All six doors were replaced, new hinges installed, and Mark replaced the front and rear bumpers with roll pans. For a smoother appearance, the van's skin was cleanly shaved, including emblems, antenna, and door handles. A pair of wide-eyed, round headlight bezels houses a pair of tri-bar headlights flanking the factory grille. Mark and friends have over 1,800 hours in removing and replacing the roof and getting the massive panels straight. To refurbish the panels, House of Kolor "Rage" body filler was applied; then hours and hours were spent block-sanding the surface until achieving flawless, smooth skin. With the entire body prepped, Mark then sprayed the van's exterior skin with House of Kolor white coat BC-26 primer, followed by multi-base coats of House of Kolor Tangelo PBC 32, Burple SG109, and Shimmering Purple. Mark decided to two-tone the van 3/4 Tangelo and 1/4 Burple with a Shimmering Purple dividing line. Mark laid out repetitive wispy, tribal Dupont Chrome Elusion Purple flames just above the body line.
After all the color was applied, it was buried in countless coats of House of Kolor clear. Mark installed and wired the surf tune machine with an Eclipse CD/DVD head unit, enhanced with a Precision Pro PCX 4125 amp to power the highs and mids. A Precision Pro PCX 2125 amp powers the intense, breathtaking 12-inch MB Quartz subwoofer fused to a custom enclosure designed and built by John Auto Sound in Redwood City, California. An Eclipse DVD monitor is grafted into the dash. The racy Pro Street interior features Corbeau racing seats and Mark fabricated a timeless, custom aluminum surface-machined gauge-cluster panel filled with Auto Meter whiteface gauges.
Mark's throw-back '66 Dodge A-100 Pro Street van, Scooby, is a definite reminder how it once was and how it could be again. How about a '66 Dodge A-100 Pro Street with a Dodge Viper V-10 or new Hemi 6.3L wedged between the framerails?