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#569282 - June 18th 2012 11:37 am Re: Just remembered this old van story [Re: al55]
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Back in 97 ( I know this because I just found the receipt) I went to Pep Boys for tires on my 68 Chevy, which has a 350 and a 3 speed column shift- and a 4.11 posi (It's important, trust me)

Well, I'm sitting in the waiting room and the kid that went out to bring my van into the bay, walks past me looking kind of dazed. I look out the window and see my van has moved about 5 feet. Great, I think, wiring issues again and it died. I then see the manager go out, get in, start it up and drive it into the bay. Huh.



After they are done, I asked the manager what happened. Here's what he told me:

"I sent the kid out there to get your truck, and he comes back in and says somethings wrong with the trans, it wants to roll in park when he tries to start it. Damn kid never saw a column shift stick before and just jumped in and turned the key...."
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#569285 - June 18th 2012 11:42 am Re: Just remembered this old van story [Re: al55]
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WOW! Good thing he did'nt hit anything
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#569299 - June 18th 2012 12:18 pm Re: Just remembered this old van story [Re: al55]
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I had a similar situation happen with my 70 Dodge Gregg. Classic!
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#569301 - June 18th 2012 12:21 pm Re: Just remembered this old van story [Re: hippieluke]
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Originally Posted By: hippieluke
i have a jaguar on my van so i call it the chevuar


Do you pronounce it like the English do? Chev-you-er grin
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#569303 - June 18th 2012 12:24 pm Re: Just remembered this old van story [Re: al55]
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My firt van was a 70 Dodge A-100.

I had a guy ask me what year my "VW" was. I just looked at him and smiled.

The van had the DODGE emblems on the front, but funny part was that I had big vinyl "DODGE VAN" letters on the windshield. D'oh!
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#569392 - June 18th 2012 5:07 pm Re: Just remembered this old van story [Re: al55]
Wizard78 Offline
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Registered: August 20th 2008 10:14 pm
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Loc: Virginia
Here's your sign,You should have used Cardboard letters rofl
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#569508 - June 19th 2012 9:14 am Re: Just remembered this old van story [Re: Wizard78]
Garfield Offline
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Registered: January 19th 2006 12:00 pm
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I practically grew up in my parent's 63 and 61 Econolines. Both stock with the nearly foot high chrome FORD on the front.

On several occasions people would mistake it for a VW.

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#569615 - June 19th 2012 5:36 pm Re: Just remembered this old van story [Re: al55]
al55 Offline
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Registered: November 01st 2011 4:11 pm
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vanner68 that story is priceless!!! lol

Mistake a Dodge or a Ford for a VW,hmm geez I'm glad I had a Cadillac hood ornament on my van. lol

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