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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

finks is on the back burner!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking great!! Applause Applause
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a w e some!! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice to see this update Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your bus is awesome, just found this thread. Great work
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ubdate,,,got this email...


I happened to stumble onto internet photos of an old van that you are/were associated with displaying the words Fink's Laundry and Dry Cleaning. I believe I can shed some light upon its history for your interest. I am pretty certain that the vehicle was a pick up/delivery van for Fink's Laundry and Dry Cleaning in Kenosha Wisconsin. This company was run by my grandfather, uncle and father. I can vividly remember riding in the vehicle or its twin as a young boy to pick up bundles of washing and delivering them. The colour of the van was indeed blue. I sat in the back while my father drove the van. My grandfather's sister Dorothy Maxwell ran a laundry in Van Nuys California up until the Watts riots of 1965 when their laundry was burned to the ground. I am assuming if you got the van in California that my grandfather parted with the vehicle in Wisconsin and it ended with my great aunt in California working in their business.

I would be keen to hear from you as to where you obtained the vehicle and to any history you may have on it. Unfortunately I do not have a photo of the van to share with you. I am glad you enjoyed preserving the van, although not in its original colours.

Ron Fink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Shocked

I am guessing you have contacted Mr Ron Fink?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bus was not in California until pretty recently. I found the bus on a farm in Houghton, Michigan in the mid 90's. The previous owner had owned it for a long time. At some point I'll get the pictures I took of the farm scanned and up here on the Samba. Some very weird and interesting VW's were on the property. Let's just say, it's a miracle I found the bus in one piece. The guy was a nut with the welder.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BossGuitars wrote:
The bus was not in California until pretty recently. I found the bus on a farm in Houghton, Michigan in the mid 90's. The previous owner had owned it for a long time. At some point I'll get the pictures I took of the farm scanned and up here on the Samba. Some very weird and interesting VW's were on the property. Let's just say, it's a miracle I found the bus in one piece. The guy was a nut with the welder.
iv been going back and forth with Ron Fink,,he realy wants to know how you found it and the rest of its history,,,i though it was a bogas email but it seems to be legit,,,hes trying to find a pic of the bus from back in the day that his aunt might have,,,so will see!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredible really.
Thanks for posting up this thread in the first place but this is a very interesting turn. Like a brand new episode.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw you recently posted this older picture Andre with the Neue barndoor in the background. Whatever happen to the Fink's Standard?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not an old pic..that was a couple days ago..and Neue is not in the back ground.Neue has a new home..and is in a good place..Finks will be driving very soon! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andre b wrote:
Not an old pic..that was a couple days ago..and Neue is not in the back ground.Neue has a new home..and is in a good place..Finks will be driving very soon! Very Happy

Red Barn?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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andre b wrote:
Not an old pic..that was a couple days ago..and Neue is not in the back ground.Neue has a new home..and is in a good place..Finks will be driving very soon! Very Happy

Red Barn?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that pic and the signwriting/the whole bus is supercool !
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mannys66 wrote:
andre b wrote:
Not an old pic..that was a couple days ago..and Neue is not in the back ground.Neue has a new home..and is in a good place..Finks will be driving very soon! :D

Red Barn?


You coming Manny?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finks got its first test drive! Very Happy
Tail lights are on the way!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome.. this one got a nice makeover. Cool
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