Did you used to truck with Rain City Vans?
No, I didn't personally with it but from what I understand, Shortys Dodge Inc produced a few of these fully tricked out.
This one was a total sin bin, bed, beer cooler and tunes.
I seem to be the second or really third owner.
Seems a little rich kid with a drug problem and this was one of Daddys gifts for him.
I found it on Auto Row (82nd Ave in Portland Oregon) in the back line. It was just setting with a dead battery and they told the story to me about how the Dad traded it in for a pickup truck.
The Van was not detailed, had a known short to pull the battery down (it was the radio :-) and Full of Service stickers. Seemed junior was at least taking it in for oil changes and service, but not cleaning or taking care of much anything else. I bought it for a song back in about 1981.
Over the years, she has a fresh 318, new Carter carb, Fresh transmission, fresh rubber and so on. Just a good ol van.
That van has been all over Portland, Vancouver down to Eugene, up north to Port Townsend quite often. Well, up to about 4 years ago when I parked her. Wife was bitching about the cost of tags, insurance and that kind of crap.
Dumped the wife, kept the van !!!
Oh wow...Too long, might get cut...