So it seems that 3 very informative conversations were all that Jef and I needed to narrow our vehicle selection down. We bopped around LA again, seeking answers to our questions. After speaking with the friendly folks over at El Kapitan (van conversion specialists), Fiberine (high top manufacturer), and Best Auto Sales (used van sales) we’re pretty sure that we’re looking for… drum roll… a 2004+ Chevy Express extended passenger van.
It seems pretty likely that we’ll be able to find one with low miles for a reasonable price, and that purchase may happen within the next few days. Today is the first day that Jef hasn’t looked at me incredulously and asked, “Are we really going to do this?” I think that’s a good sign.