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Adventures of the Blue Turd. #728706
October 09th 2017 7:29 pm
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Good Evening everyone.

I'm Mike. I live in the DC area. Once upon a time my dad owned a 1977 Econoline 150.
[img]http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/Lettercraftsigns/media/bWVkaWFJZDoxNjQ2MTI0NzA=/?ref=1[/img]

My dad, being a baptist preacher, loved his shaggin' Wagon. It was a beautiful machine with blue velvet interior and shag carpet. Mood lights and lots of mirrors. That's me on the far right. I also enjoyed the van on dates being the preachers son. A good time was had by all who entered the magic of a room on wheels. Those are stories for another post.

I just purchased a '78 Chevy shorty panel van from the original owner for $500. I've got a ton of questions about what works and what doesn't. It's currently in the shop to replace the 350 with a 400 small block.

I've enjoyed seeing the vans you all have created and hope to complete the "Blue Turd" (as my wife calls it) this winter.

Hello for now.
Project photos to follow.

Mike

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Re: Adventures of the Blue Turd. [Re: Lettercraft] #728707
October 09th 2017 7:36 pm
October 09th 2017 7:36 pm
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Welcome to the site Mike ....


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Adventures of the Blue Turd. [Re: Lettercraft] #728709
October 09th 2017 7:48 pm
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http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/Lettercraftsigns/media/bWVkaWFJZDoxNjQ2MTI0NzE=/?ref=1

Here she is. My Son & I have started removing the interior and have done some light sanding.

Re: Adventures of the Blue Turd. [Re: Lettercraft] #728721
October 09th 2017 10:27 pm
October 09th 2017 10:27 pm
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Congrats on your new van. Looks cool.


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Re: Adventures of the Blue Turd. [Re: Lettercraft] #728732
October 10th 2017 1:38 am
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Welcome. Nice to have reliable help.

Re: Adventures of the Blue Turd. [Re: Lettercraft] #728740
October 10th 2017 8:48 am
October 10th 2017 8:48 am
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Michigan
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Welcome aboard! I look forward to following your progress.

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Re: Adventures of the Blue Turd. [Re: Lettercraft] #728767
October 11th 2017 7:18 am
October 11th 2017 7:18 am
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Pittsburgh,Pa USA
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welcome Mike to the site. Ask away lol


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1965 Chevy Bad Influence
1981 Chevy-the Love Shack
2012 Chevy Van
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Re: Adventures of the Blue Turd. [Re: Lettercraft] #728785
October 11th 2017 4:47 pm
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Hi Mike, Welcome to the site! Congratulations on the aquisition of the beloved Blue Turd.
Surely the name is a purely affectionate term bestowed out of Love. So much more to love with a potent SBC!

Happy Vanning!


"Who New? Blue"
1990 Chevy G30 454
Church Van, maternity division

"Old Blue"
1988 Dodge B250

"Cabin Cruiser"
'94 Dodge B350 www.xplorermotorhome.com/
Xplorer MH model 230 230 hp MPI 360 LA Wedgy OD auto

Old vans never really die if we chose to let them live
Re: Adventures of the Blue Turd. [Re: Lettercraft] #728808
October 11th 2017 9:14 pm
October 11th 2017 9:14 pm
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Warrington, Pa
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Photobucket is making it awfully hard to see the "Blue Turd" haha


"Sin Bin"
1984 Ford Econoline E150 Shorty
Re: Adventures of the Blue Turd. [Re: Lettercraft] #728823
October 12th 2017 7:18 am
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What is the best way to share a photo here?

I don't want anyone to miss out on the transformation from the "Blue Turd" to "Blue Moon".

Thanks,
Mike

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