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Post  Bloodshot on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 12:23 pm

ye that's the one, i will post some pictures off the original bloodshot & the new build. This build i been able to do to my van what i always
wanted to do as back in the early days it was always the $ that prevented me actually building my van the spec i wanted. new build should be
back on the street by x mass.

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Post  sinbin on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 12:49 pm

Very cool, I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures.
I remember the "Bloodshot" signage just behind the doors. As I remember I spotted the Van in a shopping centre car park.

So this is the exact same Van your re-building? $$$ always slowed us when we were younger. Still slows me today! lmao

Anyway it sounds great, bring it on! drool

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Post  HQVAN on Sun 19 Mar 2017, 2:24 pm

Welcome to the Majestics forum Malcolm! welcome

I look forward to seeing some pics of 'Bloodshot' before and after!

Hope you enjoy your time here.

Cheers,
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Post  Rusty62TransAm on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 10:21 pm

Welcome aboard Malcolm! welcome

I'm looking forward to seeing/reading more about your Van, Old and New. drool

Enjoy our Forum.


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Post  panoz78 on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 7:30 pm

Welcome to the forum Malcolm
Sounds like Bloodshot is just a tad on the wild side of things, affraid affraid ,love to see
some pictures aswell..
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Post  johmarq on Sun 07 May 2017, 8:31 pm

Hi,
I'm John, I live near Goulburn NSW
Just joined the forum because I recently purchased a VE Van
It's been a very long time between drinks re vans for me.
I had a EH Panelvan in the late sixties, and then a HQ in about 1975
Did a lot of surfing back then and they both did heaps of happy miles all over Oz.
I guess I always had it in the back of my mind to have another Panelvan one day so
about 6 months ago I started looking for a HQ-WB V8 Van, after searching in vain and seeing many Vans that were available I quickly
realised that for my budget I could look forward to many hours of restoration , Cutting out rust, Rebuilding mechanics etc.
That in itself didn't worry me but I've only just finished restoring a 1979 MGBGT and a 1970 Mini and I guess I'm a little burnt out.
Then I saw this Lime Green Panelvan for sale, Holden=Good, V8=Great, Auto=HMMM Sports Shifter.. Guess I can live with that
Air Cond, Power Steer, Power windows, Cruise, 6 Stacker, = Even Better
Ok I'm sold and less than I was intending to spend and all I have to do it have fun.
Picked it up a month ago.
Best thing I've done in years! Still smiling!  Very Happy  Very Happy   
Already started with a few Mods
Replaced the stock 18s with an nice set of Thunder 19s
The interior that was in good condition but looking a little used, So I fitted a New Headlining, SunVisors, Steering Wheel, Console lid, replaced the Fabric seats with Leather.
Fitted a Towbar
Front Spoiler Armour

I've also asked Mike Savage to Mod my Bonnet adding Monaro Bonnet scoops,
I know it's been done to death but I really like the look it gives the VE  
I found a HSV Bonnet Mould so that will go on when I get the Bonnet back from Mike
To fit the Bonnet Mould I've had to Mod the Grill, I purchased a Chev type one but decided to mod it as everyone else has one and Just want to be a little different.

Thinking about some artwork for the sides. Still undecided.

That's about it, Love having a Panelvan again, sort of recaptures my youth.
Cant be a middle aged crisis because my misses says I never really grew up.

Hooroo For now, John

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Post  sandman 78 on Sun 07 May 2017, 9:20 pm

Hey john welcome what great story you have yes the old van are costly and alot hours needed great to see you bought something that you can enjoy and do a few things to your van along the way
You have come to a really good club the vanners here have alot passion for vans many people here that willing to lend hand for some great advice if needed
l like the look of your ve and love the colour look forward to seeing what you do with your new toy hope you enjoy your time here hopefully we get to see you at van show thumbsup
thanks Graham

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Hi,just introducing myself...

Post  GreenXB on Tue 16 May 2017, 11:00 am

I've been slack Rusty, I know. Life is just too busy.
But I've finally jumped on to check out the forum...and I like what I see!

