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Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

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vanny
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by vanny on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:05 pm

Uante, now I remember where I saw your van before! I knew it looked familiar...As I recall, the underside of this van was super clean!!! Glad to see it got a good home!


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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by uante on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:10 pm

Thanks Steven...I hope to start working on it this summer. I saw the underside only briefly before putting it in storage, but it looked pretty good (like the pics on this thread) only thing was there were a number of holes drilled in the floor and some surface rust inside under the passenger seat.
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by vanny on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:41 pm

It's Paul, I just quoted Steven Wright, I'm not as clever as he is. In any case, you've got a nice solid start there. I'm still anxiously waiting for Spring here so I can pick up where I left off this fall trying to get mine on the road this summer if the budget allows!


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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by uante on Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:01 pm

Sorry Paul...
Good quote too btw
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by texasjohn on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:50 pm

im still here but rarely, open a new motorcycle repair shop and no time to enjoy myslf.....thts why the van is gone....but I got a dozen more so its good that it went to a good home.
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by Van crazy on Sun May 04, 2014 5:22 am

Texasjohn..... Man I wish I was your nieghbor you 1 cool ass dude. Nice builds........
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by uante on Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:02 am

Just reviewing Texas John's thread. It's slow at work before the Holidays...lol.

In Feb I'll have had this van for 3 years. It's been a lot of fun and has taken over my project interest to the point that now I'm going to sell my Torino as its become a storage shed Queen.
Anyway, it's neat to have John's thread for historical reasons. Since I've got the van I found out it was a Fire Department van in Grangeville ID for many years before it was given to Animal Control (dog catchers) as John wrote about.
Here's a picture of then and now. Also hope all is going well with you Texas John. Give a shout out sometime if you visit the site.



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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by Bloozeman on Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:58 am

Wow! What a great find. Looks amazing. Looks like a keeper. Congratulations.
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by vanny on Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:22 pm

You've done a Fantastic job with it, Brent!!! She found a Good Home with you! cheers


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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by uante on Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:57 pm

Hey Texas John,
Stopped by Lewiston after visiting Grangeville to see if you were around. Meet your partner at the shop and got a quick tour...looks like you have plenty to work on!
See you next time through!


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