Vans!

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

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I wonder how many of these are still out there?

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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I've only had three vans, a 71 VW, a 67 Ford with all the "Van" stuff, and a 79 Chevy Custom.:D

    I'll post pics tonight if I remember!

    Jim :brow
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  3. VespaFitz

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

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    BRUBAKER BOX!!

    There were a couple of those at the Carlisle Import/Kit Car nationals a few years back.
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  4. Dbear

    Dbear Hanging on

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    Damn, Jay, that was a sweet setup you put together.
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  5. Tman66

    Tman66 Shawn's bro

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    That's what I had, mine was blue, I think it was a '69......:rofl

    It was not cool.

    I wanted a '76 Tradesman.

    When, I was 14, I would spent hours looking through the Sears catalog at all the cool shit I was going to put on my dream van.
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  6. TheEstablishment

    TheEstablishment Been here awhile

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    My neighbor has one of those. It's pretty beat up, but I'm still jealous.

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  7. Robb Mc

    Robb Mc what?

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    I love mine.. Had pickups for years, now I have seen the light.

    Here's some shots of mine from 10 days camping in Death Valley, just got back Monday night.

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  8. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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  9. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    I really wanted a VW Syncro Westy but they are really expensive if you can find one.

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  10. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    I was hoping that VW would go ahead with the next microbus.

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  11. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    This Mercedes concept would be nice.

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  12. GP640

    GP640 Long timer

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    They did. It's the 2010 VW WTF
    A Chrysler with VW badges and trim.
    No excuse for that kind of stupidity.
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  13. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    This Verdier VW concept was really cool.

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  14. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Had to edit these...:D

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  15. NomadRip

    NomadRip Always a n00b

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    Everyone in our family had vans in the 70's. I drove one in high school for a while, and just mentioned to SWMBO yesterday that a van needs to be our next vehicle. Far too practical on most every level.
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  16. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    Love the edit. :poser
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  17. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    My dad was a great guy. He usually had a spare car or truck of some kind, other than what he and mom drove. When I lived in New Mexico it was a van. He and mom were coming down for the holidays, and he told me that they were going to drive so that they "could see the sights along the way".

    A few days later I was talking to my brother and he told me that I was getting something really cool for Christmas. That's when it hit me and I said "The Van". It was a 3/4 ton Plymouth. I drove it all over New Mexico and southern Colorado. Hauled motorcycles, camped in it, hunted out of it.

    Until this thread I'd kinda forgotten how many good times I had in it. I wish I had a scanner.
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  18. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Did anyone have old Econolines?

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    I just stole this picture but there were a couple of cool ones in my high school, in the late 70's. I thought they were neat.
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  19. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    It's got a drawer! :oscar
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  20. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    My (ex)2003 Eurovan, sold last year. :cry

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    I always wanted a naked viking maiden surrounded by wolves mural painted on the sides but Beezwife wouldn't go for it. :dunno