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Welcome Newbies to VintAGE-Vans.com!

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Big W

Number of posts : 3242
Location : Saskatoon,Sask,Canada
Age : 52
Registration date : 2011-01-14

Re: Welcome Newbies to VintAGE-Vans.com!

Post by Big W on Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:15 am

I have started a picture folder in the members vans/Gallery. The blue one with the doors all done in primer is the 67. The sea foam green one is the one that I will be doing up instead, and it is a 64. I just hope all the work done on the 67 will swap over to the 64, especially that rear end that has been completly rebuilt.$$$ Also the dual master cyl with all the new brakelines will have to fit also.$$$ But this will all get started this summer with the ripping out of the last owners carpet and panel board interior that when you touch it it looks like it is snowing inside, argh, not looking forward to that part...lol. as we move along with this one I will post pics and be asking questions. Then the V8 engine swap will be mocked up and meaurements taken, then we will tare it all apart and start knocking the dents out.

G-Man
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Location : Fowlerville, MI
Age : 55
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Post by G-Man on Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:35 am

Welcome to the site BigW!!!

lectricman

Number of posts : 339
Location : Huntington, West Virginia
Registration date : 2010-04-07

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Post by lectricman on Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:41 am

Welcome to the affliction guys.... jump in when you can and be sure and get the pics rolling in....

heretic

Number of posts : 71
Location : Sacramento, CA
Age : 49
Registration date : 2010-12-29

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Post by heretic on Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:55 pm

New Guy Saying Hello

I stumbled onto this site looking for information. Lurked a while, joined, lurked some more & after reading a lot of knowledgeable posts & seeing the genuine willingness to help ... I Say Hello!!!

I don't know any more about these vans than my own limited exploration & what I've read on these pages. But I'm a fast learner.

About me, I live in Sacramento & have built a few cars & trucks over the past 25yrs but the closest thing to a van that I've owned was a 65' VW Type II 13 Window some years ago. My mechanical passion has been focused on bikes for the past few years now.

My 15yr old musician son had expressed interest in a van, so the hunt was on. Wanting a 60's era van, preferably a Chevy, I put my RSS reader to work up & down the west coast.

On Dec 24 almost 2 months later I got a hit 200 miles North of Sacramento CA. A clean titled, running 69' Chevy G20 108 Custom, original 307/350, middle bench seat, black & yellow plates front & rear, straight body & no rot. I called dude X-mas morning and talked for a while. Told him that if it was everything he said it was, I have cash in hand & I want the van. My boy & I drove up to his place 2 days later.

Truthfully all the way there (almost 3hrs) I had reservations on getting my hopes up & spending the money in this current economy but I didn't express my concerns with my kid. We got to dudes place & he takes us into a big metal storage building where he had the van & five other Chevy trucks stored. The van had been stored for the last 4yrs, he said he had plans to restore it. Looking it up & down it was everything he said it was but my economic anxiety was still high. Dude stepped away to open a big roll-up door and as soon as he was out of ear shot my kid looks at me and says "This thing is bad ass!!" .... SOLD .... We did all the paperwork & I told him I'd be back the following weekend with a trailer. A week later, I started the van, drove it up onto a trailer and brought it home.




I've been purchasing the parts to completely go thru the braking system & replace the brake lines & hoses, wheel bearings front/rear & new kingpins. Once I know it stops safely we're moving on to the suspension and drive train. My boy & I have been crawling all under it making lists of things to do & he is always excited to work on it. My first goal is to have it reliably running by summer & do some camping out of it.



slowflapper

Number of posts : 884
Location : GA
Age : 47
Registration date : 2010-07-29

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Post by slowflapper on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:37 pm

Welcome Heritic,
That's a really nice van. Be sure to check here for "price checks" on where to get certain parts, the eBay sellers and some others out there will overcharge on parts sometimes, its easy to get suckered if you don't know better.

I have a (almost) seven year old son that's helping me with mine, I figure he can have it when I'm too old to drive it anymore. Smile

G-Man
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Number of posts : 30745
Location : Fowlerville, MI
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Post by G-Man on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:46 pm

Welcome to the site!!!! Questions??? ask away

Nightmoves

Number of posts : 2214
Location : Old Hickory Tenn.
Age : 56
Registration date : 2008-11-18

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Post by Nightmoves on Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:02 pm

Welcome heretic.Nice lookin 2nd gen. ya got there.Make for a cool ride for your son,his buddy's will envy him at the 'retro' ride.Makes a great bonding tool as well.Enjoy.

steviemonster

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Location : Los Angeles/U.K.
Registration date : 2011-02-26

Hey guys!!!

