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    Thread: Slim's Fabrication Van - Chevy Van, Chopped Roof, Mopar Engine Over Rear Wheels

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      07-25-2010 03:25 PM #1
      Not to jump the gun on the C&C thread, but this van deserves it's own thread. I borrowed these pictures from SVT888's C&C site, so to him. I took the crummy videos, and there is this awesome vid on YouTube, but only seven seconds. Done by this guy http://slimsfab.blogspot.com/

















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      07-25-2010 03:30 PM #2
      WINNAR WINNAR PEDOVAN DINNAR!!

    3. 07-25-2010 03:33 PM #3
      I like this a whole lot!

      With that said, is there an advantage to making a van mid-engined other than bad-assedness?

    4. 07-25-2010 03:34 PM #4
      those seats look awfully uncomphy. Other than that its neat. I would prefer a paintjob

    5. 07-25-2010 03:38 PM #5
      Is that a seatbelt? lol Why even bother

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      07-25-2010 04:05 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Decahedron View Post
      I like this a whole lot!

      With that said, is there an advantage to making a van mid-engined other than bad-assedness?
      wheelies.

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      07-25-2010 04:14 PM #7
      is this a modified transfer case of some sort?


      What was the original intended purpose of this part?

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      07-25-2010 07:41 PM #8
      Steering while the front wheels are airborn?

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      07-25-2010 09:58 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettin2Class View Post
      Steering while the front wheels are airborn?
      no, i know it's current function, i was just wondering what it came out of.

      currently it changes the direction of the drive shaft 90 degrees, or just about 90 anyway.

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      07-25-2010 10:05 PM #10
      Very cool. That being said how in the HELL does something like that pass emissions in California???

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      07-25-2010 10:10 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul@VWvortex View Post
      Very cool. That being said how in the HELL does something like that pass emissions in California???
      Pre-1976 = no smog.
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      07-25-2010 10:19 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by s-rocc View Post
      is this a modified transfer case of some sort?


      What was the original intended purpose of this part?
      V-drive. Changes the drive by about 180 degrees. I think they're normally used in marine applications or possibly rear-engined buses.

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      07-25-2010 11:14 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by -DWM- View Post
      V-drive. Changes the drive by about 180 degrees. I think they're normally used in marine applications or possibly rear-engined buses.
      ah, 180 that's what i meant.

      marine applications makes sense, didn't think of that.

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      07-25-2010 11:32 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by s-rocc View Post
      currently it changes the direction of the drive shaft 90 degrees, or just about 90 anyway.


      As someone else said, they're commonly used in marine applications.

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      07-25-2010 11:33 PM #15
      did this guy not realize they made dodge vans with a similar look? oh well it is good to see a mopar motor in something else, usually its a chevy motor in something else

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      07-26-2010 01:46 AM #16
      I was going to say, why didn't he just turn the motor around, but then realized by doing it this way all the weight stays far back true to the wheelie bus idea. No good reason for something silly like this other than the classic reason: "Because he can"

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      07-26-2010 01:59 AM #17
      I was standing there when they fired it up and drove it out.

      Christ! The sound was evil.
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      07-26-2010 03:05 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul@VWvortex View Post
      Very cool. That being said how in the HELL does something like that pass emissions in California???
      I am sure it is running clean.
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    19. 07-26-2010 03:36 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 3 Money Pits View Post


      As someone else said, they're commonly used in marine applications.
      True that.

      The 5 degree angle between the shafts allows the engine to sit level while the prop shaft is angled down.

      As for that van, I guess the builder never saw the tranny out of a porsh or Audi. IRS FTW!

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      07-26-2010 03:48 AM #20
      That one is a Casale V-drive. Big bucks, but uber nice.


      http://www.casalev-drive.com/
      make shiny.
      If crazy paid the bills.. I'd be freaking rich.

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      07-26-2010 10:00 AM #21
      It takes a special kind of crazy to drive that thing. That guy must have huge balls.

    22. 07-27-2010 02:24 PM #22


      Very Similar setup to the Monser Garage Wheelie Ambulance, using the V drive and all

    23. 07-27-2010 02:30 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by SgtArky View Post
      did this guy not realize they made dodge vans with a similar look? oh well it is good to see a mopar motor in something else, usually its a chevy motor in something else
      I would like to see that with a Chevy motor for pure comedy*


      * Hint, no wheelie possible....

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      07-29-2010 03:34 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by pfunkn87 View Post
      WINNAR WINNAR PEDOVAN DINNAR!!
      This reply is much cooler then that van....

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