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Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Oct 11, 2013 - 12:24am PT
You blew it again Ryan.

I'll take care of the music from now on .
Here's the Van Halen vid:



"Jump"

"Go ahead and give me a jump"

Credit: Ward Trotter

"....I got my back against the VW machi-ene"

"You know what I me-een"


crøtch

climber
Oct 11, 2013 - 12:57am PT
Home sweet home
Credit: crøtch

came from humble beginnings
Credit: crøtch

took us far
Credit: crøtch

and wide
Credit: crøtch
tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Oct 11, 2013 - 01:06am PT
^^^mmmmm.....pancakes.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Oct 11, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Yeah and washed down with Bourbon. Double yuummmmm

Seriously--- very nice ride though.
MisterE

climber
Oct 11, 2013 - 01:20am PT
Speaking of Camper Van...

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2013 - 01:38am PT
Seems van related to me, awesome.


Ward, if we are ever in a van together you can control the stereo.

































I'll drive!
Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Oct 11, 2013 - 02:59am PT
[url=[/url]My" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://s243.photobucket.com/user/tetontim/media/IMGP4999_zps79b911bf.jpg.html][/url]My $800.00 Van that was originally owned by my good buddy Chris. I roadtripped in the early 90's with him in this van. He sold it to giood buddy Dan.......whom I bought it from last year for $800.00. Got up to Jackson Hole with the $$ and Dan insisted on buying me a lift ticket to the ski resort (which was my stomping grounds in the 90's). First day they opened the whole mountain and a 12+ in powder day to boot! Ticket was $100.00 so this van cost me $700.00. Not fancy but I LOVE it! Took it almost immediately to Mexico!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 11, 2013 - 03:09am PT
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 11, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
Crotch.....oh nice....lusting here at your conversion....yes yes

Susan
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Give it up for the All-Time Van!

Credit: Reilly
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 11, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
Goodnite.
Goodnite.
Credit: Kris Solem

I miss mine.... ready to sleep, when you are.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Oct 11, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
Credit: wilbeer

Guyman, they are the best!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 11, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
Will.... Yes they are. But I gave up on mine at 265,000.... it was really used up, almost all road trippin miles, dirt roads, 4x4 roads...

after spending $1,700 on the motor managment system... and it was still running very hot and getting like 2 MPG!!! And Fritz said... it might "cost a lot more" ... I just threw in the towell.

Been thinking about another one....

and all the new stuff is well.... not the same.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Oct 11, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
Guyman,this ones getting a tdi motor[its being blueprinted]and a 5 speed.They are worth rebuilding,IMO.

I had a 72 in the late seventies early 80's,they just do not last forever,I hear you.
Phil_B

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Oct 11, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
We got Sunny Jelly Bean from an Israeli couple in Auckland. An 85 Nissan Vanette, she was perfect for a couple on the run from the Real World.

Cleo with Sunny right after we got her.
Cleo with Sunny right after we got her.
Credit: Phil_B

Of course in NZ, there are heaps of campervans. Many of them are older than the hippies in them. Good thing that Sunny is younger than me. She'd have classic car status.

We got a semi-usable car tent from the Kathmandu outlet. Semi-usable in that we had to take it down every time we wanted to move Sunny. Pretty damn useful when it rained though.
Credit: Phil_B
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 11, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
Hey, crotch...tell us more about that rig, it's features, and your experience doing the conversion?
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 11, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Will.... Like a new TDI???? Got any pics????

Kris Solem was telling me about a Syncro he was checking out at the Needles a few weeks back.... Subi 6 cylinder!!!! he said it sounded really healthy.

I like that Nissen, why don't these get imported???
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Oct 11, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Guyman, yep ,a 1.9 alh TDI motor,being rebuilt in a friends garage.A 5 speed tranny on the way from Go Westy.Some mods including motor mounts,exhaust,oil pan,bell housing from an 82 diesel,beefier clutch /pressure plate.

A buddy in Colorado has one ,it gets near 40 mpg with ALOT more power.

I will post up some pics soon.
Credit: wilbeer
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Oct 11, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
Waiting out the rain for some dry rock at Leavenworth last week. This ...
Waiting out the rain for some dry rock at Leavenworth last week. This one's my '86 Westy, complete with rainfly over the poptop canvas, and aftermarket Bus Depot awning.
Credit: mooser
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Oct 11, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Nice rig Mooser!
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