Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-03-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
dhally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SE Washington
Posts: 783
Garage
SilVan needs some body sculpting

OK we've had the van out a bit now, and I'm not feeling the luv from other forest users. We just look too much like city people intruding on their territory. We're thinking we need some graphics or something else to make SilVan "fit in" with the truck campers, 5th wheels, 4x4 trucks, atv's, and the occaisional Subaru outback. Same thing in small towns - our van just screams TOURIST.

Any suggestions?

__________________

__________________
---------------------
2009 E250 RB 5.4L "SilVan"
dhally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Tapatio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: California
Posts: 998
Garage
Re: SilVan needs some body sculpting

Adding some vinyl graphics would be fairly inexpensive. You could buy ready made graphics or design something that suits your interests and tastes.

http://www.vinylgraphics.net/products/12-By-Style/

You might also get some ideas by looking at what others have done. Some extreme examples out there.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...IeXqiwLSxoCIDQ

__________________

__________________
2006 E350 6.0PSD 5R110, SMB 4X4, RB-50, ARB lockers front/rear, Aluminess galore, AMP steps.
Callsign KK6GIY
Tapatio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Viejo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Arcata, CA
Posts: 617
Re: SilVan needs some body sculpting

Not sure if graphics is the answer.

It's true - the grey van does scream tourist, but the black van screams TOURIST WITH VERY BAD TASTE.
__________________
2002 E350 7.3 PSD
Quigley 4x4, EB50 floorplan
Viejo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 7,944
Re: SilVan needs some body sculpting

There's a couple of creative ideas toward the bottom of this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4740&hilit=candy+free


Herb
__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
dhally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SE Washington
Posts: 783
Garage
Re: SilVan needs some body sculpting

Yes we've though about graphics, as mentioned, but most of the ones we though of would just make us look like ELDERLY tourists (like nature scenes/cute things). I do think that camo graphics combined with fake bullet holes would make a certain statement.
__________________
---------------------
2009 E250 RB 5.4L "SilVan"
dhally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 04:57 PM   #6
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 7,944
Re: SilVan needs some body sculpting

On the back of my teardrop.




Herb
__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 07:20 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Ultrasport12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bay Area ,CA
Posts: 761
Re: SilVan needs some body sculpting

We Love our Silver van, but that said it sure is plain. Our old 1995 GMC van had two ugly faded stripes painted on it they were like teal and orange and everyone thought it was a cool van. I think the Ford is much nicer to look at but I must be the only one as it rarely gets a second glance. That can be a good thing sometimes I guess. We have thought about getting a wrap or something to break it up a bit but so far have not. I don't think I really care what others think of it as long as we are happy. Where we camp I guess we don't need to Blend In or care if we look like tourists because we usually are.
__________________
2008 Ford E-350 V-10 EB
Transformer Interior
U-Joint Off Road 4x4 kit in the garage
2004 F-350 Dana 60
Ultrasport12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Viva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 874
Re: SilVan needs some body sculpting

Funny how it goes, but I would love to have "just" a plain silver van. I dislike the usual RV "swoops," airbrush art, and etc. (which I realize is not necessarily what you are looking for either). I knew that I'd probably be getting some graphics, since I was looking for an older SMB/van, so I was just grateful I found one with only a simple, longitudinal, non-swoopy stripe on each side. Whew! But I'd trade for yours in a heartbeat.

Not that I'm saying you shouldn't customize your van, because it's all about what each person wants and likes -- and I'm reading the thread with interest because it's fun to see how people individualize their vans/RV's (like BroncoHauler's )
Viva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 02:59 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
vandiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: PDX
Posts: 295
SilVan needs some body sculpting

Attached Thumbnails
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1344110350.379117.jpg  
__________________
2001 Ford RB 7.3 Quadvan
vandiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 05:55 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
twogone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Taylor, Mississippi
Posts: 1,647
Re: SilVan needs some body sculpting

Ok, alright. So now we gonna add some stuff that will make your big ol' custom van appear to be like a 5th wheel, slide-in, ATV, 4x4, and the ubiquitous/trustfunder Subaru Outback...

Dang, Bro, I'm thinkin' you could sell your big ol' custom van and get one of each, then folxwoodn b looknatcha... If that's really what you want.

Is that really what you want?

I think your rig rox, just so you know. And if somebody looks at you funny, well, they may be wondering how to get one.
__________________

__________________
'95 SMB E350 Quigley 7.3
http://www.taylorarts.com
... If you have to ask, you'll never understand...
"... torpedo'd, because we don't generally cotton to bullshit around here." -jage
"... do they ooch apart in the night?" -Dia
twogone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.