Because Life Without a Custom Van Isn't Worth Living!

With the 20R Sprite project awaiting its new rear suspension at Evil Genius Racing and a lot of unused parking space at my new home in Denver, I was feeling the Project Car Hell Jones something terrible! » 9/11/10 11:00am 9/11/10 11:00am

Awesome Dodge Tradesman 200, Shag Carpet Included

If there's one wacky automotive fad we missed but wish we hadn't, it'd have to be the vannin' movement. That wacky, proto-dekotora trend fueled by polyester and facial hair just speaks to our better sensibilities. So when we saw this groovy 1975 Dodge Tradesman 200 for sale on eBay, the urge to grow a handlebar 'stache … » 5/30/08 1:00pm 5/30/08 1:00pm

The Red Green Way To Power Windows

We loves us some Red Green Show and despite it being out of production for years now, it's little gems of genius like this that keep us looking for more. Let's say you drive a beat-to-crap Dodge Ram Van and you don't have power windows — like our hero here, and you're looking for an easy way to upgrade? Why old Red has … » 5/29/08 2:20pm 5/29/08 2:20pm

Dream Factory Blow Papa Rider

The other day we showed you some cute little Japanese Kei cars converted to look like vintage American vans. Turns out they were the creation of a company called Dream Factory Blow. They're sort of an American-style surfing-obsessed customizing shop, but since they're in Japan, they work their magic on JDM rides. While … » 5/01/08 1:40pm 5/01/08 1:40pm

The Japanese Convert JDM Boxes Into American Iron

Apparently, the custom van fad of the '70s never died in Japan. But what if you want all the style of a vintage American full-size, but you need the efficiency and small size of a Japanese econobox? Well, do what these guys did, and convert the front end to look just like a Dodge or Chevy Van. Auto-Otaku found these… » 4/28/08 12:00pm 4/28/08 12:00pm