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Welcome Newbies to VintAGE-Vans.com!

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whalemstr

Number of posts : 248
Location : Corning, California
Registration date : 2012-06-27

Re: Welcome Newbies to VintAGE-Vans.com!

Post by whalemstr on Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:59 am

Howdy Chico!
More north staters finding this site!
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69

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Location : Germany, Nds
Registration date : 2016-10-18

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Post by 69 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:22 pm

From Germany a warm thank you for me being able to be here.

Although its not a van, I was able to acquire a '69 A100 pickup on our last day of our vacation in California in June. My lady asked me before that vacation to promise not to buy a car - my answer was "well, I cannot promise, but I will try hard". Didn't work out, though Very Happy .
I also own a '69 Charger (since 2011), but that car is just running without any problems that I felt it's time for a new project.

The truck shows a lot of patina on the outside as well as inside the cab (do you call it patina if it shows 45 years of real life wear?). Sheet metal is in pretty good condition considering age and most likely being (mis-)used as a work truck. Engine runs strong, electrical is working fine (after some corrections and enhancements...), floor pan is (of course) pretty much non-existant but frame rails are fine, axles are straight. Some work to be done (-> hanger for rear shackles of front spring driver side, power steering leaking, rear bumper to frame and both windshield windows). All that should be do-able.

Hope to get some input here as well as to give some input as I have done almost all work on the Charger so far successfully by myself.

Here are some pics and vids of the truck.






Happy to connect to other German A-Drivers. A friend owns a A100 van, there's another one in my hometown I don't know and we know of approx. 7 A100 in Germany. Parts are going to be expensive... Twisted Evil
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vanny
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Location : Ashburnham, MA
Age : 58
Registration date : 2012-09-22

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Post by vanny on Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:22 pm

Congrats and welcome to Vintage Vans!!! That truck has quite a bit of rake to it...like driving downhill...Looks like you've got a Great project!


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Van crazy

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Location : buffalo ny
Age : 42
Registration date : 2011-08-04

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Post by Van crazy on Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:32 pm

Cool I love my dodge's.Little tip on the lug nuts.. the left side might have left hand threads......
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69

Number of posts : 141
Location : Germany, Nds
Registration date : 2016-10-18

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Post by 69 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:13 pm

Van crazy wrote:Cool I love my dodge's.Little tip on the lug nuts.. the left side might have left hand threads......

Yeah, learnt that the hard way with my charger 5 years ago... "why the hell did that guy torque the lug nut so hard??? KNACK"... Embarassed

Twisted Evil
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jimmyZ

Number of posts : 4
Location : Scappoose,Oregon
Registration date : 2017-03-11

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Post by jimmyZ on Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:14 am

Hi, everyone Had a van back when I was a teenager now 40 years later I was able to get another project so glad I have found this group.
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uante

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Location : Tempe, Arizona
Age : 55
Registration date : 2014-01-26

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Post by uante on Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:50 am

Welcome Jimmy! What Ya Get?
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jimmyZ

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Location : Scappoose,Oregon
Registration date : 2017-03-11

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Post by jimmyZ on Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:28 am

uante wrote:Welcome Jimmy! What Ya Get?
1968 DODGE A-100 no engine no trans trying to figure out how to post pics
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donivan65
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Location : San Diego, California
Registration date : 2008-05-12

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Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:46 am

ok,,,,,,,,,,see if this makes sense to you,,,,,,,click on it to make it bigger,,,,,,,


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jimmyZ

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Location : Scappoose,Oregon
Registration date : 2017-03-11

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Post by jimmyZ on Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:29 pm

Great Thanks Donivan65
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MelMalzahn

Number of posts : 49
Location : Eloy, AZ
Age : 53
Registration date : 2017-04-20

1969 G10 Chevy Van 90

Post by MelMalzahn on Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:01 am

Hello Everyone,
We are getting this van delivered next week. When the owner finish cleaning it out. It has been sitting in his backyard since the late 70's flat tires, no oil pan on it!! Were hoping hoping we can flush engine add plugs wires and some other things! Gas tank it needs! Were leaving it the color it is patena blue. Body frame great shape windows intact.
Melissa
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Vanish
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Location : Hesperia Cal
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Post by Vanish on Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:21 am

Melissa ... Cant Wait to See Your New Van !!!! Welcome in !!!!!!

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MelMalzahn

Number of posts : 49
Location : Eloy, AZ
Age : 53
Registration date : 2017-04-20

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Post by MelMalzahn on Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:17 pm

Thank you. If I can figure out how to get the pictures I have on here I will post them.
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vanny
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Post by vanny on Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:53 pm

Welcome to VV Melissa, I will PM you my email address for now if you'd like to email me the photos, I could post them for you until you figure out how to do it. It can be a little tricky at first. Once you've done it once, it's easier after that...

I just Private Messaged you my information.


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Big W

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Post by Big W on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:43 pm

Welcome to VV.
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MelMalzahn

Number of posts : 49
Location : Eloy, AZ
Age : 53
Registration date : 2017-04-20

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Post by MelMalzahn on Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:24 pm

Thank you
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apedave

Number of posts : 18
Location : Turlock, CA
Age : 36
Registration date : 2017-05-09

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Post by apedave on Fri May 26, 2017 6:51 pm

Hello everyone! Dave from the central valley of California here. I picked up a '67 a100 sportsman a couple of weeks ago, and have been lurking here every day since then. This is a great site and I can see that it is full of like-minded people who are more than willing to help out and share info. My van is a slant six auto, and after some wrenching, sweating and swearing is road legal (mostly) and driveable. It is a blast to drive. Thanks in advance for all the answers and tips I'm sure I'll pick up here!
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MelMalzahn

Number of posts : 49
Location : Eloy, AZ
Age : 53
Registration date : 2017-04-20

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Post by MelMalzahn on Fri May 26, 2017 10:33 pm

Welcome
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vanny
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Post by vanny on Sat May 27, 2017 12:41 pm

Welcome aboard Dave! Great pic choice for your avatar! Can't wait to see some pics of your ride...Early's Rule!!! Very Happy


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apedave

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Location : Turlock, CA
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Post by apedave on Sat May 27, 2017 1:28 pm

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apedave

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Post by apedave on Sat May 27, 2017 5:23 pm

Thank you! As a fan of the Cars movies, and Car Talk it was too perfect to pass up.
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vanny
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Post by vanny on Sat May 27, 2017 5:40 pm

Nice, it looks like your avatar too! Very Happy


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MelMalzahn

Number of posts : 49
Location : Eloy, AZ
Age : 53
Registration date : 2017-04-20

Re: Welcome Newbies to VintAGE-Vans.com!

Post by MelMalzahn on Sat May 27, 2017 6:23 pm

Yes, it is the same, we have to put a tow bar on the front now, and another tire, and tow it home. It's driving me crazy.

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