A: Someone re-posted a for sale link on the Van-List FB page. I've picked up a lot of good deals there. I wasn't looking to buy another van but it was just too pretty to pass up. It was already bagged and you could have barely done the paint job for what I paid. As far as the van's history, all I know is that it had a Hot Rod Magazine calendar on the front seat that featured the van in it.
Q#2: Your paint job is one of my all-time favorites. Tell us about it.
Q#3: So it’s set up as a work van? Tell us about that.
about your club?
A: Yeah, there are a few custom vans in my neck of the woods. A few years ago, I didn't really know of any. My buddy Chris has always been into vannin', and we were always looking at his old van mags and getting hyped up. About ten years ago, I had a badass 76 Chevy shorty, but I was broke as shit and had to sell it for cheap. So, when I finally had my business going good and had some extra cash, I kind of went nuts and ended up with like six vans. Haha. Now I'm down to a more manageable three.
My van club here in the OKC is called Vanarchy. It has 6 members. Due to running multiple businesses, I’ve been slacking on organizing events, but soon my family and I are moving to Tulsa and we’re planning on merging Vanarchy with Tulsa Time Van Club, which is very active. That’ll be a lot of fun!
A: The wood interior. It's pretty, but it's just not holding up that well to the weight of the stuff we need to put on it. If I could do it over, I would fabricate it in metal, with rolled edges and tack weld it all in. Then I’d paint it or chrome it, and maybe have some engraving done. Man, just thinking about it, it's hard to not spend all the business profits on the van!
|[Dennis and that badass van-parking wife of his.]|
|[Friends, Kito Talbert & Austin McCullough getting a delivery at their shop!]|
|[Josh Henning at the helm. Lucky stiff.]|
A: I have some out of the box ideas planned that I hope won't change the overall look, at least on the outside. My dream is to take it down to Marty Sooby in Texas, the greatest van builder ever, and have him rebuild it from the ground up, including my crazy ideas. I'm sure he'll either improve upon them, or tell me I'm crazy. Regardless of how much is completed by then, look for me at Nationals in 2018! -Peace