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#4917 - May 01st 2003 6:15 pm New to the Road and Scene
FroOch Offline

Registered: May 01st 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 592
Loc: Morris Cty, NJ
Hey guys and gals, I'm newest member and I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Lee but I go by FroOch since childhood if you're curious about the screen name. I am 25 years old and am going to make an attempt at bringing back the "truly custom" van. <P>My fascination for the van started with as early as the A-Team and continued on to the Holden used in the new Scooby Doo movie. Today I purchased from Ebay a 1982 Chevy Shorty with 78,000 original miles, almost no body damage and bone "utility" stock. It has been a dream of mine since I was a kid to have a worked over van to tour the country in and maybe now it can all come to fruition.<P>Just a quick Hello everyone and I look forward to becoming a member in the Vanning community.

#4918 - May 01st 2003 7:54 pm Re: New to the Road and Scene
usblondey38 Offline

Registered: October 23rd 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 333
Loc: ny
Welcome to vannin FroOch. Hope you are able to have your childhood dream sounds like your on your way. Where are you located? That way people can let you know where the runs are.

#4919 - May 01st 2003 8:37 pm Re: New to the Road and Scene
FroOch Offline

Registered: May 01st 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 592
Loc: Morris Cty, NJ
Ooops, I'm born and Raised in New Jersey, the land of the free and the home of the Guido... lol. I don't know if my Van is worthy of cruising just yet but hopefully soon. My daily driver, a VW, is also a passion and also a work in progress so the van work will be minimal at first until my daily is up to par.<P>Currently I am a member of Dirty Jersey Dubs and NJ VW club and don't know if any clubs take cross members but I would surely enjoy being part of the scene. Some pics to show you everyone what i'm working with. <P> <P> <P> <BR>

#4920 - May 01st 2003 10:43 pm Re: New to the Road and Scene
Denim Offline

Registered: December 29th 2000 12:00 pm
Posts: 1962
Loc: Johnson City, New York, USA
Welcome to the vannin family! Vanning is a lifestyle that has few demands or requirements. All you need is a van. Period. They're a blank canvas that you create what YOU like. There are a number of clubs in N.J. How about it N.J. vanners? Let's set him up with some info! Take care and...Keep On Vannin'!

#4921 - May 01st 2003 10:57 pm Re: New to the Road and Scene
blenderqueen Offline

Registered: July 06th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 326
Loc: Worcester, MA
Welcome aboard! There are quite a few clubs in NJ. If you tell me which area you're located in, I can tell you what clubs are near you. If you say NJ is the home of the guido, I'm guessing you are somewhere in North Jersey. Narrow down the area and I'll be more specific with the clubs! I belong to Runnin Wild Truckers from Central Jersey - mostly in the North Brunswick area. We've been around for over 21 years so far and it doesn't look like we'll be stopping anytime soon! Hope you can come to a run to meet some very interesting and friendly people sometime soon.<P>------------------<BR>Judi (Blenderqueen)<BR>Runnin Wild Truckers<BR>Sharon Hill, PA

#4922 - May 01st 2003 11:02 pm Re: New to the Road and Scene
FroOch Offline

Registered: May 01st 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 592
Loc: Morris Cty, NJ
You hit the nail on the head... I am in North Jersey. I'm in Morris Cty and also stay in Essex Cty. My VW car meets are in New Brunswick so I'm somewhat familiar with that area also.<BR>

#4923 - May 01st 2003 11:42 pm Re: New to the Road and Scene
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Bad Girls from New York, Bad Western Inn in IN.

Registered: September 21st 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 6104
Loc: Franklin, IN USA
Just what I wanted for Mayday! A new vanner with alot of enthusiasim (sp ?)!!!! Lee, you are not going to believe what some of these Vanners have done to their VANS. When we say "custom", it is different for everyone. Your VAN is an extension of yourself and the selves I know that love their VANS are an awesome group and very creative! <P>Go to an eVANt--meet the people--see the VANS!<P>Welcome to Vanning! And Chevys!

#4924 - May 02nd 2003 12:06 am Re: New to the Road and Scene
FroOch Offline

Registered: May 01st 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 592
Loc: Morris Cty, NJ
I'm thinking hotrodded van with a retro party style inside. Some shag, a curtain, cushy seating and kick arse stereo system. 2% here I come.<P> <p>[This message has been edited by FroOch (edited May 02, 2003).]

#4925 - May 02nd 2003 9:25 am Re: New to the Road and Scene
dan Offline

Registered: December 25th 2000 12:00 pm
Posts: 2699
Loc: Merrimack, NH USA
Welcome to the forum FroOch.<P>Im from Long Island, good chance I get to meet you this summer at van run. Check out the schedule of evants in and<P>Blues Traveler

#4926 - May 02nd 2003 4:47 pm Re: New to the Road and Scene
hurricane2 Offline

Registered: November 23rd 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 3302
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!!! So glad to see someone else my age as excited as about vans!! Hope you get to make your van everything you've dreamed of! Don't hesitate to ask if there's anything any of us can do to help!<BR>Keep On Truckin'!

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