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Old 03-19-2019, 11:42 AM   #901
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Saw this parked in Issaquah, Wa at a shop that works on such things.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:57 PM   #902
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OK, here is a nice one for you. I think it's a 1972. The interior was similar to an RB50 and the whole thing was beautiful. Saw it in Jupiter, FL near the beach with a bunch of surfer kids driving it.

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Old 04-02-2019, 07:29 PM   #903
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Here in Bozeman I've seen a few SMB's roll through campus...

Seen this guy park right outside of the dorm rooms a dozen times last week, saw him again this week, thought I'd go down and try to make a buddy to hit the trails with... Turns out the dude who owns it was the "Yeah whatever, sod off" type.

Well, that's a bummer for the first time meeting someone else with a 4x4 Econoline.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:16 PM   #904
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We're camping at South Carlsbad State Beach this week and I spotted this van driving around with its pop top up...
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:02 AM   #905
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Huh?!?.....
Either
1. They forgot to secure the latches and it suddenly popped up...whoops!
2. They couldnít pull the top down cause theyíve done this before and bent the hell out of the arms
3. SMB used to build their tops with much thicker crossbars to allow this, highly unlikely (or the owner sleeved them and is just showing off)
4. The owners let their (ex)dear old friends borrow the rig......
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:46 PM   #906
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Huh, that one looks a lot like my van! Slightly different color scheme, but otherwise basically the same.

Driving off with the top up is something I'm kinda paranoid about. I actually did it once in a Westfalia, but the breeze and oddly bright interior clued me in before I could snag it on a tree. ;>

On my Sportsmobile I have the somewhat obsessive habit of reaching back and feeling the top latch behind my head, before shifting into gear.
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