Back in the 1970s — the van reigned supreme. The custom van became the ultimate self-expression vehicle– tricked-out and personalized to show all the world just how your bad self rolled. They were badass, a portable pampered pad that allowed you to take all your extra-curricular activities of sorts (legal or Not) on the road– and there were custom shops on every corner back then that would customize your ride with a kick-ass sound system, lighting, shag carpeting, Captains chairs, beds, bubble windows, spoilers, mag wheels, custom horns, CB radios– and don’t forget to top it all off with a one-off airbrushed paint job depicting your choice of Wizard, Warlock, Wave or Western scene. It may be time for a comeback.
There are plenty of places on the web to seek and purchase vehicles, but there is no better stop to find a great deal then on Craigslist. If you are serious about getting started on a custom Boogie Van, then you have to get headhunters out there for you. A headhunter is someone who is going to find you what you are looking for and will charge you a small fee; that’s if you are low on time and flush on cash. However, if your not flush, here’s what you have to do.
First, download Craigslist Pro App, program Cities/States that are a dry climate; Arizona, California, Nevada, maybe even Texas. You don’t want a rust bucket, so if it rains a lot or snows in that state then don’t waste your time. Then program what you want. For example, Van 1969 Dodge (w/pictures). Here’s the most important thing – check it 10 times a day, because there are guys like me who are looking, so it will probably get scooped up quick. This white 1970 ford is $400!!!. Now, it’s either Hot as Hell or needs a lot of work, but if you have the time and money, it’s all there. – DAN