Shaggin’ Wagons: Customized Vans of the 70’s

by:   |   Jan 12 2015

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It’s no secret that I have a ROCK HARD lady boner for the style of the mid-to-late ’70s. Specifically, I’ve always dug that California freedom rider, rules-don’t-apply-to-me-or-my-overgrown-bush kind of vibe. Recently though, I realized that while I love the visuals of biker culture from way-back-when, bikers had some serious flaws. First off, riding on the back of a hog all the time seems like it would be bad for my skin, and some of those dirtbags didn’t treat their old ladies with respect. I can’t be havin’ that.

Enter the ’70s van, my customized motor-vehicle soulmate. They encapsulate all my life’s top priorities: freedom, a hard commit to over-the-top decorative choices, and general decadence. They represent a labor of love and carpet stapling that I can really stand behind. There’s a precious moment in each of our lives where we have to ask, “So we should cover EVERYTHING in crushed blue velvet?” The answer, obviously, is: “Fuck YEAH, we should.”

How badass AND convenient would it be to roll up to a beach party with your carpeted “Stabbin’ Cabin” stocked with psychedelics, box wine, muumuus, tampons, music, and a place to get ruul chill? (It’s called sexual freedom, people!) It’s the perfect mode of transportation: you’re ready for anything and ready to roll wherever life takes you.

So feast your eyes on some sick customized vans, if you think your heart can handle it:

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Red velvet + ’70s bush=ultimate freedom

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 The Stabbin’ Cabin

Twinkle Patrol Van

 “Twinkle Patrol: We’ve come for your dreams”

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 Stairway to Heaven

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Classic detailing

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The Mutherfuckin’ Spirit of America

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Cleaned up and classy

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Dream Weaver Train

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Extremely chill entertainment center

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 Shag carpeting softens the blows of this cruel world

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 Crushed blue-velvet decadence

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Celebrate your freedom, my brothers and sisters

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Jenny

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  • Qayyum Raffi

    Though I be 67 orbits old, I can still get up for these 4-wheel beauties.

    • Dan Holmes

      Yeah, but can we find an interested partner?