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jsmitch11
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: Vans used for work Reply with quote

I love seeing vans that are used for work! Post up pics if you got some.

A highroof LT ambulance spotted in Amsterdam
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A window washing van I spotted in Seattle
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A Syncro I spotted in Seattle. Not sure the story but both front doors were labled with Wildlife Conservation Society.
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This Eurovan highroof my housemate spotted in Amsterdam a week ago. It was full of construction gear and had storage and table inside. Contractor probably sets his saw up under the awning and goes to work.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few of my "workers" in action:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While MTBing in the Santa Ana Mountains this Van was at the end of the canyon. Holly Jim Volunteer Fire Dept.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a cool thread and those are nice wheels.
Anyone know what type?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the idea. My van is used for work all the time hauling anything and everything. Will have to snap a shot next time.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K58 wrote:
This is a cool thread and those are nice wheels.
Anyone know what type?

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They are an old set of DP Enduro wheels. Haven't been available for years.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carried 4 house jacks, 8 50lb footings, 6 sheets of 3/4 ply, 5 10ft 4x4's and a 16 foot 4x6 plus tools, today in the Westy. Does that count? Sorry, no picture, it was raining sideways.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does my truck count? still kinda a van!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first Transporter! back when I ran "Transimporters". Circa 1991-92

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My syncro at work

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We get the Syncro out on SAR missions pretty regularly, but rarely take photos. Here we are parked on a dam during a submerged vehicle recovery and investigation. Slow process with lots of time for photos.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine at work coveting a loft in to an extra room.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of mine earning its keep,

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

K58 wrote:
This is a cool thread and those are nice wheels.
Anyone know what type?

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I know the P.O. of this syncro, I think the WCC signs may be from the owner before him. Sold a couple years ago it seems to be awaiting some resoration work. If I remember I will ask him next time we're talkin vans.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bringing home a pallet of porcelain tile for my kitchen redo. The tile store couldn't believe it was all going in "that thing". It weighed over half a ton.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our vans are used for our cycling event promotion business. They haul all of the supplies to the event site, we camp in them and they provide support to the riders while they're on the course. They are absolutely perfect vehicles for this sort of a thing.

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Related thread here: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=455853
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

check this out:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my Syncro doing, uhh, what I do! trucking another engine for another Vanagon.
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This shelve/table unit I built to collapse because sometimes I need to haul two of my crates at once.
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Wish I'd gotten a shot of the 4 old wbx's stacked on a pallet Mike and I put in there once, that was some load, but I still got 17mpg driving home from FC.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Chris! That shelf unit rocks! You should add it to one of the interior storage unit threads.

I don't have any pictures of my work van, but I do construction/handyman work out of it. I haul hundreds of pounds of tools every day and get 18mpg. It is off the street for a month so that I can go through the front end and upgrade the brakes. I am also re-designing my tool boxs and shelving for the upcoming year. Paying for gas in my truck w/trailer really sucks at 11mpg.

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