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GMC Vandura '1972 The Boogievan'

GMC Vandura '1972 The Boogievan' in #Drive, Racing, 2019

Class: Cars, Van / MPV — Origin: US

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GMC Vandura '1972 The Boogievan'

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GMC Vandura '1972 The Boogievan'

Picture provided by : tunedricer

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Tuppence870 UK (57)

2020-06-30 22:19

Ford Transit "Mk II" 1978-1986

-- Last edit: 2020-06-30 22:34:08

Silnev AU (94)

2020-06-30 22:27

Tuppence870 wrote Ford Transit "Mk II" 1977-1986


No. It's not a Transit it's a mid 70's Dodge Van:

1974 Dodge Van:


1977 Ford Transit:


Just compare them.


-- Last edit: 2020-06-30 22:27:35

TheGreaser US (131)

2020-06-30 22:27

I personally don't think it's meant to be a Mk.II Transit. It's more of a U.S. van, and the term "Boogievan" might got something to do with the 70s personality, especially the circular window.

-- Last edit: 2020-06-30 22:28:31

Tuppence870 UK (57)

2020-06-30 22:30

For a start, this is a Mk II Transit (AKA the facelifted 1st Gen):

And that body shape is pretty much one for one

-- Last edit: 2020-06-30 22:39:01

Silnev AU (94)

2020-06-30 22:56

Tuppence870 wrote
And that body shape is pretty much one for one


No it's not. I can see what you're getting at but even then the ford's nose is more of a right angle whereas the game van is more slanted like the Dodge's.

Tuppence870 UK (57)

2020-06-30 23:22

The Boogievan does not resemble a '74 Dodge, nor any Dodge van for that matter. Perhaps the one detail it contributes is the horizontal indicator lights in the front grille, however it could be argued that the headlights and taillights have much more in common with a 1971-1977 GMC Vandura than any Chrysler product.

However the body shape, is very much reminiscent of a Transit, and while I could spend hours making comparison images, outlining the fine details and maybe even a making 3D model or two, that's really the reason I stopped using this site in the first place.

-- Last edit: 2020-07-02 14:46:06

Desscythe17 TK (7)

2020-07-01 02:20

Boogievan seems to be a reference to American vans, but I see a good mix of Dodge, GMC and Ford here.

-- Last edit: 2020-07-01 02:21:07

Tuppence870 UK (57)

2020-07-02 16:00

Desscythe17 wrote Boogievan seems to be a reference to American vans, but I see a good mix of Dodge, GMC and Ford here.

I think that's a pretty good summary of what this vehicle is, but since some people seem adament that this is something it isn't, let's get serious about this.

The Boogievan '72 is a Ford Transit with elements of various American vans thrown on top. The main thing to support this is the overall shape of the vehicle, especially if you look it's profile - the rear edge is very telling. The Boogievan has this "lump" running along the side, which mirrors the Transit nicely. Both US vans feature a much smoother curve here. The top half of The Boogievan also fits the Transit's tall and ugly profile, while the US vans are shorter and stubbier.

Most other details are reminiscent of the American vans, moulded onto the Transit's shape. The shape of the grille is similar to the GMC Vandura, but its pattern is from the Dodge Ram Van. The hood shape is also similar to the Vandura, but all of these front details are within the proportions of a Transit. The rear is very much inspired by the GMC, mirroring its doors and taillights. The circular window is a feature on the Dodge. In Max Coolness form, the livery and spoiler are typical of the US custom van scene and are perhaps a nod to the iconic A-Team Vandura.

Given how many times I've been patronised on this site for valuing the small details instead of body shape, logically the 1978 Ford Transit is the correct choice. However like many unlicensed vehicles, it is a mix of elements and the 1972 GMC Vandura would also be a sensible.

Desscythe17 TK (7)

2020-07-03 00:52

While I agree that the shape is more like the Transit like you said, I think the GMC Vandura would be the best fit for the overall vehicle.

JFK CZ (390)

2020-07-03 01:32

Tuppence870 wrote
The Boogievan '72 is a Ford Transit with elements of various American vans thrown on top.

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