2340 Merrell Rd X, Dallas, TX 75229. G 10 4X4 Tequila Van.
Cheap Ain't Bad Ass & Bad Ass Ain't Cheap! One of our more iconic builds on Fast N' Loud has to be the "Tequila Van" which has served as our rolling billboard for Gas Monkey Tequila.
Starting with a really clean, solid, original 1976 G 10 Van that had only a little more than 48,000 miles on it which we found here in Texas as seen on the show. The timing was right as we were launching my new "Gas Monkey Tequila" and I wanted an effective way to get the word out and what better way than with a Kick Ass 4X4 Party Van! A Chevy K 10 donor was found and the drivetrain complete with the Fuel Injected 5.7 V8, Automatic Transmission, 4X4 Transfer Case & Axles were removed and the transformation begun.
New bushings, bearings & hardware were installed and the fabrication to create a one of a kind Van was underway. New components including Rancho Shocks & 315/75 R16 Pro-Comp X-Treme A/T's mounted on custom Powder Coated Steel Rims.
A mild lift to achieve an aggressive stance and the look was right. Attention turned to the interior to create a truly unique environment that was worthy of a King making this van your Castle! Reclaimed barn wood planks were arranged along with period correct living room furnishings from the 70's to make a truly unique & cozy sitting area perfect for enjoying the fruits of your labor and a sip of Tequila! The attention now focused on the exterior. To set this creation apart a custom roof rack was installed that is both functional & stylish.Holding 8X KC Daylighter Off Road lights to show you the way along with Vintage Wooden Crates and a roof top spare tire carrier accessed from the rear mounted ladder. The original paint was in phenomenal condition so it was polished and buffed and a custom rear bumper was crafted with an integrated receiver hitch & powder coated along with the front bumper and grill. Finally, a Custom wrap to highlight Gas Monkey Tequila was applied and as they say, the rest is history! Don't miss this opportunity to own this piece of Gas Monkey History. While this kick ass 1976 Chevy G10 4X4 Van does run and drive, it has been on static display here at the World Famous Gas Monkey Garage World Head Quarters and it will need to be completely inspected and serviced before any extended driving to ensure safety and reliability (due to our filming schedule we cannot perform any additional work on this van or build it for you). If you're looking for an iconic Gas Monkey build from Fast N' Loud, you won't find a better example that's priced to sell! This would be perfect for Cruise Night, Advertising and Promotional use or as a kick ass addition to your collection, you decide! Ive been obsessed with cars since I was born. Richard Rawlings had a car by age fourteen, and had gone through nearly twenty cars by the time he was out of high school.
Neither a mechanic nor a fabricator, his father took pride in his car collection. Needless to say, this stayed with Richard. Rawlings was always working, and always chasing pipe dreams. By twenty-one, hed been a cop, a fireman, and a medic. After a rough stint of sleeping on his sisters couch, he got his act together and entered the world of trading sales.
Here he solidified his business savvy, and went on to build an advertising and printing firm from the ground up. The company grew to become a juggernaut in the Dallas area. Aaron Kaufman worked at a shop Rawlings frequented, and loved the stuff Rawlings brought in for him. Kaufman always went above and beyond for him. When Gas Monkey opened, Rawlings called him up and asked if he wanted to work for him.
The premise was simple: Rawlings wanted the fastest, most expensive, most badass hot rod shop to be found, with apparel and a show on Discovery to boot. Kaufman thought he was crazy, but signed on anyway. Eight years later, the shop is all that and more.They owe their success to a strict business model. Owing to his business background, Rawlings has a handle on the market, and knows the price he ought to pay. In ninety days or less, the job will be done, whether they start with a decent model or a carcass.
Then its onto the next job without hesitation. If a finished car sits too long, Rawlings will sell it at a loss.Hes interested in a killer operation, not a stockpile. Their roles within the shop are clear. Rawlings is first and foremost an entrepreneur. He wants to sell a style, push a brand, and make sure Gas Monkey Garage never stops growing. Kaufman runs the shop, armed with his mastery of mechanics, electrics, and fabrication.
The dynamic is vital, the common ground being their mutual love of classic cars. Rawlings has always been an old soul when it comes to cars, and his style has brought in a steady flow of clientele who trust his no-B. A 1932 Ford Roadsterthe holy grail of hot rods. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. The item "1976 Chevrolet G 10 4X4 Tequila Van" is in sale since Tuesday, September 29, 2020.This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Cars & Trucks\Chevrolet\Other". The seller is "gasmonkeygarage" and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.