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Post by Vanish on Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:37 pm

I Picked up this No Door Back In 09 off the net ... Vanishing breed .. Was the one Who Spotted it first ..He Passed on it So I Grabbed it ..... We HAVE NAMED THIS VAN '' CAN'T A FORD IT ''

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As Soon as I got it Home .. I ripped out the 30 Year Old Interior ...

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So Then Donivan Came up and Got the Slot Mag's Off of it .... There was a Wheel Lock on every Stud ... Five Locks Per wheel .... I Guess that Guy didn't want them Slot Mags Going any were with Out the Van .......

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Did some welding and Grinding on the New Front and rear End .......

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And Don Came up and Helped Pull the old Front end Off !!!!!!!!!!!

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So we Got the springs Off the Old axel ... Now and we are Building our spring stack ..... as soon as we Get More Done I will update with Pictures !!!! we Ran out of weather for Now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by wideload on Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:02 pm

Looking good Bill !!!!!!!! Must be a lot of fun when you've got someone with the same interest that likes to help.

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Post by Vanish on Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:11 pm

Mike it's always a GREAT TIME WHEN DON SHOWS UP !!!!!!!!! And when I would be stuck working on something he can just Blast right thru it ......... I would have never got that old strait axel off without him here !!!!!!! The last Bolt Just said NO WAY ...... Don's one hell of a wrench !!!!!!!!! and more Importantly !!!! My Good Friend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by donivan65 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:13 pm

,,,,,,,,,,,my interest is in Chevy Vans,,,,,,,,,
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Post by G-Man on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:24 pm

This will be fun seeing this van come together
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Post by donivan65 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:32 pm

He is getting the front springs built up, and a drag link and shock mounts made up. Then the front axle can go in,,,,,,then we change out the rear,,,,,,,,,I need to find some rear drums and u bolt plates for that rear axle,,,,,,,
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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:55 pm

Good end to the no-door.....gunna use that 351C to power it?
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Post by Vanish on Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:11 pm

MK.. Thats right you Looked at the Van also !!!!!!! is that a 351c In the Van ???? Did you Look at it real Good ???

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Post by Vanish on Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:00 pm

it's Got 8 Bolts in the Valve covers so it's a Cleavland ?????

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Post by donivan65 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:46 pm

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Post by gmp on Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:02 pm

if thats a foot gas pedal that badass!
Reminds me of my uncles flat bottom boat with a 502 in it!!
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Post by donivan65 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:51 pm

I see the Ford is still parked to the right of that storage shed, where I seen it Tuesday,,,,,,,,,


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Post by Vanish on Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:21 pm

Yep But it has dropped about 3'' !!!!!!!!!

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Post by donivan65 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:58 pm

,,,,,,those jack stands will be underground by the time the front axle is ready to go back in,,,,,,,
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Post by Oldsmobubble on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:20 am

I had 3 econos (1 Falcon van) back in the '70's. All had a lot of play in the steering. I was shocked how much tighter the steering on the G10 was when I got my '65 .
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Post by Vanish on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:53 pm

I Got the Leaf springs Back today !!!!!!!!! NICE STACK .......Should get us were we Need to Be Ht wise !!!!!!!!

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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:36 pm

Vanish wrote:MK.. Thats right you Looked at the Van also !!!!!!! is that a 351c In the Van ???? Did you Look at it real Good ???

351C and a C6, I gave him a price that I'd pay and he said no-way. Then 2 months later he called me to see if I still wanted it. I didnt have the room to keep it then so I passed on it. And the rest is history as they say. He said that that engine was somewhere upwards of 400hp+ and that the van would do wheelstands at will.
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Post by Oldsmobubble on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:47 pm

Speaking of '65's, Donivan, why don't you turn loose that blue '64 to me? You don't really need two do you? Smile
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Post by donivan65 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:13 pm

That is Vanishes' 1964 Chevy Blue No Door,,,,,,,,,He brought it over to me to work on it in my spare time,,,,,,,,and 3 years later, I gave it back. Right now, He pulled the PowerGlide out of it and put in a TH350,,,,,,,I am building up a driveshaft , shift linkage and kick down cable bracket for it. I only got my one red 65 Chevy Van,,,,,,,same one that I have had since 1970 and 500,000 miles ago..........


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Post by Oldsmobubble on Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:36 pm

keep your eyes open for a gen 1 panel for me. This '69 might grow on me, but I'm missing my '65 badly, and looking at the your all's pics isn't helping Crying or Very sad
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Post by donivan65 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:49 am

You got 4 body styles to choose from,,,,,,No Door,,,,,,,Panel, ,,,,,,,SportVan or Panel with windows like mine.........
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Post by Oldsmobubble on Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:09 pm

1st Choice - No door
2nd choice- Panel with only back windows

It'll get paneling, a rubber floor and possibly a fold down bed on drivers side.
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Post by donivan65 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:43 pm

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Post by DanTheVanMan on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:59 pm

Oldsmobubble, Here's one much closer and I have talk to the owner. They also just lowered the price.

http://savannah.craigslist.org/cto/2205540235.html

They just lowered the price to $2500 and After talking to them I bet if you offered $2000 cash they would bite.....


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Post by Oldsmobubble on Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:28 pm

the one in Savannah is a find, but I don't do windows Laughing
I think that they look cool, I like mine on the roof. geek

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