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Freakytikitv

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Location : San Rafael,ca
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I finally found one

Post by Freakytikitv on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:28 am

" />" />" />Here is my new van. Looking forward to getting her back on the road. I have been lurking for some time and now it finally happened. she is almost rust free Wink
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Freakytikitv

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Re: I finally found one

Post by Freakytikitv on Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:41 am

On the lookout for disc brakes and automatic trans. I have not gone through it yet to make my shopping list. Once I get her cleaned up I will post new pics. Thanks for all the help. This forum is a great source of knowledge and tips.
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vanny
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Re: I finally found one

Post by vanny on Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:35 pm

Congrats Freaky!!! Look forward to seeing more as you progress! cheers


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uante

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Re: I finally found one

Post by uante on Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:03 pm

Congrats on your new van! Rust free is always a bonus!
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Re: I finally found one

Post by vanny on Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:15 pm

Hey Freaky, is that a Display Van? I see the windows on one side but in your avatar, it shows the other side as solid. Is that the same van in your avatar?

I love Display Vans, kind of the best of both worlds cause you have windows along one side and then a panel side on the other. Cool! cheers

Also, when posting pics, if you don't want the picture to get cut off, use the drop down arrow to change from 800 pixels to 640, that should resolve any part of the picture getting cropped out. cheers


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Freakytikitv

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Re: I finally found one

Post by Freakytikitv on Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:36 pm

It is the same van. How cool is that. I didn't have to choose. I got the best of both worlds cheers
Living near the coast, I am looking forward to chilling at the beach with privacy and sun.
I have been lurking on forum for awhile. You guys sound like my kinda people. I really like the support I read about getting these back out there. At 50 years old I'm addicted to the 70s era. I have been collecting and building cool stuff from when I was a kid. Motorcycles,mini bikes,3 wheelers, etc.
I was at work and will do better with photos. I was so stoked to share my find. I bought the van from this cool guy who used to live in Hawaii. She has a cool aloha spirit. Someone scratched a surf scene in a door jam.
It came with stock air cleaners(2) hub caps, service manual(never opened still in plastic) 8 ball suicide ball, battery box lid, turn signals lens(still in box) some other stuff. I drove 3 hours at night to see it. Gave him cash to hold it. The bought it in the rain. I had to stash it so my wife didn't see it. Now I need to clean it up before she kills me........long story!
The not good stuff is windshield is cracked, doesn't run (fuel pump he said) , no brakes, funky door handles.
Stay tuned. I will be ripping into her as soon as possible. I will share all I do and learn so others can benefit from my build.
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Big W

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Re: I finally found one

Post by Big W on Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:56 pm

Congrats on getting your van. Remember presentation is everything. when the wife sees it, have flowers and chocolates ready and maybe take her out for supper...lol.cheers
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Russell

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Re: I finally found one

Post by Russell on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:12 pm

Very cool, I like Display Vans too.
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Freakytikitv

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Re: I finally found one

Post by Freakytikitv on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:25 pm





Some more you guys. Using iPad so sorry for poor orientation
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uante

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Re: I finally found one

Post by uante on Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:12 am

That's cool you got the belly pan included...sometimes those can be a pain to locate.
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Re: I finally found one

Post by donivan65 on Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:55 am




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vanny
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Re: I finally found one

Post by vanny on Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:55 pm

You made me laugh when you talked about breaking it to your wife...When I was on the hunt, I made a phone call inquiry on one I was looking into and my wife came back when I was still on the phone. She said, "who was that on the phone?" I replied, "It's Jake from State Farm"...She didn't find it as Funny as I did!!! lol!

Just remember, Tarzan know where Tarzan go!!!


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G1K

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Re: I finally found one

Post by G1K on Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:01 pm

Very cool van! I wish my cab floor was as solid looking as yours. Mine looks like swiss cheese. Someone really needs to start popping some floor panels....
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Freakytikitv

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Re: I finally found one

Post by Freakytikitv on Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:49 pm

Here is a short vid of the van before I tear into it.

https://youtu.be/DsCns73Rux0
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Big W

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Re: I finally found one

Post by Big W on Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:35 pm

Great looking van and kool tune as well.
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Russell

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Re: I finally found one

Post by Russell on Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:16 pm

Very cool, I love the original camper picture too.

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