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Post by vanner065 on 10/12/2012, 11:02 am

Well, the most talked about van at the moment is Van Rat. Built and owned by Steve Abbott back in the 80's, i think this van until recently has been very underestimated in just how good this van was. So many new photos have arrised over the last few months and i guess you guys should have the opportunity to see them also. I am sure you will all appreciate these photos.






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Post by vanmad on 11/12/2012, 12:07 pm

definately one of the most iconic show vans in the history of vanning......

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Post by vanner065 on 11/12/2012, 12:51 pm

would have to agree with you there, one of the tuffest vans ever built too, had quite a bit of work done to the 454
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Post by vanmad on 13/12/2012, 10:41 am

Not many big block vans from memory in the 70's,so would've been an awesome sight.....

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Post by vanner065 on 13/12/2012, 10:56 am

so true, so true
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Post by billet on 27/12/2012, 9:46 am

I think Tangerine Dream probably went just as hard Wink
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Post by vanmad on 28/12/2012, 8:43 am

Anything big block gets the adrenalin pumping,Dominate (van 75)would break loose at 80 kmh,by punching the pedal.....

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Post by vanner065 on 2/1/2013, 9:46 pm

not enough big block vans around, here is Van Rats donk


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Post by billet on 10/1/2013, 3:00 am

hey James is that engine pic when it was in Tangerine Dream do you think, van looks red
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Post by vanner065 on 10/1/2013, 10:10 am

interesting Bill, maybe it was, because Steve said the other day he had a different coil and never had the blue lead on it, well spotted
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Post by billet on 11/1/2013, 4:56 pm

great new pics there James, pre tunnel ram. This was an awsome van.
Tell Steve to buy it back and rebuild her back to this level. how good would that be, since the van still exists and drivetrain is replaceable
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Post by billet on 11/1/2013, 4:59 pm

i just noticed the sunroof got bigger and flatter too
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Post by vanner065 on 12/1/2013, 5:07 am

better design sun roofs, more neater
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Post by billet on 12/1/2013, 8:38 am

for those who have not seen these yet, this was about 2011







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Post by vanner065 on 13/1/2013, 9:29 am

what ever you posted there Bill has been deleted or moved
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Post by vanrat-glenn on 15/1/2013, 12:07 pm

buying it for a retro resto is still possible.
Glenn.

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Post by billet on 17/1/2013, 1:46 am

sorted, i moved my pics around in photobucket
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