How did you find


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Re: How did you find

Post by HandiVanMan on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:44 am

I found this site while googling for old vans and parts. With good ole google you can do or find just about anything. Now if I could just get it to help me work on my old van that would really be kool-:(Lol)

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Re: How did you find

Post by scarlin on Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:34 pm

Gman, Bakers 2011 and the other place

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Re: How did you find

Post by Rayallen on Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:06 pm

Found while looking for classic vans, google or yahoo search.

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Re: How did you find

Post by dannyrandomstate on Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:09 pm

Years ago I had family members in the van club United Vans Berdoo. So fast forward some 30 years and I was looking at Outlaw Vans Berdoo van club website, and amongst my searching I came across this website! This place is great!

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Re: How did you find

Post by Gothboy on Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:53 am

I was hunting down images of a100's, trying to decide which options I was looking for the most, and then i suddenly realized that almost every pic that I liked happened to be on your site. I would read about it and everyone was always so polite and friendly, not to mention seemed to be very well versed in their own type of vehicle. Its a cool place you've created here. thank you! -Gothy-

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Re: How did you find

Post by G-Man on Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:49 pm

Welcome Gothboy!!! How about some pic's of your van
Big W

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Re: How did you find

Post by Big W on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:42 pm

Welcome Gothboy...and yes post some pics when you get a chance.

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Re: How did you find

Post by Gothboy on Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:44 pm

@ BigW and G-Man I haven't had an early since the mid nineties. :/
The good news is though it left such a wonderful impression that once I sell
My 59 caddy I'll most definately get another! I'm already watching
and waiting for my (very very near) time to come! Smile thanks for
the warm welcome! Looks likeim gonna have a great time here!


Re: How did you find

Post by Guest on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:04 pm

I was told to go away from other forums and come here ... refugee

Camaro Addict

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Re: How did you find

Post by Camaro Addict on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:17 pm

I was online looking at GMC handi van pics and info for the site showed up so I checked it out & joined as did my dad ,,,,,,,, great site by the way

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Re: How did you find

Post by Todlich on Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:54 am

Looking thru posts on For A bodies Only and somebody mentioned this site.Been looking at early a100/108's for the last week,while working on my 72' Duster.

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Re: How did you find

Post by Exto on Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:54 pm

I decided to go with a van for my first significant classic vehicle, and this was the site that came up when I started searching for webforums that would have info on what I was buying. Been here almost a week, and everyone that's replied to any questions I've had has been very helpful. Looks like I came to the right place.

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Re: How did you find

Post by 12speedfurd on Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:37 pm

From the "Econoline Madness" thread on the HAMB.

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Re: How did you find

Post by Axlejack on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:30 am

My Dad owned a red 74 chevy short van with tear drop portal windows and I had loved that van. I just recently lost him to cancer this year and wanted to get a early van (red preferably) to put on my 4x4 frame because Dad love to go to the mud bogs with me. Craigslist had nothing to offer in the style I was looking for then I found this on a random search of google----> which is a 1969 to 1974 model ford but I found that I like the earlier vans much more than the 70s vans. With further searching I found Vintage Vans and I'm hooked. I have spent hours looking at all the gallery pictures and the build forums of other members and I have to say I Must own one. I actually would like to sell my 4x4 classic truck just to get a real nice one rather than just get the bogger body I originally started out looking for. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this forum and I hope to own and enjoy an early along with you all.

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Re: How did you find

Post by Twinpilot001 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:07 am

Stumbled over a roch & looked -There it was!! Great site & bunch=Happy Vannin cheers

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Re: How did you find

Post by rebar on Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:10 pm

Came across this forum while searching for info to fix some long-ignored maladies my van'd been plagued with. Had no idea I'd find such a great group of guys interested in these old vehicles, let alone v-v clubs.

In my very first post I stated that I am not an enthusiast. This is because I've had my van for a good while and repair work has become more of an annoyance to me. Now adays I just use it for short pick-up/delivery trips for business, maybe once a month. IOW, in recent times, it's been pretty much viewed as a tool in the driveway and I've only logged 2k miles on it in the last 8 years.

