a van and a vision

December 21, 2009

On a blistery day Brandon and I crossed state lines to venture into rural pastures to test drive a 1973 Chevy Step Van in need of some new kick ass owners to revive it from a lonely, retired high school maintenance van.

We purchased the van after a wild test drive, where I nearly took out a telephone pole. In need of major tlc and safety upgrades, Brandon was also welcomed by a nest of sleeping yellow jackets as he is swerving down I-5.

This truck was ugly, dirty and a ridiculous purchase on a whim, but we had a vision. Immediately we started cleaning and restoring, and then put a new paint job and basic body work on our new friend, transforming the van into a bad ass, flat black, diamond plated, coffee delivery and soon to be Portland street cart icon, the Buck Truck.

Here is a photo of the Buck Truck the day after it was painted:


One comment

  1. Very exciting. Looking forward to the progress!

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