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nemesis_adrasteia

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hey guys im wondering if you guys could give me some info on some smaller panelvans from the 70-80s as it says in my sig im looking for one and being only 18 i was around back in the day, the only ones i really know of are the ford escort and the mini panel van any help appreciated

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michael
 

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There was a gemini panelvan,used to drive one when i worked for pedders,early/mid 80s corolla vans,twin cam transplant really livens these things up,the aformentioned mini panel vans(got one for my 12th birthday....floorpans were gone so we scrapped it),Esky vans are ok as long as its the 2 litre model....1.6 and 1.3 were real wheezers......Im a bit of a van fan myself,currently have a XB GS 351 auto van(lost cause,bad structural rust,but healthy engine,unknown cam,780 holley,extractors,sidepipes etc)and a 6cyl XC panelvan.....body swap is happening as we speak and have owned numerous HJ to WB vans.My younger brother also has a 202,supra 5 speed LWB high roof bedford van....i love that thing....I still see a few old morris vans about down here....they look good done right....
 

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There was a Gemini hybrid van/wagon back in the day + a few Corollas and pulsars too.

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ahhhhh gemini panelvan one of the worlds greatest cars ever i love them to peices XD,
 

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werent gemini panel vans just wagons with filled in windows? they had the hatch style back as opposed to doors im looking for one with doors dont paticularly car what motor it is as the front end wont be on it for long

the bigger panel vans are to large for what i want to do
 
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HX Panel Van FTW.
 

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werent gemini panel vans just wagons with filled in windows? they had the hatch style back as opposed to doors im looking for one with doors dont paticularly car what motor it is as the front end wont be on it for long

the bigger panel vans are to large for what i want to do
Yep, the van was pretty much a wagon with infills in the rear side windows. The Gemini wagon was unusual in that it only had two doors instead of the usual four, so making a van was very easy.

There was a dressed up Gemini van called the Gypsy. Not many made and I haven't seen one for yonks. Five speed, 1.6, SLE alloys, special paintjob. Would be a very interesting retro to restore if you could ever find one. Those early TX/TC/TD You'n'I's really rotted out after a while.
 

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Yep, the van was pretty much a wagon with infills in the rear side windows. The Gemini wagon was unusual in that it only had two doors instead of the usual four, so making a van was very easy.

There was a dressed up Gemini van called the Gypsy. Not many made and I haven't seen one for yonks. Five speed, 1.6, SLE alloys, special paintjob. Would be a very interesting retro to restore if you could ever find one. Those early TX/TC/TD You'n'I's really rotted out after a while
haha yeah i just a the whole "back in my day" from dad about how he wanted a gem gypsy but he ended up with a falcon
 
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