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#373451 - March 26th 2010 7:33 pm The TMW club *****
Reed Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 8375
Loc: Fircrest, WA
Okay, so lots of folks dis on window vans. I like them. I like the increased visibility and I don't feel so claustrophobic in them. So, for all the loons like me who actually LIKE window vans, I hereby dedicate this thread to be the TMW Club thread- a place for all window van owners to post pictures of their rides and be proud of all the extra glass!

Here is my 1983 Dodge mini van- Mini Ram Van that is! The Mini Ram van was an options package sold by Dodge from 81-83. Mine has A/C, factory tinted windows, rear window defrost, P/S, P/B. sound deadening package, cruise, delay wipers, dual horns, and the original funky plaid seats!

Everything works, even the A/C, but it needs a good cleaning and a good tuneup. No rust, no dents, all trim accounted for, worst problem is some dried up weatherstripping, but that can be fixed easily.

I have some new captains chairs that will be going it, and some factory aluminum rims that will get polished up and swapped out for the ugly spray painted stock rims. After that, my mini-steering wheel will be installed, and I will slowly customize the interior. Think wood trim, funky fabrics, and mood lights. Someday, I might even loose the brown belly band and go for some purple, or green psychedelic paint...

Come on people, let's see those window vans!

Edited by Reed (March 26th 2010 7:33 pm)
Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!

#373455 - March 26th 2010 8:00 pm Re: The TMW club [Re: Reed]
JJsRYD Offline

Registered: April 09th 2007 7:45 pm
Posts: 291
Loc: Henderson, NV. U.S.A.
I hear ya about people dissing TMW. I love mine for all the same reasons as you love yours.

JJ n Lisa n Jonny.
Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

I have 20yrs of education. I graduated from the 10th grade twice. - Smoking Gun: World's Dumbest

86 Chevy G20 - Turtle Express

#373458 - March 26th 2010 8:08 pm Re: The TMW club [Re: JJsRYD]
Reed Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 8375
Loc: Fircrest, WA
And, yeah, conversion vans are welcome too!
Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!

#373501 - March 27th 2010 12:07 am Re: The TMW club [Re: Reed]
chevyvan93 Offline

Registered: June 19th 2008 12:22 am
Posts: 2776
Loc: michigan city indiana
Nice vans, Reed did the emblem woork out for ya

Lighthouse Vanners...
1996 dodge van..
1993 chevy g20 gladiator conversion (Grim Ride) sold

Darrin & Shelly

#373502 - March 27th 2010 12:24 am Re: The TMW club [Re: chevyvan93]
Reed Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 8375
Loc: Fircrest, WA
The emblem is perfect. I just need to get it mounted!
Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!

#373515 - March 27th 2010 1:53 am Re: The TMW club [Re: Reed]
PYSCHOWard Offline

Registered: July 13th 2009 11:40 am
Posts: 3001
Loc: NW Pa
I like the winders in my van, but wouldn't mind if they're were 2 Less.
I DID NOT Escape, I'm on a Weekend Pass
Lifelong Disease, WhiteLine Fever
97 DODGE shorty, The ROCK & ROLL Train
New 4 Seasons Criuser, 74 B100, The Night Train
Member of the Toopa Sinner Tribe

#373522 - March 27th 2010 2:45 am Re: The TMW club [Re: PYSCHOWard]
relaxedvanner Offline

Registered: December 17th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 1819
Loc: Calgary Alberta. Canada
I too would like to join this prestigious club. Hell I even have windows in the roof.
Shanning P.
Alberta, Canada

1991 Dodge Ram 250
Member of Vandits VC. Calgary
Stay Weird!

#373524 - March 27th 2010 4:10 am Re: The TMW club [Re: relaxedvanner]
Munz Offline

Registered: November 14th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 1207
Loc: Morris Plains, NJ USA
I saw this thread at I didn't know what to say other than......
I'm not a window fan but I would NEVER dis a window van.

I own 4 vans without windows but I do like light, sun & fresh air all the things you miss in a cargo van. You (TMW) window guys need to come back at as with a "???" term to classify our claustrophobic desires. NEW (not enough windows) NEV (not enough ventilation)
All in good clean vanner fun, lets find the best cargo abbreviation and level this playing field LMAO

Edited by Munz (March 27th 2010 5:15 am)
_________________________ / Runnin Wild Truckers / I never met a van I didn't like.

#373525 - March 27th 2010 4:24 am Re: The TMW club [Re: Munz]
Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!! Offline

Registered: June 10th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 12692
Loc: Burlington, On, Canada Eh !!!!
Blessed are those,
who van in a fishbowl !
I don't need to be honoured by Vanning, I am honoured to be Vanning !
Supporting Vanning, by going Vanning In A Van !
I hate it, when real life interferes with Vanning !
Van Clan Plus One, Vanning since 1977 !
Ontario Federation Of Truckers (Vanner's)
Ottawa Valley Vans
Founder,Mixed Bag Truckers

#373559 - March 27th 2010 9:13 am Re: The TMW club [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
Galaxy Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: July 08th 2008 11:49 am
Posts: 9414
Loc: New Jersey
Maybe this thread should be under Readers Rides?
But sure, I'll play along.
Here's my 19 TMW van. chevy

Loonie Toon Truckers
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