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savage

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Another 65

Post by savage on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:47 pm

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My friend Brain in Angola(IN) tool me about this van. He said you should go look at it. We when up and got it last weekend.was fine when we left but hit white out 1/2 way there. It was froze to ground. been srtting there for over 7 years. Took us 2 hrs to get wheels chiped out where they had sunk & filled with water & froze. It was also way back behind a dead car & a truck. Got alot of cool stuff made out of Alum(like bumpers) Wait till you see dash & doghouse Cool I think it was all done in the late 70's??[img][/img]
No sure ,but was told its a Ford 9 in?? I though it had a 4 link,but Joe doesn't think it would be any good the way it is, maybe its some kind of traction bars?? Was also told it had a Hemi & a PG at one time[img][/img]
Can't see much in the snow storm, but its got a bench seat up front & (custom)doghouse has been moved back. Will get some better pics
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Re: Another 65

Post by Digz on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:00 pm

Wow ,,bet that seat'd give ya a nose bleed ! That explains why the trans Xmember was moved way back then , they was makin a wheelie machine!
The way those links are set up it would eliminate any spring wrap/pinion motion other than up and down, like ya said ,more like traction bars. hard to tell in the Blizzard but the dash looks pretty neat. Hope to get down there so I can take a better look ,,LOL
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Re: Another 65

Post by G-Man on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:22 pm

Very Cool Tom!!! Give us some more pictures of it
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Re: Another 65

Post by Nightmoves on Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:22 am

It does have some pretty trick things done to it Tom.That looks like a filler panel below that dash,different.My question is whatcha gonna do with 'this' one? scratch
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Re: Another 65

Post by savage on Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:20 pm

I hope to talk a friend in to selling (barter) a carbed 350 & HEI to put in it. I got 2 van PG from Troy. Really would like to get it running & moving on it own. Bet it do one heck of a burn out???
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Re: Another 65

Post by savage on Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:44 pm

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Look whats hiding
Just saw the date. Used Ron's camera(he owns trucks)
When out to get somemore pics and check rear end , was real bumed its not a posi?? [img][/img][img][/img]
Thing below 8 track is for the push button auto shifter (setting on bench seat) You can just see parking brake handle behind it[img][/img]
Side view of doghouse. Got pad on top for setting on??
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Back view
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Re: Another 65

Post by G-Man on Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:46 pm

Alot of cool custom stuff in that van
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Re: Another 65

Post by DanTheVanMan on Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:33 pm

Love that Shift tower! Is that a fuel cell in the cab floor? scratch Oh yeah, lots of cool stuff!


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Re: Another 65

Post by savage on Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:00 pm

Yea Dan .,its a 2 gal that came with van. Its just sitting there in pic. Did have a stock tank(gas line goes to back)?? Just didn't come with one now???
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Re: Another 65

Post by Digz on Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:27 pm

That wheel well / DH set up is almost spot on to what I had in mind for the 66 / 454. Curious as to what they had going for the radiator? A lot of neat stuff goin' on there that just needs some tweaking?
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Re: Another 65

Post by savage on Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:50 am

I posted a pic on VCVC of drive shaft & Tim said it looked like one from a 727 & thought it might of had a mid 50 Hemi??[img][/img]
Joe when I saw it I thought of what you have been talking about for your 66
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Heres a pic of motor opening, Joe it came with a 1st gen rad, but the mounting(big square opening??) looks too big?? looks more like 2nd gen, Also came with shroud(See corner of it ) Arm in middel is where they moved the parking brake cable to mount handel on dash
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Joe heres a kind of pic of the front of the doghouse under the seat. Whowever did all this work did a heck of a job. Wish I could find out more info on this van Shocked
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Re: Another 65

Post by RodStRace on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:14 am

Yep, looks like a ball and trunion on that driveshaft.
Pushbutton shifters were Mopar thru '65 (and Edsel).
The extra slot was probably for the park lever, meaning 62 or later.
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Re: Another 65

Post by Digz on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:20 am

They sure put some thought into it !! I have gotten a price for a custom built Rad to fill a hole about that size, Im thinking if I remember right 32x23 over all, came in around 425$ for aluminum. no fill neck and flanges in place. I see they put slots in the floor above the frame to access the motor and trans X member bolts. Some stuff Id change for a chevy engine/trans installl, but man, they did alot of the heavy work for a fun toy build !! That looks like a trunion type Drive Shaft ?? Did they run those on automatics?? That tower for the shifter had to take alot of time to build. So was this a work in progress they didnt get finished ?? It's a good candidate for an IRS rearend!
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Re: Another 65

Post by wideload on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:35 am

Nice find Tom !!!!!!! How many does that make now?????


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Re: Another 65

Post by savage on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:51 am

Thank's Rods ,alot more info I neaded on this set up. It came with 2 of the push button shifters. One looks just like the one you posted,the other ones missing the drive button??( Guess he was manwell shifting it Laughing) What kind car is the pic of?? Yes Joe they put slots in floor for MM & trans(??)hanger,and a buch for the rear end set up. I have no idea what was going on before the guy I got it from?? Only thing he told me was about the hemi &PG & that the other owner told him they took it to the track & it would pull the front wheels off the ground Very Happy Jim(guy I got it from) said he got if from a guy who he let $2000. Got this van and another one that ran & drove,he sold that one for $1500. He wanted $500. for this one I gave him$275(thought it had a Ford 9 in posi I could maybe sell if nothing else??) Yea a IRS would be nice(know anybody thats got one Wink ) I'll try to get some more pisc of the rear end set up & motor mounts
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Re: Another 65

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:57 am

ive got a vette IRS -1972
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Re: Another 65

Post by savage on Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:59 pm

Thank's I'm still trying to figure out "what up" with the Ford rear end, Or I guess its a Ford??
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Re: Another 65

Post by savage on Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:11 pm

Now it sounds like I "might" hace a Dodge or Chrysler rear end??
Few more pics
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Re: Another 65

Post by DanTheVanMan on Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:51 pm

That baby has alot of potential!!!!! Very Happy


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Re: Another 65

Post by savage on Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:01 pm

RodStRace wrote:Yep, looks like a ball and trunion on that driveshaft.
Pushbutton shifters were Mopar thru '65 (and Edsel).
The extra slot was probably for the park lever, meaning 62 or later.
I did fid the Park nob & the Drive button in the mouse nest in Glove box.(LOL) The Park nob looks like the pic you posted Rod. Do you kow what yeaer & car its out of?? Thank's Everbody for all the Help on this (Saved from the Crursher) find
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Re: Another 65

Post by Vanish on Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:45 pm

Tom.... that's a cool new project you got there......... I like it ....


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Re: Another 65

Post by gotavan on Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:09 am

Tom, I have made a key for you PM your address and I'll mail it to you. thanks, Dan
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Re: Another 65

Post by savage on Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:44 pm

Thank's Dan PM sent
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Re: Another 65

Post by G-Man on Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:00 pm

Tom are you going to try to keep these Mod's or change them. Have to say a bence seat up front would be cool
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Re: Another 65

Post by savage on Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:23 pm

Chris for now going to leave it the way I found it.. Except for the out side, I'm goint to try & get all the (20 or 30 year old)cracked paint & bondo off it. I think it was metalic grey (now looks flat black on outside),at least it still is on the inside. Must of been one Cool van at one time??

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