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#724306 - June 03rd 2017 1:04 pm Re-living the past ...  
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I purchased a brand new 1975 Ford shorty van when the new body design change was made.. I customized it , drove it all over the East coast, and across the country and back twice. I was young, living at home, but basically spent most of my time in that van. Cruised, camped, visited friends at colleges, did deliveries for my Dad's business, you name it. Had it less than three years and it was stolen while I was doing a delivery in Brooklyn, NY. Never saw it again. I've had several vans since then, but they were always more work vans. More recently, as I'm getting older, I've missed that blue '75 shorty. Started looking to purchase and build a re-creation . Luck just dropped in !!!..... Purchased this 1975 shorty in NY. Same year, color, motor, interior, wheels as mine had !!. It has 49,000 miles on it. Recent re-paint in original color code. Should be on it's way here soon. Can't wait.

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#724310 - June 03rd 2017 1:40 pm Re: Re-living the past ... [Re: oldskool73]  
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Very nice! Congratulations on finding what you were looking for.

#724316 - June 03rd 2017 3:59 pm Re: Re-living the past ... [Re: oldskool73]  
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#724318 - June 03rd 2017 6:57 pm Re: Re-living the past ... [Re: oldskool73]  
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Congrats, post some more pics after it arrives.

#724320 - June 03rd 2017 8:14 pm Re: Re-living the past ... [Re: oldskool73]  
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Hmmmm.....the same everything yours had.....wonder if it is yours??


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#724325 - June 03rd 2017 9:24 pm Re: Re-living the past ... [Re: Starlord]  
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Originally Posted by Starlord
Hmmmm.....the same everything yours had.....wonder if it is yours??


I thought the same thing!

#724337 - June 04th 2017 8:31 am Re: Re-living the past ... [Re: oldskool73]  
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Are the pipes functional?


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#724340 - June 04th 2017 8:41 am Re: Re-living the past ... [Re: oldskool73]  
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Wow oldskool! That's a oldskool Ford! Do some more pics when you get your hands on it.....

#724352 - June 04th 2017 12:05 pm Re: Re-living the past ... [Re: oldskool73]  
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If it is my old van, I'm thrilled to death that someone took such good care of it (hmmm ...I even had the tire carrier). I will post more pics when she gets here. Thanks for the enthusiastic replies.

#724369 - June 05th 2017 7:34 am Re: Re-living the past ... [Re: oldskool73]  
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That looks great!


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