Frscke1's Boy Scout water balloon gauntlet got me thinking about our Scout Troop, 649.
Our patrol were the Wolves. More like "The Island of Misfit Boys." Us Dad's too. LOL Our troop went camping, a lot! Our Scout Ranch was on an old Spanish land grant, which later became a cattle ranch, named Mataguay. Which means, "White Dirt!"
Pretty nice place. Even had a pool. Where, if you wanted in, you have to pass the BSA swim test. How hard could that possibly be?... A few laps each, of different strokes, hold your breath underwater for a while, tread water, etc, etc. No sweat!
After Brandon and I finished, he jumped out, I just held onto the ladder. After a few moments, the young lifeguard enthusiastically said to me, "You Passed! You can exit the pool now, Sir."
Oklahoma vanner will be flying to me and then driving it back home in an epic road trip.
It sort of makes room for another project. The 95 won't need much work, so I won't have the stress of planning to repaint a van. Taking that load off will let me focus on some other projects I have.
The 95 van will be a family outing/road trip van, so I will be more focused on keeping it comfortable and reliable. It has a 351 and my brother reports it can bury the needle, so that is all the performance I need.
I will be focusing my hot rod and customizing energy on some other non-van projects I have.
I am pretty happy the deal worked out like it did. It is having many good side effects for other people besides me and the purchaser, so I couldn't ask for more. I will post pictures of the 95 once I have it down at my place.
Who says that carpet isn’t back in style? Many many vans are still using shag. They don’t make wall to wall carpet anymore but the certain make long shaggy rugs in big sizes that are used in vans. I just bought a 10’x13’ rug for $170 to do the carpeting in my van.
That seller takes vans that are reasonable price, adds flairs, and does a few other things and charges wayyyy too much money
Not a lot of work done last night installed locking header bolts finished up routing the driver side wires put some heat socks on the ends and tightening the spark plugs, didnt have a socket that would fit under the runners on the passenger side to tighten them. So i stopped for the night. edit: ordered my bullet converters for the exhaust as well as some get loud goodies. Still not sure what mufflers i want to run something quiet i plan to do a lot of cruising in this, but not oem want it to be stainless so it'll last a long time.
I inherited most of my cool van stuff. I have all of my dad's t-shirts from the 70's all the way through the 90's, they won't fit me but they look real good on my girl. I also have, because my dad did so I grew up with one, an octagon steering wheel which I absolutely love.