My name is Kerri, I'm based on the northside of Brisbane.
In 1974 my dad bought a Tropicana Green XB Panelvan.  The panelvan was sold off the showroom floor at JT Fossey P/L in Tamworth, 17th May 1974 to a Mr Sutton.
12mths months later Dad bought it from Leo Muller at Albion.  It has been in our family ever since.
It looks like it was a custom build, but maybe someone on the forum could shed some more light.
It has side windows, a flat bonnet (no scoops), a 4.1ltr motor, bench seat, column shift and a full hood lining all the way to the back. This is all original.
From what I have heard, the off the shelf XB was slightly different. So I'm guessing she may be one of a kind.

I have started a Facebook page and a blog, just to keep the memories.

In the middle of 2016 I had what I think is a midlife crisis, and this wife and mother of 2 decided she was going back her her grease monkey days, and started the restoration of the panelvan.
I haven't had my head under a bonnet for many many years, and I'm very rusty.

.....and that is my introduction, and yes that is me leaning against the XB in my early teens....embarrassment!

I'm looking forward to meeting some of you in Hervey Bay in Sept/Oct.
I'm now going to go over and check out the girls posts...go girls!
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Re: Introduce yourself Here!

Post  Rusty62TransAm on Tue 23 May 2017, 7:47 pm

wow2 Love your VE John. Welcome aboard! welcome

It's an Eye Catching Ride!

The Rear Window Sticker is what really does it for me. lol!

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Post  Rusty62TransAm on Tue 23 May 2017, 7:52 pm

GreenXB wrote:I've been slack Rusty, I know. Life is just too busy.
But I've finally jumped on to check out the forum...and I like what I see!

My name is Kerri, I'm based on the northside of Brisbane.
In 1974 my dad bought a Tropicana Green XB Panelvan.  The panelvan was sold off the showroom floor at JT Fossey P/L in Tamworth, 17th May 1974 to a Mr Sutton.
12mths months later Dad bought it from Leo Muller at Albion.  It has been in our family ever since.
It looks like it was a custom build, but maybe someone on the forum could shed some more light.
It has side windows, a flat bonnet (no scoops), a 4.1ltr motor, bench seat, column shift and a full hood lining all the way to the back. This is all original.
From what I have heard, the off the shelf XB was slightly different. So I'm guessing she may be one of a kind.

I have started a Facebook page and a blog, just to keep the memories.

In the middle of 2016 I had what I think is a midlife crisis, and this wife and mother of 2 decided she was going back her her grease monkey days, and started the restoration of the panelvan.
I haven't had my head under a bonnet for many many years, and I'm very rusty.

.....and that is my introduction, and yes that is me leaning against the XB in my early teens....embarrassment!

I'm looking forward to meeting some of you in Hervey Bay in Sept/Oct.
I'm now going to go over and check out the girls posts...go girls!

Welcome Aboard Kerr! welcome

Great to see that you've made your way to the Forum.

Great to see a Van that has been kept in the Family and another Lady with the Passion for a Van.

I look forward to checking out your Van in at the Van-In.

Enjoy your time on here and the Build.

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Post  fc59 on Wed 24 May 2017, 8:39 pm

GreenXB wrote:I've been slack Rusty, I know. Life is just too busy.
But I've finally jumped on to check out the forum...and I like what I see!

My name is Kerri, I'm based on the northside of Brisbane.
In 1974 my dad bought a Tropicana Green XB Panelvan.  The panelvan was sold off the showroom floor at JT Fossey P/L in Tamworth, 17th May 1974 to a Mr Sutton.
12mths months later Dad bought it from Leo Muller at Albion.  It has been in our family ever since.
It looks like it was a custom build, but maybe someone on the forum could shed some more light.
It has side windows, a flat bonnet (no scoops), a 4.1ltr motor, bench seat, column shift and a full hood lining all the way to the back. This is all original.
From what I have heard, the off the shelf XB was slightly different. So I'm guessing she may be one of a kind.

I have started a Facebook page and a blog, just to keep the memories.

In the middle of 2016 I had what I think is a midlife crisis, and this wife and mother of 2 decided she was going back her her grease monkey days, and started the restoration of the panelvan.
I haven't had my head under a bonnet for many many years, and I'm very rusty.

