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Hello form MA #731754
January 13th 2018 4:16 pm
January 13th 2018 4:16 pm
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Westboro, MA
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Hi All, my name is Mike.
Just joined the Forum a few days ago.
I have a 1973 Dodge B300 Maxi Van.
I bought it way back in 1976 for $1200, it was used commercially and pretty beat up, 100,000+ miles. (318 automatic)
In 1976 I customized the inside but left the outside unchanged:

Bed, carpet, headliner, fridge, captain’s chairs, overhead console, cassette stereo, CB.
Mirrors, interior lighting, Bar hidden under the bed (How PC would that be these days!)

In 1979 the interior was removed (the plan was to re-install it but that never happened) and the outside was customized:

Fender flairs, hood scoop, front spoiler, tube grill.
Gull wing side door, rear doors removed and small tailgate door installed.
Frenched antenna, emblems removed, oak running boards.
New wheels and tires and new paint.

Since then it has sat at different locations collecting dust, rodent crap and been used for temp storage.
Inspection sticker on window says 1978.
Recently my wife stated to friends. “I should pay someone to cart it away, because it will never ever be started again.”
Not one to turn down a challenge, 2018 is the year I plan on proving her wrong.
For some reason, the Instrument Cluster was removed and nowhere to be found.
Started searching the net for possible replacement parts and ran into this forum.
I’ll be needing help/suggestions and this looks like a good place to get info.
Looking forward to driving it again someday soon.

Mike

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Re: Hello form MA [Re: xmaff] #731756
January 13th 2018 4:17 pm
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Welcome to the site Mike ...


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Re: Hello from MA [Re: xmaff] #731758
January 13th 2018 6:27 pm
January 13th 2018 6:27 pm
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 2,249
Michigan
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Re: Hello from MA [Re: xmaff] #731763
January 13th 2018 9:54 pm
January 13th 2018 9:54 pm
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,431
Wichita Falls, Texas
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Welcome to our little home on the web. Glad you've joined us.


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Re: Hello from MA [Re: xmaff] #731786
January 14th 2018 11:23 am
January 14th 2018 11:23 am
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welcome Mike to the site great to have ya here.


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Re: Hello from MA [Re: xmaff] #731790
January 14th 2018 1:44 pm
January 14th 2018 1:44 pm
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Posts: 223
Washington
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Welcome. Any pictures of your van ?

Re: Hello form MA [Re: xmaff] #731812
January 15th 2018 11:56 am
January 15th 2018 11:56 am
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West Texas
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West Texas
Hey Mikey! Welcome to the site!

Good wrenching on your Van. That sounds like it was just a loving subtle nudge. That Van is a member of the Family! VanGirl Alert! Keeper!! Somebody's up for Cruizen!

Once upon a time, my Sister cracked me up when she told my BIL, after two lengthy awesome restorations, BBC Elco, Chevelle,
"You're not doing another car..."

He promptly took a trip back East and came back home with his late Uncle's beloved BBC Nova.
Because nobody else in the family would.
Sissy was sooo pissed! But that Baddass Nova will rise again. What's not to Love about that.

Pedal to the metal Mikey! Van On!

Re: Hello form MA [Re: xmaff] #731814
January 15th 2018 1:42 pm
January 15th 2018 1:42 pm
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Posts: 3,135
Connecticut
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The New England Van Council just had their meeting in Fall River MA this past weekend. There were many there including myself which may have been able to assist. Welcome and there is also a nice event in Greenfield MA in August.


1973 Dodge Shorty B-100

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserve body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up,
totally worn out, and proclaiming

"Wow What a Ride"

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"O Vanners" of Connecticut! Since 1982

Re: Hello form MA [Re: xmaff] #731835
January 15th 2018 10:14 pm
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welcomefrom Florida

Good luck with your van.


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