Ok, got the van home late yesterday. I had an epic road trip with my 'Cuz who helped me drive it home.
We flew from Philly to Omaha on the cheapest tickets I could find. The plane was half empty, and our fat butts were apparently too heavy to be at the rear of the plane, so they bumped us to first class!
The owner picked us up at the airport, we did the inspection, title, bill of sale, and were on our way.
We only had the Bill of Sale, and the Signed title, no plate... so we were a little nervous. Sure enough, we got pulled over the first day, but were sent on our way and told we were perfectly legal, but he had to check us since we didn't have a plate (and we obviously tried to not get in front of him, which he picked up on)
We blew through Missouri and spent the first night at Cuiver River State Park. The owner and thrown in some swivel chairs that he had planned to install, so we used them as campfire chairs. We got lots of interesting looks from our neighbors...
Next, we went on through St. Louis, to Kentucky. Toured the Buffalo Trace distillery, and spent the night at Kanawha state forest in West Virginia. Felt bad because we had a little trouble getting out of our camping spot with only 2wd and left a burnout in the grass... maybe a limited slip is in the van's future?
Then we went on through New River Gorge for a quick visit, a quick run on the Blue Ridge Parkway, then on up I-81 to get home.
First things I may need help on (still doing research)
1. Rear seat with integrated seatbelts and flexibility?
2. Replacement driver side mid windows, hopefully with venting options
3. Can you replace door windows with venting ones? or do you just go get doors from the junk yard?