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


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Post by 69 Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:41 pm

It's kind-a funny to see, what people drive on a daily basis, if it's not their VAN anyway.

I'll start that, as a change will happen in my car pool soon Smile

Currently, it's a leased BMW X5 xdrive4e (that lame duck hybrid). I won't post a pic, as it will be returned next May.

But I already got my ass covered with a much nicer, more stylish accomodation to travel from-to work and such.
A Chrysler LeBaron Medallion Coupe, built 1979. It's an original Europe Export with just 72.000 km (yes, that's approx. 45.000 miles,only!). Absolutely mint condition. It has the same 318 as my little truck... Smile

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Post by Otto Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:44 pm

My DD is a 96 Volvo 850 turbo wagon, when everything is working it's a fun car- but when it's not...
I'll not be owning another. It does have the planet's most durable check engine light bulb though.

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Post by uante Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:56 pm

My daily driver is a New Toyota Tacoma. First brand new vehicle I've bought since I bought a 1989 Chevy Z24 Convertible. The only reason I bought the Tacoma is they gave me 18k trade-in on my slightly beat up 2012 4Runner. What's your daily - aside of the VAN... 34025t10

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Post by Barnabas Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:29 am

My daily driver is a 2012 Econoline E350.
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Post by dix Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:00 pm

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i run a ram pick up wife runs a jeep


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Post by Otto Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:37 pm

Both of my 90s era junkers both s#&t the bed, so they went down the road. Now my daily is a 2004 Chevy Express 3500!

I guess I am a vanner at heart.
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Post by savage Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:31 am

89 GMC NJ Cop Van for a few years.
Downsized to Astro (with IN weather high-top)
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Post by WoodButcher Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:56 pm

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The '93 Safari is my daily. 350, all new drivetrain w/lots of upgrades. Lately w/ all the snow were getting I'm grateful for the Tru-trac and new snows.

My '69 is hiding under a blanket of white stuff waiting for warm weather.

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Post by WoodButcher Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:29 pm

Thanks OoS, yeah, I'm new here, old everywhere else. Lol, loved the vans since before my '69 was new. I think it was a dodge or econo I rode in first I remember, maybe in '66. Riding on the doghouse of my uncles workvan.
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Post by OutofSight Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:57 pm

Right on!
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Post by Dan Scully Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:13 pm

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Post by dix Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:22 pm

what's dat thing


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Post by 69 Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:56 pm

Thats a Volkswagen Kurierwagen, Typ 181. Build 68 to 1980 for the german armes forces.
Its an ancestor of Typ 81 (WW 2),

In the US it is ususally called "the thing"....

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Post by Dan Scully Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:10 pm

69 wrote:Thats a Volkswagen Kurierwagen, Typ 181. Build 68 to 1980 for the german armes forces.
Its an ancestor of Typ 81 (WW 2),

In the US it is ususally called "the thing"....


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Post by dix Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:00 am

69 wrote:Thats a Volkswagen Kurierwagen, Typ 181. Build 68 to 1980 for the german armes forces.
Its an ancestor of Typ 81 (WW 2),

In the US it is ususally called "the thing"....
i was just kidding


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Post by WoodButcher Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:19 am

I want to see more! I like that Thing and the Chrysler but want to see more of what we vanners drive.
I haven't owned a car in some years, my wife has a Subaru forester that I actually find uncomfortable more than 10 minutes at a time.
My last car I sold in '95 was an '85 t-bird that felt small to me, compared to the '75 it replaced it was.
I like the space around me that a van or pickup offers, a van being most practical for me to work out of, the cars I like being older, turn into a project of their own.
So far everyone that posted either a restored older ride or a newer van/ truck. How many of us drive a newer, say 15 years or less car?

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Post by 69 Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:43 pm

dix wrote:
69 wrote:
In the US it is ususally called "the thing"....
i was just kidding

But it is supposed to be true (if you trust wikipedia).

First article is in German - so, short summary: the first paragraph refers to the different model names around the world. In the US it was sold as the VW Safari. Nicknamed "the thing". Smile

The second article (English) says the same (last paragraph under "history")

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/VW_Typ_181

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_K%C3%BCbelwagen
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Post by WoodButcher Thu Apr 07, 2022 7:15 pm

I picked up another, other vehicle.
The first two are shown before I just wanted to resize the pics but my latest aquisition is an Astro, '05 AWD 6 liter.
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Post by 66e100pu Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:32 pm

My go-to vehicle is a 1960 Ford F100.

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Post by WoodButcher Sun Jul 10, 2022 5:04 pm

Sweet 66e! My neighbor has a '64 Ford survivor, black, no frills, auto. Not perfect or shiny but no rust and it's a driver.

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Post by Camaro Addict Mon Jul 11, 2022 9:53 pm

My dailys are my burbans mainly my 2010 but will be rolling my 03 burban more often which I did today she has almost 698k miles so I've been rolling the 07 and 2010 and had her parked to give her a break, I've towed at least 3k vehicles with her all these years so she deserves a break. I have an 06 magnum wagon I'm doing an LS swap in and an 84 camaro z28 as well besides my 2 vans I want a black 2015-2020 burban as my next daily to add to my fleet.  I don't like,want or feel  comfortable driving small golf carts they try and call cars I'd rather spend more money on gas and drive what I like and want but I'd love to have a black 95 or 96 impala ss or 65 or 66 chevy impala,Belair,Biscayne  or caprice wagon as a daily and working on buying the latter (66 wagon)What's your daily - aside of the VAN... 20220410

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