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#1 solta

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:52 PM

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This is a van with functional sliding side doors. It also has double doors at the back. Inside you can find spare tire.
Factory mark for this vehicle is Citroen Jumper L3H3. It is 6 studs wide (7 studs with mudguards and side mirrors) and 20 studs long. The sticker is custom made.

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And the back view with opened back doors.

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You can find more pictures here: Citroen Jumper

#2 lightningtiger

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:06 PM

So simple yet a work of genius, AWESOME sliding door van 'solta'. :excited:
I might try something like that later in the year for my modern Aussie town revisit. :wink:
Brick On Drive On 'solta' ! :moar:

#3 L@go

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

That's absolutely brilliant! And the whole design is spot-on, a near-perfect recreation of the Jumper. This would go perfectly with my own town vehicles - I might have to try a bit of reverse-engineering on this :)

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#4 AwesomeTaylor

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:30 PM

Wonderful van!

#5 dr_spock

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:37 PM

Excellent.  Good way to use the 2x2 panels.  :thumbup:

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

This is absolutly brillant, I would love one of these in my town.  I could never build somthing like this amazing truck.  The sliding door is just epic, as is the rest of the car. :thumbup: :wub: :wub: :wub:

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#7 Ralph_S

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

Excellent van. Nicely proportioned, nicely scaled and detailed and I love the way you made the sliding door. It's a simple technique, but the best ones often are.

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#8 MetroiD

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:57 PM

I saw this somewhere a couple of weeks ago and I bookmarked the sliding door design immediately. Hope you don't mind if I nick it at some point in the future (like I did Ralph's awesome design as well... guess I make a good thief :tongue: ). The Jumper looks awesome and the simplicity of your solution, as pointed out by Ralph, actually goes a long way towards making it even cooler.
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#9 HighFlyer

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:58 PM

Awesome van, an excellent recreation you have here  :classic:
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#10 EM4CZ

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

:thumbup: I could steal it from you, for serve in our emergency services?  :classic:

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#11 solta

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments. I'm glad you like it.

View PostMetroiD, on 20 February 2012 - 07:57 PM, said:

I saw this somewhere a couple of weeks ago and I bookmarked the sliding door design immediately. Hope you don't mind if I nick it at some point in the future (like I did Ralph's awesome design as well... guess I make a good thief :tongue: ). The Jumper looks awesome and the simplicity of your solution, as pointed out by Ralph, actually goes a long way towards making it even cooler.
You probably saw it here: Link to original topic
I don't mind anything. You just try to copy it.


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:thumbup: I could steal it from you, for serve in our emergency services?  :classic:
Sure. You can steal it. I don't mind. It's here, in the open.


Just a little information for those who will try to recreate this sliding doors: at the end of the guide for doors (while closing) there is a wedge plate. That's for attracting the front end of the door to the vehicle when you are closing them.

#12 MetroiD

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

View Postsolta, on 20 February 2012 - 09:14 PM, said:

I don't mind anything. You just try to copy it.

Hey, to my knowledge, you're the first guy who's effectively used this method, so, at least to me, from now on this will be known as the "solta thin sliding door" technique, and should/ will be credited as such  :wink:

Thanks for the additional clarification. And yeah, I saw this MOC @ Kocke - you guys rock!
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#13 Ishv-viss-j

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:10 PM

This easily puts cars in any System set to shame. You've managed to incoroporate functionality and a respectable amount of detail into something less than 5cm wide, and seamlessly at that. The spare tire is icing on the cake.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

Possibly the best example of a realstic version of the front end of a minifig scale vehicle I have seen.  So simply done yet so accurate!

Great job!

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#15 AllanSmith

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:35 PM

Best van I have seen on EB. The opening door is great  :thumbup:
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#16 solta

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

Thanks again everybody.

View PostAllanSmith, on 20 February 2012 - 11:35 PM, said:

Best van I have seen on EB. The opening door is great  :thumbup:
These van's are sold as a Fiat Ducato in New Zealand.
Yes that's right. In fact it is the same vehicle, only the front mask is different.
In Europe you can choose between Citroen Jumper, Fiat Ducato and Peugeot Boxer.

#17 woolie

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:53 PM

Please excuse the coming "creative re-use" of your idea by just about everyone on this forum. :)

We don't have Citroen in the US, but it could just about pass as a Mercedes Sprinter van, which is available here for the past couple years.

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#18 solta

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:45 PM

For all those who are interested in how the sliding door works here is the link:

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If you need additional explanation just ask here.

#19 SeanM

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:51 PM

I want this. This needs to be an official set. I'd vote on CUUSOO if it was up there.

#20 BatonMedved

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:36 PM

Best van yet so far. I also suggest it it for cuuso.

Did you use a van baseplate or created custom chassis?
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

I won't add anything concerning the sliding door - it's obvious that this is really ingenious.

I would just like to express my enthusiasm for the design of the van. You nailed the shape of a Jumper - with just a minimum of parts, put together as if they were made for just this. This is what makes a great design IMHO.

Keep it up! :thumbup:
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#22 solta

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

View PostBatonMedved, on 29 February 2012 - 06:36 PM, said:

Did you use a van baseplate or created custom chassis?

I made custom chassis. Original van baseplate here is not an option.



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