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Old 02-18-2009, 06:36 PM   #16
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:37 PM   #17
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We're van-centric, too. I'll get some pictures when I get home.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:38 PM   #18
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We're van-centric, too. I'll get some pictures when I get home.

Maybe we ARE related?
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:38 PM   #19
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Dad's company had an Econoline that we used to take trips in. Nice way to travel, IMHO.

I remember seeing this movie one night on late night satellite. Left a lasting impression...

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Old 02-18-2009, 06:39 PM   #20
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:39 PM   #21
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:39 PM   #22
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205 story -

1986 was the year I first "caught air" with a motorized vehicle. An '85 (maybe older) Dodge 13 passenger van. My dad had bought it from a car service. It was on a 1/2 ton frame that sagged on the driver's side 'cause the chauffeur was a fat guy. Like really, really fat. The van was blue and white. I took it over a hump in the road going way too fast. I was on a date with one of the nicest girls I knew. She was not impressed and dumped me. Almost putting her through the windshield of my dad's van on our first date was probably only part of it. Right through the passenger's side. From the inside out. Which was cool with me, 'cause I married her best friend about 7 years later, which was kinda my plan all along. Seriously. Including the air. The van was never the same. It was better. We called it Orca.

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Like this '82 but with a blue strip and blue roof -




edit - I looked like InfoManiac's avatar at the time.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:40 PM   #23
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:41 PM   #24
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:42 PM   #25
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Cool old pic Hayduke.

I picked my van up in 03 for $3k with only 50k miles on it.
E350 4x4 extended ambulance from Park City FD.
I drove it home from Utah at about 90mph for 700 miles.
Only a few second looks from troopers on the shoulder, and everyone moved over for me, without even hitting lights & sirens once.

Had an idea to turn it into a seirra mountain limo
and run people up in snow storms.

For now it hauls my bikes, kayaks, and a pack of dogs.
If I ever run out of money I can take up motivational speaking and live in it down by the river.

It's what 4 months laid up on ebay will get you, a low mile E350 4x4.

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Old 02-18-2009, 06:43 PM   #26
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I was always a fan of the Dodge vans if you couldn't tell

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Old 02-18-2009, 06:43 PM   #27
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:43 PM   #28
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I know its not a "van" but close enough no?

I spent many summers camping out in one of these in my childhood.



I never got to sleep in the pop up portion, always got stuck with the cot across the front seats. Good times, I'm glad my parents were hippies.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:45 PM   #29
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Cool old pic Hayduke.

I picked my van up in 03 for $3k with only 50k miles on it.
E350 4x4 extended ambulance from Park City FD.
I drove it home from Utah at about 90mph for 700 miles.
Only a few second looks from troopers on the shoulder, and everyone moved over for me, without even hitting lights & sirens once.

Had an idea to turn it into a seirra mountain limo
and run people up in snow storms.

Im moving it to the big island with me and may consider
running trips up the 14,000 foot volcano instead.

For now it hauls my bikes, kayaks, and a pack of dogs.
If I ever run out of money I can take up motivational speaking and live in it down by the river.

It's what 4 months laid up on ebay will get you, a low mile E350 4x4.


I just saw an older (late 70's) 4x4 ambulance this afternoon, just outside of town. Didn't see a for sale sign on it, but the way it was parked in an empty lot facing the road made me think it may be for sale. hmmmm.....
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:47 PM   #30
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i remember [circa1977]the hot rod magazines then where full of custom vans and the readership was pissed!! ive owned vans thru the years as i was a guitarist in a touring rock band..great MAMMERIES
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