Female College Student Builds TMNT Van
23-year old Brittney Schneck went and built herself a Ninja Turtle Party Van out of an old POS '94 Dodge Caravan. Michelangelo is impressed. Also, sucking straight from the exhaust pipe cause I told him it'd get him high. Haha -- APRIL IS MINE!
"The Turtles played a huge role in my childhood," Schneck said. "Growing up with all my male cousins, playing Ninja Turtles while my Uncle Harry (Uncle Shredder) chased us around doing an exact voice of The Shredder. He used to drive us all around in his Caravan [GW's Note: CREEPY UNCLE IS CREEPY], and when I see one, I just think of the Turtles and all the memories."
Schneck hand-painted and stenciled the exterior colors and fabricated the ray gun, spoiler and other add-ons from scratch. It's not just cosmetic craft; Schneck has rebuilt and replaced most of the Caravan's mechanical parts, from a new radiator, brakes, axles and head gasket down to a clip for the hood prop rod, color-matched to the paint scheme that extends to the engine bay.
Good lookin', Brittney. What do you say we all pile in and head on down to the pizzeria? No?! It was that uncle comment, wasn't it? But he chased you around AND DROVE A MINIVAN. I would have been fired if I didn't make the connection!
Hit the jump for a bunch more pictures including Brittney's attention to detail, along with a link to her build blog with even more pictures and info.
Thanks to Aaron and Kaibedz, who have ridden in the turtle's party van before and can attest to it smelling like dirty bong water and salmonella.