'32 Chevy deliv...hearse..err....campmobile??

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'32 Chevy deliv...hearse..err....campmobile??

  • Was inspired by a fellow modeler on our swedish forum, who built a cool car out of the "Vampire van". So I bought the kit, and tried it on the fenders of the '32 Chevy roadster. It fit perfect, since it's the old panel truck body that was retooled, and massacred into the "Barnabas Vampire van". Something Tim Boyd really hated. He told me so. Now you can get a resin repop of the old panel truck, and I have one, as well as the original kit. A later issue of the roadster was bought from ebay, with the intent of building a panel truck. But after seeing the model my friend had built, I had to try my hand at this one. A mockup so far:


    It doesn't look all bad, does it? Looks much better with the fenders and everything, than with those stupid coffin body parts. Guess it could become a classy hearse, or delivery, or...campmobile....? Well, it does have curtains....[:0]
    Modellpularn - Hans Kihlén "Jeezz, what a night".............. Toad in American Graffiti after the street race http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a316/Modellpularn/
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  • That would look cool as a campmobile!
    If I can't have 1:1 at least I have 1:25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/willysfan/
  • A Classy Hot Rod Hearse would be too cool!Cool
  • Building one of these myself, removed all the curtins with the Dremel. chopped the top sevearly (mainslot front window) channeld the body severealy, kicked the front and rear up and convered the rear to a panel van =] its going to be sweet when finished!!!

    cannot wait to see more of your build!
  • Could be a very cool build.
    I'd be tempted to do a sixties style show rod. Track nose grille, quad headlamps, blue and white scallop paint etc... :)
  • I would really like to know who the resin co. is that makes the panel. thanks.
    D.Krallman
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by oldeguy

    I would really like to know who the resin co. is that makes the panel. thanks.

    It was made by Replicas and Miniatures Company of Maryland. I bought it from a friend here in Sweden, so I'm not sure if it's still avaliable...
    Modellpularn - Hans Kihlén "Jeezz, what a night".............. Toad in American Graffiti after the street race http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a316/Modellpularn/
  • [ OT ]. Speaking of show rods, any progress on that rad '35 Mercedes coupe ?
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by Lolife

    [ OT ]. Speaking of show rods, any progress on that rad '35 Mercedes coupe ?

    Sorry, the status on that one is no progress. Same with the '55 Chevy.... But one of these days.....
    Modellpularn - Hans Kihlén "Jeezz, what a night".............. Toad in American Graffiti after the street race http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a316/Modellpularn/
  • Build it or send it me, that is a combo that should not go to waste...
  • i was just lurking around here on this forum and stumbled over this topic!...
    well as you already have mentioned my build then i think its ok to post pics of it in this threadBig Smile









    so! now i want to see that hearse finished Hasse!!!!!!!
    go ahead! it´s your turn to inspire me! Wink
  • cant wait to see more. Were did you get the resin panel. I was lurking on ebay a couple months ago and passed up the double kit with the panel and roadster in it. It sold for 50 and man was i mad but i never saw the resin.
  • I think you need to take los muertos (nice work) up on his challenge! You have a good start, let see the car finished! Thumbs Up
  • ihave several of these kits but i dig what guys done with these 2 the one with the skeleton what kits did you use for frame and motor?
  • ihave several of these kits but i dig what guys done with these 2 the one with the skeleton what kits did you use for frame and motor?