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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:44 pm

Here is another view of the dash..........
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Digz on Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:00 pm

I have no clue as to how some of you guys keep the dash wiring hid and out of site. Mine looks like a freaking birds nest under there. Big Thumbs Up on everything Joe. Looks sweet.
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:31 pm

Digz ever since I built my 1941 willys and installed a Ron Frances wireing harness It has always bothered me to see wires hanging down my wife says I am anil.lol!.All the Vans and Cars I have built over the years have had the wires hidden a lot of zip ties and a lot of time. I also ran all the speaker wires through the windshield post and roof chanel where they put the tail light wires from the factory all my wires are hidden through out the Van..Smile.............
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:47 pm

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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:55 pm

Hey Joe I wanted to show you my friend Scoobys Van a 65 GMC Handi Van we go back many years he still has the van in his garage its been off the road for many years we put a 427 Big Block with a TH 400 its hard to keep the front end on the ground about 600 horse it became not practical to drive to Van events and was way too hot inside for highway driving so it just sits around and he starts it once a year or so. This is the other Earley I told you about that I was going to buy before Red Ryder they are both rust free but the motor needed a lot of de tuning (Cam, Carb,Intake,Exh,)before it was Road Worthy the Red one was ready to roll...Smile.


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by dix on Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:33 am

that is the one Joe,


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:47 am

There is a funny story about that one of our customers a 85 year old lady and a group of her friends from the church across the street from our shop had 1000 of them made and gave them all away in less than a month I have one on the bumper of our shop truck a 03 GMC PU for a couple of years. The one I have is stuck on a piece of plexi glass it has been displayed in my last 5 show cars/vans everyone loves it.I have to go to Staples today for G Man to get a shipping tube I will ask if maby they can make copy's and have it lanimated if so I will just send you one no problem..Smile
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:02 am

Ordered a set of theses today on E Bay $30.95 for the pair and free shiping and with glass blue dots installed.!!!! It will keep me from cracking or breaking mine.......Very HappyVery Happy........
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by dix on Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:37 am

You should either paint or tape thar chevy emblem in the lens silver, I think it would even look nicer, BUT those already look very nice... and a very fair price


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:39 pm

YEA I thought the same thing I have also seen the ribs painted silver too but the Van is a GMC and haven't decided what to do yet.I will decide after I put them on and see what they look like....................
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Post by vanny on Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:54 pm

Maybe find someone with a real steady hand to pinstripe GMC in the middle of the Chevy symbol!? Anyway. They'll look cool all lit up!!!


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:40 pm

Pulled the headlite switch down today and did donivan65's upgrade and....... wa la parking lights with the headlights on.cheers..What a Difference!!!!..
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:41 pm

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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by vanny on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:47 pm

Lookin Sharp, Joe! cherry


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:41 pm

Got the new tail lights with the blue dots installed and new gaskets.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:44 pm

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Post by dix on Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:36 am

looking good joe.


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by G-Man on Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:08 am

Look GREAT
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by vanny on Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:44 am

Nice touches Joe!


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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by jimthefred on Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:11 am

you can wet sand the lenses with 600 to get rid of the bow tie. then clean and clear coat! this will also work for dull plastic headlights.
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:14 am

THANKS GUYS I am still trying to convince my wife all stuff I have bought for the Van the past few months had to be done and I had no choice:lol!:..Cant buy any parts this week I will have to break down and go to the grocery store wife says no food in the house DARN I hate wasting money.!!!!!!!!!! That is a old school trick jimthefred about clear coating the lenses I did it to my 66 nova I had and they looked like new. I am still thinking about painting GMC in the bow tie. Last night I found a new set of lenses with the glass blue dots and no bow tie after I put mine on.Evil or Very Mad..(anyone want to buy a set of blue dot lenses with bow ties?) I am going to take some pictures of the Interior to show everyone my starting point. I have decided to run the toung and groove wood front to back I am a Mechanic and not a Master Carpenter and will be WAY more difficult any other way (up and down or on a angle) I am going to start with 4 of the 4x6 rolls of 1/2 in jute padding with the foil on top for the walls about $24.00 a roll from NPD I used it when I built my 41 Willy's and it is the BEST Quality looks like the factory stuff under the carpet used in today's modern cars.I will put something else on the roof that does not get affected by moisture so maby a roll of bubble stuff from Lowes theres to much humidity here to put cloth type insulation on the roof. I will use 1/4 inch oak ply wood for the door panels and rap them in padded marine grade vinyl (have not decided Red or Black yet). I think for now it will at least look better with the door panels and insulation installed.!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:33 am

Going to fix the dents on the origional trans pan for that trans and paint it today Ford Red it matches my Van to a tee..(Go Figure)..And take that @%$#@ chrome one off that leaks like a siv even after I ground all the chrome off where the gasket sits it still leaks.!!!!. Like the Old Saying goes....Chrome Wont Get You Home..... Thats all I plan on doing this weekend I have to get out of this HEAT I am in it ALL week it is 11 oclock now temp is 84 heat index is 95 already yesterday the heat index was 105 got to love this time of year in Florida.!!!!.Smile.............
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:41 am

Got a few dents on the inside of the rear doors to fix before I can install the door panels the origional owner must have not been too good at tieing things down...............
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:45 am

Lucky for me he did put some kind of paneling on the walls becuase there is no dents on the inside of the body panels...cheers....
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Re: Joe Van's 1966 GMC Handivan

Post by Joe Van on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:51 am

I think on the door panels I will go with whole insides covered except for the back I will go up to the windows even though it would look cool if I just covered the section where the handels are on the front doors.................

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