Originally Posted by This old va
Dude! That's bad ass!! Windows too plus 4x4...lol She's rare now!!! And ... Something all new vans just don't have...style and coolness in spades.
I just picked up a 82 2WD extended..... Car is 99% original..
With straight 6 300 cubic inch...
She starts right up.... and purrs like a kitten. ONE OWNER.. BUT...1 OWNER IN NEWPORT BEACH... SO SHE'S A RUST BUCKET BUT SHE WAS FREE...
Good thing is PARTS ARE SOoooo CHEAP!!!
I have an 03 7.3 diesel E350 EXT and the WATER PUMP and related components we're close to $700.
The water pump for the 82...$45.00 bucks!!
You can have any bumper or any rear bumper built for You by ANY off-road fabricator don't worry about being able to buy stuff...I AM SO ANTI ALUMINESS/ YETI / METHOD AND ALL THIS OTHER TRENDY BIG DOLLAR "LOOK AT ME" STUFF....
Your rig is Way cooler! Even as is!
If your after a hightop...keep your eyes peeled at LKQ wrecking yards et cetera... one ( WILL ) pop up...
Keep it..real...keep it old school..
ALSO.... The guy above who mentioned the junk yards and pick a parts is not kidding they are flooded with these generation Vans right now I got :
1.) Swivel captains chairs + brackets for $50 bucks.
2.) Pop out R windows for $40.00
3.) Rear door mounted tire racks $15.00
4.) Fender $20.00 bucks
5.) Bolt old-school PreRunner Lightbar $25.00
AGAIN AWESOME VAN!!!��
Much appreciated! Yeah, I LOVE this thing. The 80s boxy body...
plus the little Quigley name plates that include some slick gear underneath.
Youre in OC? Lets do a van meet up! I'm in, lol. Two slick rigs and counting.
Couldn't agree more about the custom bumpers and "Look at me stuff" lol... I love premium made gear from people BUT I LOVE this van as it is already. Dont need much more. I'll tinker for sure, it's what I do lol... Dude, I've gotta hit up a pick a part spot with you! Always loved walking around those places, giving me all kinds of new ideas and builds excitement for more.
I'm torn on the high top, Love the lower roof for drive-thrus and my favorite touch free car wash, lol... (I touch the bar at the entrance, but it gets in and no issues! Only a half inch to spare lol...
BUT I would be nice for a little more headroom. I don't know yet... maybe a pop top would be a happy medium for me, but we'll see... not super high on the to do list.