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#20943 - July 29th 2005 9:21 am Re: The Saga of Lion's Den... *****
GupEBoy Offline
veteran

Registered: February 16th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 2293
Loc: Charlotte, NC
What is your schedule for picking this thing up. I don't have much time home between trips here to florida. I am home 8/5 thru 8/8. I have one date with a woman I haven't met yet but saving a van seems to be paramount. What are your ideas Ken?
Gup

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#20944 - July 29th 2005 9:26 am Re: The Saga of Lion's Den...
vanner150 Offline
addict

Registered: December 26th 2000 12:00 pm
Posts: 449
Loc: Enfield CT,USA
Thank god the Lion's Den has been saved. I too am in Bill's club. I wanted to buy it from him when he was selling it but I already had a new project van.

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#20945 - July 29th 2005 9:45 am Re: The Saga of Lion's Den...
Boot Offline

Captain Overkill



Registered: November 16th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 3116
Loc: Myrtle Beach, SC
I just spoke with Thomas, the guy who has the Den.
We made the arrangements for me to go up Monday and retrieve it. As it turns out, he's a really nice guy. He doesn't understand vanning, and thought he could get a free motor and tranny if he parted it out. He now understands what this van means to us.
Although Jeff maybe should have communicated with us more, he too is a stand up guy. He didn't want to sell it to Thomas, but circumstances set him to the point of having to get rid of it. I guess we all thought that someone would buy it and do the right thing with it.

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#20946 - July 29th 2005 9:47 am Re: The Saga of Lion's Den...
kansasvanner Offline
addict

Registered: May 26th 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 533
Loc: wichita kansas
if glad you guys are saving a great van but i may be dum can anyone show me a pic of this van
i hear the name before in a truckin mag forgot what it looks like

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#20948 - July 29th 2005 10:51 am Re: The Saga of Lion's Den...
Superbeast Offline

Madman!


Registered: October 25th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 28121
Loc: Dayton, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Here is a picture;

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/SuperbeastVan/liondenblackfull.jpg" alt=" - " />


I would love to have the van. Right now I do not have any $ to buy it from Boot, if he would want to sell it, but I am toying with the idea of doing the work on the van and I may know someone who could patch the murals when done.

Don't tell Debbie yet though!

Boot, let me know what your plans are.

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#20949 - July 30th 2005 12:38 am Re: The Saga of Lion's Den...
lowrdr27 Offline
member

Registered: December 27th 2000 12:00 pm
Posts: 188
Loc: Westfield, MA USA
WOW, you guys are AWESOME, thanks Boot, hopefully I get to meet you someday, you are a savior, even if you dont keep it I know you will do right and keep in the vannin community. I dont know what to say....but thanks to all who helped save her. Thanks. Any help I can do also just let me know.

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#20950 - July 29th 2005 2:34 pm Re: The Saga of Lion's Den...
youngvanner Offline
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Registered: July 15th 2004 12:00 pm
Posts: 131
Loc: Pittsfield, MA
i'm glad to hear after all the efforts last night into early this mornig paid off and everyone turned out to be great people. i'm just glad that Thomas kept emailing me back before anything happened. the credits on saving this piece of history lies completely on Boot. i'm glad i got a chance to meet you while I was on vacation 1700 miles away. i also have alot of vacation time left and am itching for another vacation so anything i can do to help i'll be there.

<small>[ July 29, 2005, 02:35 PM: Message edited by: youngvanner ]</small>

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#20951 - July 29th 2005 2:48 pm Re: The Saga of Lion's Den...
Suzie-BGfNY-IN Offline
Bad Girls from New York, Bad Western Inn in IN.

Registered: September 21st 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 6023
Loc: Franklin, IN USA
I'm so glad that the Den won't be parted! That would have been a huge shame--glad you guys were all able to make it work--Vanners are the best!

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#20952 - July 29th 2005 4:01 pm Re: The Saga of Lion's Den...
Vanner68 Offline
pooh-bah

Registered: December 23rd 2000 12:00 pm
Posts: 3653
Loc: Eastpointe, MI ,yewessay
Three Cheers for Boot! (Oh, and thanks for taking the guilt off my conscience for almost letting Lion's Den disappear.... <img src="http://www.websmileys.com/sm/sad/1201.gif" alt=" - " /> )

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#20953 - July 29th 2005 6:17 pm Re: The Saga of Lion's Den...
Capn Scurvy Offline
vantooner

Registered: June 26th 2004 12:00 pm
Posts: 4282
Loc: Longmont, CO
I think tht is the quickest I have ever seen vanners jump. Just really glad the Den won't go under the torch. I hate to think of the sides cut out and hanging on the wall of someones shop. The guy that had the van I got a lot of my interior from made the same comment, but the mural on that wasn't done as well, and there were some serious holes in that van. hat's off to Boot!

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