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#549152 - March 17th 2012 9:26 am Re: When did you buy your first van ? [Re: MrHoney]
Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!! Offline

Registered: June 10th 2003 12:00 pm
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Loc: Burlington, On, Canada Eh !!!!
1976....I had an 8 door Early Ford traded it for a puke up then found vanning.. frown.......but then I got this as a travellin..van. 69 E300, 240, 3 speed on the tree.....15 inch 8 bolt wheels with a 9 inch steering wheel...great for the biceps !

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 !
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Ottawa Valley Vans
Founder,Mixed Bag Truckers

#549173 - March 17th 2012 11:22 am Re: When did you buy your first van ? [Re: MrHoney]
Goose111 Offline

Registered: June 11th 2011 12:34 pm
Posts: 398
Loc: Werl, Northrhine-Westfalia, Ge...
I ordered my first van, a Volkswagen Vanagon Multivan (similar to the weekender in the US) in summer 1987 and got it delivered in november 1987. I drove this Vanagon for more than 22 years, until I got a Volkswagen Caddy Mk. III on december 9, 2009.

But this Vanagon guided me into the Van-scene over here in Germany, which resulted in my first 1982 G20 in 1991, which was replaced in summer 1995 by a 1986 GMC Vandura 2500 'til summer 1999.
And finally august 2003 the 1989 Highway-Bully show Van.
Hubert The Goose

Driven distance by myself: 26,557 miles / 42,739 km
Filled up diesel: 999,76 gal / 3,784.49 liter
average mileage over this: 26,56 miles per gallon or 8.85 Liter per 100 km

#549177 - March 17th 2012 12:06 pm Re: When did you buy your first van ? [Re: Goose111]
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Registered: February 14th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 277
Loc: vanland Des Moines
'61 Corvair 1973. Took out the 85hp motor and put a 110 hp '65 car motor in it. Still wouldn't make it up Pikes Peak, but it did make it to Tiajauna. Then I had to take the motor out in a parking lot in Santee CA to switch the tranny with a Corvair car that was laying on it's side in the same lot. Good 'ol days. Got home with $10 in my pocket, no credit or debit cards in those days.
[IMG]A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth. Question Authority.

#549658 - March 19th 2012 2:34 pm Re: When did you buy your first van ? [Re: MrHoney]
Munz Offline

Registered: November 14th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 1221
Loc: Morris Plains, NJ USA
Don't make fun of my fro Nate or I'll grow it back!! LOL
_________________________ / Runnin Wild Truckers / I never met a van I didn't like.

#549663 - March 19th 2012 3:09 pm Re: When did you buy your first van ? [Re: Munz]
NateNCBV Offline


Registered: August 23rd 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 20415
Loc: Brooklyn Park, Maryland, USA
Originally Posted By: Munz
Don't make fun of my fro Nate or I'll grow it back!! LOL

Go for it! lol
Nate Breece
North Chesapeake Bay Vans
1994 Dodge B250 Elk Conversion (5.2L/A518)
2008 Dodge Caravan (3.8L)

#549664 - March 19th 2012 3:13 pm Re: When did you buy your first van ? [Re: MrHoney]
Duane2171 Offline

Registered: February 23rd 2012 10:28 am
Posts: 30
Loc: Alberta, Canada
In 1986 I bought a 73 Volkswagen Westphalia. I drove it all across the prairies in Canada and into the northern states a few times, was a great van, but the heat sucked living in Winnipeg so I didn't drive it in the winter. it was punkin orange and I loved it.

#549667 - March 19th 2012 3:18 pm Re: When did you buy your first van ? [Re: Duane2171]
heavy389 Offline

Registered: October 11th 2009 6:32 pm
Posts: 2688
Loc: New Jersey
Bought a 79' Dodge Street Van new from dealer in Jan 80'as left over had 21 miles on it,still got it! Just turned 133K miles grin

79 B-200

#549685 - March 19th 2012 5:21 pm Re: When did you buy your first van ? [Re: NateNCBV]
frscke1 Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: June 26th 2010 7:35 pm
Posts: 8482
Loc: San Diego California
Originally Posted By: NatetheskateNCBV
Originally Posted By: Munz
Don't make fun of my fro Nate or I'll grow it back!! LOL

Go for it! lol

and with a little age you might look like Friar Tuck...age has a history of causing Chrome Dome Syndrome....
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146 WB

#549699 - March 19th 2012 6:43 pm Re: When did you buy your first van ? [Re: MrHoney]
Eddie G Offline
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Registered: July 15th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 1172
Loc: a location near you ; )
An 1964 chevy,200.00 bills until my dad got home from work,lasted 30 min. a little rot box,i was 14yrs old thought i did good @ the time frown
In Memory Of Eddie G Sr.
1/13/47 - 1/7/09

Vanimals 2% 1974/VCVC Member

1969 Chevy "Runnin On Empty"
1976 GMC "Fool's Overture" (SOLD)!!! 10/3/13
1986 GMC "Blues Image"
1996 Ford E-150-"Heavenly Father"

Certified Van Judge

#549702 - March 19th 2012 6:53 pm Re: When did you buy your first van ? [Re: Munz]
Uncle_Fester Offline
Festerus Vannimus

Registered: May 26th 2007 10:41 pm
Posts: 8995
Loc: On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
Originally Posted By: Munz
I bought my 1st van in May of 1980. Here it is a year later, when I bought it all that was on it were some western turbine wheels and the heart portholes THATS IT!!


Wow these 2 pics together are pretty funny.

WOW ! Thats some hair Munz !
Is that the same van in your sig pic?
Very cool yo have held on to it so long, and done such a great job with her build over the years.
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. ! !

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