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Good Times custom vans

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Oct 6th, 2016. Artwork published in
circa 1973
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    1983-Chevrolet-Chevy-Van-Good-Times-Estate-3.jpg
    Source: http://www.oldparkedcars.com Photo by Ben Piff of Old Parked Cars. License: All Rights Reserved.

    1983 Chevy “Good Times Estate” Van.

    Good Times, Inc. was a custom van (or “conversion”) company established in Texas sometime in the early 1970s and active until at least 1989. Their logo – also used in a variety of chrome badging – was based on Village, one of the Photo-Lettering designs from the 1968 Psychedelitypes series.

    Getting there is half the fun, but getting there in a flurry of funky fun is even better. One way to get it on is in a Good Times, Inc., customized van. The work is done in a factory in Arlington and the 70-man assembly line turns them out at a 10-a-day clip.

    “We sell every one we turn out and there’s a waiting list,” according to Billy Walker, president of the two-year-old company. At something like $7,250 a unit, that grosses close to $1 million.

    The vans (Fords, Chevys or Dodge) are dolled up to suit the owner’s taste – anything from plush GT unit featuring carpeting, waterbeds, stereo, etc., to a sedate Stadium Van ideal for family outings. Or, you can do it yourself at a Walker subsidiary, Van World, where you can get any accessory. — D Magazine, Feb. 1975

    1983-Chevrolet-Chevy-Van-Good-Times-Estate-5.jpg
    Source: http://www.oldparkedcars.com Photo by Ben Piff of Old Parked Cars. License: All Rights Reserved.

    1983 Chevy “Good Times Estate” Van.

    1983-Chevrolet-Chevy-Van-Good-Times-Estate-2.jpg
    Source: http://www.oldparkedcars.com Photo by Ben Piff of Old Parked Cars. License: All Rights Reserved.

    1983 Chevy “Good Times Estate” Van.

    1983-Chevrolet-Chevy-Van-Good-Times-Estate-4.jpg
    Source: http://www.oldparkedcars.com Photo by Ben Piff of Old Parked Cars. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Runnin Board on 1983 Chevy “Good Times Estate” Van.

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    Source: http://vanning.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    1977 Dodge “Good Times” Van.

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    Source: http://vanning.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Good Times, Inc. brochure.

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    Source: http://vanning.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Good Times, Inc. brochure.

    good_times_van_1982_personalized_coaches_brochure_1.jpg
    Source: http://www.1990suburban.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    1982 Good Times “Personalized Coaches” brochure.

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    Source: http://thestabbincabinvan.blogspot.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Good Times “President” badges.

    GOOD TIMES VAN.jpg
    Source: http://thestabbincabinvan.blogspot.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Good Times badges (closeup).

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