Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-18-2019, 01:58 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 1,227
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1174224.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	95.8 KB
ID:	25229
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1174227.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	77.7 KB
ID:	25230
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1174230.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	86.2 KB
ID:	25231Click image for larger version

Name:	P1174233.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	95.4 KB
ID:	25232
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1174244.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	83.6 KB
ID:	25233
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1174241.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	88.4 KB
ID:	25234Click image for larger version

Name:	P1174254.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	98.1 KB
ID:	25235
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1174249.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	87.9 KB
ID:	25236
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1184258.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	77.7 KB
ID:	25237
__________________

Grampswrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2019, 01:59 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 1,227
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1184257.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	80.2 KB
ID:	25238
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1184255.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	84.0 KB
ID:	25239
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1184256.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	95.9 KB
ID:	25240
__________________

Grampswrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2019, 02:00 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 1,227
And his story:

So this is the real thing.



It's first major trip was to Maine, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and back across Canada. That was the shake down and we proved it was fully ready and we were up for more.



When it was two years old, we put it in a 40' shipping container in LA and four weeks later we flew to Aukland, NZ.

We toured for six months and explored both islands with ocean kayaks and mountain bikes.



We again shipped it, this time from Christchurch to Brisbane, Australia. We spend a year touring, circumnavigation (anti) counter-clockwise, then up through the center and down through the Blue Mountains and over to Tasmania for a month in the roaring 40's.



We put it back in a container in Melbourne bound for LA. While it was being shipped we rented a place in Hobart for another month and lived on our bikes.



During this once-in-a-lifetime adventure we replaced six tires, an alternator and the under frame battery.



Just so you know, I was raised in an adventurist family and my parents had a '71 Westfalia they bought in Europe. They spent several winters in Morocco and Spain. I cut my teeth off-roading and exploring Baja in a used Toyota FJ55 Land Cruiser with a 327ci small block Chevy stuffed under the hood. I had that for 10 years and drove it until it rusted to death.



This van was my dream machine and we bought it new to start our retirement. It still has another life ahead of it but at 64 my interests and activities have shifted. So best wishes to the next generation. Keep Exploring!!
Grampswrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 08:27 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,614
Nice rig! I was able to see pics of the winch but not the wench. I've always wanted a van that came with a wench. Unfortunately my wife is not really in to that.

Please post pics of wench!
__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 12:09 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Twoxentrix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 1,649
Garage
^^^^like^^^^
__________________
TwoXentrix
"AWOL"
Twoxentrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 05:02 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 500
Wives can be such spoilsports!
__________________
2003 Astro AWD
2005 Tacoma Access cab 4x4
1999 E350 RB 7.3 "Al B. Tross" aka "Exxon Valdez"
SteelheadJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2019, 10:04 AM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 79
Your experience is evident in the way you have this rig set up.

Well Done and good luck with your sale !

TW
__________________
.
.
.
** No BS, No Stories, No Disappointments **
Headin' Out is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2019, 02:46 PM   #18
Member
 
wanderers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by 86Scotty View Post
Nice rig! I was able to see pics of the winch but not the wench. I've always wanted a van that came with a wench. Unfortunately my wife is not really in to that.

Please post pics of wench!
Yeah, I once saw a Jeep with a front mounted wench advertised in a local newspaper but my wife wouldn't let me call about it.


Roger
wanderers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2019, 03:30 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
WhitH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 936
The best wenches are the saucy ones. I wouldn't even waste time mounting a regular one on the front of my van.
__________________
2015 Chevy Express 3500 Duramax
w/ Quigley 4x4 & Agile Fox shocks
Sold 2005 E350 Chateau
Quigley with Agile RIP, 6.0 PSD
WhitH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2019, 06:35 PM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grampswrx View Post
I am going to post pics for him. Maybe we can move this to the vans for sale. Seems like a nice rig!
Nice work Gramps !
__________________

__________________
.
.
.
** No BS, No Stories, No Disappointments **
Headin' Out 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
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×