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Post by thebronc4019 on Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:24 pm

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Today was the first step in this build. I loaded my newly acquired Vonage van on a trailer and brought it to a media blaster. The basic inspiration for this build is the Vango however certain body modifications, running gear and paint scheme decisions will be my personal choices. This is a long term project that I estimate will take me 5 years. The last 2 cars I built took me 7 1/2 and 5 years respectively so I know what a build entails. Now that I think I have figured out how to post pictures I will update this thread as the project progresses.
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Post by vanny on Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:42 pm

Your Van already has a unique history! Congrats and Thanks for sharing your build with us...Can't wait to see what you do with it! cheers cheers cheers What a Face Twisted Evil


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Post by chrlsful on Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:01 pm

Thnx 4 da pic!

WoW, the WB looks shrunk.
(I guess not lookin @ vanny's)
Know what it is? 100, 110 inch?

(BTW - Vanny...did U C the early econo for sale FB Mrktplace this summer n. of Quabin?)
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Post by vanny on Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:00 pm

These are shorties, 90in wheelbase...Yes, I probably did see the one near the Quabbin...when you do all the Econo listings, you see so many, they all kind of blend but if I saw a picture of it, I could tell you for sure if I've seen it or not! lol!


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Post by chrlsful on Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:07 pm

uumph, my bronk is 96 inches.

Yeah, I think it wuz black, lrger motor, some 1 w/health problems lettin it go (?$1,800?) drive line unassembled? I remember 1 thing, he'd not gotten the dog house on the bent8 yet... 8^0
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Post by thebronc4019 on Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:43 am

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I finally got the van back from the media blaster today. Sheet metal is in great shape considering it is 57 years old, very solid. Time to sand and prime
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Post by vanny on Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:06 am

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!!! Happy to hear that you didn't get any big surprises.

Any Color in mind? Perhaps two-tone?

Please keep the progress pics coming...Because if there are no pics, it never happened...LOL! Score! Twisted Evil Very Happy What a Face cheers

I could be wrong on this(wouldn't be the first time and certainly won't be the last) but one thing I've noticed since I've been on this site for a while now, is that there seems to be "pockets" of areas that have strong interest in saving these Vintage Vans...

Obvious Warm weather sites such as California of course, Texas and the Zona! Pacific NW, Tennessee and surrounding areas, Florida. And then you have the cold weather areas like New Jersey, New England and the Mid West and southern Canada who don't get to enjoy them year round but who appreciate the Fun they have with them during the warmer months. Then there are pockets across the pond in England and Germany as well!

Seems like there's been a resurgence of interest as of late and many people using them as advertising for their businesses as well! I Love the Passion and dedication of these Enthusiasts and the Comradery of Vanners everywhere!!! Keep on Vannin'!!! cheers cheers cheers


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Post by savage on Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:43 am

A lot of us(Old Guy's ,or Gal's) its the 2nd time around for the Van Craze.
Or maybe there Parents were into vans when they were kids??(seen a lot of that lately)
Just hope they don't Cut all the savable ones that are left ,for parts for  there easy fix .
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Post by thebronc4019 on Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:22 am

Base color will be "Plum Crazy", it will be a panel style paint job. This van is predominantly for my business, Bronc Shine. My signature product is a detail spray that is purple, hence the color choice. I won't be painting this for a number of years as this is a BIG and involved build, feels great to get started on it.
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Post by vanny on Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:18 pm

That's a Great story! I will definitely be following this thread...Enjoy the ride! Twisted Evil What a Face cheers


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Post by thebronc4019 on Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:35 pm

Guys,
I am deconstructing this van. I have many parts that I will not reuse. In addition, the seller gave me a ton of extra parts. If there is something you need let me know and it is yours for the taking. The one catch is that I am in Middletown, NJ and I am not going to ship stuff so if you want something you are going to have to figure out how to get it.

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