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Josh.exe

Slamvan Appreciation

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Captain Railfan

Here's my whip.

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Id like to see your Slamvan but.... cant see image, Photobucket sucked. They charged people to if they want to hotlink a images to Forums it most be payed 399 dollars to enable 3rd Party Hosting. Olny you can see this image but no one other can. Time to find a new image host server, use Imgur, Postimage or Flickr.

Olny i see was this:https://assets.pcmag.com/media/images/546259-photobucket-3rd-party-hosting-broken-image.jpg?thumb=y

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DurtyD

 

Here's my whip.IcM9QcI.jpg

 

Id like to see your Slamvan but.... cant see image, Photobucket sucked. They charged people to if they want to hotlink a images to Forums it most be payed 399 dollars to enable 3rd Party Hosting. Olny you can see this image but no one other can. Time to find a new image host server, use Imgur, Postimage or Flickr.

Olny i see was this:https://assets.pcmag.com/media/images/546259-photobucket-3rd-party-hosting-broken-image.jpg?thumb=y

fixed it =) Edited by DurtyD

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Don't have any other pics at the moment...but here's mine collecting dust in my garage. 😋

 

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Sure, it's slow as hell...handles like a tank and hits like a tank. But it's a real contender and fun to drive. 🔥

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SMC-93

A little change from my last slamvan build

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Willy A. Jeep

One of many in the acclaimed line of Vapid trucks, the Slamvan is a famous piece of American automotive culture. Long before the aggressive, masculine design of modern trucks, Vapid, Bravado, and Declasse were creating utilitarian, modest pick-ups for farmers and workmen. After the 1940s, when everything in America, from its pride to its people, got bigger, trucks followed. But the styling remained soft and meager, even as the hot rod movement took off, and trucks were soon to fall behind as just another outmoded tool.

 

And then the Slamvan was born. A mean, boxy, bad-mouthed truck, formed in the fires of post-war America and molded by the hands of sexually frustrated veterans suffering from a disorder that wouldn't have a name for another three decades, ready to revolutionize pick-up design and destroy all competition. It didn't matter that it handled like a bookcase on plastic wheels, or that the engine was more underpowered than the message in a Fred's Pictures film, or that it couldn't actually fit any farm tools in the bed. As soon as automotive culture laid its eyes on this Vapid piece of steel, it was all over.

 

The Slamvan has seen life as a lowrider, a hot rod, a dragster, and even a tow truck. It's one of those cases where form really won over function, but gearheads made up for that in the end. The popularity of the base model extends to even the panel van variant which, while much rarer, has gathered a cult following all its own. With such a widespread following, arguments over what is the "correct" Slamvan are inevitable, though at the end of the day, they all agree that the Vapid Slamvan is the epitome of what a truck should be.

 

Here's one I've had the pleasure of driving. It's owned by a mechanic friend out near Harmony. 1957 stepside, used to be a plain shop truck, according to her, but it's had some serious work done over the years. (I think that grille is from an 80s Bravado?) Lotta fun opening it up on the Sandy Shores airstrip!

 

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One of many in the acclaimed line of Vapid trucks, the Slamvan is a famous piece of American automotive culture. Long before the aggressive, masculine design of modern trucks, Vapid, Bravado, and Declasse were creating utilitarian, modest pick-ups for farmers and workmen. After the 1940s, when everything in America, from its pride to its people, got bigger, trucks followed. But the styling remained soft and meager, even as the hot rod movement took off, and trucks were soon to fall behind as just another outmoded tool.

 

And then the Slamvan was born. A mean, boxy, bad-mouthed truck, formed in the fires of post-war America and molded by the hands of sexually frustrated veterans suffering from a disorder that wouldn't have a name for another three decades, ready to revolutionize pick-up design and destroy all competition. It didn't matter that it handled like a bookcase on plastic wheels, or that the engine was more underpowered than the message in a Fred's Pictures film, or that it couldn't actually fit any farm tools in the bed. As soon as automotive culture laid its eyes on this Vapid piece of steel, it was all over.

