Full construction plans for the Mini Monster Van.
Perfect for junior drivers.
Rack and pinion steering.
Hydraulic disc brake.
Powered by 5 - 7.5 hp industrial motor.
These plans are in a digital (PDF) file available for immediate download.
The Mini Monster Van
Introducing the next installment in our Mini Monster series.
Perfect for junior drivers...
The Mini Monster Van is perfect for junior drivers looking for off-road thrills in a “looks the part” package.
All day enjoyment for 7-14 year olds...
Suited to drivers aged 7 to 14 y/o (with adult supervision), the bullet proof industrial motor and CVT transmission provide all day enjoyment for any skill level. Underneath the monster panel-van fiberglass body shell lays a sturdy tubular roll cage protecting the driver along with a 4-point safety harness.
Rack & pinion steering and hydraulic brakes...
Steering is easy with the rack and pinion and a powerful hydraulic disk brake providing ample stopping power.
Engineered to be rugged and dependable...
As simple as it is tough, the Mini Monster Van is a great build project for the family or school fabrication class. The chassis, drive train and running gear have been engineered to be rugged and dependable and come back wanting more off-road adventure. And there’s nothing like that classic monster panel-van look!
Simple with performance & toughness...
The Mini Monster Van roll cage is designed to suit a child. It is not suited to an adult size person over 140cm (4’7”) tall. This ensures the roll cage provides protection for the driver in the event of a rollover.
Easy & Comprehensive Plans
These Mini Monster Van plans are derived from our latest CAD models for ultimate accuracy and clarity, comprising over 60 pages of detailed drawings and build instructions. They can be purchased in a printed book or in digital form ready for immediate download (and at a discounted price). The plans include parts lists, material lists and fastener lists while the drawings feature 2D and 3D diagrams. To make the process easier for the home builder construction follows a step by step format with many of the components broken up into further subassemblies.
Check out some of our customer Mini Monster Trucks
RHS floor with full tubular roll cage structure
Quick turn rack and pinion
5 to 7.5 hp industrial motor with horizontal 3/4” crankshaft
Auto belt drive torque converter, then chain drive to solid rear axle
No suspension, relies on 26” ATV balloon tyres
Single hydraulic disc brake on rear axle
26x12x12” tyres on 12x10.5” rims
26x12x12” tyres on 12x10.5” rims
1980mm (78”) (front of tyre to rear of body shell)
1440mm (57”) (outside of tyre to outside of tyre)
1260mm (50”) (ground to top of roof)
1110mm (44”) (hub face to hub face)
1110mm(44”) (hub face to hub face)
140 kg (310 lb)
60 kph (37 mph)
0-50 kph (32 mph) in 6 seconds
What does it cost to build?
Buying the raw materials, fabricating and welding the Mini Monster Van parts yourself to the plans will cost approximately $3,500 to $4,500 Australian dollars minus motor depending on how much of the componentry you produce yourself.
Suitable Engine Types
The Mini Monster Van is best suited to industrial motors in the 5 to 7.5hp range.
Industrial motors offer fantastic reliability coupled with the convenience of an automatic transmission (torque converter).