After getting my Project Van Hell '66 Dodge A100 last weekend, I was a bit apprehensive about removing its rod-knockitty engine through the doors. I've done plenty of engine swaps, but never out of a mid-engined van. No problem!
I haven't yet figured out how I'll paint my latest Project Van Hell acquisition, which means I need to do some serious brainstorming. You can help!
I've got a Custom Van Pact with several friends; if any one of us obtains a custom van, all the others must get one as well. Early Econoline with a 6" chop and 460 for me, of course.
What else needs to be said? The Angry Hamster Z600 team loaned us the Short Bus, and you'll need a tactical nuke to blast us out of it. No, we can't do wheelies, because there are no seat backs.
When Japanese gearheads get obsessed with a certain type of vehicle, they tend to go all-out. For example, take your archetypal serial-killer/molester Detroit van- what more could be painted on this canvas?
When we last saw the Snoopy's Quest For The Holy Nickelbag race van, it wasn't quite running. Did you think this fine racin' machine would launch all its rods into the next county the first time it fired up? Wrong!
Twin-turbocharging your V8 doesn't have to be difficult… provided you choose the right vehicle.
This magician dude might as well pop Fool For The City into the 8-track and start tokin' on his Carbonga™ Mobile Bong, because that custom paint job has no business on a van that will be hauling serious cargo.
Actually, the fried small-block bearing happened during practice last night, but the engine of the Snoopy's Quest For The Holy Nickelbag Chevy Vanamino is still scattered all over the mud at the moment.
We can't even fit half the great things about this van in the title! It's also got a household air conditioner (with generator) and authentic 1970s red-white-and-blue shag carpet in the back!
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. What, more than two years of DOTS and no custom vans yet?
Back in the 70s, your vans with Hawaiian Sunset, Mars Base, and Aztec Sacrifice airbrush murals came a dime a dozen. Here's a custom van that must have turned some heads in its time!
The 30 grand 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT was sent packing to Booth Number Two by the voice of the mob, but what will the voters make of this 1979 Dodge Shag Van?
This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. We're heading back to New York City, where Dolo54 shot this interesting pair of vehicles for us a couple months back. Yes, a vintage XKE and a jaw-dropping van that…
Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! The last time we ventured into El Infierno Del Coche, we experienced the joy of electrical fires and short vehicle range in the Arc-Weld Your Soul challenge. That one was a close race, but…