Vans!

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

  1. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    No shit.............good thing it's not closer...............although I am due for a trip up that way :evil
  2. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :lol3 At that price if it were close, I'd just buy it. 20,000 on a rebuilt engine too. Sweet rig. :nod
  3. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    It looks super clean for 40 years old.

    I wish I had some $$

    I've got a spot for it in mexico :evil
  4. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Always wanted one of these 69-74 Ford pop-tops, never could find one. If it was in Alaska I’d have it for sure.

    1973 ford camper van - $1200 (champaign)
    http://chambana.craigslist.org/cto/2163165431.html




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  5. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    Here is my van. If it had 100 more HP it would be perfect. Always wanted to give it a new engine but it's low on the priority list compared to other distractions...

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    My monkeys sure love it. We've toured a ton of places in this van.
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    I'm attached to it because it is unique though if I could swap it for a Sprinter with a small garage in the back (like the Lopes 55 SMB) it would be gone quickly. There is just nothing out that is so tiny on the outside (the turning radius is tiny) yet pretty spacious on the inside.

    It will haul bikes too. I always enjoy showing up riding or to the races with this thing since most people we pass on the road can't get their heads around a 'hippy van' pulling motorcycles. I have a class III on it too for my single bike carrier as well. Fun stuff

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  6. memphisslim

    memphisslim Long timer

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    I am close and emailed the guy about it.:evil

    Will report back:lol3

  7. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    BIG SKY resort has one of them for transport to a YURT for an evening dinner.
  8. terry.mc

    terry.mc Stop ruining my vacation

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    Out of my price range, but someone should snag this up...

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    Linky
    Tons of work already done to it from the looks of it...

    T
  9. Sheep Shagger

    Sheep Shagger Show me your fleece

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  10. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    I found this last night on Seattle Craigslist. Preserve the patina, drop it a few inches and install some slotted aluminum mags and maybe an overdrive trans. Make a nice traveling van, with more character then the new ones.

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    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/2176838475.html
  11. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Supercàzzola

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    the only problem with those is that it only takes a very minor frontal impact to pin your legs in there. Watched a man almost die who was driving one of those back when i was in grade school. A young lady lost control of her Z28 in front of my parents house and hit him on the driver's side front bumper. I don't think the camaro was even totaled. It took 2 hours for them to get the jaws there and cut him out. He almost expired during that time due to blood loss.

    Not for me

    I may die on a bike but I won't be trapped inside a metal can waiting for them to cut me free
  12. ADK

    ADK ____

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    chicken!!






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  13. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    :flip Hayduke

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  14. memphisslim

    memphisslim Long timer

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    Well I went and looked at it today.

    Body looked to be in great condition for the year.
    Motor looks to be original and I believe the guy when he tells me that the plugs and wires have not been replaced in at least 8 years:lol3
    Brakes need work.
    No propane so could not check the heater or stove top.
    Radio did not work.
    When I asked for a test drive he jumped behind the wheel.:huh
    He wants it gone tomorrow and he raised the price on Craigslist to 2 g's

    :ear

  15. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Ya didn't buy it? WTF?
    :evil Well,I wouldn't either. Can’t get a bike in the damn thing anyway. Won't fit in the garage with that damn high top. And it's a Chevy. :lol3
    $500 price hike?!
    I learned that’s not to bad really. When I go look at a used ride I always ask the owner to take me for a ride first. We swap later & I drive. You would be surprised what you can learn while he drives. Things come up that he tells you about without really thinking about it. Even if the guy is very honest he may not think of or mention some things until he is driving the vehicle.

    “Sometimes you have to wiggle the switch a little to get it to come on.” “Maybe the brakes need a little adjusting.” “That damn thing never did work right.” Other little tidbits. To say nothing of the questions you think to ask as you go along.

    If you are driving a certain model car that you are not familiar with you may think that something is normal for that car that really isn’t. But the guy that’s been driving it for a long time may give away info that tells you it's not normal without even realizing it.
    I always hope that the vehicle is cold, not been run for a while. I want to check the oil before he starts it. Then I want to see how well it starts.
    I'll restart them when hot too, just to check that.
  16. memphisslim

    memphisslim Long timer

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    Nope:lol3 he wanted it sold now and I hate High pressure sales types, just puts me on edge. I always step back and think about a purchase before committing. I was looking because I thought I had an out of town gig lined up but would not know about it for a couple days.

    Figured van living for a couple of months would save me a bundle on a hotel room.

    He upped the price and got more hits.:clap

    The too tall for the garage was a problem. If I do not land the short-term contract gig the Hoa here is a bit harsh on RV's:lol3

    Chevy=Ford:freaky


    edit, Gig fell apart glad I did not get it

  17. TroySmith

    TroySmith Adventurer

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    I have an '84 VW Westfalia. I DID add 100 HP to it (2004 Subaru 2.5L), WORLD of difference. Still a 27 year old rig though. I love a lot of things about it. But i really wish it was 4WD, and quieter on the highway.

    Nothing has this much interior space in such a small and maneuverable package. It will pull a u-turn in a regular 2-lane country road. Turns sharper than most sedans. Has pretty good ground clearance too.

    It's for sale. I just have to get a 4x4. VW syncro is stupid money for a camper unless you find someone who doesn't know what they have, and i don't think there's many of those left. For me it will probably be a late 80s early 90s ford, with high-top.

    http://adventuresmiths.blogspot.com/p/westfalia-vanagon-for-sale.html

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  18. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  19. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    ^^^^^^^^

    Rally organizer's van.
  20. Johnny Drunkard

    Johnny Drunkard Raggamuffin Super Moderator

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