Vans!

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

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    heavy.

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  2. Gravity's Dog

    Gravity's Dog Amanda's brother

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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 -

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    edit - I looked like InfoManiac's avatar at the time. :lol3
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  3. ADVMax

    ADVMax Sporting Foole

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  4. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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  5. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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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.:freaky

    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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  6. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I was always a fan of the Dodge vans if you couldn't tell

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  7. nwgs

    nwgs solarfied

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  8. sixer

    sixer I suffer from Ainrofilac

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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.

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    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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  9. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :thumb 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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  10. zokalr13

    zokalr13 Been here awhile

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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 :lol3
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  11. Motornoggin

    Motornoggin Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    Not here. Everything is in my mother's secret photographic archive (huge pile in a closet somwhere...).:lol3

    Think lots of alternating 6" white/metalic powder blue/metalic medium blue stripes with dark blue pin stripes between. Raised fiberglass roof, ladder on the right rear door, but no roof rack (ladder to knowhere!). KC Highlighters (smaller than Daylighters) on the front bumper for night driving through Indian reservations. Drove like a floaty tank.:lol3
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    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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  13. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Sweet. This is the last "van" I owned...

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  14. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    my Uncle who was also the only other motorcycle guy in my family drove nothing but late 60's Econoline's for a long time

    he was also a photographer

    I never really put that together until I was older


    he is the coolest motherfucker in my whole family
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    Juice Box Got Ink?

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  16. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    I sold this one five years ago, sucky picture. :1drink

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    An old GE fleet van, added captains chairs, house speakers and an amp. :evil
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  17. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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  18. Beery33

    Beery33 I'm the urban spaceman.

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    I want to say ours was a '74 Tradesman 300. I picked yours for a similar Dodge from the interior door handles. :lol3
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  20. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Me too! :nod Those are still my favorite. My Dad had several of those, and one of his best freinds had one with the "boogie man" painted down the side.

    One of ours looked alot like this, actually...

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