.....and that is my introduction, and yes that is me leaning against the XB in my early teens....embarrassment!

I'm looking forward to meeting some of you in Hervey Bay in Sept/Oct.
I'm now going to go over and check out the girls posts...go girls!

welcome its nice to see a family van so often the histories of cars are lost when they are sold
please start a build thread even if its just odds and ends everyone appreciates it
i reread my van thread the other day and i had forgotten half of the work i had done its a fantastic record good luck and have funn
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Post  fc59 on Wed 24 May 2017, 9:14 pm

johmarq wrote:Hi,
I'm John, I live near Goulburn NSW
Just joined the forum because I recently purchased a VE Van
It's been a very long time between drinks re vans for me.
I had a EH Panelvan in the late sixties, and then a HQ in about 1975
Did a lot of surfing back then and they both did heaps of happy miles all over Oz.
I guess I always had it in the back of my mind to have another Panelvan one day so
about 6 months ago I started looking for a HQ-WB V8 Van, after searching in vain and seeing many Vans that were available I quickly
realised that for my budget I could look forward to many hours of restoration , Cutting out rust, Rebuilding mechanics etc.
That in itself didn't worry me but I've only just finished restoring a 1979 MGBGT and a 1970 Mini and I guess I'm a little burnt out.
Then I saw this Lime Green Panelvan for sale, Holden=Good, V8=Great, Auto=HMMM Sports Shifter.. Guess I can live with that
Air Cond, Power Steer, Power windows, Cruise, 6 Stacker, = Even Better
Ok I'm sold and less than I was intending to spend and all I have to do it have fun.
Picked it up a month ago.
Best thing I've done in years! Still smiling!  Very Happy  Very Happy   
Already started with a few Mods
Replaced the stock 18s with an nice set of Thunder 19s
The interior that was in good condition but looking a little used, So I fitted a New Headlining, SunVisors, Steering Wheel, Console lid, replaced the Fabric seats with Leather.
Fitted a Towbar
Front Spoiler Armour

I've also asked Mike Savage to Mod my Bonnet adding Monaro Bonnet scoops,
I know it's been done to death but I really like the look it gives the VE  
I found a HSV Bonnet Mould so that will go on when I get the Bonnet back from Mike
To fit the Bonnet Mould I've had to Mod the Grill, I purchased a Chev type one but decided to mod it as everyone else has one and Just want to be a little different.

Thinking about some artwork for the sides. Still undecided.

That's about it, Love having a Panelvan again, sort of recaptures my youth.
Cant be a middle aged crisis because my misses says I never really grew up.

Hooroo For now, John


a 1979 MGB GT id been keen on few pictures of that as well the VE looks very clean and will on the modern gear and they make a smart buy
and what was the story with the eh van i have an ej so it peaked my interest

don't be shy with a build thread or just keep us updated
have funn
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Post  Lardin123 on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 2:53 pm

Hi fellow van enthusiasts,

I'm something of a Holden fan (no offence to others) and am now getting back into real cars again with a 9yr drought. Inspired by my wife's grandfather story - as an old coach builder and panelbeater he reportedly built the first "panelvan" in Australia in the early 50s when a WA farmer asked for his ute to be converted. This also started the manufacturing of WA ambulances which one son still does. Back to me- i love older vans and especially the ej-eh variety.

Sadly, I don't currently have one but if anyone knows one for sale or has a spare please let me know as it would be great to enjoy the van life again and teach my two sons about them and how to drive.

Many thanks and the vans here are a credit to owners dedication and skill.

Ps in lieu of finding an ej eh panel van I'm taking a looking at a 90s modified fc (202 with supercharger!!!). If there are any owners out there some advice on what to look for and practicalities of potentially owning a hot fc van would be greatly appreciated.
Hope to be able to post a van pic soon

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Post  Rusty62TransAm on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 9:14 pm

Welcome Aboard Lardin! welcome

I hope that you can find a Van to suit your needs.

I'll keep my eyes and ears open for you.

What area do you live in so we can help you best?

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Introduction and location Falcon W.A. Ej Eh panelvan

Post  Lardin123 on Sat 12 Aug 2017, 1:19 pm

Falcon WA

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