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#314483 - August 02nd 2009 4:42 pm YO from MO. (lots of new pics)
MoparVanMan Offline
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Registered: August 02nd 2009 4:18 pm
Posts: 91
Loc: missouri
hey yall my name is aaron, im from a small town in missouri about 40 min. west of st. louis. i have always loved vans, ever since my dad and grandpa started showin me pics of there old vans, well about 2 months ago i stumbled upon a 78 dodge right in my home town. talked to the guy and he told me about 17 years ago he went thru it and had it all redone but never got it licensed again and it has sat for about 10 years under a tarp. well i talked him into sellin it to me for 500 bux, it needs a lil love but me and the family have already started pourin that into it lol. its got a nice runnin 318, and all the goodies from that sweet 70s time period. (side pipes, fender flares, whale tail spoiler, chin spoiler, and more)

here are some pics, ill be taking more soon since we have recently disassembled it in order to restore her. grin








Edited by MoparVanMan (August 03rd 2009 1:42 pm)

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#314487 - August 02nd 2009 5:02 pm Re: YO from MO. [Re: MoparVanMan]
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Registered: February 14th 2007 8:31 pm
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Loc: Western suburbs of Chicago
Nice find! Nice deal...Check the VIN number...the van in the pics s not a 78! Either way, looks like a great start, and there are great vanners in St Louis to help you out! E mail vanner77(at)sbcglobal.net. He is in St Louis, and on the Nats board. And has a similar Dodge!
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#314493 - August 02nd 2009 5:09 pm Re: YO from MO. [Re: on the road]
MoparVanMan Offline
journeyman

Registered: August 02nd 2009 4:18 pm
Posts: 91
Loc: missouri
i havent looked her over real good yet actually just got it moved to my house after owning it from 2 months, what year do u believe it is?

(runs and grabs title) the title says 77?


Edited by MoparVanMan (August 02nd 2009 5:10 pm)

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#314499 - August 02nd 2009 5:17 pm Re: YO from MO. [Re: MoparVanMan]
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Registered: May 29th 2007 8:01 pm
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Loc: Springfield, oHIo
welcome to the forums

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#314502 - August 02nd 2009 5:22 pm Re: YO from MO. [Re: DeeJaye]
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That makes sense. The grill says 74 -78, but the 78s had square marker lights, vertical taillights and indents around the door handles! Either way, nice buy! and welcome
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#314515 - August 02nd 2009 5:36 pm Re: YO from MO. [Re: on the road]
MoparVanMan Offline
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Registered: August 02nd 2009 4:18 pm
Posts: 91
Loc: missouri
thanks guys, so are there any clubs or meets around this area for the vannin crowd

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#314524 - August 02nd 2009 5:48 pm Re: YO from MO. [Re: MoparVanMan]
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Registered: February 14th 2007 8:31 pm
Posts: 6259
Loc: Western suburbs of Chicago
yup...Montrose, Il (just across 70) next week-contact Steve-I'll bet you can truck with him.

Penfield, IL in 2 weeks (north of Champaign, IL)

Then in the winter, December Party in KC, January Snowed Party in southern Illinois, and Groundhog in Springfield. This past weekend was a run at Eagleville, Mo
Colfax, Iowa in October, too.

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"Nickels and Dymes"
Midwest Vans Ltd.
Vanfest Staff
Ontario Federation of Vanners Rep since 1978
National Truck-In Board since 1986
First van event-a hall party...March, 1974...ain't been right since!!!!!






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#314526 - August 02nd 2009 5:52 pm Re: YO from MO. [Re: on the road]
MoparVanMan Offline
journeyman

Registered: August 02nd 2009 4:18 pm
Posts: 91
Loc: missouri
man awesome, i dont think she will be ready that quick. does anyone ever go to monster mopar weekend at gateway international raceway in st. louis, ive seen a few vans there the past few years. im hoping to get mine moving in time to stick her in the non-judged show. it would be sweet to get a huge van gathering goin there

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#314527 - August 02nd 2009 5:54 pm Re: YO from MO. [Re: MoparVanMan]
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Registered: July 19th 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 7001
Loc: Shillington PA
welcome to forums of vannin.com Aaron... thats a sweet van and a HELL of a deal WOW and yuppers definatly a 77! that van needs very lil tlc compared to most... good luck n have fun! hope to meet ya at a run someday!
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#314537 - August 02nd 2009 6:12 pm Re: YO from MO. [Re: Snotty]
MoparVanMan Offline
journeyman

Registered: August 02nd 2009 4:18 pm
Posts: 91
Loc: missouri
hopin to have her on the road by monster mopar then after that who knows, ill be drivin this baby everywhere

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