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Big Vans... #750926
July 25th 2019 11:37 am
July 25th 2019 11:37 am
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,206
West Texas
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Hi all. Preface this with all is well. All my Vehicles are legal, (now,) parked legally, and insured. I like Big Vans, and I cannot lie. But somebody sure doesn't! worms


I guess I should have seen this coming. I heard a knock upon my door. Seeing as how this is America, You don't have to answer that. Or the phone. Leave a message.

Turns out it was City Code Enforcement! I got 4 stickers! One for the Sheriff's truck, that's not even mine! grin I did just drop my utility trailer on the street the night before, for reverse Murphy's Law reasons. Little did I know...

So. I was in violation of a new City Ordinance, targeting "Trailers and Oversize Vehicles." Also, both Dodge B Vans, tagged for, "Abandoned, Nuisance, or Junk vehicles." Cabin Cruiser lacked a Reg sticker, (water pump, Mopar, Ugh.) Dogvan was on jackstands in the front. (O2 sensor.) They didn't tag the Chevy Ext, which was parked in the street.

Now, granted, Sheriff Issac's F150, is parked the wrong way, has 2 flat front tires, and looks like shit. But He wears a bullet proof vest to work. He can park his garbage in front of my house. Anytime. Forever. I do not care. But the City does.

"I've been trying to contact you for about a month now about this situation. We've gotten 4 complaints..." "Oh?" "Well, that F150 isn't mine, It's Sheriff Issac's!" grin

"Oh... Well. You're going to get the Certified letter, and,,,
We're going to have to do something about all those Vans..."
rofl

Hot times in the City
3 Big Vans don't look real pretty!
Someone thinks my Vans look Shitty
Hot times in the City

to be continued...

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Re: Big Vans... [Re: Wedgy] #750927
July 25th 2019 1:09 pm
July 25th 2019 1:09 pm
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 14,440
Van Diego California
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Next time she shows up call me N Ill park Big Red on top of her car ... lol


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: Big Vans... [Re: Wedgy] #750938
July 25th 2019 5:09 pm
July 25th 2019 5:09 pm
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 18,182
Virginia
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That's B S


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Re: Big Vans... [Re: Wedgy] #750955
July 25th 2019 7:01 pm
July 25th 2019 7:01 pm
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Posts: 557
Staunton, VA
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I had the same problem years ago. Finally figured out which neighbor it was and told her if she did it again, I would have my friend bring down his crane and place her car on top of the light pole. She told me I couldn't, I told her I had enough in savings to cover any fines and lawyer fees and to try me. Never heard from the city anymore. That was about 10 years ago. LMAO


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Re: Big Vans... [Re: Wizard78] #750956
July 25th 2019 7:08 pm
July 25th 2019 7:08 pm
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Posts: 1,206
West Texas
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Thanks Guys. I am highly amused by the whole thing. I've kept up with the inspections on the Fleet of Old Girls for 5 years, the Mopar water pump put a hurt on the schedule, and I'm late. shocked Oh well.

Like said, Immediately got in touch with City CE, the County, who registers vehicles in Texas. Put the trailer up in the yard too, the night before. Worked on B250Dogvan yesterday, lowered it down, moved it up a foot. Snicker. grin Moved the Big Block chevy up across the driveway on my other neighbors side, he doesn't mind either. This makes it way more visible when you pull up to the stop sign, and Boy! Does it look cool! lol`Easier for my neighbor Janet to pull in and out, She's cool too. I blew up a tire on Campervan. Hmmm? Blasted 3 rolls of trimmer string and policed the area, hosed it all down.

Today, I put all the paperwork I needed together went down, got a Temp Reg dated 30 days out from 8/1, Another nice Lady at the County Treasurer's office.

Turned in the 2 current registrations at the city. CE Lady, "Looks great, thanks! Leave a copy on my desk." "Yes Ma'am!"

Everybody's happy. But 2 days in a row, just before I was leaving, in walks the Head Inspector. THE Man. The Legend. Maybe it's just coincidence, maybe the plot thickens. shocked You be the Judge. Will Bill need to request a hearing? Hmmm.

I leave The Legend inside, and drive STRAIGHT HOME. The Legend, almost beats me there, pulling up to the stop sign across the street from my house. Just as I am parking... rofl

Stay Tuned


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Church Van, maternity division

"Old Blue"
1988 Dodge B250

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Re: Big Vans... [Re: Wedgy] #750958
July 25th 2019 7:34 pm
July 25th 2019 7:34 pm
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Posts: 11,983
Fircrest, WA
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You guys always go off saying you moved to Texas to get away from overintrusive regulations and overzealous neighborhood standards and cops hassling you about your vans and cars, but I have lived in my current house for 20 years, and a rental in the same neighborhood for five years before that and parted out cars, had non-running hulks, done engine and transmission swaps in my driveway, and not once have I been hassled by cops or neighbors about it. Makes me glad I live in Tacoma, WA in a place without a homeowners association instead of someplace with yard nazis that go around complaining if you have an old car that doesn't move for more than a week.


Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!
Re: Big Vans... [Re: Wedgy] #750959
July 25th 2019 8:56 pm
July 25th 2019 8:56 pm
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 14,440
Van Diego California
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But everything is BIG in Texas .... I think "The Legend" wants a van N his wife wont let him.


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: Big Vans... [Re: Wedgy] #750960
July 25th 2019 9:17 pm
July 25th 2019 9:17 pm
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,828
Georgia, USA
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Georgia, USA
Ever so often I scatter a few spent shotgun shells around the front porch ..... keeps down foot traffic.


"The best break anybody ever gets is in bein' alive in the first place."

Porky Pine
Re: Big Vans... [Re: Wedgy] #750962
July 25th 2019 9:21 pm
July 25th 2019 9:21 pm
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 14,440
Van Diego California
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Van Diego California
What has the cop done about his truck ? backwards N 2 flat tires ..



Catfish go get that go cart ....


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: Big Vans... [Re: Wedgy] #750963
July 25th 2019 9:30 pm
July 25th 2019 9:30 pm
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,828
Georgia, USA
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Georgia, USA
Wedgy when you was cutting the grass did ya find another van you forgot about?




Can't go get the cart. Camped in the north Georgia hills till next week.

Last edited by CatFish; July 25th 2019 9:31 pm.

"The best break anybody ever gets is in bein' alive in the first place."

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