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Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

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SDEconoTruck

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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by SDEconoTruck on Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:36 pm

Cool purchase, I did the same got a 2003 Ford "safety" car, so I can mess with the Early proper. See that mirrored building behind your car, over the trunk, I used to work there decades ago on the top floor. Seeing it gave me flashbacks, ha!
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Dawgboy

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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:14 pm

No real progress on the van, but I did just pick up yet another vehicle. A 72 Honda trail 90. It matches the van... Very nice to be able to pull the back seat in 5 minutes.



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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Tue May 19, 2015 3:18 pm

I'm Back! I had a heart attack while moving, yeah, don't do that... I'm fully recovered and almost have the shop back together. That took from August until now. Today I bought the Champion CC3132 "HighBoy" Radiator on eViLbay. Sure hope it fits! Will know soon enough, it should be here by Friday.

Anybody have advice on making it fit, I am all ears!
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Big W on Tue May 19, 2015 4:45 pm

Can't help with the rad, however...I'm glad to here that you have recovered and doing well. cheers
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Thu May 21, 2015 6:57 pm

Well, Here it is. Very shiney! Not sure how I am going to fabricate a new mount, but I am motivated. Barring rain, Saturday will get the van up and stripped out, so I can compare the two and do a trial fitting. Its about an inch thicker on the tanks, but otherwise looks a good fit. It's more than double the core thickness Very Happy



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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by vanny on Thu May 21, 2015 7:32 pm

Looks Great!!!


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Dawgboy

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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Tue May 26, 2015 4:10 pm

Worked on the Van over the weekend. Pulled all the crap out and put the rear seat back in. Then pulled the radiator to take it and the new unit to a friend who is going to Tig weld mounting flanges to the Aluminum Radiator. If I'm not too tiret to picj the van back up, I'm going to scrub out the tunnel and mat black it with Rustolium paint. As is normal, The Dawgvan requires blood sacrifice with every upgrade...



All this is getting painted black so it's invisible through the grill


The comparison:


You have to get it WAY UP to get the radiator out (20 bolts and screws, it's really very easy)





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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by vanny on Wed May 27, 2015 4:19 pm

Nice Progress Dawg!! cheers cheers

BTW, the Honda Trail 90 looks right at home in the van! My wife drove a Honda 125 when I first met her, wish we still had that to putt around on...


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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Thu May 28, 2015 11:22 am

Keep an eye, this is the start of "The big push". Hope to be in paint by December.
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by RodStRace on Thu May 28, 2015 8:07 pm

Looks like good progress!
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:37 am

Pardon the details...

More Progress. Last weekend, pre-food poisoning, I pulled the radiator shroud out of the van and that was a real PITA as it was held in with 4 bolts with captive nuts that all spun out of their captivity. I had to gain access to the backside and vicegrip them. the last one took 3 hours as it was right up against the master cylinder.

Here is what the the sroud looks like and where it sits in the van:






I am going to paint the floor in front, and that housing piece before re-install.
Went to see friend "Pyro" last night. He welded the new flanges on the radiator and used his plasma cutter to remove some metal from the radiator housing to make it fit.











And the fitting!







Next steps?

Final fitting and trimming of Radiator housing and radiator. Drill the mounting holes.
Strip, Ospho, prime, and paint the housing. Ten Paint the inside wall with heat ablative ceramic paint using this stuff:

http://www.hytechsales.com/insulating_paint_additives.html

Strip, Ospho, prime, paint the floor.
Mount the radiator.
Repaint the rest of the housings with the thermal paint
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