Back Truckin'!

Well, that was grueling. Had an issue with the transition, but hopefully everything is back in order and working as it should. Drop me a line if you come across anything broken or weird... or whatever.

Livin' it!

It's kind of weird how things come back around. Take the chopper thing for instance, that hit again... in a big way. And now were seeing a resurgence in Vanning. I read somewhere a while back where a guy was commenting about the old days of Vanning that he remembered as a kid. His dad and all his buddies were motorcycle guys, and as they started getting older, having kids with their old ladies etc, their choppers started to give way to a more family-friendly mode of transportation... vans. I think we're seeing this again today. I mean really, think about it, the age group is about the same, as is mentality, economic status etc. It's just the same natural progression happening all over again. I for one am settling down a bit the past couple of years, with a wife, a house, a kid, a couple dogs, oh and don't forget the J.O.B. Yea, I have responsibilities now but I still like getting loose with my friends, with a van I can spend time with my family and friends at the same time. Growing up and settling down doesn't mean going out without a fight. I will always love my bikes, I will always get out and ride whenever I can and I'm sure choppers aren't going anywhere, but vans are going everywhere! Live it!



This scan is from one of my old magazines. It's just a scan of a single page, no text, no captions, nothing just these 3 pics. It was part of a small article about clubs and van-ins being on the rise in popularity, pretty relevant as well. I just kept going back to this page and wondering why it was speaking to me the way it was. Guess that's what got me thinking about all this stuff. Pretty much sums it all up... getting crazy, then kids, then growing old... fat and happy.


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Oh yea, Venturi Vent!

This is going to be rad... on one of the vans, don't know which one yet.

I'm transitioning to a new domain.

Forgive the mess, some of the blog will be a bit wonky for a day or two... or three, or whatever.
Stay tuned for good things though, or whatever.

Nice shoes

Diamonds and an 8

Snack Tray Roundup

Miss Behavin' For Sale in Idaho

This has been for sale for a little bit, don't think it's going to sale for the guys asking price but it's a pretty awesome van, most of it anyway. It does have a few goofy bits for sure.
Below is dudes ad, no phone #'s but if you want to get in touch with him I'm sure you can figure that out all by your big-boy self.

 

(Video after the pics)

A piece of Vanning History. She is a Legend from days gone by. All original from when she was built as a custom show van in the 70's. Has been in magazines. She is old and she is fragile yet she is not, she is a hippie that survived but considering she is original she looks dang good for her age. What has gone on inside her walls of green delight will always remain a secret.

This van has lots of history and will only be sold to a special owner that can appreciate what this van represents. I am only considering selling because I have another van I am working on.

The vinyl top was put on this by michael waltrip the nascar driver when he was younger and worked at Vessel Trim shop in Indiana.

It has lighting above the bed and green ground effect lighting under neath. It has two custom j&j fiberglass gullwing doors. It was also the feature van for the cover of j&j gullwing doors back in the 70's.

It ha soriginal cassette player and cb radio as well as lighting on spoiler and black custom running boards. It has driving lights and fog lights.

Tires are new, new exhaust and carb just rebuilt, gas tank recoated with new fuel sending unit and new power steering.

The inside of this van just plain knocks the socks off of people at car shows. It is an endless line of people looking inside of her. 302V8 Auto, swivel buckets and a bed and bar. If there is a new owner or adoptee I should say. You will need a shop to keep her safe and dry. She had the same owner for 30 years who did that for her and thats what she deserves.

If you do not or cannot understand why this van is priced more than the $1000 you wanna spend. Then you do not understand vanning and do not deserve to own such a treasure. $9500.00 Cheers!







My Daily

Finally got around to getting some decent pics of my '72 B100 Tradesman.
Picked this one up a while back, it wasn't much to look at then, but I like what it's turned into, and it runs like a top.
It's a little more 70's Muscle than straight Vannin' style.
Crappy body with a crappy single-stage paint job... 318/727... race buckets that swivel (weird, I know, but they're comphie.)... not really much else interior-wise, just a bunch of speakers and a sleeping bag.
The '75 that I  recently picked up will eventually replace this one and will be a bit more true to tradition... but for now she's my girl.





Vanner lifestyle.

Isn't this the cast of "That 70's Show"?
A big huge thank you to Scott for letting me share these great pics!

This pic looks like it could have been taken today. Except everybody is skinny.
I've always wondered how the tops of these old vans got so mangled.