Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

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Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

Postby VANDAYUM [OP] » January 14th 2021, 12:16am

Hello Everyone!!!

My name's Kam Murdoch.

Recently for my part time job my boss had me take the shelves out of his 2003 astro cargo van to go in his construction trailer, he had mentioned to me about scrapping the van.

I gave it a thorough once over (underneath, under the hood, inside etc.) And asked if he would sell it to me and I would give it to my step son as his first vehicle. He told me 500 bucks so now this beaut is sitting in my driveway.

Long story short, after spending a lot of time and money boot strapping this project I plan on getting it very close to looking like the photo below.

'm sure I will spend a lot of time asking y'all really stupid questions so be prepared I may have a lot of them

Thanks very much for you time fellas, have an awesome day!!
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This but black!!!
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Re: Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

Postby AstroWill » January 14th 2021, 12:35am

Welcome to the site Kam!

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Re: Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

Postby VANDAYUM [OP] » January 14th 2021, 12:38am

Thank you!!!
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Re: Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

Postby sixsix » January 14th 2021, 1:55am

Welcome to You! Just hope yours does not end up Like Cargocrawler's.

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
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Well, after all... what would Banacek say ?... Anyone that condones the actions of the American People during the Storming of the Capitol are as complicit as the Assholes themselves.
But no way does this let the Democrats or the MSM off the Hook.

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Re: Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

Postby VANDAYUM [OP] » January 14th 2021, 2:04am

Oh God what happened to cargocrawlers?
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Re: Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

Postby Big_kid » January 14th 2021, 2:22am

Intake gasket leak, I think? Spun bearing? It's been a while.
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Re: Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

Postby VANDAYUM [OP] » January 14th 2021, 2:33am

Ouch!!!
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Re: Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

Postby AstroOafAdventurer » January 14th 2021, 2:45pm

Welcome!
I have an aunt that lives in Ontario.
Looks like you've got quite the project there, perfect for making a build thread.
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Re: Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

Postby VANDAYUM [OP] » January 14th 2021, 3:01pm

That's pretty cool!

Thank you for the welcome!

Yes quite a project in deed very excited for the final product.

I'm new to this whole forum stuff what's a build thread?
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Re: Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

Postby stent » January 14th 2021, 5:07pm

VANDAYUM wrote:I'm new to this whole forum stuff what's a build thread?


hi kam,
you just started your very own "build thread".
just document what you do to turn your van into what you want it to be right on this thread (take lots of pictures to illustrate what you are doing) - it grows & grows - we get follow along with what you do......
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Re: Hello from Ontario!!! Meet VANDAYUM!!!

Postby SportsBoy » January 14th 2021, 6:51pm

Except technically you're supposed to do it in the "Builds" section of the forum for it to be super legit

What I've always wondered is why Cargo did so much crazy stuff to his van, but it has taken him years to replace an engine - I feel like he could do it in a day with the skills he demonstrated.
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