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    Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

    I've been wanting to get a 1st gen for awhile now.....ever since Smiley brought his '66 (the one that started this club) home from Mac's house. And I've finally gotten one! Now, I didn't know how to drive it when it got here....but a week later....I'm doing ok....kinda....sorta...ok....i've only driven it 3x. And it didn't realize that you have to push down the clutch AND brake when you start it or else it'll lurch forward like that possessed car in the Stephen King novel.

    Anyway....here goes with my picture thread!


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ID:	7289so.....here comes my '65 on the transport truck. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	7290 John's checking it out since Smiley couldn't be here for the big arrival. So....we check it out.....and find some things I don't like....such as.....
    • the driver's window won't roll up AT ALL....i don't know if the driver tried to roll it down & wasn't gentle enough OR if the ride was just too much for a 48 year old metal frame.... I guess I'll never know.
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ID:	7294 and I have some missing paint.... and the brakes don't work....at all BUT....we bring it home anyway.Click image for larger version. 

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    • and it has some really NEAT stuff in it.... and in boxes in the back too......Click image for larger version. 

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    • the CD that came with it has alot of neat stuff on it that I'll be posting sooner or later....Ads, shop books, etc.


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ID:	7300 That's all for now!
    .....when someone says "we" they really mean "me".
    ~ '69 sportvan 90" 307/turbo 350 "deflowered"
    ~'65 panel 90" 230/3-spd, 3.73 "the wild rumpus"
    http://www.vcvc.org/showthread.php/21406-Let-the-Wild-Rumpus-Start!/

    metairie, louisiana....off I-10, near nola.

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    Looks pretty darn nice Amie !! beyond the brakes , some TLC nice score !!
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    Sweet.

    Im sure your resting better now that its home,Very nice van! Whats the future look like for Deflowered???

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    Thumbs up

    Isn't that NICE!!!

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    Love it!! time for fun. I'm a little puzzled that you have to keep your foot on the brake when starting, sounds like the clutch is mis-adjusted cause when the pedal is pushed all the way down, the van shouldn't move at all when the engine is starting or running. Keep at it, you'll get it.

    Try driving a stick shift early with a cast on your right leg. I did it back in the late '70's after a knee operation. I moved the seat way back so I could get my right foot on the gas (cast stopped at my ankle). Had to use my Left leg & foot to work the clutch and the brake. You quickly discover that the steering wheel column is in the way when using one foot for both clutch and brake.
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    That baby looks nice!!!! Bet you're glad it's home!

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    you will do just fine amie. that van is super clean and fits you very well. practice makes perfect.

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    aimee, you be fine with the tree on the tree, after a while you'll be driving with heels(hehehe) Seriously just go out by your self and drive and before long it will seem like second nature. Also remember eariles are like lay's potato chips "you just can't have just one" Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanfool View Post
    Im sure your resting better now that its home,Very nice van! Whats the future look like for Deflowered???
    right now smiley's is driving deflowered while working out of town....my son, Rick, really wants me to keep it.....right now that's the plan....

    Thanks everyone for all the kind words....I can't wait to take it out this weekend!
    .....when someone says "we" they really mean "me".
    ~ '69 sportvan 90" 307/turbo 350 "deflowered"
    ~'65 panel 90" 230/3-spd, 3.73 "the wild rumpus"
    http://www.vcvc.org/showthread.php/21406-Let-the-Wild-Rumpus-Start!/

    metairie, louisiana....off I-10, near nola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVJJJ View Post
    Love it!! time for fun. I'm a little puzzled that you have to keep your foot on the brake when starting, sounds like the clutch is mis-adjusted cause when the pedal is pushed all the way down, the van shouldn't move at all when the engine is starting or running. Keep at it, you'll get it.

    Try driving a stick shift early with a cast on your right leg. I did it back in the late '70's after a knee operation. I moved the seat way back so I could get my right foot on the gas (cast stopped at my ankle). Had to use my Left leg & foot to work the clutch and the brake. You quickly discover that the steering wheel column is in the way when using one foot for both clutch and brake.
    I had to drive my 69 with a broken collarbone and my right arm in a sling. Rest elbow on leg, grab shifter near base, move arm with leg.

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