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Joe Van
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:15 am

Its been a while since I posted on my thread havent got too much done in this Summer Heat except keeping everything in working order and hitting some local "Car Shows"...But I did manage to gather up some needed parts over the summer for my winter project's in a month or so...After looking over a year I found a 2nd gen Fan Shroud & a Clutch Fan I will use my electric one as a "Hamburg" style puller up front above the belly pan behind the grill. Very Happy ........ After trying to figure out how to make a hitch for the van for some time now I found a Custom class 5 Vally hitch on Ebay did some parts swapping and it's in my garage...cheers .. Plus I did some more parts swaping and managed to come up with a 2ng gen "Floor Tunnel" and a Roof patch to cover the rear vent opening... Very Happy ..


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:21 am

Thatta =Boy !!- ur on a roll now!!!!!!!!!!! cheers cheers cheers


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:26 am

And I also managed to get all the needed parts to "Properly" hook up my E brake..!!!..I Have a "Go Cart" throttle cable and some shock absorber washers for the pulley's... lol! ...I want to "THANK",,,,, G Run ,,,,Mikeysly,,,,&,,,,Hywaychild,,, Very Happy ,,


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:35 am

Hey Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you also repair the customers cars the same way ??????????? affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid Shocked
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by vanny on Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:23 pm

You're on a roll Joe! Nice prep for the cooler weather...what does it drop down to in your part of Florida in the winter? 50 degrees??? When I left for work on Friday morning, the temp was 35 degrees. Little early for that nonsense!! Keep us posted on your progress. Looks like some excellent upgrades coming soon!


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:21 am

Getting my Early ready for Zephorhills Auto Fest..!!!..Finally after wanting to do it all summer today my friend Gerold came over and we painted my side doors ... Very Happy ...Now I can start on the interior going to do the doors first with maby a 3-4 inch wide pine board either ship lap or tongue and grove depending what I find may just varnish it and leave it natural color or I have some Dark Walnut stain too.. scratch ..


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Post by BILLS66 on Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:34 am

Joe That's exciting looks like they turned out great ! Bill
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Post by Twinpilot001 on Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:51 am

Thinking joe's just stuck on =RED!!!!! red van., red air compressor, red scooter!! red bucket,- likely drinks a ="RED BEER"??

affraid lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by vanny on Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:13 am

What other color would you expect on the "Red Ryder"? Probably drinks Red Bull to keep him on his toes! Joe, keep up posted with pics on the interior as you progress...Please and Thank You! I need a friend like Gerald! Doors look like they turned out nice. Twisted Evil Very Happy


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:02 pm

Well after spending all summer collecting parts I had a burst of energy today got my powder coated factory air cleaner installed today and my "Hurst Quarter Stick" shifter installed also now just have to save for a longer cable..!!!.. Very Happy The shifter would not sit flat on the box so instead of spending all day grinding a piece of 1/2 inch steel plate I made a spacer out of 1/2 inch ply wood instead..


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:12 pm

Off the topic I went to a Car Show last week and there it was my old 1941 Willys Coupe the guy sent it to a paint shop and went crazy with fire,, flames.. pin stripes..graffics,, My opinion he over did it but still it was tough to look at after spending 6 years building and driveing it and putting 5,300 miles on it..!!!. Still its a "Bad A$$ Car... Smile ..


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by vanny on Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:17 pm

That looks Great Joe! Nice fit! Looks right at home on the lid!!! cheers


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Digz on Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:12 pm

How long of a cable do you need Joe? any special ends, I have a couple around here that I most likely will not use. I always seem to need 10 and 12 footers. Twisted Evil
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by dix on Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:06 pm

looks good Joe, some nice work going on there,
keep it fun.
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:58 am

Thanks Guy's..!!!.. Very Happy ..Joe the shifter is a "Rear Exit" reverse pattern shifter so the front eyelet looks awful small... I am looking at a 8 foot cable...I could get the 5 foot one to work that came with it if I did not have to open the lid..But look around if you have one that will work (8-10-foot) I will buy it from you its $71,12 for a 8 footer from Hurst.. Very Happy .


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Vantasia on Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:07 am

Joe Van wrote:Well after spending all summer collecting parts I had a burst of energy today got my powder coated factory air cleaner installed today and my "Hurst Quarter Stick" shifter installed also now just have to save for a longer cable..!!!.. Very Happy The shifter would not sit flat on the box so instead of spending all day grinding a piece of 1/2 inch steel plate I made a spacer out of 1/2 inch ply wood instead..

That's cool, with the cover on, you can't tell! Nice solution to the auto conversion problem!
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by GMman on Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:38 am

That looks good Joe. It fits real nice on the dog house lid.
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Digz on Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:59 am

Okay I will check today. To darn cold to add heat to the shop this morning 10* outside right now.
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Digz on Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:40 am

I have a B&M 10 footer here but not sure if the end to the shifter mount would work. They appear to be brand specific?

I also have a few industrial type cables I can check at the shop , but again the fit would be in question as they usually are quite large at the mounting areas.
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:54 pm

Digz wrote:I have a B&M 10 footer here but not sure if the end to the shifter mount would work. They appear to be brand specific?

I also have a few industrial type cables I can check at the shop , but again the fit would be in question as they usually are quite large at the mounting areas.
Joe the shifter eyelet and the threaded end looks right but I have C clips on both ends of my cable and it has to go through a bracket first..My Hurst shifter has a rear exit cable and is different from the front exit cable ones I have seen so looks like I will have to spend the $71.00 to buy the 8 foot one made for my specific shifter...I appericate it anyway I wish your 10 footer would have worked..!!!.. Smile .


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:03 pm

Moving right along I picked up a "Sport Comp" tac for the van Wednesday from a friend of mine for $40,00 ( a $200,00 tac) a little BIG but I could not resist...!!!..And it matches the rest of my gauges.!!!.. Very Happy ..


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Twinpilot001 on Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:11 pm

Looks nice -joe!! score!!
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by vanny on Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:51 pm

Looks right at home in there! Thanks for the pics Joe!!! Very Happy


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:27 am

I ordered the 8ft cable today so I can start using my "New" shifter..!!!. cheers ...I will post pictures of the install.. The cable going to run down the the inside of the lid and go down the inside of the back of the box and loop around to the transmission it sounds good hopefully it will all work out that way being a "Reverse Pattern" shifter I have to flip the lever up on the trans because it pushes the cable instead of pulling to go in to gear..!!!. Very Happy .


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:51 pm

Well the cable came today and 4 hours later its official the column shifter is "GONE" I still have to add a couple of cable clamps and its done..!!!.. cheers .The hardest part of the hole job was getting that 5 foot shifting linkage bar out with the headers and everything else in the way..!!!...Gonna start gathering parts for my front "Disk Brake" conversion meanwhile I am going to convert the throttle linkage to cable more pictures to follow..!!!.. Very Happy ..I am going to try use a 3rd gen cable from a 1978 Chevy Van,,,,My seats lay flat fully reclined so having to do everything up side down it kept me from pulling the drivers seat out..!!!. Very Happy ..Here is the Old linkage and the New one..


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