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Days of the Shaggin’ Wagon: A Look at 1970s Custom Vans
My Matco tool rep had told me about the same truck a few weeks earlier, so I decided to go take a look with my good friend, and apprentice Pierre. When we arrived, it was sitting outside an old Volkswagen repair shop. The bed was full of a couple hundred pounds of rusty nails, and there was even what was left of a dead cat or raccoon in the cab. I had no need for it, but I knew that after a good power washing I could put it back up on Craigslist and flip it for a couple grand. Pierre and I loaded it up on my trailer and took it back to my shop, Chuckles Garage. The truck sat in my storage lot for a couple months and really started to grow on me. I decided I would build a simple shop truck with some modern suspension and drivetrain, keeping the body just as it is.
Ryan Niwa from Alberta, Canada, inherited the truck bug at an early age. Dad had hopped up the motor through the years with a cam, ignition, and an Edelbrock induction system but wanting to retain a slight semblance of economy, they opted to detune the motor slightly. New shocks, wheel bearings, and brakes were also added as the truck was transformed from a farm hauler to a daily driver.
No matter how you look at it, the collector car hobby is not a cheap one. On top of the purchase price of the car itself, you have registration, insurance, maintenance, fuel, and storage to consider. Fortunately, owning a classic is not just a hobby for the rich. There are plenty of great vintage cars and trucks available for those of us on a budget. Compared to the GTI, however, the Corrado was more attractive and quicker, plus it had high-tech goodies like a power rear spoiler and electronic traction control.