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Old 03-25-2010, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tell me if I'm stupid/crazy for thinking this, but I'm considering selling my AW11SC for one of these, and slam it like this:


I know I can get one of these Battlestar Galactica vans for sooper cheap in SoCal. I just can't justify it without getting rid of something else first...and the only thing that could potentially go would be the AW11 (but it's such a good car). The van is speaking to me because it'll be somewhat practical (can carry shizz) and can be potentially cool if I slam it.

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Old 03-25-2010, 04:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if the vans that cheap just get it and keep the AW11
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My parents had one. The body rusted off the frame. It burned and leaked oil like it resented having any inside the engine. And it made woeful torque, so it barely hauls 500lb worth of people. If you can weld, are willing to tear down and rebuild the engine multiple times, and don't mind dangerously slow on-ramp merging. Go for it. But you will immediately notice how sloppy the multi-articulated steering is with the inept suspension.

Wait, do you need a LeMons car? Go for it!

But don't sell the AW11
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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iv'e wanted to build one of these with an Atlantic 4ag and do pikes peak for the longest time.
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You are crazy David.
I loved the look of these vans, but don't do it... and if you do it get a better and bigger van...
Truth is that I feel your pain, my A6 has saved my ass many times when I want to carry racing tires, plywood and other shit around... a van/truck would be fantastic but they are freaking slow with bad suspension etc...

What about a cyclone/typhoon?
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've always been a closet van freak; I say do it, with extreme prejudice!

Edit: If not with this one, get a full size domestic van and go fuckin' ape shit seventies with it. Do it up right with the shag carpet and funky colors and some mural of a naked chick on the side. Grow your sideburns, and get yourself some green courdoroy bell bottoms.
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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is that an old previa or something?! why would you even be interested in one of those? and is the "aw11" the infamous car in your avatar?

just get an odyssey and slam. from what ive read, its starting to get trendy though..??

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If you want a van, get a short bus. You know what i'm talking about. Skip the worst Toyota ever produced. Even if it is oddly attractive. And it is..
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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aw11 = 1st gen mr2
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thank you JDM!
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think between the Previa and the MR2 which are both ugly in my opinion, get the van. It would be awesome to see that rolling on the street. I think the van suits your personality (from what I can tell over the net)
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My parents had one. The body rusted off the frame. It burned and leaked oil like it resented having any inside the engine. And it made woeful torque, so it barely hauls 500lb worth of people. If you can weld, are willing to tear down and rebuild the engine multiple times, and don't mind dangerously slow on-ramp merging. Go for it. But you will immediately notice how sloppy the multi-articulated steering is with the inept suspension.

Wait, do you need a LeMons car? Go for it!

But don't sell the AW11

This thread holds sway for me thus far. Maybe I should just buy one and park it all neglected out front...drive it till it dies and junk it.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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memories... we used to have one of those. 1984 Toyota Van LE, silver w/ maroon interior.

its got the 4x114 hubs, id have as much fun with it as possible. go for it, having a cheap van is useful (no regrets w/ my $500 MPV)

id buy an old toyota van if i had the space. i remember in the owners manual it said not to put any luggage in the front footwell area because you would lose traction in the rear.. lol
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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That would be a sweet ass tyre hauler with the pitcrew in tow.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If anyone spots one of these for sale in good condition (for cheap)...ESPECIALLY a rape van version (no rear windows) lemme know.

I wants me a bozu rape van.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:30 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My buddy had one back in Manila, swapped in a twin cam 2TG w/ twin solex side draft carbs but completely original on the outside, sleeper indeed. Great for asian roads and putting around the city but ride was so so because you sat on top of the front suspension.

I'd so buy one.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
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dont u think its better to get a previa than this ??

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Old 03-25-2010, 05:42 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Dude! Get a Mazda5 and drop in Mazdaspeed3 engine!!!!! And most MZ3 suspension bits ought to fit!!!!

http://www.caranddriver.com/features..._5-project_car
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I have both a 1984 Toyota Van LE and a 1992 Toyota Previa sitting in my driveway right now. The '84 has an ice maker/refrigerator in between the seats on the floor (still works), a factory blue tinted moon-roof up front and a full sunroof in the back that slides half the length of the van. Damn thing has 300+k miles on it, some rust, and the alternator stops charging the battery every 50k miles or so. Definitely leaks oil and can't get out of it's own way. But there's something oddly fun about driving it. Something electrical popped a while back and it's been sitting since.
Now I just use the Previa to haul parts and drive occasionally, everyone calls it the space egg. It has 256k miles on it, and can't get out of it's own way either, but doesn't mind moving weight. I've hauled numerous Miata engines and transmissions, a couple LSx V8s, and 7 Hard Dog rollbars at once:




I think I'm going to turn it into an Estima someday. Kinda like this:

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Old 03-25-2010, 05:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm totally NOT into the Previa. Too new.

I like the 80's "Battlestar Galactica Shuttle" look much better.

I want a Battlestar Galactica Rape Shuttle!
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I say this or maybe an A-team van.


Megan Fox will think you are cool!



I had a 76 VW bus, 2.0 912 motor. It was slow but you could haul a grip of stuff and parts were cheap. I say get one, but don't let the MR2 go.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:28 PM   #23 (permalink)
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to answer your question dave, yes you are crazy. Crazy like a fox! do it.

then we can do a vinyl wrap on it to make it look like your BSG rape shuttle.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:31 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I think it would be very cool with a drivetrain swap.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:34 PM   #25 (permalink)
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stolen from dop shiz thread.
vans can be cool or uber lame. its hit or miss.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:39 PM   #26 (permalink)
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it would be cool if you redid the wheel arches. im not a big fan of the squared off ones. but knowing the work you do it will turn out dope and the envy of any van owner
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:42 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Cool if van is cheap. Don't sell the A-dub.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:51 PM   #28 (permalink)
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lol the toyota van ... my parents had one of those. keep the aw11sc ... really.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:35 PM   #29 (permalink)
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man my family use to have one of those.. and there was an attachment where the middle hump of the interior was a table top with cup holders and such.. it was awesome.. but it gets hot as eff cause the motor is right under the seat lol
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