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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2011, 10:11:42 AM »

speaking of the K and N, have you seen their million mile chevy truck? thats pretty sick. Its too bad people dont use vehicles that long typically.

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2011, 07:16:58 AM »

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Quick disconnect electrical so I can have the engine on the floor in 30 min.
I find it much easier to just drop the engine for maintenance.

Four tranny bolts, 2 engine mounts,
gas line and throttle, electrical, take off the tin and heat ducts
and she's outta there!! 
I eventually had 2 engines for my bus. 
One was a nearly stock 1800 and the other was the 2L I played with. 
Engine 1 out and engine 2 in in the same afternoon,
providing a bit of help was available,
and only a 12 was consumed.   :P

Gotta apppreciate that engineering. 
I wished my buss was old enough
so that you could take off the back bumper, block up the engine
and then roll the bus out from over the engine.   :D

Speak to me of the shortened wheel base? 
How is this accomplished?
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2011, 03:16:30 PM »

I love my Toaster (Honda Elelment).  Decent gas mileage (avg. 22).  Will hold anything I throw at it up to a 9'8" inside if I am solo and  literally anything on top.  PLastic everywhere so no carpet to get wrecked.  Can actually sleep inside if need be too.  Good stuff that.  It is a shame 2011 is the last model year.

My fist car was a Datsun 200 sx.  could fit 3 SB's and 2 passengers inside or 4boards on the roof on racks and 3 passengers (4 if someone wanted to carm in the back.  got 30 mpg and was $10 to fill up (cheap gas in 88).

Dan, I loved my Jeeps but crap mileage and no easy racking system made them not the best surf vehicles, however it is alwyas fun to "unstuck" fools in New Smyrna or not have to run the boardwalk at high tide cause you could get down to the inlet even in the thickest of soft sand.
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2011, 07:38:04 AM »

When John Floyd and his girlfriend (who's name I've forgotten) arrived in NC,
the were living in "Lewis", a 1972 land yacht of a Buick,
that had the back seat removed as well as the partition to the 3 body trunk.
A double matress had been inserted into said space,
(you opened the trunk lid for sleeping in good weather and closed it for rain)
and tie die curtains covered the back windows
and separated the working area, the front seat,
from the living area, the back seat.
Lewis had served them well,
following the Dead for several seasons,
and had the karma to prove it.
Once parked, Lewis served as home base
and surf central for over a year until
real housing could be procured for the expanding family.
Rainbow was born the following spring, hmmmm,
She'd be 30 something now?

Lewis was a surfmobile
of a kind rarely seen in this day and age
and deserves to be remembered.

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2011, 07:49:55 AM »

That's way cool!

When I was a kid I was really into skateboarding.  Anyway, there were no skateparks back then aside from Kona (3 hrs away) so we always skated behind the local Winn Dixie and there was a dude that lived in a 40's vintage panel van back there.  He was a cool dude though and used to hang out with us.
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2011, 11:45:16 AM »

Wow thats almost like the Paskowitz story. haha
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2011, 08:15:58 AM »

Waiting.
Thinking about surf.
Thinking about surfmobiles.
What are their essential characteristics?

1.  Older, some signs of wear and tear, if not outright decay.
2.  Modified, to increase surfiness.  Physical, operational, decorational, more?
3.  ......?

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2011, 08:42:10 PM »

I had two.. 70' and 73 chevy kingswood estate station wagons.. a queen sized mattress fits perfectly in the back.. had a fur bedspread... I'd sleep at the inlet night after night at the inlet .. drive up on the dunes by spanish house until the put the telephone pole pieces in blockin off the trails.. which leads to another story about the transmission oil pan that caused the last ride the 73 ever made.. and lesbians... i saw my first girl on girl action at the inlet on night... good times....
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2011, 01:08:49 PM »

Can't believe nobody has mentioned a Toyota Tacoma 4x4, or Toyota Previa all-wheel drive? 
Had a '91 Previa all-wheel drive that was the ulitmate road trip vehicle.  Cruise-mobile, tons of room (with bench seats removed), 5-speed, all-wheel drive (never got stuck), low maintenance and got 23mpg.
My 99 Tacoma is a hail damaged special ($3K less than blue book), v6, 5-speed, 4x4, low maintenance and reliable with 177k, gets 21-23mpg when not in 4x4, can tow a couple snowmobiles with room for plenty of skis/boards/bikes -long board would need to go on the roof though, sleep comfortably in the back (if you're not taller than 5'10"", and is even mostly grizzly bear proof. 
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2011, 02:29:17 PM »

Tacoma yes.

Previa?

Please.  This is a mini van.
Fine for going xcountry skiing or
taking the kids to tae kwon do
but not a surfmobile.

Please reread snapperhead's
shaggin waggin post.
That is a surfmobile. 

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2011, 05:04:59 AM »

I wanna hear more about the lesbians.
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2011, 06:39:10 AM »

lol
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2011, 01:24:58 PM »

I'm not sure what got jacked here,
but back to surfmobiles.

In the late 60's or early '70s, before I was driving,
we were tent camping in Buxton near the lighthouse with the family.
Next to us were a couple of guys who had got hold
of an old milk delivery truck.  It had walls in the back that
were 6" thick with foam insulation so it was cool inside and they had
put in a set of bunks back there and a couch and a bean bag chair.
Boards hung from the ceiling and posters all over the walls.

I didn't know at the time why it always smelled like a campfire in there,
but knew I wanted a truck exactly like that. 

Never got one; but what a surfmobile. 

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2011, 03:10:39 PM »

Ha  ;D  I got a LOT of shit about my Previa, but that was the beauty of it.  Cops didn't look at you twice even if you were speeding, and thiefs wouldn't dare break into it for fear of shitty diapers - stealth mode activated  8)  :bandito:  Flashy, no. Functional, very.

My uncle used to have an old vw sand bugy, and he took apparent great pleasure in scaring the living shit out of me as a kid by rallying through orange groves around Lake Placid.  Older vw's have great surfmobile potential, but the newer 80's to current vans are maintenance nightmares.

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2011, 06:52:46 PM »

Ha  ;D  I got a LOT of shit about my Previa, but that was the beauty of it.  Cops didn't look at you twice even if you were speeding, and thiefs wouldn't dare break into it for fear of shitty diapers - stealth mode activated  8)  :bandito:  Flashy, no. Functional, very.

My uncle used to have an old vw sand bugy, and he took apparent great pleasure in scaring the living shit out of me as a kid by rallying through orange groves around Lake Placid.  Older vw's have great surfmobile potential, but the newer 80's to current vans are maintenance nightmares.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPP3gkh_00

song for a fatty going through Eisenhower tunnel!
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