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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:01 pm    Post subject: Diecast/Toy/Model Vanagons Reply with quote

Scored this today, and couldn't find an existing thread...so....

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those tires don't look like the correct load-rated ones. And be sure to change your fuel lines!! heh.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's my new favorite paint scheme...

Nice score! Keep it in the box, though, right? Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A green one?! Shocked I've only ever seen the blue one and orange one (both of which I have, and I've had the blue one for decades!). A new hunt begins!

Edit: Found 'em!! Very Happy If anyone wants one, there's a bunch on eBay.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GIMME!


where did u score it?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something tells me I should put it up for sale. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

purplepeopleeater wrote:
GIMME!


where did u score it?


Just got done paying for mine... eBay has 2 pages' worth. Very Happy

EZ Gruv wrote:
Something tells me I should put it up for sale. Razz


Only once it becomes hard to find. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamzcab86 wrote:
purplepeopleeater wrote:
GIMME!


where did u score it?


Just got done paying for mine... eBay has 2 pages' worth. Very Happy

EZ Gruv wrote:
Something tells me I should put it up for sale. Razz


Only once it becomes hard to find. Wink


Well there you go! I didn't want to sell it anyway. How often do you see a Vanagon toy? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an 80 or 81. No lower radiator grill and metal D-pillar vents. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to let you guys/gal know there are 2 versions out there. The one pictured about and this one:
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Red line Chase Piece. It's got more bling on the wheels.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the "dingy" on the back bumper, I guess that is in case of mechanical failure.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough to ride it with no handle bars,
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hot wheels are pretty easy to dismantle for painting. I did it to match my RX7. Usually 3 parts body, windows, chassis/interior.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checking the SUNAGON Wiki page they other 2 colors were in 82&83 and the green is a 2011 new release.. very cool (for us) to bring back an old model in a new light.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just picked one of the green ones up a couple days ago...

I found like 5 of them at my local Walmart, so there's no need for Ebay.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got an orange one. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where can I get a proper load hitch for that dirt bike and better springs? The rear is sagging.

Do you have the hub to fender lip dimension for yours?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the real deal.. so..... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The orange one that I had as a kid is held partially responsible for my current adult obsession (and it still holds a place of honor in my man cave). I love this thread. Going shopping in the toy section this evening after work instead of my nightly trip to the Napa. I'm gonna get one for me and a couple for my kids. Gotta start 'em early.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

indytriple wrote:
I'm gonna get one for me and a couple for my kids. Gotta start 'em early.

Our HO model train layout is littered with VW buses.. Splitties, Bays, and even a couple of Vanagons (scale)..Looking for manx and clones. Yet to buy a Thing.

You have to wonder about that model community, though.. The obsession is thick. And there is no time frame limit. A splitty is parked right next to a 30s vintage shay loco..

The wee little loggers work all day in the forest and then drive thier splitties home.. Shocked
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