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Donn

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by Donn on Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:34 pm

I hope you guys on the West coast realize how lucky you are!
Here in NY if you see one to two earlies a year your lucky.
Mark me as " jealous in NY"!!!
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:08 pm


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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by Guest on Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:29 pm

the girlfriend and i went on a van hunt today when she got home from work, i was about 4 beers deep and excited to find a bronze/white econoline i'd heard about on a local sidestreet. we're putzing down an avenue close to where the van was supposed to be, and she totally spots an awesome red 8-door! the owner was home, he told me an amazing story about how he got it from the original owner. the total cost to him? buy and install an exterior door on the elderly gentleman's house! WTF!?

AAAND... i found the bronzie, too. two finds in one day! chalk it up to a success. drunken
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:03 pm




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kltcustoms

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by kltcustoms on Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:27 am

More more more.... Smile
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:00 pm

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savage

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by savage on Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:06 am

Wow Don ,is that a factory conversion, or a home made camper?? Never seen one like that??
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:54 am

He says he has seen another and I got the Stove/cooler/sink/table out of it and they look factory. But it looks like it has not run in 20 years, so we will see more of it in the future.........


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slimtronn

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by slimtronn on Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:25 pm

In my area I dont see many earlys but today I was in Grand Forks, ND at Menards and sitting on a trailer in the parking lot was a 2nd gen ford. Had to share the pick I got. Enjoy. :)

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Scott

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by Scott on Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:33 pm

Nice wheels..

The rest I can't put into words.. affraid
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slimtronn

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by slimtronn on Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:35 pm

The storage door on the back says Scooby Snacks, thought that was funny!! Laughing I had 3 more pics but some how they vanished.
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:08 pm

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BILLS66

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by BILLS66 on Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:58 pm

After leaving the body shop cruising in my van (was cutting parts off the parts van ) heres what I see on the way home. Bill
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Scott

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by Scott on Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:19 am

Seems like I never have my camera..

This weekend while trucking my boy over to his football game I saw a 65 or 66 van sitting with '4 SALE' on the window.

I went back and talked to the guy, the 230 in it was rebuilt in 86, and its been sitting since. He kept planning on lowering it, but never got around to it, now he needs the space in his shop.

It's a Sport-van with the Yamahauler conversion, but then a little ragged. The step that drops down on the side is still there, and an aftermarket A/C is installed. Looks to be part of the conversion. All A/C stuff is there except the rooftop condenser, but I found an old Ford about 15 miles from there with the rooftop condenser.

The body is in good shape, little pin-holes through the drivers and passengers floor, but that's the worst of it. All the chrome is still on it too.

It needs a lot of work, but I'm really surprised that so much is there, and in a condition where it can be easily restored.

In the beginning he said he wanted $700 for it, by the time I got out of there he said $500.

He also said he has a 64 that belonged to his dad, he considered it a parts van, but all he said was wrong with it was someone tore the brakes down to the backing plates and never put them back together. But he said the 64 was an automatic, so maybe I can score that one too, then convert the 65 to automatic.

I'm stoked and ready to go get it, but the wife says some other projects must be done first.

The guy also does some welding, I'm going to go over and get some welding done, talk to him a little more, get some pics.

Meanwhile I will be knocking out a few projects out in record time..
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DanTheVanMan
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by DanTheVanMan on Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:24 am

Hit a JY on the way home from Atlanta in Waycross Ga. Had a few earlies but they were to far gone....

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gotavan

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by gotavan on Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:12 pm

I saw an A-100 van in this Canadian junkyard at 1:32 some incredible work here...
http://www.youtube.com/user/cancars#p/u/3/dqRFPuwkIt4
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Scott

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by Scott on Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:24 pm

Went back and checked out that Yamahauler I saw a few weeks ago..

Here's one of the front, notice the chrome bumper..




Small holes in the floor, manual transmission, and look at the aftermarket air.


A/C Compressor, wish I got a better shot.


Another shot of the aftermarket A/C controls.


A shot of the inside door skin.. Part of the Yamahauler Conversion, or an option that year? And what about the plastic molding around the windows?


Shot of the drop-down sidestep.


Rear chrome bumper.
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donivan65
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:41 pm

Its a 66 Chevy Sportvan,,,,,,,
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G-Man
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by G-Man on Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:46 pm

I agree !!!! Never even heard of a Yamahauler . I think the opinion is the stickers
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savage

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by savage on Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:48 pm

Scott that is (or was) a Sportvan Delux it has the chrome trim(should also have chrome headlight & tail light rings??) & Delux interior panels. The Custom also came with the fold out side door step & interior panels ,but not front door panels.
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:53 pm






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Scott

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by Scott on Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:11 am

Did see the chrome headlight rings inside with the signal lenses, but didn't notice the rear ones.
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donivan65
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:49 pm

Now there is a V8 Buick engine between the seats hiding in the doghouse,,,,,,,





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Re: I seen a VAN

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Re: I seen a VAN

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