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#474539 - June 15th 2011 6:08 pm Re: 77 Dodge Street Van [Re: Galaxy]
c1run1 Offline
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Registered: February 13th 2008 7:14 pm
Posts: 3240
Loc: new Jersey
Originally Posted By: GALAXY


Looking awesome! were you sitting in the van making motor sounds like a little kid? vroom vroom. lol


LOL no it makes it's own Vroom vroom sounds , although it dose need headers and Zoomies .

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#474543 - June 15th 2011 6:10 pm Re: 77 Dodge Street Van [Re: wookee]
c1run1 Offline
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Registered: February 13th 2008 7:14 pm
Posts: 3240
Loc: new Jersey
Originally Posted By: wookee
What is really impressive about this build.Joe is not really a welder fabricator by profession.He is how ever a vanner who has a dream about what he wants to see in a van build.He has a good friend helping him who has done a few very nice builds him self.
This is a true back yard project.Back yard is not meant in a bad way.The work that is being done in this back yard rivals allot of work that has been done in so called professional shops.
I like to use the saying "can't means won't".
Joe is a very good example of a vanner who has not said I can't in this build.Instead he has figured out How to solve what ever problem he has came up against.....

I really hope this thread and this build inspires other vanners to step out of there comfort zone and take on a project that they really want to do...

........Wookee


Wow Joe (Wookee)
You left me speechless on this comment .. I'm truly Humbled Thanks Buddy : )

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#474545 - June 15th 2011 6:11 pm Re: 77 Dodge Street Van [Re: Beast_Lee]
c1run1 Offline
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Registered: February 13th 2008 7:14 pm
Posts: 3240
Loc: new Jersey
Originally Posted By: Beast_Lee
yeah

Well said my friend, well said...


Thank you Beast_lee

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#474546 - June 15th 2011 6:12 pm Re: 77 Dodge Street Van [Re: lukester]
c1run1 Offline
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Registered: February 13th 2008 7:14 pm
Posts: 3240
Loc: new Jersey
Originally Posted By: lukester
Looking good.

Thank you Luke

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#474548 - June 15th 2011 6:14 pm Re: 77 Dodge Street Van [Re: starwars]
c1run1 Offline
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Registered: February 13th 2008 7:14 pm
Posts: 3240
Loc: new Jersey
Originally Posted By: starwars
Originally Posted By: wookee

well said joe


Thank you for your support

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#474550 - June 15th 2011 6:17 pm Re: 77 Dodge Street Van [Re: Carlton]
c1run1 Offline
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Registered: February 13th 2008 7:14 pm
Posts: 3240
Loc: new Jersey
Originally Posted By: Carlton
I've read the whole post and all I can say is AWESOME. Not just the way the van looks [and it looks very awesome BTW] but friends helping friends build it, sharing their passion and experience. That makes it awesome if nothing else. I miss the old days of building stuff with friends and the fun we had doing it.

ENJOY and thank you for sharing!



Your 100% right It's a lost gathering art so to speek , Mostly as adults we always have something going on with family and work it's hard to get together for most of us . And thank you very Much

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#474553 - June 15th 2011 6:24 pm Re: 77 Dodge Street Van [Re: FinallyaVanner]
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Registered: February 13th 2008 7:14 pm
Posts: 3240
Loc: new Jersey
Originally Posted By: FinallyaVanner
I have to admit when I first saw what you were going to do with the van I cringed. I am one that lives in a sort of comfort zone and believe certain things should stay the way they were built. I have a 40 Plymouth and a 38 Chrysler all done original down to the tires they wear. Now my van it is being changed, but only bolt on and no sheet metal or structural changes.

Until now!! That van you are building is turning out so coooool that I might step out, only baby steps at first like put a gull wing side door and go from there. Nothing to rad. I would have like to have seen your van going back to original, but I rather see what you are doing to it now then see it rust away and be sent to the wrecking yard. Too many vans are heading that way. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see it finished.
Richard


Richard , i hear ya , i keep some things stock how ever this needed much attention in the areas that was upgraded making this a perfict van for the job plus with the paint job it's getting it only made sence to use a street van . I know the Bvan guys are not to happy . But I don't think they had much faith in me from the begining thinking it was not going to be done right and end up in the scrap yard .
And thank you for your support .

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#474590 - June 15th 2011 8:08 pm Re: 77 Dodge Street Van [Re: c1run1]
newkirkinc1 Offline
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Registered: February 10th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 20537
Loc: Pittsburgh,Pa USA
Well said Joe and i also hope to see more backyard builds.
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#474591 - June 15th 2011 8:10 pm Re: 77 Dodge Street Van [Re: c1run1]
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Registered: July 19th 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 7000
Loc: Shillington PA
Originally Posted By: c1run1
Well it's been a few weeks , Some how i managed to catch the Flue , and before that a stomack problem .
Any way so much for bitchin about useless stuff you wouldn't care about .
Bob stopped over and got my ass off the couch we went out back and took the donor roof apart .

Then some more of the sides where trimmed off and we removed the original center braces .
Once this was done we test fit the roof skin .

Back off again for more trim work , the roof skin is centered and the van is backed out for pics .



Test fitting me in the Van ..LOL


Looks great buddy! what van are ya bringing to the Nats?
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#474644 - June 15th 2011 11:12 pm Re: 77 Dodge Street Van [Re: c1run1]
XTReME_LiMiTzZ Offline
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Registered: March 19th 2007 3:44 pm
Posts: 5261
Loc: STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK
lol joe bring them all..... =))

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