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

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'32 Chevy deliv...hearse..err....campmobile??
Posted by modellpularn on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 6:22 PM
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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Posted by willysfan on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 6:38 PM
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/
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Posted by del austin on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 10:25 PM
A Classy Hot Rod Hearse would be too cool!Cool
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 1:40 AM
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!
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Posted by Uncle Terry on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 4:14 AM
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... :)
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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, November 08, 2007 11:43 AM
I would really like to know who the resin co. is that makes the panel. thanks.
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Posted by modellpularn on Thursday, November 08, 2007 10:27 PM
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/
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Posted by Lolife on Friday, November 09, 2007 4:51 AM
[ OT ]. Speaking of show rods, any progress on that rad '35 Mercedes coupe ?
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Posted by modellpularn on Friday, November 09, 2007 5:29 AM
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/
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 09, 2007 5:34 AM
Build it or send it me, that is a combo that should not go to waste...
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Posted by los muertos on Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:40 PM
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
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Posted by flow14 on Monday, March 24, 2008 11:41 AM
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.
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Posted by showersg on Monday, March 24, 2008 12:37 PM
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
On the shelf: 69 Camaro Pro Street (?)and Bass Pro Sprint Car
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:35 PM
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?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:37 PM
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?
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Posted by Duane on Friday, April 18, 2008 12:43 AM
Hans,
i'm not sure how you'd like to build your '32 but, i'll bet it'll be GREAT !!!!
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Posted by flow14 on Friday, April 18, 2008 10:35 PM
keep going on the truck. I want to see it get worked on or else i will have to buy the kits and build it.Big Smile What kind of color are you going to use?
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 20, 2008 5:22 AM
Cool build, now that's out there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BowThumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up
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Posted by los muertos on Sunday, April 20, 2008 9:42 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by RobertS1966

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?


well i guess that question is for me to answer...the frame i used is the complete chassie from Lil Coffin.
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Posted by modellpularn on Monday, April 21, 2008 5:57 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by flow14

keep going on the truck. I want to see it get worked on or else i will have to buy the kits and build it.Big Smile What kind of color are you going to use?

Ohhh jeezz man...... I haven' t decided on a color just yet. I do have several big cans of plasti-kote candy red..... could use different base coats for a cool effect. Later....
But right now I have a bigger plastic project ahead of me: the dash for my El Camino is about to be swapped, and I have to do some repair work on the "new" dash. It's out of a '70 Monte Carlo, and it's a right mess at the moment. Some new parts have arrived, waiting for more to come......
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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Posted by flow14 on Monday, April 21, 2008 8:58 PM
well it looks good so far. Good luck on the el camino
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:00 AM
glad to see others that are not afraid to use the Vampire van for another build
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 26, 2008 8:11 PM
to be honest with you i used that frame on the switcher pheaton body looks wild

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