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My one owner 66 A100!

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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:06 pm

No I didn't make it out there . I ended up working. How was it?
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Scott

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Scott on Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:07 pm

It was the largest it's ever been. It went from fence to fence this year. There was an early Dodge and Ford, plus two early Chevy's out there too.
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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by sasktrini on Thu May 02, 2013 8:55 pm

Cool thread! Great work, debates and info!
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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Tue May 21, 2013 4:36 pm

Got a replacement cluster to replace mine thanks to Millwright. It is in way better shape then mine. I had some downtime at the shop today so I cleaned it up and replaced the missing glass with pexiglass. I plan on repainting the face but that will come when I start doing paint and body.

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by vanny on Tue May 21, 2013 6:19 pm

Very nice looking cluster! Never thought I'd say those words! What a Face It's great to have people who are willing to share parts and knowledge! cheers


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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by dix on Tue May 21, 2013 6:52 pm

On e-bay they sell replacment gauge cluster decals the look very nice from the pictures. and the price was reasonable from what i remember. don't know if any one here tried them.


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millwright71

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by millwright71 on Tue May 21, 2013 10:23 pm

Glad you like the cluster! Hope it works well for ya.
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pittsdriver

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by pittsdriver on Wed May 22, 2013 5:35 am

Clean the face with bleach, it will look brand new. I have a friend that restores instruments and that is the trick he uses. Don
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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:52 pm

A little update on the van... The tank has a hole in it. Saw a puddle of fuel under the van today. Took a peek under it and fuel was steady dripping. I spent a ton of time trying to save it but it looks like Im going to retro fit one or just use a fuel cell type. Im tired of jacking with it. Im also making seat brackets for the high back seats and starting on body work repair. Pics when Im further a long!
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Dodger 359

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Dodger 359 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:43 pm

I had a drip and put a POR 15 kit in my fuel tank. No problems since.
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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:00 pm

I dropped the tank and found the crack. It kinda looks like an old stress crack from something hitting it. I am betting that that is one of the reasons it sat so long originally. I got the tank all welded up and red koted today. Tomorrow I am bench testing my fuel sender and getting the fuel guage working in conjunction with the notorious eBay sender.


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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by dix on Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:36 pm

make sure you bend the flote on the new sender to match the old one.so they read the same. also you need the ground strap going around thr rubber hose,


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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:24 pm

I straightened the right side wheel arch repair panel and did a rough cut out. I am working my way up to a happy medium of not cutting off anymore of the original body than I need to and still allow for a clean even weld gap. The original cuts on the body are really jagged so its kinda tricky cause the original floor is right there. Hopefully tomorrow I can get that side tacked in and finished out.


rought cut, I traced the original cut on the body to the backside with sharpie then I can make my final cut and use that line as the minimum cut line margin.
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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by vanny on Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:58 pm

Looks like you've got it under control. Can't wait to see the results! That's going to look much better on there! Very Happy


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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by JD on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:00 am

Lookin good!


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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:09 am

Its been awhile since any van progress. I have been busy moving in and setting up my new shop. I am getting really started on the van. Doing a little bit during any downtime at the shop. Complete body work and complete suspension tear down and custom fabrication currently in the works.

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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:11 am

I got one side tacked in yesterday, FINALLY. It was such a terrible cut on the body it took me awhile to get cleaned up and get it perfectly lined up.



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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:18 am

I fought the drivers side repair panel. As you can see someone took the easy route of caking it with filler instead of metal working the damage.



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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:23 am

I went ahead and ground off all the half ass filler work and worked the panel with my hammer and dollies as smooth as possible. I ended up having to cut away and retacking the really mangled piece near the edge of the panel to relieve tension from the rest of the wheel opening. It was a lot easier to work that way as well.

heres all the stuff hiding under the half inch filler repair.



here it is ready for final trimming and installation on another day!

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Vannin Ken

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Vannin Ken on Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:48 am

Both sides came out nice..Good work!
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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by vanny on Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:07 am

That looks Great Wheelie! Much better than the mess of Goop they had on there before!!!


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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:11 pm

Slowly coming along. I wasn't able to get the drivers rear wheel opening repair done. After grinding down the opening on the body I discovered body damage, covered with filler all the way down the side starting just after the front wheel opening. Appears like they turned into a fire hydrant. Hopefully in the next few days she will be all sanded down and sheet metal repairs can continue.




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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Joe Van on Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:52 am

Moveing along Nicely.!!!. Gonna make a BIG Difference with thoes rear wheel well's back to the original size and shape.!!!.cheers.
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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by dix on Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:21 am

Wheelie what is your next move ?? front markers and grill out, and portholes out and some work on the back doors going on, is this going to ba a strip and repaint ?? you have the front lens out, unplug those lights and clean the sockets, and plug ends then use dielectric greese on the contacts and plugs and open the springs on the wires a bit ,same on the rear as well, a little time spent now will pay off later, make ant pigtail or contact shinny again goes a long way,


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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

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