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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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78 Dodge Transvan.....

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Post by vanner68 Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:04 pm

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Picked this up a few years back for $750, and just fixin er up little by little...

Did a new headliner in the cab to replace the falling shag...

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Had the old 8 track when I got it.

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And a couple 8 track tapes...

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Post by donivan65 Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:10 am

I have got the Chevy Version of a 78 TransVan


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Post by ditdater Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:58 pm

that'l work
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Post by Guest Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:30 pm

Cool campers. I swear thats my 8trac case that was ripped-off back in '79... Laughing
For $750 that looks like a lot of fun.
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Post by vanner68 Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:36 am

donivan65 wrote:I have got the Chevy Version of a 78 TransVan


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I would have loved to get the dually version, but for what I paid I can't complain.

At some point I am going to remove all the shag and put some more modern material inside, plus the roof is getting solar panels.
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Post by BvrWally Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:35 am

Nicee setup Don!
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Post by donivan65 Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:52 am

I sure do like TransVans,,,,,,they are just the right size,,,,not too big,,,not too little,,,,and it is probably the most livable van you can have,,,,you can build it your way,,,,I ripped out everything on mine and added a generator and shower,,,,,I got air bags in the rear to keep the rear bumper from dragging when hauling my motorcycle on the rear bumper.....


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Post by DanTheVanMan Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:31 pm

Ya know Don. Ever since I first saw yours I fell in love with the Trans-Vans! I do a search for them ever few months. I have found one or two but being a Chevy guy will hold out till I find a a Chevy. And of course the time has to be right with the funding!!! Laughing


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Post by vanner68 Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:30 pm

In the midwest, they are very hard to find. The kitchen area would often drop right through the floor since the framework would rot away. Many were scrapped years ago.
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Post by donivan65 Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:35 pm

The TransVans have a bunch of B Class cousins,,,,Champion seems to be the major manufacturer,,,I see Ford, Dodge and Chevy versions,,,,mine is probably a 17 foot, G-30, 125 WB model,,,,8600 GVW,,,,,I think they also made 21 foot ones . But all the insides are probably rotted out from condensation and water leaks by now,,,,It is like a van on steroids,,,,350 engine/350 trans/4:11 rear end,,,,but REALLY easy and comfortable to drive. But there is enough room in there to build it up anyway you want and relax in style.......
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Post by donivan65 Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:49 pm

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Post by donivan65 Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:18 pm

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Post by vanner68 Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:25 pm

The 'real' TransVan is a breed apart, more custom van than RV's usually are.

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Post by DanTheVanMan Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:43 pm



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1965 Chevy G10 Sportvan Custom
1966 Chevy G10 Panel Resto-Mod
1984 Jeep CJ-7 Laredo, Restored
2004 Kawasaki KLR650
1997 Jeep TJ Sport

My Mini Gallery

78  Dodge Transvan..... Qr_cod10

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Post by donivan65 Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:18 pm

You guys should fly out from the east coast and drive the LOVE SHACK home,,,,,,
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Post by DanTheVanMan Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:50 am

Yep, The thought did cross my mind!!! Cool


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1984 Jeep CJ-7 Laredo, Restored
2004 Kawasaki KLR650
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78  Dodge Transvan..... Qr_cod10

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Post by Twinpilot001 Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:22 am

Likely = still has the origional="Love Shack" song on 8 track in the van!!! affraid

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