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kinda if you know what I mean...my former wife has all my photo's but I came across this one of me and my HX panel van - circa very early 80s..253 column shift trimatic with a 3.55 diff - so wasn't too bad off the mark...decked out interior with brown crushed velvet..lol...had a lot of fun in the van down the beach and drive in...the marks on the bonnet are the old photo not the car..

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Ah ya bloody handsome stud Andrew look at ya,haha.Cool panno mate very nice but wheres ya surfboard?I won't ask how many girls have been in the back of that HX mate..:-O

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no surfboard Al...never took it up was interested in other things but living near the beach spent a lot of time down there..just enjoying the surf etc...I was an apprentice when I had the van so not much money...it was a high km belmont van that a gas fitter owned...it was a 202 with a slipping trans ..so I pulled that out and sold it to a guy with a Torana...I bought a second hand 253 and trans from a bloke who had a HZ wagon and put a 350 into it...so the 253 went into the van...put on some mags and radial TAs 245s on the front 265s on the back...lowered it about 2 inches...had some black outs painted around doors and sills..put a HZ prem front and radiator support panel on from the wreckers...installed a good stereo and sun roof...with some help from the old man we built cupboards and decked it out...covered in soft "wog" fur and velvet...it was a real shaggin wagon...I kept the front bench..had a nice velour seat cover and the girls loved it because they could sit real close...ha ha..they were good fun..only had it a couple of years and flogged it off for a Statesman...I was all "grown up" then...

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Andrew

Those where the days mate,carefree and lots of girls around;).I've always tried to have a surfing car and another car either modified or a cool cruiser.I've got one in the pipeline atm "ssh" but i'll reveal it when it gets here!..:)

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look fwd to seeing what it is....with a dodgy hip it's not one of these is it?

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Andrew

Ha ha. It looks like a Jaffa I can see Al in that, but he'd have to take up boogie boarding. Cool van by the way.

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Bryan

it Bryan and Andrew I wouldn't be seen dead in that bloody thing or on a boogie board,hahaha(well I hope not anyway).:-D
mmm,I wonder if Tim would drive that?...

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The Sin Bin.

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There's some cool old "powerful V8" panelvans there,haha!...

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I'm thinking the vid is around 77 or 78? a little before my time...usually had a cheap bottle of brandivino in one of the cupboards..not sure that stuff even exists now....the young "ladies" in the day would drink it lol https://www.youtube....

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Andrew

This was an interview by the ABC with the SA Panelvan Club around the time you mentioned.

Al, some of the "powerful V8" engines were "highly illegal".

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thanks just looked it up 24 Feb 1977 to be precise....

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Andrew

lol, where you getting this data from!

Edit: found it, more info on the video here. http://www.abc.net.a...

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