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    Just an old guy that likes the site. Don't got a show ride but we do have a ride we like a lot and enjoy.
    Here's a shot of our baby:

    We're vanners and love gettin' together with other vanners for good times.
    Here's a camp site in Cherokee were we have a Truck-in every October:


    We got the little GMC about four years ago. It was a one owner and has a little bit over 285,000 miles. I added dropped spindles, upgraded the brakes, chrome bumpers and some exterior trim. The wheels are US Wheels (which I can't recommend).
    Nuthin' fancy. The inside is T&G for the ceiling with a bed, chest and a few comforts. I've always felt that a cool ride isn't much good if ya can't drive it like it's meant to be driven.
    Here's a shot in Virginia at another eVant:


    And here we are at the Nationals in NY last July. Man it was HOT!!
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    Welcome Catfish! It's amazing how a ride can transform after its owner talks about his love of it! I mean it!

    I see that van on the street and I most likely don't take a second glance but I hear (or read) the owner talk about it and it automatically gets a little cooler

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    Thanks for the welcome Marcel.
    It's not of the same caliber as most on here but we love it.
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    Hello and welcome to the site. The Van, I like it! My dad had a short wheel base Chevy van he toted us around in the whole time I was growing up. It was a very, very, mild custom. He kept it until there was nothing left of it (rust belt). I loved that Van and it changed me. Now that I'm a grown man, what's my family vehicle of choice? That's right, a Chevy van. They are timeless and a clean one will always be in style! Thanks for posting.

    ETA: His had a bed custom bed in it too!
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    I always amazed at how many people approach me to say they used to have a van or they were kids when the parents had a van. The woods, as they say, is full of vanners.
    We raised our kids in the back of a 56 Chevy panel and then an 88 Ford van which we still own, now for over twenty years.
    Guess you could tell we're older . In fact....here's a pic of us:
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    welcome aboard.
    let me tell ya about my party van i had in the 70-80s sometime lol.
    "As I lay rubber down the street, I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God protect my ride." -Amen

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    So what's the scoop on the US Wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtdhw View Post
    So what's the scoop on the US Wheels?
    Rusty! Not something I see a lot of here in GA.
    I've had a hard time keeping the rust down on them. I've finally resorted to using #0000 steel wool and Turtle Wax. They'll look OK for a couple of weeks. The van is a weekend driver and we travel quite a bit in it so maybe I'm expecting too much from an inexpensive set of wheels. :confused:
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatFish View Post
    Rusty! Not something I see a lot of here in GA.
    I've had a hard time keeping the rust down on them. I've finally resorted to using #0000 steel wool and Turtle Wax. They'll look OK for a couple of weeks. The van is a weekend driver and we travel quite a bit in it so maybe I'm expecting too much from an inexpensive set of wheels. :confused:
    That's what I used to do to the steel chromes I had too. Aluminum is more expensive, but well worth it IMO. Unless I ever come across a nice set of Cragar SST's, I will never go back.
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