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60s Vans making come back?

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

  1. J CRUZ
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  2. Steve 38
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    Great thread, it reminds me of childhood, and watching CHiPs episodes on tv. They always had kustom vans on CHiPs!

    I love your Econoline Jason. Have you fitted the flares yet? What happened to your black Dodge?

     
  3. Steve 38
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    Yeah! Just perfect.

     
  4. acadian_carguy
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    I got the song "Convoy" on my I-Pod, along with the song "Chevy Van" by Sammy Johns. Brings back memories of the '70's and cruising in my '66 GMC Van...
     
  5. NumbNutz
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    My 2nd job was working for Martin Industries in Santa Fe Springs,Ca.
    We made the van sunroofs, van portholes and windows for the So Cal Van Craze in the 80's.
    Way cool to see the vans making a comeback.
     
  6. 727 posts and not one lumber yard bumper to be seen. What gives, I know I seen them back in the day.
     
  7. J CRUZ
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    Yep, only things left are the side pipes, murals and interior. 2nd pic is before the 2" lift.

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  8. J CRUZ
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    Sold the Dodge to buy my house.
     
  9. ClearSpot
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    This is a great thread.I had a late 70's dodge,shag carpet and all! I'll have to dig for some pics later.
    Here's one that's on my modeling bench,1/24scale.

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  10. Ned_Gob
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    Good choice !


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  11. petes65usa
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    Sure do know what your talking about...been there.....:)
     
  12. RodStRace
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    I haven't gone to the chrome shop with my bumpers yet. If the price once they see them is :eek::eek::eek:, I am considering going that way.
     
  13. mothradeath
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    my first one had them. eek. threw it all in the gutter and went and got anotha.
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  14. George T G
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    That is why I try and talg people out of buying/installing pop opening windows .:(
    GEORGE!!
     
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  17. bowtie56jw
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    some pics of my 67



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    jeff
     

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  18. loco_gringo
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    That sucks that nobody saved this thing. It is VERY possible that a few of the younger HAMBer's were conceived inside that majestic love palace.
    :D Baa, ha, ha, ha!!!

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  19. loco_gringo
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    My personal favorite... :)
     

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  20. OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    Damn! VistaCruiser roof and everything! Haven't seen that in ages!
     
  21. GTX70sixpack
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    Purple van I parted out years ago. No door van is a project my son picked up.
     

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  22. NotStockPhoto
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    I redid the boogie van for SEMA so figured I would add new pics

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  23. bowtie56jw
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    i hope they make a come back my 67 is for sale :)
     
  24. refried confusion
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    xxMG]
     
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  25. CalCamp
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    from New York

    Mine should be making a come back this spring.

    It's a 69 GMC Handivan. Nothing too special, but it's a fun old beater with a 350 between the seats. Just needs some electrical issues sorted out at the moment.
     
  26. gunther
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    I,am looking for ideas to lower this van? axles, springs, airbags?
     

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  27. George T G
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    Withe the Mopars the cheapest easiest way is to put the axles on top of the springs. Getting rid of the antique wheels would help a bunch too.
    GEORGE!!
     
  28. csclassics
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    Vans are COOL!!! I've always been a van guy. Had a couple 60's and 70's and have a newer one now for the shop. Great pics!!!!!!!
     
  29. chrisclarkcustoms
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    from las vegas

    Those wheels are f@#@$n awesome on that. Drop axle, Reverse eye springs is the easiest way (bolt on).
     
  30. George T G
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    The wheels are neat but those wheels and the word lower don't go together. Go down on them and they will hit bottom
     

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