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Storage Shed or BM Vehicle?

2002-09-29 13:36:14+00 by meuon 9 comments

It was a laser doppler velocimeter, and it's only $500.00 and I need a tool shed. But it also has a real electrical system (200am breakers) dual AC (probably broke) and a kewl turret (electrical motor driven) on the reinforced roof. It's nearly the perfect )^( Burning Man vehicle project only it's 3000 miles away from BM. It would also make an incredible local workshop and art vehicle... as well as a tool shed. The fact that it has stickers and signage all over it that says 'Lockheed Missile and Space Company' has a special appeal. What if were refurbed a little and covered in old motherboards and ram chips as well? Comments?

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#Comment made: 2002-09-29 16:15:22+00 by: TC

so you bought it right? Is that an AC unit on the roof or is that the turret you mentioned.

#Comment made: 2002-09-29 18:04:20+00 by: Mars Saxman

That looks excellent. Who cares if it's 3000 miles away? That's a great excuse for a road trip.

#Comment made: 2002-09-29 19:22:57+00 by: Dan Lyke

In my neck of the woods there's a 1973 Scamp for sale for just under $900, but I think we're looking for a super small utility trailer to haul the art vehicle around.

Meuon, if you've got the place to park it and the time to work on it, that could make one heck of a road trip vehicle. Don't know what the mechanics are like, though. Like the idea of something up on a turret.

#Comment made: 2002-09-30 03:28:59+00 by: meuon

I have the cash in my pocket.. I need Debbie's input before I park it in the back lot, next to the '86 Bronco.. the pontoon boat and the wrecked '89 Astro van... On the other hand, the van's V6 would make an in-town motor for it.. but I could probably trade for a Chevy 350 or a Ford 351 pretty easily... or just buy an old running truck and yank the mechanicals. Todd, there are TWO AC units on the roof.

#Comment made: 2002-09-30 14:50:54+00 by: Larry Burton [edit history]

There are so many things one can do with an old cargo van. Driving one 3,000 miles, however, is not one of the things that I would recommend... unless one is really serious about having an adventure. :-)

Hey, wasn't that picture taken on Brainard Rd. about 3/4 of a mile from the tunnel?

#Comment made: 2002-09-30 22:38:41+00 by: meuon

Larry, you pegged the spot. And the Van is now parked at the Virtual Building. :) In a way.. the adventure begins.

#Comment made: 2002-10-02 03:41:27+00 by: topspin

meuon, I gotta suggest that you call it: Virtual Van or V-2, for short, given its heritage. :-) Congratulations and I'll get down there Friday to have a look at it.

#Comment made: 2002-10-02 11:18:57+00 by: meuon

hey.. Topspin.. there could be room for two (or more) people in this thing for a trip to Nevada and as a camper.

#Comment made: 2002-10-12 03:46:23+00 by: meuon

Phase 1.. It's a shed. the electrical system and one of the AC units works..