ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek Reader
9/25/16 9:21 a.m.
petegossett wrote: In reply to ShawneeCreek: Did you have to climb out the rear hatch after it was loaded?

Yep

java230
java230 Dork
9/25/16 1:39 p.m.
ShawneeCreek wrote:
petegossett wrote: In reply to ShawneeCreek: Did you have to climb out the rear hatch after it was loaded?

Yep

At least it's a nice easy crawl and big door

ssswitch
ssswitch Dork
9/27/16 1:30 p.m.

It drove onto the trailer, so it's fine.

It's fine.

BA5
BA5 New Reader
9/27/16 2:13 p.m.

As a lover of vans this really speaks to me.

Harvey
Harvey Dork
9/27/16 2:22 p.m.

Can't wait to see this thing in action.

NOHOME
NOHOME PowerDork
9/27/16 3:12 p.m.

Only 3 more wake-ups till Challenge day!

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury MegaDork
9/27/16 3:57 p.m.

I love this van so much, I peed a little. That is all.

Left Ventricle
Left Ventricle New Reader
9/28/16 6:47 p.m.

Definitely need plenty of pictures and maybe some video of this thing in motion.

Also, this went from "still need to finish the cargo area" to "drove it on to the trailer, headed to Florida" real quick. I still have some questions! Like,

—Will it still be usable as a van? Like, what sort of cargo capacity does it have now? Looks pretty awkward with the half of a spare tire well there.

—How do you change the front struts? (inb4 "very carefully")

—Does it now have the chassis rigidity of a Cavalier convertible?

—How is the driving position? Is it any different than the stock van seat/wheel? I recall it being somewhat elevated on my old Trans Sport.

I suppose these are all things that will be answered after the races.

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek Reader
9/29/16 8:17 p.m.

Made it to the hotel in Gainesville. Time for a last minute parking lot paint job.

Results to be seen in the morning.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy Dork
9/30/16 7:07 a.m.
ShawneeCreek wrote: Made it to the hotel in Gainesville. Time for a last minute parking lot paint job. Results to be seen in the morning.

Just when I thought this build couldn't get any AWESOMER, you go and post this..... Anxiously awaiting the results ! ! ! !

klb67
klb67 Reader
9/30/16 7:45 a.m.

Please tell me that your radio still works and you'll be racing to a soundtrack with external speakers. At least use the Stormtrooper March for your YouTube background music

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek Reader
9/30/16 9:52 a.m.

Results!

Now let's see how it runs...

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek Reader
9/30/16 10:59 a.m.

Racking up victories against the rebels... 

Harvey
Harvey Dork
9/30/16 11:47 a.m.

BA5
BA5 New Reader
9/30/16 12:32 p.m.
ShawneeCreek wrote: Results! Now let's see how it runs...

Sweet banana cream pie I love this. I quoted the picture just so it could appear again.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
9/30/16 2:33 p.m.

I hope to God you win something. This is amazing.

einy
einy Reader
9/30/16 3:31 p.m.

It sure is Amazing! So .... what does it drive like ?!?

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek Reader
9/30/16 3:43 p.m.
einy wrote: It sure is Amazing! So .... what does it drive like ?!?

Like a top heavy G6. With spongy brakes and body panels that scrape when you turn, ...and accelerate, ...and brake.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr SuperDork
9/30/16 3:47 p.m.

How'd it so I'm autox?

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek Reader
9/30/16 3:59 p.m.

44.888 (31st)

Second in the Soccer Mom class (behind the turbo Caravan, ahead of the Quest)

AntiArrhythmic
AntiArrhythmic Reader
9/30/16 4:14 p.m.

Just saw a part of your run on Facebook live. Guess it's not live now tho. I was excited that I caught it.

ssswitch
ssswitch Dork
9/30/16 5:04 p.m.

Impressed at the relative dominance of Soccer Mom class.

Turbo Caravans were always the ruiners at the local drags back in high school when Turbo Dodges were popular.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla UltimaDork
9/30/16 5:47 p.m.
ShawneeCreek wrote:
einy wrote: It sure is Amazing! So .... what does it drive like ?!?

Like a top heavy G6. With spongy brakes and body panels that scrape when you turn, ...and accelerate, ...and brake.

I'm reading "needs BBK and moar spring"

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek Reader
9/30/16 6:53 p.m.

Best time of the night. Not bad for what it is.

(16.476 sec @ 86.76 mph for anyone who can't see the picture) Car show tomorrow.

petegossett
petegossett UltimaDork
9/30/16 10:06 p.m.

You guys did great today & the van looked awesome out there!

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