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What made you build your van

Post by Admin on 13/8/2008, 4:32 pm

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Re: What made you build your van

Post by Guest on 13/8/2008, 11:14 pm

I wanted a van when i was 8, to put in the backyard and do up, but it didn't happen.
I had a show car (ute) but once kids came along it wasn't as useful.
I was going to buy a VH SS group 3 but the missus told me that she wouldn't go in it at all.
I asked if i could do a van and the rest is history.
NOW my young fella has asked if i can get a van for him and put it in the backyard for him to do...Sounds familiar Cool

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Post by Admin on 14/8/2008, 12:32 pm

What made me build it,, cant ya all tell i'm an idiot,,, jocolor jocolor jocolor jocolor jocolor afro
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Re: What made you build your van

Post by vanner065 on 14/8/2008, 1:47 pm

I built Bad to the way it is from a stock sundowner, i built it to be different to every one else, the look, the paint , the wood interior and the murals. Wanted to be remembered for building a van with my signature and its own identity, didn't want to build a copy of some one elses van cause it is already done. Would of regreted not using my own ideas. So glad i did it my way. cheers Very Happy
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Re: What made you build your van

Post by mazdragon on 14/8/2008, 1:51 pm

i'll let u know when i'm finished (ha ha) i wonder if they make wheelchair access for panel vans?? Or maybe bifocul windscreens? i know they make drip trays.... Laughing
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Post by Guest on 14/8/2008, 1:52 pm

vanner065 wrote:I built Bad to the way it is from a stock sundowner, i built it to be different to every one else, the look, the paint , the wood interior and the murals. Wanted to be remembered for building a van with my signature and its own identity, didn't want to build a copy of some one elses van cause it is already done. Would of regreted not using my own ideas. So glad i did it my way. cheers Very Happy

That's great James. What about restoring old show vans does that count??

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Post by vanner065 on 17/8/2008, 3:01 pm

Ahh good point Agro, i think its up to the individual on what they do to restore, whether they change things to suit themselves or restore to respect the original owners workmanship and respect the vans historic value in the vanning community
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Post by CURSED on 19/8/2008, 7:37 am

i dont remember why i started but still havent finished, ill let you all know when i think of it
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Re: What made you build your van

Post by Guest on 23/8/2008, 8:00 am

Always wanted one since the summer of 1969,70 after seeing my
first one at Caves beach, and have never look back, and of cause
have been friends with some great people who i would have never met. Cool

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Post by alien8 on 26/8/2008, 1:49 am

In the words of an old skool vanner "Sex in vans is best" lol! and I also heard that "If you build it they will come" Laughing so I did, Suspect and it is affraid and they do lol! lol! lol!
Seriously, I have the best guy in the world, and we both have always loved the big yank tanks especially the Chevies. So we bought, and having the perfect partnership, my ideas Idea and his brawn and knowhow study weve got our Aussie Big Van lol!
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Post by Old Skool on 26/8/2008, 6:27 am

My dad always had vans (eh/hr/ej etc) and i have always been into the surfing and the beach and it was just a natural progression i did my van from scratch aswell (with dads help) when i bought it, it had grass growing through the floor and a dog lived in the back lol! everything on it me and dad did ourselves the engine swap, paint, interior etc.
the main reason i wanted it was because it was different most guys my age just go by commodores and rice rockets on finance and pay them off whereas i owned mine for $500.00.... too easy lol!
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Post by Guest on 26/8/2008, 12:41 pm

Old Skool wrote:whereas i owned mine for $500.00.... too easy lol!

Have you worked out what it NOW owes you??

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Post by Old Skool on 27/8/2008, 1:28 am

AGRO wrote:
Old Skool wrote:whereas i owned mine for $500.00.... too easy lol!

Have you worked out what it NOW owes you??

tried to keep track to start off with but after a while it just got too hard...
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Post by Guest on 27/8/2008, 1:40 pm

After adding up what i have bought for it, (Doesn't include stuff that i have got for it and sold).
I have just hit $4000 including purchase of the van. Very Happy Very Happy
I still have some door and tailgate rubbers to get for it.

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Post by Guest on 5/9/2008, 12:30 pm

My Wife bought me my Van..... cheers

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Post by Guest on 5/9/2008, 12:44 pm

BlueMetal wrote:My Wife bought me my Van..... cheers

Now thats what i call a cool wife where do you find them , Cool Surprised

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Post by Guest on 5/9/2008, 12:54 pm

You have a good thing going there then.

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Post by Guest on 5/9/2008, 12:58 pm

stormbringer wrote:
BlueMetal wrote:My Wife bought me my Van..... cheers

Now thats what i call a cool wife where do you find them , Cool Surprised
man dont tell her that.....lol

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Post by alien8 on 5/9/2008, 1:01 pm

BlueMetal wrote:
stormbringer wrote:
BlueMetal wrote:My Wife bought me my Van..... cheers

Now thats what i call a cool wife where do you find them , Cool Surprised
man dont tell her that.....lol

If you tell her what a cool wife she is, she may buy you another one Rolling Eyes Wink
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Post by Ben79hz on 5/9/2008, 1:13 pm

I bought mine as a cheap run around ($450) came very close to chopping it it once rego expired, but woke up to myself and realised I just enjoyed driving it, so decieded to fix it up a bit,7 or 8 years later and lots of $'s it lives, no regrets. Very Happy
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Re: What made you build your van

Post by alien8 on 5/9/2008, 1:34 pm

Ben79hz wrote:I bought mine as a cheap run around ($450) came very close to chopping it it once rego expired, but woke up to myself and realised I just enjoyed driving it, so decieded to fix it up a bit,7 or 8 years later and lots of $'s it lives, no regrets. Very Happy

We dont regret it either Ben, Glad you kept her, now what are you going to name her ????????
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Re: What made you build your van

Post by billet on 5/9/2008, 1:41 pm

Black Diamond ... KISS oops wrong thread lol! lol! lol!

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Re: What made you build your van

Post by alien8 on 5/9/2008, 1:54 pm

Doesnt look like black anything at the moment Bill Wink
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Post by Guest on 5/9/2008, 1:55 pm

It is at night Kath. Laughing Laughing Laughing
Just kidding Bill. Very Happy

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Post by billet on 5/9/2008, 2:13 pm

Isn't Bens' Van black ??? Embarassed
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