On the road in US and Canada...

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Postby Furi » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:44 pm

Comrades... Getting on the road on tuesday for a 6-12 months road trip around US/Alaska and Canada. Current plan is to drive up from New York to Boston area, cut back through upstate new york and hug the northern border states all the way to Washington. Then head up to Vancouver and continue to Alaska for the summer. Head back down the coast in fall towards California and head east through southern states during winter months. Bringing us back up to NY for spring.

Thats the tentative plan at least :) I'm sure it will change a million times and hopefully not for the worst!!

If you are anywhere along those lines please drop me a line. Would love to meet up and say hello.

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Postby pluckmyeyeout » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:45 pm

In Boston. There are three of us with Delicas here! LMK when you're planning on being here!

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Postby Furi » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:47 pm

pluckmyeyeout wrote:In Boston. There are three of us with Delicas here! LMK when you're planning on being here!

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Awesome. Will do.

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Postby Morgonzo » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:06 pm

Furi, good luck on what sounds like an Epic journey! If you make it to ATL, let me know!
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Postby Roscoe » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:11 pm

Can I follow you on Instagram?

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Postby 204explorer » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:02 am

Let me know if your travels take you trough Manitoba. We could meet up or I can tell you what is worthwhile seeing.
Good luck

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Postby Furi » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:16 am

Morgonzo wrote:Furi, good luck on what sounds like an Epic journey! If you make it to ATL, let me know!


Thanks. I sure will.

Roscoe wrote:Can I follow you on Instagram?


:) be honored. I'll share as soon as properly setup.


204explorer wrote:Let me know if your travels take you trough Manitoba. We could meet up or I can tell you what is worthwhile seeing.
Good luck

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Thanks. We will be staying in US states mostly but might make small hops across the border along the way.

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Postby SteveCole » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:50 am

I would love to do a trip like that, but I always worry about break-downs and not finding anyone who will touch a delica. I have often thought we should all send in places we know of that will work on them all over the country.

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Postby FalcoColumbarius » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:11 pm

Let us know when you're passing through Vancouver, let's hook up for a mini meet.

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Postby Furi » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:01 pm

SteveCole wrote:I would love to do a trip like that, but I always worry about break-downs and not finding anyone who will touch a delica. I have often thought we should all send in places we know of that will work on them all over the country.


There is definitely that risk. But hoping any issues wont be a showstopper and could be taken care of given it might take some time.
Knowing where Deli mechanics are would be a great resource. I think there are a good selection in vancouver but not sure about anywhere else. We have a map for the US Delica owners; perhaps we could add the mechanics to the same map. I was down in Philadelphia and Michael from Mendel's garage mentioned that he is connecting with different mechanics around the US to get them up to speed on Delis, etc. I will get that list from him and add it to the map. I think its pretty informal at this point; but at least they won't turn us away when they see our rides :)

The map...

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FalcoColumbarius wrote:Let us know when you're passing through Vancouver, let's hook up for a mini meet.

Falco.


Definitely. Look forward to it.

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Postby Captain America » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:17 pm

I'm officially on the map! Thanks for putting me there Furi. Pretty sure we have a couple un-tagged vans running around the New England area as well.

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Postby cks4131 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:29 am

In Austin if you make it that far south!!! And get me on that map for the only one in Texas??

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Postby Lapprentis » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:15 pm

Have your Delica vaccined before meeting with pluckmyeyeout Van's, we do not want to get that insane "Suddenly won't start" disease spread in Canada :o

Now, if you think you may use your Van in salty roads conditions, have it rustproof somewhere on the road. I think that everywhere but in BC these Vans must also be cared as much as a collectible/antique car :shock:

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Postby Furi » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:39 am

Captain America wrote:I'm officially on the map! Thanks for putting me there Furi. Pretty sure we have a couple un-tagged vans running around the New England area as well.


Was great meeting you before we leave and thanks again for all the good advice regarding sights in Dakota's, etc. As expected pretty much whatever timelines we had went straight out the window. In Michigan now and slowly making our way west. Probably won't make it to Alaska for the summer but hoping to spend more time on the way at places like the Dakota's and explore BC area if we get there in good time.

BC folks.... when is the cutoff for good weather up there? i.e. less than 50% rain.

Below in order is "The Mystery Machine", Captain and me. Although I suggested "Lady Liberty" which seemed more suitable for Captain America. I have Captain's word that he will give me credit if he picks up that name :)

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Lapprentis wrote:Have your Delica vaccined before meeting with pluckmyeyeout Van's, we do not want to get that insane "Suddenly won't start" disease spread in Canada :o

Now, if you think you may use your Van in salty roads conditions, have it rustproof somewhere on the road. I think that everywhere but in BC these Vans must also be cared as much as a collectible/antique car :shock:

Lapprentis :M


I couldn't get in touch with the folks in Boston. So all safe from the alleged disease :)

And they get as much attention as other vintage cars on the road. Pulled up at the light next to a porsche and the guy crossing the street did the 180 head spin checking out the van. I didn't bother looking at the porsche driver!

Good advice on rust proof for the long term; although not planning on driving much in winter conditions. Was planning on some work when I get to vancouver so that might be one of them.

cks4131 wrote:In Austin if you make it that far south!!! And get me on that map for the only one in Texas??


Thanks; will be in touch once we get around your neighborhood. There is already an entry on the map for Austin; blue Deli with a couple of wind turbines in the background. Is that you? Otherwise you have a neighbor.

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Postby cks4131 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:20 am

Yep that's mine. Hit me up if you make it this far south.


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