Cool idea Snotty. Here's my pics. For some reason, I never took a lot of pics of my own vans. If anyone has pics of my first three vans I'd love to see them! My first van I begged and pleaded my parents to loan me the money to buy this '66 Dodge A-100 shorty. I was 17 and vanning was gathering momentum. This is how it looked after I saved up to have it repainted and got decent wheels for it. I loved this van. The color, the body style, the "attitude" everything. It's the blue one in the pics.
After a few years, I had to get rid of my '66. Besides terminal cancer, the steering box was breaking loose. I didn't have the funds to keep putting money into a van just to keep it running. I needed something dependable. My second van I bought in New Jersey in '76 at Dodgeland. I had seen an ad in Truckin magazine about how they had a huge selection so my wife and I rode down with my parents on a Saturday , picked out our next van, and drove it back the next day! Another shorty.
My third van, I bought in the early 80's because I craved a radical van and was too impatient and too poor to build one myself. I saw this one for sale at a van-in, struck a deal and rode a bus out to Conn. to pick it up. It had a side gull wing, no back doors, cougar tail lights, 3/4 raised roof, 400 cu. in. motor, full murals, and a bunch of other stuff. But it was well used and I dumped a ton of money into it before I got tired of it and sold it.
My fourth and present van I ordered new in '92 and is my favorite ride. But someday I'll be getting another A-100 to cruise in.