bought a sweet van for cheap

Squirrel

Half Dead & Dynamite
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#1
Been looking for a cheap cargo van for a while now because I can use it to make money.. I'm tired of passing on deals because I can't fit the stuff in my little truck.. I initially had a 1/2 ton Chevy lined up that was mechanic owned and new transmission with only 9K on it.. dude pulled the ad, parked it behind his shop and when I told him I was on the way to buy it he said he sold it a couple hours ago for $100 more.. fucking chump.. I lined up another one 2 days later and when I showed up the dude looked like he was just waiting for drug money.. I test drove it and couldn't get it past 35 mph and the check engine & transmission light came on.. I didn't even get mad, just told him it was VERY rough and moved on.. a couple miles down the road we saw a random Cargo van but it was 3K and I only wanted to spend 2K.. about a mile later my buddy pulls into a used car lot and says they have a couple of vans.. saw this blue one right away from the back and he said "that looks like it costs more than what you wanna spend" I said ya.. then we saw through to the front window "$2,400".. my buddy is a mechanic and said it could be tough to get it to 2K especially since I don't buy or sell cars, I always have someone else deal with that for me but I thought fuck it.. I test drove it and immediately knew that I needed to take it home.. SO sweet, so clean! So we get back to the lot [salesman and me] and I pretend to be iffy about it then I offer him $1,600 cash and pull a wad of 100's out of my pocket.. after he got done shitting his pants and telling me "that's quite a jump from $2,400" he asked if I could do $2,000.. I said the very best I could do is $1,800.. SOLD

1996 FORD E-150 Club Wagon
191K

Shop checked everything out, called me and said "that thing is mint"

I pulled out the 2 passenger seats and the bench seat that folded down into a bed because that was never part of the plan.. I need a cargo van, I don't care about passengers and I will never have any

So yeah, sweet :sifone:


 

Squirrel

Half Dead & Dynamite
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#6
I think he only lives about 6 hours from me if he's in Chicago.. I've been meaning to go there & I did save the bed
 

Squirrel

Half Dead & Dynamite
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#9
Power everything as well.. lumbar support, windows, side mirrors .. I don't know how I survived so long without a van.. Already thinking about getting a second one
 

steeb

New Member
Ninjabro
#10



merc sprinter in 4x4. was seconds off getting one but the family were complaining about how we would look like gypo's driving about in it.
 

steeb

New Member
Ninjabro
#13
the pic was for illustration purposes - its a snorkel on the left.


yeah gypos = gypsies. vans are the standard mode of transport. you see em in convoy sometimes.
 

steeb

New Member
Ninjabro
#16
[video=youtube;k6JeEf57B1E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6JeEf57B1E[/video]

look how many friends you can fit in one
 

ferg[adr]

trannysaurus rex
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#17
Shit, son that's CHEAP!!! Good deal on a good pedowagon. Just need to spray paint "FREE CANDY" on the side.

That's a Ford RWD platform, so it'll last. Stay away from any FWD Ford.
 

Squirrel

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#18
ferg[adr];1809874 said:
Shit, son that's CHEAP!!! Good deal on a good pedowagon. Just need to spray paint "FREE CANDY" on the side.

That's a Ford RWD platform, so it'll last. Stay away from any FWD Ford.
Ug.. I was wishing I did have FWD a couple days ago because of the icy roads.. I'm used to my little 4WD pickup I've been driving for the past 5 years and the van gets a little.. let's say "squirrely" on the ice.. I stopped at a light and couldn't get going again.. had to back up and take a little run for it.. All good, or at least better now though.. I put 240lbs of sand tubes over the rear axel and now it's a different game