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Tarheel Technician

I was just wondering if anyone had any pics of their service vehicles. I'm getting ready to re-letter our service van and would love to see other examples.

Thanks in advance.

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Post pics of your van when the decal job is done!

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bigger hammer

we got our vans done about 4 yrs ago. we quickly noticed a jump in first time customers from people seeing the vans parked on the street or stopped at a red light........i wouldnt say though a good yellow pages add doesnt help

....and yes my van is filthy, ill wash it next month:P

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bigger hammer

back side is a SxS fridge....i dont think it turned out as good as we planned

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Econo Appliance

I keep mine pretty simple.  Here's my newest van - a 2007 Chevy Express 1500.

 

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 do you guys think a web address helps on a van?

 

 

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Pegi

Nice looking van, I think it would be nice as long as it is something that can be read pretty fast by people driving by...and neighbors of customers would have time to read it no matter how long it is...lol....

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Scottthewolf

Here's my Detroit Iron

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Econo Appliance

ad.   I am thinking of getting more.

 

 Mine is kind of plain!

 

 

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Whoooo-WEEE!  Some mighty fine lookin' fixum vans.  Sho 'nuff!

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That Guy

Mine looks just like this:

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It has about 200,000 miles on it and has served me well. Parked next to it is my 1978 245DL, it has over 200k on it and was the first service vehicle I used. If you have noticed the lack of advertisement on them, its because most everybody here already knows who I am and what I do.

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grizzly

Volvo: Boxy but good.

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That Guy

Yeah, people are always amazed at how much you can pack in one and I get around 28 mpg on the highway.

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Keinokuorma

Guess I couldn't help it.

So this is not my van. Just funny as hell....

Translation: Prisma-metallit OY (company that makes window and door frames from metal)... with the side door opened, it seems to say PALLIT OY (balls).

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RegUS_PatOff

Joe's Air Conditioning 

    It's COOL Inside

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Keinokuorma

Uh-oh, severe defrost problem on that one...

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BrntToast

well i finally got my service truck back on the road, have to wait till spring to repaint it before i pay for the decals though

figured i should post a pic here for our leader, with the truck being a Samurai and all

 

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Scottthewolf

The one vehicle Suzuki is trying to forget due to it's rollover problems.

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BrntToast

suzuki got a bum rap on that, the real problem was the samurai was the first inexpensive 4x4 on the market so  anyone could go out and buy a 4x4, even the clueless ppl that had no idea how to drive one, its not a sports car, doesn't handle like one, and ppl that tried to drive them like one were the ones that tipped their trucks

its kinds like consumer reports saying the kenmore range is better than the frigidaire, its the same damn range, it just depends who uses it and who you ask

mines been 6 inches taller than stock for over 8 years and i've never had it off all 4's

well except on the trails where loss of stability is to be expected on 45+ degree inclines  :yikes:, but even then i still have yet to roll it

 

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bigasseaglesfan

along these lines I'm thinking about getting a mini van I have a 2005 Chevy S-10 now . I think i like the look of the "wrapped " work vans(a little expensive but very catchy). any thoughts or should i just ad a reading style box to the back?

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GErepairman

no more van photos out there?

i am still trying to come up with a nice logo or design.

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completeapplianceservice

here's mine, nothing fancy

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kdog

Gotta love a Chevy!!

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Econo Appliance

Nice Samurai, BrntToast! I love the looks of them, i'd like to get one in good condition some day. Perfect Baja rig!

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completeapplianceservice

Got a new work truck, GMC Safari

The S10 was showing its miles a little. Got it lettered from a guy here in central ohio

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