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ECTO Van

PostPosted:April 5th, 2019, 10:30 am
by navarre1095
Our local group disbanded and I procured this beastie from one of the members. I intend to finish tricking this baby out.
I'm calling it a Mobile Laser Containment Unit.
The lights work but they are wired in roughly. I'm going to install a siren and a roof rack too.
There is a place near the wheel wheel that rusted through. I sprayed expanding foam in the hole and painted it fluorescent green like ectoplasm was leaking out.
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Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:April 6th, 2019, 2:03 am
by NotSabbat
Indiana is my home state. Whereabouts are you located?

Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:April 6th, 2019, 7:34 pm
by navarre1095
West of Evansville

Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:April 9th, 2019, 1:44 pm
by navarre1095
New batch of stickers
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This will be a small "molten salt nuclear reactor" on the roof rack
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Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:April 30th, 2019, 8:50 am
by navarre1095
It had a hole in the side from rust. I filled it with spray foam and painted it with sublime green Plasti-dip. I don't expect that it will last very long but it looks cool for now.
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All of the rust spots on it got primed and painted with Sublime green Plasti-dip as well.
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Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:April 30th, 2019, 9:15 am
by BRD 527
I wasnt sure how that would look by the way you described it but it looks very cool!!! :cool:

Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:April 30th, 2019, 3:11 pm
by Dr.D
This kinda rules. I love it.

Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:May 3rd, 2019, 5:00 pm
by navarre1095
Grabbed some pieces/parts out of the junk pile at work. The one panel has notes and wiring diagrams all over it. I may leave those. This is a work in progress.
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Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:May 10th, 2019, 6:23 pm
by navarre1095
Added another light bar and some more decals.
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Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:May 12th, 2019, 12:40 pm
by BRD 527
I like the new lightbar! you should ditch the modern whelen bars and try to find a second bar like the one you just added. Is that a Federal Signal or Code3? I really like those old bars, I have a Federal Signal Aerodynic

Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:May 24th, 2019, 8:41 pm
by navarre1095
More improvements to the grid panel
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Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:June 12th, 2019, 12:04 am
by Crabapple86
Hello from Seattle! I recently acquired one of my company's retired a delivery vans. It's a 2003, Ford e-250. I'm going to be turning it into a Ghostbusters ECTO Van. I started a week ago, and then found your post today! I work for a marine supply company, and I have already started acquiring broken cast off radar assemblies. Mainly for the motors. I have the no ghost logo on my van already, and I'm started the safety reflective tape. I need to find the call us, we believe you, and the phone number vinyls. I've got some of the parts to start the roof rack, and I need to get new wheel covers because the ones I have are dented and mangled.

If I find inspiration in anything you do? I will give you credit for it should I do it.

Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:June 23rd, 2019, 8:12 am
by RealGhostbusterJay
That's fantastic

Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:September 26th, 2019, 10:34 am
by navarre1095
I recently had this in a parade with the song/siren mashup blaring from the speakers and was amazed at the number of people who had no idea what this was supposed to be. Most did recognize the regional ghost busters in full load out though.

Re: ECTO Van

PostPosted:September 28th, 2019, 10:45 am
by Macktacular
The green paint and foam to fill in and cover the rust spots is a really cool idea that looks spectacular. Awesome job on salvaging and converting old work waste into some cool props, that makes it look so much better!