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    Turbo Mom Van

    ETA: This will now be the project log for this van. It will be a long road for it. In the end it will be a family truckster extraordinaire.

    Iím headed out to Co in order to look at a minivan. If all goes well, this should be quite the trip. Itíll be a much faster one than whe;I packed up the Lancer, but it should still offer some photo opportunities. Iíll try to update this thread with some pics as I go.

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    Just took a whiz next to Cory booker. Seemed like a nice enough guy. Lots of people stopping him for pics, etc. I donít think thatís for me from what Iíve read.
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    Re: On another adventure

    where in CO?
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    Re: On another adventure

    Aspen area

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    Re: On another adventure

    Just saw a nine lb. service dog being lead by a woman who has had way too much plastic surgery. Yikes.

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    Re: On another adventure

    Hey. Have fun Come back with that van! Post pics
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    Re: On another adventure

    Van running well other than hot. Itís rad wAs probably fine for in the mountains where itís cooler, but it struggled today.i really wish there was some real instrumentation in the vanclusters. Iíve been driving about sixty to be sure the temps stay down.

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    Just made it home. Thought I would do my own Vanishing Point remake in the van since the temps cooled off this evening. I'll try to get some pics up. They'll show why I can't believe I wasn't pulled over in this thing with no plates on it.

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    If it's the one I imagine it is, it's red and partially spraybombed black and super ratty.

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    Re: On another adventure

    A story without illustrations...

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    A story without illustrations...
    Were any homeless people given rides?

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    Here are two pics. The paint is horrible, but there is nothing other than surface rust on the van. I have a list of things to fix, but none of them are too bad. I was very pleasantly surprised by how well it ran on the way home.

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    Is it just me?
    I can't see any pics.

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    No, it's not just you. I'm having a hard time getting them uploaded. I took a couple on my Ipad yesterday, but they didn't want to upload at all. I'll probably have to use my 9 step process today. If you imagine your van, but with horrible paint, that's pretty much it.

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    I can imagine it. The parts van has horrible paint.
    Looks like it was just resprayed over the surface rust.






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    Wow. I'll get some pics up today, but that roof looks familiar minus the new paint.

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    Re: On another adventure

    Is this it??

    LOL

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    Re: On another adventure

    I haven't been in one of those minivans in a while, but I remember how hot they would get, go hop in to go to the store and all that glass was like a dang greenhouse, it got soooooo hot inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDAWG View Post
    I haven't been in one of those minivans in a while, but I remember how hot they would get, go hop in to go to the store and all that glass was like a dang greenhouse, it got soooooo hot inside

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    Re: On another adventure

    Not quite. Here are the two photos which finally transferred from the ipad to my email.

    Nope. The awesome photo hosting on this site won't let me upload a 2.2meg photo. So I'll have to resize that huge file... It also turned my photo of the seats sideways. I'm glad that this three day process has been so easy.

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    Looks nice on the inside!

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    It is super nice on the inside. I'm thrilled about that. The paint is peeling on the outside, and I need to do something about that. The main problem right now is that the headlights don't work.

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