Restoring the Brubaker Box, a lost gem of the van era
It’s hard to explain what made vans such the rage in the late ’60s and early ’70s today. Part of it was the hippie generation coming of age seeking cheap transportation that could double as housing in a pinch, just as the first generation of vans from the Big Three and the original VW bus aged into their price range. Customizing took more talent than cash, and vanning raged until fuel prices made them too expensive and uncool for the just-left-home set.
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Restoring the Brubaker Box, a lost gem of the van era

It’s hard to explain what made vans such the rage in the late ’60s and early ’70s today. Part of it was the hippie generation coming of age seeking cheap transportation that could double as housing in a pinch, just as the first generation of vans from the Big Three and the original VW bus aged into their price range. Customizing took more talent than cash, and vanning raged until fuel prices made them too expensive and uncool for the just-left-home set.

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