Monday, August 16, 1999

Found: Big Green Van

Big Green Van

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The infamous Big Green Van from Up in Smoke has finally been found. Melinda A. Cuslidge, an official restorer of the infamous Green Van, contacted us last week to give us the scoop. Currently, this masterpiece is in the possession of her father and his friend.
Where has it been?.....
A bit player from the 1978 movie (the child in the beginning) acquired the van after production finished. In turn, he sold it to a friend, whose son blew the engine and nearly totalled the van after hitting a pack of deer :-(
Dave Cuslidge, Melinda's father, and Jesus Torres decided to purchase the van from Dave's friend for $700 and is now in the process of restoring it. On a related note, Melinda was responsible for, among other things, painting "Sweet & Low Upholstery, 1817 Calle de los Sofas" on the side.
You, too, can see the Big Green Van in person. Shortly, it's owners will be displaying it at auto shows around California.
This is the batmobile for cool people!

Click here to purchase the Big Green Van theme song

Click here to purchase Up in Smoke, the movie


Glen said...

What is the make, year and model of the fiber weed van? I am thinking of building a replica of it.

UmbraLupus said...

What's the dimensions model and year

Anonymous said...

Looks like a standard chevy or gmc delivery van smallest one with 53 54 cadillac 2 door quarter panels on it and possibly the spare from the same carbut one off a 70's van would work

tony brunelle said...

i would really like to contact her does anyone have an email or number so she can be reached? i'm in the process of building a food truck replica and could use some info any help would be greatly appreciated

Unknown said...

Wassup Melinda, this is Greg; your most favorite best childhood friend. My partner's seriously want to purchase the Cheech and Chong Van from you. Thank you for giving us the opportunity first. I will talk to you soon.