The rod was built from a badly rusted 2 ton truck body fitted to a Holden HX ute chassis. I started in mid 96, & had it registered late 97 as a modified HX ute. 302 Windsor, C4, 31 spline 9", 15x6, 15x10, flat purple . no roof. The pix show how it evolved.
Hi Jailbar! Why make all your friends and people who enjoy reading your threads suffer merely because the GRANDE POOBAH had a womenopausal day?? We would all miss your input into this forum, so PLEASE don't sign off. Life is too short as it is. Ray
Post by willandlyn on May 19, 2005 22:50:33 GMT 10
Hey Dennis lets not get to serious here Craparker puts one of his few comments in and every one stands to attention Mark is the Global Moderater and the Origins of the site are owed to him But he certaintly doesnt Own the site the contributors own the site the people who have the passion and contribute there valuable time making comments about there experiences the people who are serious about restoring saving old vans and enjoying each others company whether by net email or the runs that we all enjoy so much Please do not edit this post Mark or ditzy I think this needs to be read I am probably the biggest crapper on this site to that I admit to readily but if a sterile site is what the majority wants it will not last the year out only two months ago Mark and I were having a toast to the success of the site and making our 100 membership get that only two months ago!!!!! we have now got another eighty members that is 10 new members a week so lets think about it for a minute 1-------------------------------------------------------- 60 WHY? do we want to change it Remember the galvanised bucket fiasco probably close to our first bit of crap on the site From Mark and Ditzy
what about Fabs" Fantastic Im in love with a Caravan" posting Unbelievable entertainment
Reddos caravan renovation FANTASTIC and entertaining "which one is Reddo started by ditzy
MY crap about owning a teardrop with marks classic answer and my classic answer back to him
Trevs humour and ad lib style
Reddos unbelievable sense of humour makes me want to fire this computer up as soon as I walk in the door
and dennis Jailbars input and life experiences is just so entertaining
Rays sense of humour ands broad knowledge is a pleasure to read
Cobbers active role in establishing a base in NSW great comments and sense of humour
chevy girl Erlee Fab Retro jazhow and all the other wonderful contributors all fantastic people who have made this site what it is probably the most successful site of its kind on the net Lets put this to bed quickly Mark this site is on a roll do you want to change it or do you want to make provision for people like me Reddo Jailbar and others who genuinely have the best interests of this site at heart Dennis please do not leave the site you are an integral part of this site and probably the most consistent contributor rising to full member in record time so think again we wont take no for an answer
Does this mean ya gunna havta buy a bigger van to get your head in.
Just think you could have claimed royalties $$$$$$$$ everytime they show the ad . Would save ya headin down the local park on a friday night to sell bottles of that lighter fluid you brew up to make a livin'
I see a post elsewhere here today . chasing a sunliner to do a promo or something. These old vans are becoming celebrities.
Its been a couple of years since I posted anything much about my rod.
When I was at NRMA Motorfest last year, a guy from a magazine took some pix of it & Groovin.
He chased me up over the next few months, & started doing a feature article on it.
Well it took until our Mooloolaba trip this year for their photographer to catch up, & the end result is in the current "Street Machine Fords" issue 15 Theres even a small picture & refence to the Purdon van Groovin.
Not too bad for a rod that does a lot of caravan towing,mainly long distance, gets used & shown regularly, & has been on the road since 97. Its last body touchup/repaint, & interior job was 5 years & 30,000 km ago.
"Keep on Keeping on mate " shes an old war horse on the rodding scene and still turns heads where ever it turns up at. Who knows .. i might get a ride in it one day .. i was the only one out of about 30 of us at wintersun 2007 that missed out
I bet Boots is in the wardrobe at the moment cleaning out all the scarfs , freezer room jackets, ugg boots and beanies she use to wear when travelling in the breezy jaibar during the winter months. The Crewman V6 ute "Miss Piggy" ( I will let you explain the nickname) should tow any van easily... and in a lot more comfort than the rod.
I came past your front gate the other Saturday arvo on the way back from Looking at Steves '29 Chev roadster...and noticed DeeJay out in the yard ..?. Said to myself.. "I bet the rod is in behind it in the carport getting a detail ready for the new owner.". It wont be the same without the big green lump parked somewhere around the caravan park on the vint van runs. But time will soon heal any "wounds" you may have from selling it....
Before you know it the Kingsway will be up and hauling.
Good to see you did the sensible thing & passed on that hotrod Reddo, but would have enjoyed having a cuppa with you as you drove past here.
Miss Piggy was originally a Victorian Police vehicle, frst registered early 2007, & lived its life out around Echuca & Cobram as far as we know. It had never been on the coast until the guy I bought it off moved to Ballina. Nice low k V6 auto, fitted with canopy, bed liners, heavy duty towing pack, mags, sports bonnet & guards, & generally nice & clean.
We towed Deejay up to Tenterfield a week or so back. It towed at highway speeds without swaying, & it was so comfortable & quiet that it was easier to get rid of the cold noisy uncomfortable hotrod.
So one part of life since1996 has ended, & another starts.
Post by Surf Tragic on Jun 19, 2014 9:52:41 GMT 10
G'day JBJ, I can well understand where you're up to, moving on to other things, life can change quickly at my/our age & dictate what we have to do also. The Crewman looks good & would have all the comforts, haven't seen one with a canopy, & it suits it very well.
Must be a good feeling to have the Kingsway project so far done & finally get in & finish, I like what you have done very much & can't help admire your talent for doing such a comprehensive rebuild, It would be my ultimate dream to have a discreetly modified vehicle that you could still recognize for what it was, (which you have done) with all the modern upgrades of motor, brakes, steering & running gear. I never did body work, but managed the other stuff (limited), had a lot of fun with it too, now find it difficult to move & bend, must be getting old
Look foreword to seeing the final bits being completed, you can't possibly post too many photos
S'pose you haven't got the long driveway anymore, so you don't need the Jailbar to tow the wheeliebin to the gate
A sad day indeed, but life goes on.....probably nuthin' wrong with wacking a turbo or 2 on the Crewman
Say what!!! a Turbo or 2.He doesnt need encouragement!!!!
Well Boots, "Miss Piggy" has already been modified with the Monaro bonnet.........so how cool would it be with a turbo/supercharger hanging off it............I'm sure JBJ has the tech-knowledgy to do this!!
......and I'm guessing the name "Miss Piggy" is because of the "snouted" bonnet and not because of it's previous occupation
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