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#214438 - July 02nd 2008 1:40 pm Re: "YOUR" Vans thru the years! [Re: vanmachineman]
65dreamin Offline
old hand

Registered: March 17th 2007 12:02 pm
Posts: 898
Loc: sacramento,ca
thanks, but i thoght the post was in vans where are they today,by looking at my private message in dec 2007

#214445 - July 02nd 2008 2:11 pm Re: "YOUR" Vans thru the years! [Re: 65dreamin]
NateNCBV Offline


Registered: August 23rd 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 20415
Loc: Brooklyn Park, Maryland, USA
Nate Breece
North Chesapeake Bay Vans
1994 Dodge B250 Elk Conversion (5.2L/A518)
2008 Dodge Caravan (3.8L)

#214524 - July 02nd 2008 10:44 pm Re: "YOUR" Vans thru the years! [Re: NateNCBV]
Uncle_Fester Offline
Festerus Vannimus

Registered: May 26th 2007 10:41 pm
Posts: 9039
Loc: On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
Okay, here is our list...sorry no pics of most of them...

1st was a 1978 Dodge Maxi full of holes (windows) with a 400ci/4brl and 727, paid $650.00 for it. Bought it to move to Las Vegas with, Me, the wife two babies and the dog lived in it for two weeks during July, untill we said SCREW VEGAS and went home, oil pump went out on the way home, left it at a truckstop in Utah, never to return for it.

2nd was a 1984 Dodge raised roof conversion van 318/727 combo we bught for $500.00 ran great, traded for a Camero after driving it for 2 years (don't say it!)

3rd was a 1978 Dodge shorty with a 318/4brl 727 combo no window, true duals with flowmasters and mild summit cam...drove it 2 years till the motor blew up, sold it for the same price I paid for it, $500.00 !

4th was a 1992 GMC conversion van 350tbi/700r4 set up, wiring problems finally killed it...bought it for $2000.00, drove it for 2 years and sold it for $1000.00

5th and current is the 1984 Ford conversion 351HO /C-6 combo, runs great, passes everything but a gas station, currently called the "Big Black Gas Sucker" by my kids! lol

Also had a 1990 Astro CL AWD for a total of 3 weeks, bought it for $400.00, killed it in 3 weeks and sold it for $200.00 what a waste of money that one was...

We are going to start looking for a 71-80ish Dodge or Same period Chevy no window next year with our taxes, hopefully before C of C in Vegas......we'll see what happens.

Thats my story and I'm sticking to it!
My vans,

1)The 1991 Dodge B250, J.Y.D.

Founder & President of Sooner or Later United Truckers and PROUD TO BE A S.L.U.T. ! !

#215350 - July 07th 2008 11:02 pm Re: "YOUR" Vans thru the years! [Re: NateNCBV]
Vice Pres. Inland Vans Berdoo

Registered: May 18th 2008 7:30 pm
Posts: 418
I was never one to take pictures of anything back in the 70s through 90s but here are some pics of a few.

Vanishing Breed when I called it Sonofvanitch



#215368 - July 08th 2008 4:20 am Re: "YOUR" Vans thru the years! [Re: VANISHINGBREED]
newkirkinc1 Offline
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Registered: February 10th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 20632
Loc: Pittsburgh,Pa USA
Very nice Mike.
Jim & Lucy Newkirk
Three river vans
1981 Chevy-the Love Shack
1999 Chevy Van
2012 Chevy Van

#215585 - July 08th 2008 8:06 pm Re: "YOUR" Vans thru the years! [Re: newkirkinc1]
NateNCBV Offline


Registered: August 23rd 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 20415
Loc: Brooklyn Park, Maryland, USA
I love the red/white Falcon van Mike!
Nate Breece
North Chesapeake Bay Vans
1994 Dodge B250 Elk Conversion (5.2L/A518)
2008 Dodge Caravan (3.8L)

#229429 - September 19th 2008 11:47 am Re: "YOUR" Vans thru the years! [Re: NateNCBV]
davidm Offline

Registered: June 24th 2008 7:40 am
Posts: 325
Loc: St marys county Md
This was my last van i had. its a 97 astro that i picked-up for only $300 bucks. it only needed new brake lines and i had it on the road. i put 20x8.5 centerline snypers, 255/35r20 nitto 555,and a 2.5-3.0 belltech drop. I know....T.M.W.
a friend of mine is currently trying to sell it for 5k.
David Monsees
1994 chevy astro
2006 E-150 (blizzard)
1976 Chevy g-10 shorty

North Chesapeake Bay Vans

#229434 - September 19th 2008 12:15 pm Re: "YOUR" Vans thru the years! [Re: davidm]
sasktrini Offline
"Canadian guy who lives way the heck out west"

Registered: July 13th 2004 12:00 pm
Posts: 3497
Loc: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
That's a nice 'stro! I like the way the windowline is blacked out... they ALMOST disappear! Sweet rims and tires... you must've brought it a long way from it's $300 beginning!
Corey aka sasktrini, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

#239761 - November 09th 2008 11:29 am Re: "YOUR" Vans thru the years! [Re: sasktrini]
Bandvan Offline

Registered: November 08th 2008 5:45 pm
Posts: 607
Loc: Northern Vermont
Ive been following this tread for a while and Ive got to say many of you guys have some jaw dropping rides, and the rest show great potential

As for me I've got a G20 problem. In order of appearance:

My first rig was a 78 GMC Rally STX. 350 4-bbl/t350. 111k and all original interior. Bought it in '06 for $750 around Albany, NY. My old band toured New England with it for a year and a half. In that time it got a 6 disk changer and a new carpet by yours truly. Sold it to my friend's band in VT for $1000 (we had put new brakes and a trailer hitch on it for them) and they have yet to take it out of their driveway. I make my buddy go out and start it once a week, it runs like a champ. I miss it.

Van #2 was an 84 GMC Vandura 2500. 305 4-bbl/700r4. 146k Found it for $500 in Northern VT. 305 was rebuilt less than 3000 miles ago with a mild cam, rebuilt trans. This one is going to get its own thread in the GM section. For the full story check it out.

Van #3 is my current van. 89 G20 350tbi/700r4. 94k verified. $600 Southern VT find. Carfax says it spent 12 years in the great state of Texas and somehow found its way to the better state of Vermont. 0 rust and only minor dents. I've been looking forever for one this clean. Paint is 83 corvette grey and it buffs up well. Ive done a full tune up and brake job on it and I've still yet to hit the $1000 mark. It will be getting the full GMC treatment as I have the badges, grill, center caps, retro side markers, pre 87 tails, and full steering column (yup thats right I parted the 84). The future holds a full header/dual kit, fresh head gaskets, k/n, Towpack/brake controller, wheels and PC all terrains, and an entire refurbished interior to haul my band mates and gear safely. This one hasn't and will not see salt, so under the car cover it goes this winter!

"GiVANtic" 1987 Ford E250 EXT 4x4
"Trendkiller" 1995 Chevy G20
"Penny" 1977 Dodge B200 Shorty



#239766 - November 09th 2008 12:22 pm Re: "YOUR" Vans thru the years! [Re: Bandvan]
Bobert Offline
old hand

Registered: January 01st 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 1095
pic of my 77 before the redo taken in 1997.

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