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Meet Stanley the wonder Van


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#1 Subie Gal

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:54 AM

Stanley is awesome!!!!! <---true!
He's new to my stable of Subaru's as of September

below is a photo of the long tow home from LA, CA as we went through the redwoods.

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We are having a BLAST together...! and he's already been modified :banana:
(i cannot help myself)

Stanley's first modification = eyelids

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Stanley loves to give hugs :)

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and he prides himself in staying neat and clean

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Seriously.....
Picked the van up over the summer in LA at a car show (pre arranged)
Owner (from AZ) had him for 4 years and did little with him
Previous owner daily drove him for 23 years (and painted him red....)
He is a great runner, driver and a wonderful project
I feel privileged to be a part of his history

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View more photos here:
http://www.subiegal....60vanphotos.php

I'll update this thread as our relationship progresses. :banana:

If you have questions, feel free to ask....
Jamie

#2 VaporTrail

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:05 AM

very nice....

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:18 AM

I love the name you came up for him Jamie!:banana:

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:12 PM

I love the name you came up for him Jamie!:banana:


Thanks!


very nice....


thank you! I think so too... he needs a bit of work, but then again so do I
and we are the same age :lol: so......

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:48 PM

That is no doubt the coolest van ever. Its in amazing condition too. Is it a 1970? Awesome score for sure.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:00 PM

That is no doubt the coolest van ever. Its in amazing condition too. Is it a 1970? Awesome score for sure.


yep... he's a 1970

In pretty good shape, the paint is... bleh.... :-\ but it looks nice in the photos :rolleyes:


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Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:04 AM

Amazing find!

Congrats!

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:55 PM

Super jealous, excellent van. I love two stroke motors!

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 04:29 PM

Very Nice, Absolutely Lovable Li'l Subie! ... Congrats! :)

...I feel privileged to be a part of his history ...


I Know that Feelin'

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:10 PM

Wow , very nice ! is it considered "ok" to put custom wheels and tires on such a beautiful / stock ride ? how about tinting the windows ? or is that frowned upon . I just love the looks of those older vans , it's flipp'in CUTE ! all the best , Murph

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 07:14 AM

He's a beaut!

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 08:34 AM

That is pretty kewl looking it reminds me of somthing you'd see in the old herby the love bug movie's that I watched when I was a little kid or on classic car shows I watch on sunday's after church theres a guy always looking at micro cars it looks somthing like what he calls a "micro bus" (or mini mini van)

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 09:47 AM

Wow , very nice ! is it considered "ok" to put custom wheels and tires on such a beautiful / stock ride ? how about tinting the windows ? or is that frowned upon . I just love the looks of those older vans , it's flipp'in CUTE ! all the best , Murph


Really to each their own right? :)
I'm a purist. I won't modify this car too much at all.
Others mod the crap out of them, engine, body and more.

Me?
I may or may not re-engineer the original splash guards
I may powdercoat the engine bits
I may rework the interior (new upholstery, new belts etc)
but that's about it :rolleyes:

In my eyes, he's just too cool to mess with too much

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 03:28 PM

Simply awesome we started with 1400's in Australia so any 360's are private imports so jealous you are lucky.
I agree it is so cool as it is with those moon style hubcaps and the lids are just right and the red paint just makes it look like the ultimate Snap On tool box on wheels,was it originally white,for certain it is a keeper restore it suitable for the era with mods that can be easily reversed if you wish to personalize it.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:12 PM

....was it originally white,for certain it is a keeper restore it suitable for the era with mods that can be easily reversed if you wish to personalize it.


yep the original owner had the exterior painted red
it looks nice in the photos but this is not a good paint job :-\

I intend to fix that eventually including a full interior paint to match
I may keep it red but will add some red flake/make it better - more stylish

I'd like to find a roof rack of some sort for him
and I intend to replicate his long since destroyed mud flaps.
(well at least 2 sets of them)
The Van had 3 sets of mud flaps originally
*front of the front wheel
*rear of the front wheel
*rear of the rear wheel

The fronts were to keep water out of the exposed under body up front during rain

As Stanley wont be out in the rain, these are probably not necessary :)





Don't ya love my AC unit... stylish isn't it?

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:14 PM

Yes!

he goes in the snow....

well... not very well but he did move on his own!! :rolleyes:


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:33 AM

That is the coolest van I think ive ever seen:slobber:

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:47 PM

That is the coolest van I think ive ever seen:slobber:


thanks!!! I'm really REALLY find of him :banana:

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 06:41 PM

Stanley hopes you all ENJOY the holiday season!!!


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:15 AM

Its like a little puppy. Anybody that doesn't like it isn't worth liking.

I think the saddest part is we never got another Subaru van in the states again.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:48 AM

Not Tryin' to Hijack the Thread, but Sharing info:

That is pretty kewl looking it reminds me of somthing you'd see in the old herby the love bug movie's that I watched when I was a little kid or on classic car shows I watch on sunday's after church ...



...Or you could see them in my Country Streets

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there are Several Still Runnin' Great, but not in such Showroom Condition.


...I think the saddest part is we never got another Subaru van in the states again.



We got the Newer ones too...

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...I Believe that is something Related to the USA Safety Regulations.


But Canada has them!
even the ones with the VW Conversion Shape:

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Maybe you can bring one from Canada... or are they unregistrable?

Kind Regards.



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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:59 PM

I never knew that Subaru made a van. Very neat looking. I'm in washington state as well so I hope to run into you some time so I can check i out in person.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:54 PM

To repeat what everyone else said. Thats the coolest van!! I want one!! The pic of him on the single axle trailer in the redwoods is classic!! sooo cool. Very nice! I'm another jealous man..:headbang:

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 04:10 PM

Stanley is very Beautiful, I really Like it but is a Micro-Van, and I Believe that Being very Small makes it very Special. :burnout:

I never knew that Subaru made a van. ...



Subaru did Big Sized Subaru Vans, Look for the Subaru Traviq:


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But I Really Preffer Stanley, its Cute!!!

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:44 PM

Does that have a flat 4 engine in it?




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