1982 Chevy G Van

1982 Chevy G Van

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Submitted By
Scott Lempert
Commerce Twp, MI, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title 1982 Chevy G Van
Vehicle Class Scale
Chassis Brand Other
Chassis Model Custom fab'd
Other Chassis Brand and Model Scratch built from 1/4" square steel, fab'd shock mounts. Body is hinged at rear of chassis.
Body Brand Other
Body Model 1982 Chevy G Van
Other Body Brand and Model Started with a few left-over pieces of an RC4WD Blazer. Connected the pieces with .080 styrene. shaped and primed a few times to work out the imperfections. Paint is Tamiya TS92.
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Castle 1410 with Castle SV3 ESC.
Speed Control Brand and Model Castle SV3
Battery Brand and Model 2s Lipo Zeee
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Reefs Fury billet wheels with no brand orange anodized rings. KNK scale hardware. Tires are JConcepts 1.9 Trxus tires.
Shocks Brand and Model Shocks are Austar stock blue bodies. 30 wt. Losi oil.
Axles Brand and Model Austar front and rear with HR Racing aluminum chubs.
Paint Brand and Model Tamiya TS92 orange over white primer base coat.
Graphics Brand and Model n/a
Scale Accessories Brand and Model All wood interior, waterbed, flat screen, stocked fridge and handmade sconces are handmade. Dash is handmade. I printed the seats, door panel and switches for the switch panel. Ceiling has an indirect lighting feature.
Light System Brand and Model RC4WD 4 channel wireless lighting controller controls the headlights/tailights, rock lights, sconces and indirect lighting.
Radio System Brand and Model Fkysky GT3
Further Description/Back Story So, I have always wanted an RC Van. Have always liked GM's late 70's early 80's body styles. Have seen a few built as well as a few 3D bodies. The 3D offerings are extremely detailed but need so much body work IMO to get them to where a smooth finish can be applied. So, I had a few leftover RC4WD Blazer parts laying around, starred at them for a bit, printed some inspiration photos, studied dimensions and dug in. I was concerned about rigidity, so I chose to only make the rear barn doors functional.

Build Process Photos

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