 

The Slamvan has seen life as a lowrider, a hot rod, a dragster, and even a tow truck. It's one of those cases where form really won over function, but gearheads made up for that in the end. The popularity of the base model extends to even the panel van variant which, while much rarer, has gathered a cult following all its own. With such a widespread following, arguments over what is the "correct" Slamvan are inevitable, though at the end of the day, they all agree that the Vapid Slamvan is the epitome of what a truck should be.

 

Here's one I've had the pleasure of driving. It's owned by a mechanic friend out near Harmony. 1957 stepside, used to be a plain shop truck, according to her, but it's had some serious work done over the years. (I think that grille is from an 80s Bravado?) Lotta fun opening it up on the Sandy Shores airstrip!

 

 

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Nice build and your post is a great read.

 

But may I suggest you something?

 

Get a 2 car garage somewhere and park your Slamvan there, it fits much better with the whole theme.

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Willy A. Jeep

 

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Nice build and your post is a great read.

 

But may I suggest you something?

 

Get a 2 car garage somewhere and park your Slamvan there, it fits much better with the whole theme.

 

Hah. It was in a six-car for the longest time, one of the houses in Paleto Bay with a garage that serves as my off-road and trucks storage (which can be seen in my Kamacho, Dubsta 6x6, and Injection posts), but it's in my Muscle class garage right now. I can't downgrade at this point without losing either a good number of my cars or losing the ability to store Sandking XLs for resale.

 

Besides, as I suggested with the flavor text, it's not really my car, it's just kinda there for when I need it. But that's not a realistic reason, hah.

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79'Blazer4x4
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I bought a second Slamvan, and also changed up my original one with more of a hot rod look. My plan was to change liveries, but I ended up keeping the scallops because they look so good. Here's the hot rod.

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Rockett800

Well, my Slamvan's been in my profile picture for a while, it's been rated and appeared in the background of a couple character shots. So, why haven't I posted it here? Well, because I'm weird and wanted to get a half decent screenshot of it's inspiration before doing just that! So, finally, here's my Slamvan on the topic it belongs to!

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I don't know what's gotten into me recently, but I've been taking quite a few of my cars lately and giving them a more brash makeover. Nothing ugly, in my eyes. Nothing that doesn't suit the car. But two purple and green kustoms, a bright "Green Go" Tampa, and now this hot pink and white kustom pickup truck. It's not being painted to be ugly or troll, but rather to simply be more flashy. 

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And while kustom mid 50's pickup trucks in bright colors are no new thing, I did take a lot of inspiration from the design of a "Hot Rodder" power armor paint from Fallout 4

So, here's that terrible pic that got me to wait on posting this for almost three months

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Ceeohthree
On 12/19/2014 at 11:40 AM, Mach1bud said:

I agree. Some cars suit having neons but this car, not at all!

 

No classic should ever have to suffer neon..Idk the Lowriders look kinda cool. I've seen some lead sleds in real life with neon, looks nice.

 

I actually did put neon on this truck. As long as the color makes sense I think it gives it a nice boulevard cruiser vibe.

 

Although, I do agree on the majority of classic cars, it does not fit.

I had to comment on your mention of lead sleds. It brought back memories. The first classic car I’ve ever seen in person with neons was a dark purple Mercury Eight (I think a Monterrey coupe) with purple lighting in the interior and underneath the car.

 

In the early 90’s, when I used to visit a childhood friend in Yonkers, NY, a guy who appeared to be in his late 20’s or early 30’s, would frequently cruise around the neighborhood in that particular Merc, blasting music, and occasionally speeding through the streets. Memories of that car are the only reasons why I put neons on my Hermes, the only vehicle I own in GTAO with neons.

 

# wheelsexuality  

 

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kcole4001

Had to work this morning 😬😬😬...but at least I got to spend over an hour browsing this thread among others.

A lot of differing tastes, lots of good ideas.

I think it's time to get back to the basics of the series and really mess around modding cars.

I have loads of empty garage space, time to fill some slots.

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kcole4001

I bought 3, just to have a variety:

 

Benny's Kustom:

 

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Classic stocker:

 

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The third is a classic rod style, pics to come later.

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kcole4001

Classic Rod style:

 

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Handles like a stick of hot butter, but you look good sliding around.  🙂

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What beautiful screenshots

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