Now with improved oxidation.
This is my rusty 1971 GMC Vandura. '71 is the year GM introduced that body style of vanola and went on to produce it for about 24 years. I bought this one from its original owner and about 80,000 miles, five years ago, for $1,800. The van had been special-ordered as a base model, with windows, and new for 1971: disc brakes! Entirely base model otherwise, though I think it's got an oversized radiator because "towing package." 250 inline-six with a three-on-the-tree.
Because reasons, I took Rusty to my friend Rich's equipment yard around Thanksgiving 2019 and there it's sat. Recently, our good friend @Sovande rebuilt Rusty's Monojet carburetor, so my aim is to get it marginally roadworthy this Spring.
Rich and I loaded Rusty up on a heavy equipment trailer and drayed it back to the house behind Rich's 2012 Kenworth T800, which I believe was well up to the task at hand. (560,000 miles on that beast; just broken in, says Rich.)
My pal Rich in his Sterling-based crane truck. Now, that's a burly truck. Thanks again, Rich!