This will be my only response to the hater's !;
Wow, Ruff crowd, & one of them coming from the Great North West! Where's the peace & love these Van's used to be a big part of? Were you there when it all started & happened? I was. That doesn't make me any better than you just more in tune with what used to be. Now after decades of being out of touch I am reliving my past by building another shorty, just like the first one I bought new in '75.
I am not so out of touch that I don't know how to "internet", buy, sell, be part of a family on many forums. This is the only forum I have to re-log into every time I want to "check in", even after hitting the "keep me logged in button every time". I can log in, go write up a response only to have to re-log in again to post the response, Or I have to have a new password sent, after five try's I may get it! To frustrating, I only have so much time I can sit at the lap top than it's out to the shop to try to get things done. I had to buy 3 vans to build one van, like many of you I keep the best parts for mine BUT that doesn't mean the left overs are junk by any means. I post things for sale to fund the rest of the project, people PM me saying there interested how much for shipping to bum f**K Egypt, I box the part, schlepp it down to USPS, FEDEX or UPS 20 miles away, come back with a figure only to never here from them again or bitch about the shipping cost, never the price of the part.
There's no GreyHound for Miles and miles. After wasting my time over and over again you learn what works and what doesn't. As most of you know most of the '70's van parts are getting real hard to find, I don't mind sitting on them for back up incase I need them in the future for a unforeseen accident, Or maybe build another shorty but this time a 4X4.
At 71 years old I refuse to join FB, I understand most of you grew up with a cell phone and a FB, Twitter, U-tube, Etc.account but I look at them as an invasion on yours & my privacy. Don't get me started on Google! So there you have it, not leaving just not selling here, will still be up dating the build when I feel like I have something to contribute.