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Old 08-13-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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Introducing the CNDYVAN

Hey all,

Thought I would finally post up some pics of my van and properly introduce myself. I purchased a 2000 Ford 7.3 last year from this forum, finished the build in March, and shortly thereafter quit my job to go on an epic 2 month roadtrip around the West.

When I purchased the van it had a "lite" Sportsmobile conversion with top, benchseat, and storage built into the walls:





Although this was everything I needed, I shortly found myself in the middle of a complete interior build. Much thanks to Gary from http://www.personalizedvans.com/ in San Jose, CA. Gary has been building vans since the 1970s and his attention to detail was amazing. I chose a layout very similar to the RB50, major items for the build included:

> 1800W inverter with extra battery for 110V
> 6 gallon freshwater tank and sink
> Refrigerator
> New front seats w/ custom upholstery
> 2000W stereo system w/ 13 speakers
> Vintage bubble windows
> Custom lighting
> Rear underfloor storage
> Cherry cabinets w/ marble countertop
> New carpet, floor, and wall coverings
> Door galley

For more details on the build and additional pictures, you can check out my full write-up here:

http://myreversecommute.com/candyvan-build/

On to the pics!















I love the van life . . .

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Old 08-13-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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Re: Introducing the CNDYVAN

The red van with the dark wood and red interior loos very SHARP. I think that's the first time I've seen that combo. Well Done!
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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That is a cool rig!
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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Nice build, very sharp. Any plans on converting to 4X4?
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Nice build, very sharp. Any plans on converting to 4X4?
Thanks for all the comments guys! Yeah, 4x4 would be the next step, but ideally I find a job before sinking yet more savings into the van.
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Re: Introducing the CNDYVAN

Very nice!

I remember your van when it was for sale, I contacted the seller but I was too slow... Good on you for beating me to it!

And I agree, very nice custom interior and that vintage glass fits perfectly! What's on the floor under the rear removable lid at the back? Looks like a base for a table or trap for storage?

Good luck with job hunting!

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Re: Introducing the CNDYVAN

How could you not Love that color!
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Re: Introducing the CNDYVAN

Man I really dig it! I like the red and black. I also really like the pic with the side door open and the legs inside. Good pic. Makes me want to take my lady camping, like now.

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Nice looking build. But this is all I can think of when I see the name CNDYVAN
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