Vans!

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

  1. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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  2. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    Thanks for the info. I passed the shop on the way to my mother's & it was gone.
    They were working on it for a local I'm sure, so maybe I'll see the new owner around and find out how the hell it got here. :D
  3. canoli

    canoli human

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    Saw this one in the Outback this past weekend. Local company rents vans that are all painted up.

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  4. Mister T

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    Cool, but the likeness of Buscemi is sorely lacking. :huh
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  7. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    At least they have free speech .
  8. Carlo Muro

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  9. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    Yep.
    My guess is the Nissan rims are a "what I had laying around w/good tires and HOT DAMN! same bolt pattern let's get this thing to pass inspection" solution.
  10. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Saw this over in Vermont today. It's part of a unique collection of all kinds of 'stuff'...

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    Between the plate and the sombrero you can maybe get an idea of just how small this van is.

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  11. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    I need that .Any info ?
  12. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Other than it won't be for sale until he dies, nada.

    It's a Subaru if that helps.
  13. FreeTheBeast

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    :evil

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  14. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    I drove one in college. It was a Subaru 360 MicroVan AKA Sambar, late 60's early 70's.. Had a 2 stroke twin with 25hp. About 10 feet long.
  15. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    That little Subaru reminds me a lot of it's obvious competitor, the Fiat Multipla:

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  16. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    At least now I know I've been mispronouncing soo-BAR-roo wrong all these years.

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  17. joefromsf

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    Not seen this mentioned here yet. (Source: http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/iowa-storm-chasers-build-tornado-chasing-tank-out-of-a-1548308422)

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    "The Iowa Storm Chasing Network has just unveiled "Dorothy—" a five-ton behemoth of an armored van that looks like a giant mouse droid from Star Wars. The tornado-chasers reckon it will get them closer to the action than ever before.

    Designed by Brennan Jontz & Dan Auel Dorothy is built off a Ford E-350 van, which now looks like a zombie-killing death machine. Its actual purpose is pretty much as badass; people are going to charge toward spires of wind that can chuck houses and cars and cows around, not to mention transport you to a terrifying place inhabited by flying monkeys, in this thing.


    The storm chasing team says the "van" won't be able to drive straight into a twister as its appearance might suggest, but it will allow meteorologists and other weather analysts to get much closer to extremely hostile weather than they would in standard vehicles.


    Dorothy carries an entire mobile office behind the driver's seat where storm professionals can monitor weather, operate cameras, or watch Netflix if the rig turns out to be so safe it's boring.


    Double wall construction of 14 & 16 gauge steel plus 3/4&#8243; polycarbonate windows brings the total weight up to about 10,000 pounds. The exterior's rubberized with something that looks like RhinoLiner.


    A 6.8 V10 moves all that mass around, though no reports on fuel economy or performance have been released yet (haha).


    In fact, besides St. Patrick's Day parade duty, Dorothy hasn't been truly field tested yet. The storm chasers will have to wait for some serious wind to take the tank-like machine up to its limit."
  18. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    They're occasionally imported into Canada. As a rear engine flat 4 cylinder, 4x4. Some with turbo.

    Like this:

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  19. Carlo Muro

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    The dumbest concept I've ever heard of. I think it has more to do with TV audience than actual science. Who are they kidding? A tornado will wreck a freight train and put a piece of straw through a telephone pole. WTF do they think this up-armored F-350 is gonna protect?

  20. Mister T

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    Sounds like someone doesn't have their own 'Dorothy' and feels left out. :lol3