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#199437 - April 22nd 2008 8:22 am Caravan in my future?
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Registered: August 23rd 2005 12:00 pm
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With gas prices in my area up to 3.47 and higher the shit is hitting the fan. It took almost $100 for me to fill up my GMC and it will cost more to fill the '94 Dodge. For my budget it's getting out of hand.

Me and wife have started walking in the evenings and lo and behold what did I find at the end of my block last night? About a 84-86 Caravan PANEL van. No windows except the rear gate. I'm gonna leave a note and see if the guy wants to sell it.
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#199447 - April 22nd 2008 9:18 am Re: Caravan in my future? [Re: NateNCBV]
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Sweet, you don't see too many panels of those.
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#199576 - April 22nd 2008 3:25 pm Re: Caravan in my future? [Re: Superbeast]
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Registered: June 09th 2006 12:00 pm
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Hmm, I just saw one the other day too. But I think it was a tick newer. Maybe a 91-95. If I knew that my OT at work would be around for a while, I wouldn't bother. But it will end eventually, I think. It better, or I am going to go insane.
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#199583 - April 22nd 2008 3:58 pm Re: Caravan in my future? [Re: Dodges 3]
Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!! Offline
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Registered: June 10th 2003 12:00 pm
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Loc: Burlington, On, Canada Eh !!!!
Hmmmm save on gas, depending on the motor, spend more on oil lol

Well, George is a master for V-8,ing those...bring it to vanfest and awaywego grin I may have a 273 laying around smile
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#199595 - April 22nd 2008 4:45 pm Re: Caravan in my future? [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
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Registered: August 23rd 2005 12:00 pm
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This one probably has a 2.2L. Leaky engines, but I got good at sealing them up. I can pull one of these engines in about an hour. No biggie. Much easier to seal up on a stand.
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#199605 - April 22nd 2008 5:59 pm Re: Caravan in my future? [Re: NateNCBV]
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Registered: December 27th 2000 12:00 pm
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
How about something like this Caravan from the Walter P Chrysler Museum. I have yet to see a later model Caravan done half as nice as this in person.
they definately have potential.

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#199650 - April 22nd 2008 9:18 pm Re: Caravan in my future? [Re: Virtual]
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Well I went and looked at that '85 Caravan. Ooooo what a turd. Step away from the turd!
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#199659 - April 22nd 2008 10:08 pm Re: Caravan in my future? [Re: NateNCBV]
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Turds are worth at least fertilizer lol How much ??
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#199675 - April 22nd 2008 11:28 pm Re: Caravan in my future? [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
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Registered: December 25th 2000 12:00 pm
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Loc: Merrimack, NH USA
Nice caravan Virtual
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#199682 - April 23rd 2008 1:26 am Re: Caravan in my future? [Re: dan]
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Registered: January 03rd 2006 12:00 pm
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Loc: Stettler, alberta, canada
I've had mine for about 6 weeks, and I love it The gas mileage is excellent, it's comfortable, and the turbo setup on mine makes it keep up with a 5.0 mustang. Of course, with anything that old, you need to have a verrry close look at it before dropping any serious cash. But if the body is nice, and you can do your own repair work, the parts are DIRT cheap to fix everything else.
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