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Have you seen this van? #743493
December 04th 2018 11:15 pm
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first thing: Hi everyone, new to the forum!

Second: I know this is a long shot but I thought i would post and see if anyone has seen this van. My dad had a 1974 Chevy Van 10 that he spent a lot of time working on before I was born. After 3 kids he was forced to sell it. 30 years later he still talks about his van constantly. So, my brother and I decided we need to find him another one to work on so he could get over his old van. As I am looking around for a 74 needing some work I started trying to track down his old van to see if it still exists. I believe the VIN number is in the manual stashed somewhere in my moms house but i have yet to find it and am starting to think it was thrown out. I also had a friend pull insurance records from his address to see if we could find the VIN but no records seemed to go back far enough. So all i have to go by are these pictures as of now. He showed it a lot in the Bethlehem Pennsylvania area and I believe it was called "Ice Fantasy". Pics are below. Any tips for locating lost vehicles would be much appreciated!

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Re: Have you seen this van? [Re: adavco] #743494
December 04th 2018 11:52 pm
December 04th 2018 11:52 pm
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Welcome. Sorry, can't help you on the search. Wish you luck though.


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Re: Have you seen this van? [Re: adavco] #743495
December 05th 2018 12:00 am
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i dont know whats cooler...the van or you trying to find it for your dad....good luck

Re: Have you seen this van? [Re: adavco] #743497
December 05th 2018 8:50 am
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welcome and good luck!


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Re: Have you seen this van? [Re: adavco] #743504
December 05th 2018 10:31 am
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Welcome aboard adavco!

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Looks like it was a fantastic van. I can understand his fond memories of it. Good luck in your search.

Re: Have you seen this van? [Re: adavco] #743506
December 05th 2018 12:19 pm
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Welcome! Looks like an awesome van. Your best bet is to find the vin, as some vin history sites will work with a pre 1981 serial number.

This is what a 1974 owners manual looks like as a reference, good luck on your search.

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Re: Have you seen this van? [Re: adavco] #743508
December 05th 2018 3:02 pm
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Beaufort, SC USA
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keep an eye out for a pre 77 van with those portholes and you may have a great start! unfortunately, being a northern van it could have ended up in a scrapyard due to rust if it wasn't cared for. frown May even try walking the yards up there to see if it is in one and not crushed.


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Re: Have you seen this van? [Re: Gladiator] #743519
December 05th 2018 4:17 pm
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Thanks, that's really helpful!


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