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    Any Regrets?

    I guess it comes with age but I really have no regrets as to the choices I have made
    in the build of our van.Been on the road for over 3 years and the V8 Trans combo I picked
    and all the other (many) others things done along the way are as planned.Don't have a list of I wish I had done it
    another way .But there are a few parts I sold of of the parts van I wish I would have kept !!!like the perfect solid panel doors
    and the complete cross flow radiator set up DUHHHHH. Anyone else that would do something different given the opportunity??
    Bill

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    Yeah, sold my last Sportvan. Two weeks after it was gone, I realized that I had screwed up. What I should have done was rented a mini-storage unit for a few months and then made up my mind. I currently have several vehicles ( more than I should) and when I get burned out, I move on to the next vehicle. Friday I worked on the Beetle and today I worked on the interior of the van. Last week it was the Chevelle. But I look back on the cars that I have had over the years (over 60) and just about everyone of them, I regret selling it. I'm happy now, at least for a little while longer.

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    In the late 70's I bought a 1965 Chevy Malibu 2 door hardtop. It had an inline six and three on the tree. It was about 90% good shape. I only had it for a year or so and wanted something with more power. It was just an old chevy so I sold it to a friend for $500. Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid. Did I mention that I was stupid?
    1965 Chevy Van - $3000
    Donor truck for motor & trans - $900
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    Cool

    I really do not regret selling any of the past cars I have owned.After all they where just CARS.
    Looking back on it now I do regret selling "Early Times".If that van could talk........
    This van was my 1st early and my 1st "restoration" I had ever done in my then young life.(I was in my 20's back then).

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    I also regret selling my 85 Chevy van.This van was the 1st brand new vehicle I had ever bought.This one could also tell some pretty good stories.....

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    The Vans I have now I am keeping until I take a dirt nap.

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    I really think there are a lot of long time van owners out there.Just because,when you get "bored" with a van.You can pick some thing out and change it.
    Unlike a car project. Vans never seem to be actually finished.IMO,it is way easier to work in new ideas into a van.
    Most van owners do most of there own work.So the changes made can be done at an affordable rate.
    The "good times" that can be had in a van,no matter what you choose to do.Can easily out number the ones that can be had in ANY other form of vehicle out there......
    I have no regrets being a Van owner or spending most of my adult life being a 2% VANNER !!!!!!!

    ........Wookee
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    selling my 70 chevelle ss, my 72 judge, my 70 roadrunner, wrecking my 66 corvette, selling my 71 or 72 vette......i see a pattern here.

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    Any Regrets?

    Yes and no...I regret having to give back my first van, a 1964 Chevy with a 4 cylinder that I bought it from a buddy in high school and couldn't pay it off. Then the 75 Beuville I had in 96, I didn't have the space or ability to replace the motor after it blew and then of course my 67 that Chucky found for me in Oregon. What I don't regret is all of these vans lead me to my current van and I am totally happy with this one. 350/350 90" wheelbase Sportvan is what I always wanted...so sometimes the path Is tough, but reaching the destination makes it worth it!

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    I do not regret selling any of my junk, because there are so many other cool projects on Craigslist every day to buy and build!! I'm not a rich collector so I can't afford to keep them all, (nor do I have room for all this crap!) and its really only material items anyway.. but I can build and enjoy and sell cars and vans one by one... Over the years I've had some badass rides, Chevelles, GTO's, a '66 Nova, a 442, a Mustang, A couple old darts, jeeps, trucks, Harleys, vans etc...

    for me it is like the mountain climber... its all about the journey, not the destination... once I finish a project, then I'm bored... what's next?



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    '66 "Lucky" 230/3 onda tree/project

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    Quote Originally Posted by kookykrispy View Post
    I do not regret selling any of my junk, because there are so many other cool projects on Craigslist every day to buy and build!! I'm not a rich collector so I can't afford to keep them all, (nor do I have room for all this crap!) and its really only material items anyway.. but I can build and enjoy and sell cars and vans one by one... Over the years I've had some badass rides, Chevelles, GTO's, a '66 Nova, a 442, a Mustang, A couple old darts, jeeps, trucks, Harleys, vans etc...

    for me it is like the mountain climber... its all about the journey, not the destination... once I finish a project, then I'm bored... what's next?
    I concur, completely ------ NEXT!!!

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    My 76 Super glide & 240 Z Wish I had them back!
    "Vannin...It's more than a Passin Fad!"



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    There was a time when Early Vans where a dime a dozen........

    .......Wookee
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    old 64 nova

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Ruissen View Post
    In the late 70's I bought a 1965 Chevy Malibu 2 door hardtop. It had an inline six and three on the tree. It was about 90% good shape. I only had it for a year or so and wanted something with more power. It was just an old chevy so I sold it to a friend for $500. Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid. Did I mention that I was stupid?
    I sold a wonderfull 64 nova with a 194 6 and a powerglide for 500 and have missed it ever since. damm.

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    regrets????????????

    did regret selling my 66 especially after a friend seen it a few months later looked to be hit on all 5 sides. owned it for 12years but since i found the 65 i'm over it . wish i had the window glass though nice sand blast on them weave

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    I think the only regrets I have are selling this:



    And this:



    And this (not the motorhome, the Nova on the trailer):


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    of all the vehicles I have had this is the one I wish I would have kept. Bill

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    Niceeeee Nomad!!!!! Yes, that was a keeper!
    "Vannin...It's more than a Passin Fad!"



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    Cool

    A 57 sedan delivery.
    On of my favorite sedan delivery's

    .......Wookee
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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