Post by steviemonster on Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:53 am

Hey guys...Im Stevie, just moved over to Los ANgeles for a while for an internship at a custom magazine...just used the majority of my coin on an old 1973 dodge tradesman van....i love it..just scored some heart bubble windows.....just need to find a fuel sending unit as i cant tell when im running out!!! argh! any help would be greatly apprieciated! Also...any recommendations on interior fitters would be great...would like to use my van for the magazine and feature the work done on it! Thanks!

Mike's_MysteryMachine

Number of posts : 11
Location : Arkansas
Registration date : 2011-02-25

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Post by Mike's_MysteryMachine on Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:15 pm

I'm new to the site. Came here after endless hours of searching for A-100's for sale on google and dug the site.

I'm the mystery machine guy here in arkansas and hope to get an A-100 for a more accurate model.

Econolines, Greenbriers, and A-100's make excellent delivery vans and some even get decent mileage!

I've got a 62 econoline that is currently sitting on flats until I can get it towed for new tires (should be soon!) that is done up like the Mystery Machine from scooby doo. I'm going to have to do some more mods on it before all is said and done, but for now it's almost accurate enough.

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Thanks for the site

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:57 am

I look forward to learning and sharing infomation about these old vans. Getting my first on thursday. 1966 Chevrolet Sportvan. Will post pictures soon.

G-Man
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Post by G-Man on Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:00 pm

Welcome!!!!! There a great van show by you on Labor Day weekend

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:39 pm

Thanks G-man! Where will this van show take place? Looking forward to hitting van shows this summer.

G-Man
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Post by G-Man on Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:26 pm

It's called Taz Fest it's in Wakeigan , there will be infor for the show as it gets closer

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:56 pm

Nice! Waukegan is very close by. Looks like it might be my first van show.

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Post by G-Man on Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:16 pm

Taz puts on a great show, I might even be there again this year

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New van owner

Post by Guest on Wed May 18, 2011 6:42 pm

Found this site the other day when I finally found my econoline to buy. Got to get the vin decoded and get that baby rollin. I live in Oklahoma. Thanks alot.

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Post by G-Man on Wed May 18, 2011 9:54 pm

Welcome to the site shrum!!!!

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Post by DanTheVanMan on Wed May 18, 2011 10:56 pm

Hey shrum, Welcome to the site .......... Very Happy


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Scott

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Location : Anoka, MN
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Registration date : 2008-05-21

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Post by Scott on Thu May 19, 2011 3:51 pm

Welcome to the site,

Where about in Oklahoma are you?

Rayallen

Number of posts : 648
Location : San Antonio, TX
Registration date : 2011-06-27

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Post by Rayallen on Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:40 am

New van/truck guy here.

I will be honest and say The VW bus got me started in the Van direction. I had a 1962 Split Window Bus and loved it. Sold that a couple of years ago and have been driving a 1983 Chevy K-10 around for a while and just sold that, just not unique enough, not to mention 7mpg sucks! Now with cash in hand im ready to buy my 1st classiic American Van/truck. Im a sucker for the more odd looking unique cars and have found my way here.

I dont have a definate van/truck I want to purchase yet. Ive had my eye on a 1961 Ford Econoline Pickup and dodge A100. Ive also looked at several vans. Looking for something that is completely mechanically sound with a good body. Ive done a little body work when owning the VW and know what comes with a rust filled car.

Im located in San Antonio TX so if you guys know of anything for sale in Texas let me know. Glad to have found Vintage Vans.

~Ray

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Post by Vanish on Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:46 am

Ray ... Welcome in ..... Just keep an eye out on the Classified Section Here !!! Some thing will come up !!! always Dose !!!!!! Again welcome in !!!!!


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Rayallen

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Location : San Antonio, TX
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Post by Rayallen on Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:49 am

Thanks for the welcome.

G-Man
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Post by G-Man on Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:14 am

Welcome!!!! Check the for sale section there are a few in TX right now

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New member from NE Florida

Post by Guest on Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:44 pm

New member, Just signed in today! I purchased a 65 Econoline on Sat. I grew up riding around in a 64 Chevy Van. And have wanted on ever since my dad sold it. Ive owned a few classics over the last few years... 56 Buick Wagon (wish id'a kept it) 73 Pontiac Lemans (first car) 71 VW beetle, and have built a 40 Chevy Special Deluxe with my dad, and we are currently working on a 4 door 57 Chevy. Im ready to get started on my 65 E. And hope to have it ready for Turkey Run 2011! It runs great and has some minor rust here and there. Ill get some pics up asap. So... Hello from NE Florida!

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Post by G-Man on Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:18 pm

Welcome to the site!!!! How about a picture of that Econo

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