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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dix on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:45 pm

some times i'll walk away and tomarrow i'd come back with a differnt frame of mind. are you working on these at work or at home. ?? if 2 had broke i'd start getting the others oiled up.


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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:18 pm

I got oil on the other two, thanks for the heads up! Kinda strange how it was the bottom two though. I should have the other one done this evening, I have been working on them at work a little, mostly at home.

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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:15 pm

I have been thinking about selling the Dodge to focus on the frame off restoration of my '57 Chevy, and pay more attention to my 66 Chevy 90 panel. I am at the point where whatever I do to it will end up being what I want, not necessarily what a new owner would want. What do you guys think? I have documentation of everything I have done to it so far, with pictures.

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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dix on Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:37 am

do what your hart tells you. you already know these vans don't carry a top dollar. if you are going to sell it post photos thst people can see every thing.


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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:56 am

I am in the process of putting insulation/sound deadener on the engine box panels. I will post pics of the entire build when I get the chance to start an album here for everyone to see.
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:02 am

what are you useing for your dog box Tom,?
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:06 am


this is what i used
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:15 am

It is the same type stuff, just not Dynamat brand. Works really well. I need to visit the local pick a part yard and get a door seal next. I have a minimum price in mind for the van. If I can't get it, I will use it for a daily driver/workhorse for now.

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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:31 am

yeah they can be a labor of love and expencive, i can only afford one, with being retired and on a fixed income, i had to sell all my other toys, this van costs me enough to get it were i want it, all thats left on mine is a new engine and trany rebuilt and it should be like new,
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:14 pm

I like the Dodge, and have put alot of effort and money into it, I just have too many projects right now. I refuse to cut corners on anything, that leads me to decide this one will be much more desirable if it is ready for the next owner's finishing touches.
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:38 pm

I started a album in the gallery to show everything I have done to it.
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:59 pm

i'll say you've done alot of nice work Tom,
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:20 pm

Thanks Dodge man, I have alot of fun working on these vans.
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:28 pm

yeah i got some 3/8'' thick aluminum flat stock i'm makeing a couple of nerf bars for the front, i'll take some pictures tomorrow of them, there like the ones 5th down on this site, http://www.mcmillanrodandcustom.com/nerfbars.ivnu
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:34 pm

Those will look sharp! I had plans to put LED lights in the slots where the bumper brackets were.

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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:39 pm

i'm waiting for good weather to test drive these disc brakes, all it does is snow and rain, theres so much salt on the roads when its dry the roads are colored white, i'll wait another month,
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Engine box

Post by millwright71 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:15 pm

Here are a couple pics of my newly insulated, installed and sprayed to match the floor engine box. I also installed a sliding door seal from a Dodge Caravan from take-a-part. Thanks to the guys on here, I got two of them for $10. My Chevy will be getting one as well.


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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:26 pm

looks really good Tom,, cheers
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:00 pm

Got the electronic voltage regulator installed today, the headlights seem brighter, and the ammeter needle is alot more steady.
Again, thanks to this site for the information needed to make this upgrade!

Tom
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dix on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:24 pm

glad to hear your using the info for the updates...


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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:49 pm

man i missed that about a electronic regulator,
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dix on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:52 pm

it's inside the cab on the firewall near the brake pedel $$$$ 25.00


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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:01 pm

yeah i know were it is, i didnt know you could swap them out, do you need a different alternator ?
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dix on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:08 pm

no sir just plug it in and bolt it up and go, I'll see what i can find,unless you want to upgrade the alt also. ??? how much power does the stereo amp using.???


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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:14 pm

i know i should get a higher amp alt. but i dont crank up the volume, so it should be ok for now, i'm useing a capasoter, i have the old black regulator it looks like its never been changed,

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