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60s Vans making come back?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by low budget, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Koolade
    Joined: Feb 11, 2008
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    This is the most entertaining post ever!!! That video of the '76 "truck in" was the best. I am still chuckling over that. It must have been a rule when you drove in that no man could wear a shirt, and had to make his jeans into cut offs. I want to know if you can still get "carnival grade commercial carpet" like the dude said he had in "Rumpelstilskin". Loose open ended relaxation....that's what Vannin is all about. OH YEAH!!!
     
  2. that looks to be barnett's old van!? man, it's a long way from Texas now!
     
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  3. My buddies old Ford van was the beer hall for us on the weekends for many years. Usually by the time we got to where we were going everbody was stoned.
     
  4. 2tondave
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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    you may have seen this cool van at the billetproof show - Chehalis, WA 2008
    I saw the whole thing but only got one pic of the rear ..? it was a hot day and i don't remember much else ....


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  5. NINE INCH
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    HAMBer Fuzzy Bunny owns that one. Neato!
     

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  6. rev106
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    I don't know much about the gm vans, but I've seen a lot of v 8 conversions and they all came with a in line 6 so people are doing mods to them. being that they are unibody, changing things or upgrading can be a little tricky. There's a extensive thread on lowering econolines and what a pain they are...
     
  7. LiveWire64
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
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    The 64-66 Chevy vans never had v8 engines. The 2nd gen Chevy vans from 67-70 had the v8 as an option. The suspensions on all these early vans don't really interchange with any other GM vehicles. Lug bolt pattern on the 1/2 tons was 5 x 4 3/4,so you can use alot of different GM wheels.
    Some of the interior parts can be swapped from Corvairs,Chevy Novas,etc.
    For more info, check out www.VCVC.org
     
  8. unclescooby
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    I'm working on mine still. Matching trailer made out of another econoline pickup not pictured...
     

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  9. Sphynx
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    You think he got dates driving that?:D
     
  10. J CRUZ
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    I could have sworn I posted on this thread with the Econoline. Oh well, here it is again. Soon to have overhead console, cb 102" whip antenna, flares and spoiler, as well as lettering and airbrushed panels.
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  11. jandk
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    I have a 1966 VW 21 window that's finished. I'm just starting to work on a 1964 VW micro. FUN and cheap to work on.
     

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  12. beanco
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
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    here's my 67 panel van. I know its off topic, but I'm going to add "SPEED SHOP" under the monkey ward part and build the van into an early style push vehicle-support .
     

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  13. I had a 68 Dodge Van with a 318. Mine had side barn doors on each side as well as the back barn doors. Never saw another like it. Sold about 1976 in Tacoma, Wash. It was great for camping and tail gate parties. Wouldn't mind having it back.
     
  14. low budget
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    Hey J CRUZ thats a nice one!
     
  15. selohssa
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    I have always liked the old vans. I have owned 8 that were custom but this was my favorite. I sold it 2 years ago because it only had two seats and I just had my first kid. My wife never rode in it and I was really accused of trying to kidnap someone with it even though I didn't own it when that supposedly happened. Try sorting that one out with the cops. After that, My wife told me to get any other old vehicle but not another van.
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  16. low budget
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    I can still smell the exhaust fumes that crept under the back doors of some of those old worn out early vans dad had:D:D:D
     
  17. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
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    Absolutely my favorite of the vans. I had a 73 and loved it.
    The color on yours suits it awesome...

    Just what color IS that anyway??? Do you have a code for it?
    That Blue would look great on a 4x4 truck I'm building.
     
  18. J CRUZ
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    I actually just got a pint the other day. I was told it was a Honda color so that's what they matched. Shoot me a pm and I'll find out.
     
  19. Lobucrod
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    You sure that wasn't pot smoke?:eek:
     
  20. low budget
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    If you ever rode in a old van etc, with bad or no back door seals, you would know that I was joking and what I was joking about.
     
  21. BrandonSilva
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    vans & speed boats are making a comeback!!
     
  22. El Gordo
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
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    Any one remember the Cocacola Denimachine??
    The height of coolness in the '70's[​IMG]
     
  23. El Gordo
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
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    And it's sad end in a junkyard:([​IMG]
     
  24. georgedombeck
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    umm, there were a bunch of them. Some kind of coke givaway thing. There used to be two of them running around Minneapolis.
     
  25. rev106
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  26. El Gordo
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    Really...... I Did Not Know That:rolleyes:
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  27. lotus
    Joined: Sep 7, 2002
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    I am trying to talk the wife into letting me buy a solid 64 chevy van...as of now it is a big ol HELL NO. but I think I am breaking her down.
     
  28. Joe King
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    I just buy it and tell my wife when I get it home.
     
  29. lotus
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    I thought about it...but decided against that approach.

    here is a pic of it.
     

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  30. M.Edell
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    Most definitely the next Big thing in my opinion.Theres a magazine in the UK I was looking at that featured tons of Old and New Custom Vans done 70's style..
    I used to love my Parents friends 60's Chevy Van named "The Padded Cell" when I was a kid.Complete with 8 Track, CB Radio, Freak Drop and Lace Paint job and of course Wall to Wall carpet!
     

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