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So how many have changed ideas before finishing van #740258
September 09th 2018 3:00 pm
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i have been taking my time trying to figure out how i want the van to end up, i want to get the parts together first before starting on it so as not to find out something isnt available with it sitting in pieces, and have gone thru the ideas of four wheel drive, crazy paint old school, big windows, no windows, even doing a wrap instead of paint so i can just change it down the road easily.

Had a paint scheme pretty much worked out and then i look at Turner4lifes van and how damn classy it looks and throw out all my ideas smile

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Re: So how many have changed ideas before finishing van [Re: H20Toie] #740266
September 09th 2018 11:10 pm
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Texas, under the A/C
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I've changed ideas several times before really even getting started.
I took the shelves out, removed the previous custom interior, painted the wheels, did some other minor cosmetic things...
and then just stopped cold.
I change my mind so much that I can't get moving out of fear that I'll change my mind halfway through. LOL
I originally had an idea to put bench type seating over the rear wheel wells so that the center of the load floor would still be usable, but once I had the van in hand and tested it out by doing a mock-up, I found that they wouldn't be usable as seating at all...
And I never came up with anything better.
I might end up just re-carpeting the back, doing some tongue-and-groove on the ceiling, and calling it good.

As far as the outside, I always wanted a blue or yellow van, but the pearl white this one came with is sticking.
And... I can't decide on whether I want 17" Torque Thrust wheels with black wall tires, or 15" Ansen Sprints with white letter tires.

At least I've got fuzzy dice on the rear view mirror. lol


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Re: So how many have changed ideas before finishing van [Re: H20Toie] #740280
September 10th 2018 3:43 pm
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That's the fun of vanning !! Back in the '70's I changed my '75 Ford interior a few times, up until it was stolen. A lot cheaper than remodeling your house.


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Re: So how many have changed ideas before finishing van [Re: H20Toie] #740285
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I change my mind constantly. It's an evolution.


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Re: So how many have changed ideas before finishing van [Re: H20Toie] #740292
September 11th 2018 5:52 am
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Same here with me. It happens quite often lol


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Re: So how many have changed ideas before finishing van [Re: H20Toie] #740297
September 11th 2018 2:03 pm
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Changed my mind enough to sell a van and get a whole different one altogether.

Re: So how many have changed ideas before finishing van [Re: H20Toie] #740310
September 12th 2018 2:56 am
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I got the basics of the interior figured out, bed in back, semi easy removable bench mid-ship, 5 speaker stereo (4 6x9s and a sub) total wood plank interior, but that’s it. Paint ideas must change about once a day or more (even the color palet) and I still can not settle on off-road-ish look, true 4x4 conversion, lowered street or stock looking. Paint has gone from single color, two tone , roof lighter than body (for cooling purposes) or full on mural paint job (Making Ed B very rich ! LOL) I know I am driving my poor wife bonkers, and if I ever figure it out , don’t worry, I will change my mind mid build ! LOL


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Re: So how many have changed ideas before finishing van [Re: H20Toie] #740906
September 26th 2018 2:29 am
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costa messa, California, USA
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I've had a good idea from the start but it always ALWAYS changes lol the basic idea of what i want is there in my head but always the little things that are always on the fence lol it makes it fun!! i think anyways. always keeps it interesting. smile


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Re: So how many have changed ideas before finishing van [Re: H20Toie] #741235
October 03rd 2018 9:48 pm
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I always stick with the name that comes to me, but the layout and scheme, ya it changes. But not by much.


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Re: So how many have changed ideas before finishing van [Re: H20Toie] #741327
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I don't think a custom van is really ever finished. All the full size vans we have owned have been changed over the time we had them. We never really done anything to the Astro or Safaris we had.


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