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01-25-2002, 04:50 PM
i've got a couple things to finish up yet
however i am finished on the outside if you'd like to see go to link above
hope my fellow vanner's like what i've done~
original 250 3spd runs great
new paint etc...not sure what to ask yet
i want to be fair about selling it
any ideas? thanks for feedback
go see go see go see
[This message has been edited by leadfoot (edited January 25, 2002).]
01-26-2002, 01:05 AM
I don't mean to be rude, but why did you go to all that trouble with the paint job if you intended to turn around and sell it right away? Van owners tend to be particular, so putting a custom paint job on a van you intend to sell could actually backfire. I'm impressed by the workmanship, but there is no way I would even consider buying a van with a paint job like that. It's just not my style. You might have been better off just painting it white and leaving the custon work to the next owner. Then again, maybe I'm just retarded. You may find a buyer who absolutely loves the paint job and is willing to pay extra for it. It just seems risky to me. It's like spending a lot of money on a custom interior. If you plan to sell the van, it's a waste, since the next owner may have a different idea of what makes for a good interior. Then, they end up tearing out half the work that you thought was HELPING to sell the van. I hope I don't sound like an a**hole. I wish you the best of luck. I just thought I'd put in my $.02 in case you plan to restore any other vans for sale.
01-26-2002, 10:59 AM
when i got the van and started the restoration i was going to keep it
however my son is ill and it's just the way things work out
i did what i could with what i had to what i had to work with
did work on the dash,doors and dog house
the seats the rest of interior (empty) will be on new owner to decide~
it was to be a "mystery machine" however
i belive (or hope) there are more patriots than scooby fans
i'm not expecting anything extra from the paint -i was just looking for something differant to do and besides after looking around there isn't many "red white and blue" vehicles out there that havn't been painted with a roller
-i guess we'll see what happens http://communities.msn.com/1969chevyvan
01-26-2002, 03:12 PM
very sorry to hear about your son.hope all goes well for him and he gets well soon.
i know from previous posts you put alot of thougt into the van,i know you did quite a bit of reserch on the mystery machine concept.and i will say that the American flag was much more uniqe and creative,it looks great!!!
good luck with the sale of it.
more important,hope your son gets better and pulls through with flying colors...just like the van you created
take care,God bless
[This message has been edited by bellvan (edited January 26, 2002).]
01-26-2002, 03:59 PM
thanks for the kind words
my son will be fine
vans come and go kids are for ever http://communities.msn.com/1969chevyvan
01-26-2002, 07:15 PM
Now I understand. It didn't make much sense to me to go to all the trouble of putting an elaborate paint job on a van just to sell it. I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope your son gets well soon. You're definitely right about one thing: material things can always be replaced. Taking care of your loved ones is more important.
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