GMC Vandura





Surname: 1972 The Boogievan

Class: Van / MPV

Origin: US USA

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CZ JFK

2020-07-03 01:32
Tuppence870 wrote

The Boogievan '72 is a Ford Transit with elements of various American vans thrown on top.

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VC Desscythe17

2020-07-03 00:52
While I agree that the shape is more like the Transit like you said, I think the GMC Vandura would be the best fit for the overall vehicle.


UK Tuppence870

2020-07-02 16:00
Desscythe17 wrote
Boogievan seems to be a reference to American vans, but I see a good mix of Dodge, GMC and Ford here.

I think that's a pretty good summary of what this vehicle is, but since some people seem adament that this is something it isn't, let's get serious about this.

The Boogievan '72 is a Ford Transit with elements of various American vans thrown on top. The main thing to support this is the overall shape of the vehicle, especially if you look it's profile - the rear edge is very telling. The Boogievan has this "lump" running along the side, which mirrors the Transit nicely. Both US vans feature a much smoother curve here. The top half of The Boogievan also fits the Transit's tall and ugly profile, while the US vans are shorter and stubbier.

Most other details are reminiscent of the American vans, moulded onto the Transit's shape. The shape of the grille is similar to the GMC Vandura, but its pattern is from the Dodge Ram Van. The hood shape is also similar to the Vandura, but all of these front details are within the proportions of a Transit. The rear is very much inspired by the GMC, mirroring its doors and taillights. The circular window is a feature on the Dodge. In Max Coolness form, the livery and spoiler are typical of the US custom van scene and are perhaps a nod to the iconic A-Team Vandura.

Given how many times I've been patronised on this site for valuing the small details instead of body shape, logically the 1978 Ford Transit is the correct choice. However like many unlicensed vehicles, it is a mix of elements and the 1972 GMC Vandura would also be a sensible.


VC Desscythe17

2020-07-01 02:20
Boogievan seems to be a reference to American vans, but I see a good mix of Dodge, GMC and Ford here.

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UK Tuppence870

2020-06-30 23:22
The Boogievan does not resemble a '74 Dodge, nor any Dodge van for that matter. Perhaps the one detail it contributes is the horizontal indicator lights in the front grille, however it could be argued that the headlights and taillights have much more in common with a 1971-1977 GMC Vandura than any Chrysler product.

However the body shape, is very much reminiscent of a Transit, and while I could spend hours making comparison images, outlining the fine details and maybe even a making 3D model or two, that's really the reason I stopped using this site in the first place.

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AU Silnev

2020-06-30 22:56
Tuppence870 wrote

And that body shape is pretty much one for one


No it's not. I can see what you're getting at but even then the ford's nose is more of a right angle whereas the game van is more slanted like the Dodge's.


UK Tuppence870

2020-06-30 22:30
For a start, this is a Mk II Transit (AKA the facelifted 1st Gen):

And that body shape is pretty much one for one

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AU Silnev

2020-06-30 22:27
Tuppence870 wrote
Ford Transit "Mk II" 1977-1986


No. It's not a Transit it's a mid 70's Dodge Van:

1974 Dodge Van:


1977 Ford Transit:


Just compare them.


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UK Tuppence870

2020-06-30 22:19
Ford Transit "Mk II" 1978-1986

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