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New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

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Post by disco on 30/12/2009, 3:54 am

Hi guys they call me disco!!(but i like all kinds of music),lol....my son said to me one day"I would love to buy a panel van"this was fantastic news as i had owned a HX and HQ Vans and a bedford 350 chevy in my younger days,so this was about a year ago....Being from WA the panel van pool of cars is very small and the cars that have been available were not that good...so i entered the state wide search on evey internet site possible,as you guys know the good ones for sale are rare.then about two months ago i found the car!!........but it was in Woolongong but this car looked very good and the owner told me that it would have no problems driving it back to perth,so i trusted him and orgainized 3 (my wife,Son and myself) plane tickets, accomadation and road transport for this car,that we have not seen in front of us but only on pictures...A very long way to go when it could be a lemon.Getting to Sydney and then catching the train down to woolongong and seeing the car was all worth the wait because i think I found the most straightest unmolested HZ with sandman opions that ive seen for many many years(with log books and service history and owner manuals)WOW.It also come with two sets of mags and the original holden rims and tires,even the air filter and petrol cap and rocker covers.Well the car drives like new and we bought the car.........we drove it up to Sydney put the car on transport and flew back to WA...the car arrives a few days after new years.....Cant wait.
So i will put some photos on this sight and keep you guys informed,thanks guys for reading(its always good to hear a happy ending)buy the way my son is so pround to be a owner of one of Australias classics. Smile

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by Guest on 30/12/2009, 3:58 am

It sounds like you have scored a good deal. Very Happy I'm sure you'll enjoy cruising around in it.
We'll look forward to the pics when you get it home. Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by Ramble on 30/12/2009, 4:30 am

Mate you shouldve drove it home, Wouldve been fun.
But then again maybe something could have happened to it so i spose you made the right choice.
Hope its everything you wanted and looking forwards to seeing those pics. Very Happy

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by highwaymenace on 30/12/2009, 4:38 am

great story that maybe the best 09 story in the site..

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by disco on 30/12/2009, 4:58 am

highwaymenace wrote:great story that maybe the best 09 story in the site..
thanks guys.....We i better get back to work......

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by Crackers on 30/12/2009, 4:59 am

Sweet new ride and welcome back to vanning cheers

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Post by disco on 30/12/2009, 5:09 am

disco wrote:Hi guys they call me disco!!(but i like all kinds of music),lol....my son said to me one day"I would love to buy a panel van"this was fantastic news as i had owned a HX and HQ Vans and a bedford 350 chevy in my younger days,so this was about a year ago....Being from WA the panel van pool of cars is very small and the cars that have been available were not that good...so i entered the state wide search on evey internet site possible,as you guys know the good ones for sale are rare.then about two months ago i found the car!!........but it was in Woolongong but this car looked very good and the owner told me that it would have no problems driving it back to perth,so i trusted him and orgainized 3 (my wife,Son and myself) plane tickets, accomadation and road transport for this car,that we have not seen in front of us but only on pictures...A very long way to go when it could be a lemon.Getting to Sydney and then catching the train down to woolongong and seeing the car was all worth the wait because i think I found the most straightest unmolested HZ with sandman opions that ive seen for many many years(with log books and service history and owner manuals)WOW.It also come with two sets of mags and the original holden rims and tires,even the air filter and petrol cap and rocker covers.Well the car drives like new and we bought the car.........we drove it up to Sydney put the car on transport and flew back to WA...the car arrives a few days after new years.....Cant wait.
So i will put some photos on this sight and keep you guys informed,thanks guys for reading(its always good to hear a happy ending)buy the way my son is so pround to be a owner of one of Australias classics. Smile

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Repeating on mesages

Post by disco on 30/12/2009, 5:13 am

sorry you had to read that again ...new to site and did not know that it coppied my last message!!

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by transit350 on 30/12/2009, 5:43 am

Welcome to another Vanner from the West, there are a group of other vanners in WA that get together fairly regulary we are having another run in January if you are interested to joining us send me a PM and i will give my information.

There is a group of us heading over to the VANNATS (at the moment 5 vans) on Sunday 29th March if you are interested as well.

Hope to meet you soon.

Regards

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by Odd_One_Out on 30/12/2009, 10:46 am

Nice!

I`m particulary interested if that`s the Holden burgundy or maroon (was there one or two?) off the HX LE coupe colour option. I can never find out the exact name of that colour on the net. I think they had it on HX Statesman as well. I think it is but I`m probably wrong as usual Embarassed
I think that colour works particulary well with the HJ, HX ,HZ twin headlight front and few other things as well...

Probably a good idea idea not driving it home but probably more than I could resist...
Those roos` on the Nullabour can cause some grief though. A bullbar is some good insurance for that!

Look foward to hearing and seeing more of it.

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by Guest on 30/12/2009, 11:39 am

Saw the pics.
What a top score that is, and also love the interior. Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by Guest on 30/12/2009, 10:10 pm

Great story and can't wait to see the pics!

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To see ythe pitures

Post by disco on 30/12/2009, 10:58 pm

Hay Simo you can see pictures on the topic "how to save pics"........

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by disco on 30/12/2009, 11:03 pm

The colour of the car is called madera and the car is painted in two pak...I hope this has answeared your question on the "not sure what they call that colour"

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Disco Very Happy

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by Guest on 31/12/2009, 2:06 am

heya Disco. you have a really great buy. i think your the 3rd owner also. heres a pic i took near my place you may like.






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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by Ramble on 31/12/2009, 2:32 am

Thats a very close colour to my first van. it was called something like that



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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by disco on 31/12/2009, 3:05 am

Hay!!how you going thanks for the photos......just a qustion how old are the pics and did you know the owner?because its been resprayed .... just wondering as the paint looks dull on the photos....... Very Happy

its all good......

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by disco on 31/12/2009, 3:31 am

just looking at the photos again,there is a front spoiler on the car now and that went on with the new respray.....(thats what i was told when buying it)hear from you soon

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by Guest on 31/12/2009, 3:44 am

them pics i took was about 18 months ago. ive known the old ower about 3-4 years.the van left the dealer with a spoiler. Darren bought the van without a spoiler. i was looking over it when he got it. i seen the screw holes and vent holes in the nose cone and said to him it had a spoiler fitted. so about 6-8 months ago when he van got painted he got a spoiler fitted to it again as them holes looked untidy.

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Re: New to Vanning Austrslia .A short story of the van.

Post by disco on 31/12/2009, 6:15 am

Cheers Van.....thanks for the information,It was good to get the van from Darren because he did take good care of the car while he had it,we will also look after the van for years to come,we will give it a couple of years and then spend money on it, so we can show the van .....and drive every now and then,so till then we will enjoy driving the car 3-4 days a week and keeping it tidy till then...

Later

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Post by glen davis on 31/12/2009, 4:02 pm

Van wrote:them pics i took was about 18 months ago. ive known the old ower about 3-4 years.the van left the dealer with a spoiler. Darren bought the van without a spoiler. i was looking over it when he got it. i seen the screw holes and vent holes in the nose cone and said to him it had a spoiler fitted. so about 6-8 months ago when he van got painted he got a spoiler fitted to it again as them holes looked untidy.
were the photos taken out the front of your place? the street looks familiar

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