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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #758636
March 31st 2020 8:34 am
March 31st 2020 8:34 am
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Hi again.
We have put some primer on all the spots to prepair it for the mural painter. Here are pictures from all the spots we could find sofar. maybe we find some more, but we are gonna take care of that also. Its very hard to find the last ones because of the wrap around mural.

Ok. Here we go.

Behind the rear bumper;

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Bumper molded inlets;

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Just on and underneath the driprail at the rear;

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The only bad fenderwell left rear side;

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little damage spots;

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The side doors with the wingdoor where those 3 meet;

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Upper hinge of the left door had a to much large gape, solved;

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Right side passenger door;

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Molded antenna. Looks like its not finished, but its perfectly smooth;

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Behind the front bumper;

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I think i have to re-chrome some parts too crazy

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Drivers side door;

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The hole in the A pillar;

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Wingdoor corners at the rear;

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Here 2 side shots from the sheetmetal we replaced on the drivers side. Didn't post a photo from it, only with the running boards on.;

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Don't look at the paint quality. It's gonna be mirror finish quality, but we first put some paint on it tmi



Finaly the photo's from the fiberglass parts. Here we go;

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YEAH!!! Let's PARTYYYY yay cheers yay hooters

Free of rost and scratches damages and stuff. One BIG STEP further in the process.

Thanks for watching sofar. bow





Last edited by moparronnie; March 31st 2020 8:39 am.

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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #758638
March 31st 2020 8:40 am
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Sweet man, back to it's former glory.. Nice job


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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #758646
March 31st 2020 11:43 am
March 31st 2020 11:43 am
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Can’t wait to see finished pics. This thing is so cool


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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #758715
April 02nd 2020 9:00 am
April 02nd 2020 9:00 am
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Hello there,

Thanks for the replies guys!

I have a little story that only a few know!

Before the Tradewinds dodge van and trailer were build, there was another full muraled dodge van and trailer done by Bobs Vanshop and painted by Harold Harnish!

That was the "Iron Horse".

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A beautifull combo hooters. Very very awesome cheers

But..... when i spoke to a guy on Facebook named "Wookie van" i had a lot more questions.
He owned a welding fabricating business near by, and talked to Bob about the Tradewinds. Wookie build his own trailer from a ford and then Bob said that they started on the Tradewinds and they would take the trailer from the Iron Horse to redo it to match behind the Tradewinds shocked shocked.

There was no time left to build a new trailer, so they took the one from the Iron Horse shocked.
Unbelievable shocked.
So... how do you take a complete nice fresh wrap around mural from a great cutomtrailer that belongs to a great customvan, and sand it down to bare metal, put a window in front, put a different high top roof on it, delete the wooden runningboards, changed the rear lights, and paint it again crazy

I first talked to the mural painter Harold Harnish. He even didn't know, because even he said that those were 2 separate trailers. I was mistaking.

Second i send an email to Bob Kashner. And yes....he confirmed the story crazy shocked shocked
The trailer was taken from the Iron Horse to match with the Tradewinds Dodge B100.

If i had to do that i hadn't sleep for a month i think cry cry

So, the trailer behind the Tradewinds is the former trailer behind the Iron Horse!! The Iron Horse van was indeed on the next vanmeets without a trailer!! That was confirmed too. The Iron Horse dodge van is with a train aficionado somewhere near or in PA. Nobody has seen it again, but the last person who told me the info says that he was still there 4 years ago, but no pics of that.

Wookie his trailer out of a ford is still around in a heated garage somewhere in NJ.
That's this one;

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Looks at the pics that i have.

The trailer was first build to match a grey/black painted dodge van that was build by Bobs Vanshop.
This pic was send to me by Bob himself. He took a picture of a photo but you can see its the same. Look at the roof. Also this rear bumper became the front bumper on the tradewinds dodge. The wooden running boards were also there, same as the trailer had behind the Iron Horse. They had both the stock rear dodge lights.

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Look here, same angle;

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Another angle;



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More shots;

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There is also a very nice story about the wrap around murals! That's also a thing that not much people know. I think this custom van is the one with the best story around.

Now.... i am pretty sure you didn't know this.

Please WRIGHT A COMMEND. Who didn't know???

Thanks. See you next time cheers












Last edited by moparronnie; April 02nd 2020 9:12 am.

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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #758719
April 02nd 2020 9:25 am
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That is such a cool story! I love seeing the lineage of some of these older builds! So cool!


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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #758749
April 03rd 2020 10:33 am
April 03rd 2020 10:33 am
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Great story. Always cool to find the history on a vehicle


Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #758931
April 08th 2020 1:48 pm
April 08th 2020 1:48 pm
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Looking good. Nice to see there are still custom vans on our side of the ocean.

Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #760683
May 12th 2020 11:44 am
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Thanks guys.

I contacted my mural painter. He just celebrated his 70 birthday. He didn't paint for a few years now and can't start on my project unfortunately.
He gave me the number of a student painter from him who paints for 20+ years now. First contact has been made so i hope it wil work out.

Thanks.


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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #760733
May 13th 2020 2:36 am
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Sadly the rust shows no mercy for murals but when re painted it going to look awesome
Keep up the work and great story about the trailer


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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #760748
May 13th 2020 10:34 am
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Good luck with the painter. Great story. smile

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