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Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by vanny on Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:58 am

That's a Cool Drawing! I've always admired people with artistic abilities! Also like the square tubing idea, nice work!


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Post by dodge man on Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:34 am

I CAN HARDLY WRITE LET ALONE DRAW, SHES GOOD!!, LOVE TO SEE PICTURES
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:14 am

If you would like to see some more of her work, here is her website. It needs a major update though.

She mostly works in fiber (Felting and such), and Metals, But is working on her perspective drawing skills as it helps her visualize I guess. I am amazed, as I can't draw at all...

Bobbie Dominic Art
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Post by dodge man on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:32 am

she has a talent !!
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by dix on Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:37 pm

Nice drawings and such, left handed people are more creative, so i'm told, when you install your new back seat make sure you use a thick washer or a peice of steel to help support your floor on the under side when you bolt it down..
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:27 pm

Just going at it, one piece at a time...

So here is my auxiliary power storage in the form of 8, 18 AH SLA batteries. They weigh 103 pounds together. I'm wording them up short term at least, inside behind the drivers seat. Want to find or make a steel tray to hang under the floor for them. For charging, I have a good quality battery isolator I will attach them to, and also have 4, 55 watt solar panels to go on the nonexistent roof rack. Tonight I started wiring up a power panel for them, so I can put them all on a battery tender until install.

I'm oldskool, and am all about the real tinned brass connectors and solder.






Check out this "High Quality" electrical work I found in the back of the '96 GMC Astro I liberated a bunch of parts from.



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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by dodge man on Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:04 am

its going to be nice having the extra power, cant wait to see it all done, good job,
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:28 pm

Finished up the Rock-n-Roll bed extension today. Welded it up, ground it smooth and primered it. Next is to Mack the backing plates for under the van floor and to paint this frame black and mount it.






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Post by Dawgboy on Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:39 pm

Final coat of black paint. Needs to dry but it's done! Just need to bolt it back together, drill and mount.


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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by vanny on Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:47 pm

Looks Great, can't wait to see it in place!


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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:29 pm

Another piece of van related art by my hunny. This was done when we were first dating.

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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:14 pm

Dangit!

Locks are wrong...




Don't even fit in the holes... I might be able to get a refund though.

Also got the spare mounted today. It's a used tire, but that's because I'm planning to go to a 15" rim and don't want to spend a Tom of money on something I will be tossing within the next year.



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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:40 am

Today is my dad Gene's, 87th birthday. He is the dude that gave me the desire and skills to want to wrench on old iron. In many ways, we are very different, but in some, we are the same. Here he is, and here are some of his projects. He does 90% of the fabrication himself, with help of course from my brother and I. Paint is the one thing he farms out...

1930 Austin 7 "Chummy". Shipped from Australia to the US. It's the current resytore Project and is in pieces right now. The body work is being farmed out to the El Capitan High school Auto shop in Lakeside CA. Mechanics are all done.




1936 Cadillac Fleetwood Convertible V8. This was a 6 year frame-up resto woith some rust reapair and a LOT of fabrication for the roof structure. Also, he cast the door handles and bumper parts himself.







1927 Cadillac Touring car. This was a 1980's frame up Restore By Jim Renzuli, that my dad bought not running and did a complete drivetrain restore plus some paint and Nickel Plate work (No chrome)
I love driving this. It will cruise the freeway just fine, and has done Cadillac Tour of California.





1929 Graham Paige 827 Limousine. Converted by Howard MacGee along with 12 others in 1930 for the Publix Theater chain(Paramount Pictures) as parade cars. There are 23 others left, 1 in Portland, one in Florida, and one in Boston.







Enjoy!
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by vanny on Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:43 pm

Cool cars!!!


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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by dix on Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:52 pm

Some nice rides there...


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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Vannin Ken on Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:15 pm

That Caddy is sweet!!
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:30 pm

Finished up the Rock~n~Roll bed install today. Of course I still have to fab the back half, but permanent seating is a done deal. All grade 8 hardware and galvanized steel backing plates.




Triple checking the mount locations


All the way back and upright


All the way back and down


All the way forward and down.


Mood lighting is 12 volt led


And here's what it looks like in the back with the flap up
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Big W on Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:47 pm

That turned out nice. Great job on the fabrication work.cheers
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by vanny on Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:18 am

Looks Good and Solid! Nice Work!


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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by G-Man on Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:11 am

nice in there, maybe to nice for a renter LOL
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:50 pm

Chopped out the original spare tire carrier to make room for the bed platform. I have an OEM unit that mounts on the back door, so it was redundant anyway. Main gain from this is I can store my fuel can on the right aside, where it tucks in better, and frees up the left side to be finished out flush with the bed.




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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by dodge man on Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:25 pm

its miller time,
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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:37 am

My brother offered me the well running engine and tranny (150Kmiles) from an 87 Mercedes 300TD wagon last week. This is the 3 Liter Turbo 6 cyl diesel. I think the price is basically hauling costs for 500 miles, and he has to come down here next month anyway to pick up a 68 International Pickup he bought. Should I jump on it? He said the heavy wagon got about 28MPG, and I am told they are a "Greaser's dream" for WVO. I know nothing about these engines though.

Would this be worth the effort for the Dawgvan?

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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:19 pm

Even though I am sick as a dawg, it was such a nice day I got the cab heater re installed. Used a K-Four switch panel and a 15 amp fuse on the "always on" aux panel I installed under the dash. Never mind all the open wires you see, it's all getting wire loomed once I am done passing wire through the floor grommet.

Red is the Aux. radiator fan, amber for the heater. Still have 3 more to fill there, one will be Aux driving lights, one for backup lights(not an option in '64), and the last for a 120 watt x 120VAC inverter that's going in the dash.



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Re: Dawgvan: A '64 A100 Build thread

Post by Dawgboy on Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:38 pm

Happiness is shorts and flip flops at the beach. No Polar Vortex here!



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