Lane's New Van

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, been busy,busy trying to get ready for the Van-In... and went on a crazy advanure with a good buddy of mine, who finally decided it was time to get in. First we headed up north to Idaho, couple hours one way, to see an early Chev and a hog-nose Dodge. The plan was to check out the hog-nose first just to see it and then drive another little ways to buy the Chev and (hopefully) drive it back home. Checked out the Dodge, it's a buyer for sure but the title is awol and the keys are in North Dakota or some shit, no biggie, we didn't plan on taking it home today anyway, we'll go back for it. While looking for dude's number with the chev, I ran across an ad that had just been listed for another hog-nose that looked awesome, bubble windows, good body, and a good runner. Freakout sets in, that shit is 4 hours... the other way!! Okay, relax, just get a hold of the guy and see if he'll hold it for us, after-all, it had just barely been listed. No answer on either number, left messages, texts... no answer. So what do we do? Go pick up the Chev as planned, or start driving the other way?! Got a text back from dude and he says it's still for sale, still cant get him in person, just that one text, wtf? Do you want to sell this or what? Stopped in a little park for a sec to stretch after being crammed in this broke-ass plastic Saturn that's on loan from his in-laws, he had already sold his daily to fund the van purchase, so we were stuck with the Saturn.
Still can't get hold of the guy so we decided to head back south and just hope it would be there waiting for us. Long, anxious ride to say the least... turns out the guy selling it was a high-school kid and couldn't use his phone in school. We finally were in contact with him about an hour from his house so all was good. Kids Mom even called us back and gave more info on it, she seemed super stoked on the van thing, I don't think she wanted him to sell it, she wanted him to fix it up so she could relive her younger years, she was rad. So all worked it's self out, van is top-notch, couple minor details to deal with but we got a killer deal on a killer van. Drove it home without any problems, well, except flying fiberglass insulation because the paneling had been taken down. But we made it without a hitch, literally.
I keep saying "we" for some reason, maybe because it would be in my driveway right now if you hadn't been in the market Lane... ass... congrats my friend!

Couple quick pics. It's a factory "silver" B100 which is super cool, and rare. It just has a very thin coat of reddish-plum over it, oh and the black house paint that's rolled on to cover up "Go Mustangs"... whatever, Impressive build sheet too, lots of factory options, air, single rear door, insulation package, black trim pkg, and factory cruise!, crazy.

Check out the creepy little ghost-like handprints on the sides, from all the little kids... nope,  I'm not even going to go there...

6 comments:

lane.christensen said...

It was a wild ride for sure. The more i dig into it the more i find a nice clean van. Now all that's left is everything!!!!!

vandito said...

Score!! What a good find, stoked for you guys!!

andrewlw said...

A perfect canvas! Looks great keep posting updates.

BK said...

That picture is in spanish fork! Less than a mile from my motorcycle shop! I saw that van on KSL a few weeks back with a big ol sold sign on it and was pissed!!! Glad it went to someone cool though, I wish you guys would have stopped by the shop so we could talk about van radness. Even though we don't know each other...

BK said...

Edit from last post... Sorry, it looks like the picture was taken in payson,at the chevron, still about 5 miles from my shop...

NoOneRidesForFree said...

Hey BK. Nice to hear a local speak up... finally!
Yea, that was at that Chevron, on our way back from picking it up. It was a fun trip, crazy, but fun. Next time I'm down your way I'll have to stop in and say hey.
BTW, have you checked out the yellow '73 Dodge in Grantsville? It's a little rusty but doesn't look too bad. A survivor from way back.

Post a Comment