Vans!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hayduke, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. DirtFarmer

    DirtFarmer Has anyone seen my mother

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  2. Wylie

    Wylie Back in the saddle again

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    :drif

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    Yeah what you said! Sharp lookin rig!











    Freakin critics around here:krusty
  3. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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  4. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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  5. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    Is she in jail? Is she an ADV member?


    :evil
  6. VespaFitz

    VespaFitz No-good-son-of-a-bitch

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    That half-assed front suspension in the GT is the dealbreaker for me.

    I want a Manta.

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  7. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Back in '80 I had this 1968 Cougar XR7 with a freshly built 302 that ran pretty decent. Followed a friend on some back roads into Spokane, he was driving the car pictured above. When we took off I was half giggling to my girlfriend about that little shitter he was driving. I, the Big Stud, had American Muscle. And off we drove to the twisties, my friend in the lead.

    Took everything I had to keep up with that bastard.
  8. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Opel Forum Now!!!!​



    :lol3
  9. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    I was really hoping for some van murals from this thread. Disappointed.
  10. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  11. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    That's not a real neck face, this is.
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  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    That was how I got into the GT! The Manta was my first car!

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    I still loved the GT better, and the cross leaf suspension was good if properly tuned. Hell, Corvette used it!

    Jim :brow
  13. VespaFitz

    VespaFitz No-good-son-of-a-bitch

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    In the front?! :lol3
  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :lol3 I didn't say that!:uhoh

    Seriously, it worked great on the SCCA parking lot races, and the car always felt planted at speeds up to, and over 120mph.

    Jim :brow
  15. NomadRip

    NomadRip Always a n00b

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    I had an early 80's Econoline in High School. Sky blue, windowless sides. It was called either the "Sears Van" or the "Rapist Van" depending on who was doing the talking.

    Everyone wanted it, though.
  16. Bendejo

    Bendejo Movin' on up

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  17. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    Yes, from '84 on. Don't forget the AC Ace and of course its progeny.
  18. WoovsHoovs

    WoovsHoovs RUN SILENT

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    84 & up vette uses transverse leaf springs...up front?:eek1 I believe you're correct...
  19. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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  20. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Looks like a mid-engine setup, but I could be wrong.:freaky

    One of the coolest cars I saw at the drags as a kid was a 2 engine 4x4 elcamino.
    1 in the front, 1 in the bed.:thumb