And then I come here and find guys who are genuinely enthusiastic about these machines. Some of your vans/pickups are beautiful to say the least and some of the mechanical improvements quite awe-inspiring. My hat is off to all of you guys.

So now, maybe this forum is starting to revive my lost enthusiasm.

dodge man

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Re: How did you find

Post by dodge man on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:59 pm

while google searching vintage van parts, glad i found this site, everyone is helpfull with all my questions. its a great place to meet fellow vaners

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Re: How did you find

Post by vanner68 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:22 pm

I dropped the TV remote and it slid under the couch. When I looked under there I found and about $2.83 in change, plus a slipper.

(Really, I just followed a link from VCVC)


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I love vintage-vans

Post by Rakehell on Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:28 pm

Hello all,I found this site one day probably in 2007or08 when i had the notion that after all those years i wanted another early chevy van.And i didn't find one that i liked until i found the one that i bought.And started to need some parts and advice and thin i remembered that i had found vintage-vans site.So i went on one day and found it again and the rest is history. This site rocks cheers cheers cheers .....And i wish that i could know each and everyone .....a j rake.....rakehell

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Re: How did you find

Post by vanny on Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:51 pm

My wife calls it mid-life crisis but I just saw a vintage chevy last summer up in New Hampshire as I was going by Cheshire Fair Grounds where we used to go to truckins when we used to belong to a Van Club called Second Generation Truckers back in the 80's. I got the bug again and was searching google and happened to use the word "vintage" in my description. Man, I was thrilled to see that I wasn't the only one who had a passion for these old vans.
Everyone on this site seems to have that common thread and it's great to see how helpful everyone is to those who aren't so mechanically inclined as others, me included. It's like having a huge group of friends you've never even met. cheers bom

The future will soon be a thing of the past."

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Re: How did you find

Post by gkpost on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:28 am

I wanted a van for a long time. I'M NO MECHANIC but like everything else I do, I jump in and then have to figure it out. After the van arrived I got to (panicing) looking around online for parts and sites. I found a few that were so so and some of no help at all. Then like a shinny ray of hope I found this site and all you very helpfull people who have been there and done that. When my van is done I will have you all to thank, and you will see (lots of pics) things you have done in your vans in and on mine. Thank for all the help so far, and the help you will give in the near future.
Love this site ~ GK.

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Re: How did you find

Post by ndjarrett on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:24 am

My wife says I'm " americans (she's Chinese) always want more"! LOL I can't afford to do muscle cars (thanks Barret-Jackson) and have always loved vans. Came across this site while googling early vans for sale and joined up. Also on VCVC & a coupla Ford Yahoo groups.

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Re: How did you find

Post by gkpost on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:23 am

I'm in the same boat when it comes to the muscle cars, Love to have, but can,t afford. My wife knows I'm crazy, but she loves this van. She dosen't know how much $$$ is in it. The day I stop wanting more , I'll dig a hole,jump in and pull the dirt in over my head!
~ GK.

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Re: How did you find

Post by scrubba on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:39 pm

I guess originally, I came here looking for any old customers/ vanners/ or clubs that were in Texas , Oklahoma , Louisiana or maybe Alabama . See, I used to wn a place in Houston that actually made parts for the 1st generation vans like Chevrolet 64-70 and Ford 61-8. Now we also made a lotta stuff for the newer vans too.

Today, I do Meusuiem exhibits , architectural models and a few doll houses . I still help with Early Ford , ( 1932-53 driveline problems ) and when I can, some sheet metal fabrication. Meanwhile , I've had several computer crashes and I've not been on this forum for several reasons , none having any thing to with this place except not having a working computer .

Point is , I'm here , there , an somewhere . I'm still doing a lot of models of vans and dioramas .

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Post by Leftcoast65 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:46 pm

DONIVAN65 led me to this site after spotting my van a the Pacific Beach Car Show a couple years a go. Have been on the VCVC site since 2006. So thank you DONIVAN65 and all you do to help us keep these old girls on the road. And a shout out of thanks to all of you who have posted your vans and your fixes for vans!

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