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#140706 - June 23rd 2007 1:53 pm New guy in Bellingham, Wa.
Alexarc Offline
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Registered: June 18th 2007 12:56 am
Posts: 2
Loc: Bellingham, WA. USA
Yet another one here.

I'm in Bellingham, WA. which is pretty much south Canada. I've had my van for almost a year and just recently found this site. It really made the mod bug I had get even itchier though. Right now I have a 1979 Chevy G10 shorty my only big change up so far has to be the 350 I put in last fall, which works nicely with the Flowmaster exhaust that the previous owner put in. The interior is pretty much a used up barebones stock, so I'm looking around at how different folks did it.

I know 3-4 other van fans up here and we had been talking about putting together a club of some sort, good to see that we aren't the only van owners to think of making our own club.

See ya 'round!
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#140707 - June 23rd 2007 1:56 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: Alexarc]
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Registered: February 10th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 20632
Loc: Pittsburgh,Pa USA
Well welcome to the site and yes do put together a club.
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#140708 - June 23rd 2007 2:24 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: newkirkinc1]
Alexarc Offline
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Registered: June 18th 2007 12:56 am
Posts: 2
Loc: Bellingham, WA. USA
Thanks newkirkinc1.

I've been diggin' what I've read so far. While I might have the personality to start a club, I definately don't have the van knowledge to back it up. I need to get a more mechanical kinda person to help out. Man, when something breaks, it takes me weeks to figure it out. Makes me wish I'd paid more attention to my dad when I was a kid, he was always trying to get me to work on tractors with him. Hind-sight is 20/20 and all that though.
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#140718 - June 23rd 2007 5:45 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: Alexarc]
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Registered: September 21st 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 6145
Loc: Franklin, IN USA
Welcome to the forums!

I've been to Bellingham--just beautiful up there! We sailed the San Jaun Islands for a couple of days, went to Vancouver on the 4th of July and stayed with friends on the golf course! Would love to visit the area again!

Suzie
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#140719 - June 23rd 2007 6:08 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: Suzie-BGfNY-IN]
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Registered: January 15th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 2298
Loc: Powers oregon
Aloha and Welcome Alex. it's great to here there are more Vanners up here in the P.N.W. there is a few clubs up in washington state I will get you some #'s there will be a run down here in Oregon that is a blast. will post the info for you...
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#140729 - June 23rd 2007 7:20 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: weird Harold]
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Registered: August 23rd 2005 12:00 pm
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Loc: Brooklyn Park, Maryland, USA
Welcome Alex!
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#140738 - June 23rd 2007 10:28 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: NateNCBV]
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Registered: December 09th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 5250
Loc: norfolk va
welcome to the forum
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#140752 - June 24th 2007 8:52 am Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: starwars]
Native Son Offline
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Registered: December 09th 2006 4:37 pm
Posts: 1318
Loc: NH
Welcome Alex,
This is the "Super Walmart for vanning information", I hope your vanning joureny is a great one.
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#140763 - June 24th 2007 11:45 am Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: Native Son]
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Registered: January 18th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 1278
Loc: New Hampshire
Welcome, always room for one more. I agree, Washington state is beautiful. There is also a lot of solid rust free old vans up there. We need more people like you to buy them and enjoy them.

P.S., don't be fooled into thinking all of even a majority of vanners are mechanically inclined. There are a lot of us who only know what hole to put the gas in. If you did a motor swap, then you are far from lacking in ability, any van specific info can be found right here on this site.
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#140799 - June 24th 2007 6:45 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: Bryce]
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Registered: July 19th 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 7002
Loc: Shillington PA
yup yup welcome alexarc to the forums of vannin.com... and what Bryce said! if U did the 350 conversion yourself your WAY ahead of many! Pics Pics! we love pictures on this site!
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