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Rad_Capz
Rad_Capz HalfDork
2/25/14 8:45 a.m.

I drove musclecars through the van craze but built one in the early 90's for fun with all the retro 70's styling cues. Glass hood, sun visor, front spoiler and an A team style wing up top. Tube grill, running boards, fat tires on alloy wheels, shag carpet, paneling, bed, swivel captains chairs and a bumpin stereo system that was way beyond what was available in the 70's. Was a fun truck.

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fidelity101
fidelity101 Dork
2/25/14 12:43 p.m.

Its on netflix and its highlarious!

Ian F
Ian F UltimaDork
2/25/14 12:54 p.m.
Fueled by Caffeine wrote: http://www.creepyvanguy.com/

I swear nobody can do creepy-perverted like the Japanese can.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
2/25/14 1:39 p.m.

What's with all this past tense? I still have a super-groovy van--- although mine is in desperate need of a mural. I thought about a "Last Supper" scene on the rear of the topper, incorporating all of the van stereotypes---- ( a wizard, a princess, a unicorn, maybe a howling wolf or two). Of course Jesus, Elvis and Dale Earnhardt would also have to be included......

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
2/25/14 1:49 p.m.
fidelity101 wrote: Its on netflix and its highlarious!

I came here to post this.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
2/25/14 1:50 p.m.

In reply to Joe Gearin:

You need a Viking and some chick wearing a steel bra too.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
2/25/14 1:52 p.m.
mndsm wrote: In reply to Joe Gearin: You need a Viking and some chick wearing a steel bra too.

Agreed--- maybe a painting of the "Heavy Metal" girl

Appleseed
Appleseed UltimaDork
2/25/14 11:01 p.m.

Gearin ,if this isn't yours, which GRM staffer has another creepy van?

Creepyvanguy GRM shout out

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
2/25/14 11:05 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed: looks like Joe rattled it and put moon caps on it when he got it. Fairly sure they're the same van.

Appleseed
Appleseed UltimaDork
2/25/14 11:26 p.m.

I thought maybe they came in pairs.

Xceler8x
Xceler8x GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/26/14 10:29 a.m.

A mural of the Red Baron and Snoopy dog fighting in the air while riding winged unicorns and shooting at each other with cupcakes and rainbows.

..anyway...that's my suggestion.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
2/26/14 11:05 a.m.

^^^ and a good suggestion at that!

Yes, that's my van when I first got it. I gutted the interior, rattle-canned the exterior with primer, and added the moon-disks for aerodynamics! Then I had the couch- bed redone in sturdy vinyl. I also picked up a set of super-comfy captains chairs from the junkyard in nearly perfect shape. I also found a set of old bedsheets that I had as a kid with Can-Am cars, GT-40's and all kinds of cool 60s racers on them. These became the curtains--with the help of Tom Heath's wife Rhonda. Tom helped a bunch with the van too.

Oh yeah, and of course I added the hula girl to the dash--- straight from Hawaii no less!

I had no idea those images were posted on that site.....including me on the can. Interesting to see what's floating around on the interwebs.....

failboat
failboat UltraDork
2/26/14 11:25 a.m.

I still need another full size van in my life. I was vanning from '03-'09 while I had it, they still have van runs these days.

Hopsonn
Hopsonn New Reader
2/26/14 11:58 a.m.

I love these things, but don't have enough driveway to have one around all the time.

"Vannin' the Movie" is a documentary that some friends of mine in Chicago did.

You may be interested in some of the culture, or maybe you are part of the culture?

http://www.vanninmovie.com/

http://vanninmovie.tumblr.com/

vwcorvette
vwcorvette GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/26/14 5:43 p.m.
mndsm wrote:
fidelity101 wrote: Its on netflix and its highlarious!
I came here to post this.

I have a die cast of that van some where around here. Gotta find it and post a pic.

vwcorvette
vwcorvette GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/26/14 6:02 p.m.

From Raising Hope:

SilverFleet
SilverFleet SuperDork
2/26/14 8:02 p.m.

Custom vans RULE. I want to build one someday, but I think I'll end up living in it if the wife finds out.

Make mine a 70's panel van of some sort with this painted on the side:

If you are a video game dork, you will understand.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
2/26/14 10:14 p.m.

http://badassdigest.com/2012/01/09/this-rape-van-made-the-kessel-run-in-less-than-12-parsecs/

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
2/26/14 10:26 p.m.

http://moparbvans.proboards.com/thread/40/van-art-harold-harnish?page=1&scrollTo=346

Vannin.com

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