicked fab skills, can't wait to see picks of when it is done.
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wow, good to hear Trosley's still around! always loved his stuff in Cartoons back in the day (and his stuff in hustler too )
Krass and Bernie came back in Car Craft in 2005, they are still at it! And yes, he's still doing Hustler stuff too.
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Jumping around again as usual. Started laying out the dash. Using a radio bezel from a Scion TC. The rest I will make custom, with my wire frame technique. Here is the start of the upper dash pad.
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Here is the finished dash pad wire frame.



Then wrapped in fleece.







After 4 coats of fiberglass resin, and sanded down. It will need a skim coat of filler to get it totally smooth before being wrapped in leather.





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Now to make a custom panel around the gauges. This is a great technique/process for such an oddly shaped item. Start with a wire frame around the gauge face.



Then continue building it out from there.



Finished wire frame:



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After one coat of resin:



After 4 coats and sanding:






Final piece will be painted:


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Wow amazing fab work and design. I love this project.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:20 AM
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That is a really cool technique for the dash, nice work
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:24 PM
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Tail light bucket for the Camaro lenses.






I made a cover for the hidden hinges. I had to cut a notch in it that matched the curve of the tail light bucket.

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Made a new wheel well for the drivers side rear.





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Finished boxing in the gas tank area. All seam sealed and painted. All that's left is to make the rear seat pan and i'll be ready to put the floor pans in.


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It seems the more I get done, the more I realize how much is left to do. I logged 170 hours last year. I'm at 89 so far this year. Got to keep this thing going! I need to finish this project.
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Been searching for seats. As tall as this van is inside, both the front and back seats need to be rather short. I don't want the rears to be any taller than the bottom of the rear door windows. I also wanted a bucket look in the back, and not a full rear seat. I ended up getting rear seats from a Mazda RX8. They are still taller than I want, but it is the best I could find. The RX8 has a console that goes front to back, so I am modifying that to work in the van. I also got the rear deck piece that goes behind the seats. I will extend the rear deck so that it goes all the way to my rear doors.




Here is what the back seat and console looks like in the RX8


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The van is looking great. Will we see more fiberglass being used? I like the idea of the metal frame, covering it with fabric and then glassing over it. I've been using glass for sometime now (20+years) on anything from door panels to radiator fan shrouds. Keep up the good work and creativity.
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The van is looking great. Will we see more fiberglass being used? I like the idea of the metal frame, covering it with fabric and then glassing over it. I've been using glass for sometime now (20+years) on anything from door panels to radiator fan shrouds. Keep up the good work and creativity.
Thanks. And yes- plenty more wire frame/fiberglass panels to make. I will be doing all the interior side panels and the headliner with the same technique.
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On to the left rear corner. Replacing the rusted panels and widening the wheel opening.


All clamped up and ready to begin welding. I will be patching the original fuel filler location, since I moved it to the other side.



Let the tacking begin.

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The nicest butt welds I have ever done. Either I'm getting better or I am just having a lucky day.





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Wow! this thing is bad **** man.
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Very cool project, great work.
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I can't wait to see this thing done. Great attention to detail
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