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#140706 - June 23rd 2007 1:53 pm New guy in Bellingham, Wa.
Alexarc Offline

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!
1979 Chevy G10 shorty, 350 with dual Flowmaster side exhausts. Everything else is barebones and/or stock. So much work to do.

#140707 - June 23rd 2007 1:56 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: Alexarc]
newkirkinc1 Offline
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Registered: February 10th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 20613
Loc: Pittsburgh,Pa USA
Well welcome to the site and yes do put together a club.
Jim & Lucy Newkirk
Three river vans
1981 Chevy-the Love Shack
1999 Chevy Van
2012 Chevy Van

#140708 - June 23rd 2007 2:24 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: newkirkinc1]
Alexarc Offline

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.
1979 Chevy G10 shorty, 350 with dual Flowmaster side exhausts. Everything else is barebones and/or stock. So much work to do.

#140718 - June 23rd 2007 5:45 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: Alexarc]
Suzie-BGfNY-IN Offline
Bad Girls from New York, Bad Western Inn in IN.

Registered: September 21st 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 6128
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!

Cherish your friends!
HUGGS to all!

#140719 - June 23rd 2007 6:08 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: Suzie-BGfNY-IN]
weird Harold Offline

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...
Member of Lead Foot Trucker West Coast Chapter Pea On

#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
Posts: 20415
Loc: Brooklyn Park, Maryland, USA
Welcome Alex!
Nate Breece
North Chesapeake Bay Vans
1994 Dodge B250 Elk Conversion (5.2L/A518)
2008 Dodge Caravan (3.8L)

#140738 - June 23rd 2007 10:28 pm Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: NateNCBV]
starwars Offline
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Registered: December 09th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 5250
Loc: norfolk va
welcome to the forum
tom wyckoff
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I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx

#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.
Proud to be Native American!

#140763 - June 24th 2007 11:45 am Re: New guy in Bellingham, Wa. [Re: Native Son]
Bryce Offline

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.
"The Ice Box"(SID)
94 Custom Chevy Conversion Van
'00 GMC SafariAWD

#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: 7000
Loc: Shillington PA
yup yup welcome alexarc to the forums of 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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