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Re: Back to......VANagains NEWest 65 Chevy SportVan Deluxe

Post by donivan65 on Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:46 pm

I sure was thinking about Sammy Hagar this day back in 2013


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Post by donivan65 on Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:10 pm

,,,,,,,looks like the Ivory/Turquoise 1965 Chevy SportVan Deluxe just had another  birthday,,,,,,,



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Post by VANagain on Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:22 am

OMG, has it been that long?!  Thanks for keeping track, Don! The van has come a long way since then, thanks to you and Vintage-Vans.

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Post by VANagain on Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:23 am

There is a universal sending unit. Don suggested buying that and just using the plastic rheostat part and adjustable bracket to mount it to our stock parts. Photos here:

http://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t51458-first-gen-gas-tank-and-sending-unit#234475



That would be a lot easier than adapting an entire unit that's made for a different car. It's nice to have the whole thing be new but that stainless steel tubing was hard to bend without kinking it.

Want to hear something funny? That was years ago and I still don't know if my sending unit works -- I haven't put the instrument panel back in my dash yet!! Rolling Eyes  And as Don can attest, I've run out of gas more than a few times!  Hmm, it occurs to me now, I could at least bring my gas gauge out and plug it in to check the gas level before I go somewhere!!

Now that I have my kick panel done, I can finally start putting the whole dash together.
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Post by vanny on Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:30 am

Sounds like a Great Idea! Or...maybe you could have Don install a small 5gal "reserve" gas tank that you could switch over to for the next time you run out of gas... Twisted Evil


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Post by donivan65 on Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:41 pm

Back during the oil embargo in the 70's,,,,,,,I surely put an extra 10 gallon VW tank in my van to hold  any gas you could find ,,,,,,,,,

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Post by donivan65 on Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:54 pm

,,,,,,to update Richs'  work on his van,,,,I went and seen him today,,,,,he showed me the body plugs that he installed  for the access holes to the door hinge bolts,,,,,,,



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