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Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

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G-Man
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by G-Man on Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:13 am

I also have a vintage 1972 70 trail, great bikes
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by jfox on Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:23 pm

ct 90, and a 50 here...San Diego van/scooter rally?Very Happy
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:58 pm

Heck ya! I love the fat tire 70's mine are ST90's.

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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:17 pm

Today's trip has been very productive. Our first real stop was silverado canyon in Orange County. We did a forest road on the ST90's.



Our next stop was the reason I spawned the 250 mile trip. We went to California corvair to pick up some chrome bumpers from a greenbrier van. The bumpers are nearly perfect fit. Check out these bumpers and you be the judge. Mind you the yellow ones are upside down.








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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by vanny on Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:24 am

Now that's a worthwhile trip! Great score!


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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:58 am

Let's hope so vanny, the front bumper might need a little trimming because our doors open closer to the grill then the greenbrier. If this is true then ill have to have it rechromed. Yikes!

I've already held the rear bumper on. It mates perfectly. The holes are in different places but ill just make different brackets.
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by G-Man on Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:07 am

Corvair bumpers??? Are they the same??? Sure look the same
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Post by Dirtstar1 on Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:53 am

G-man, when I say the nest perfectly against the body I mean perfectly! They do look better upside down I think. Lol
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by G-Man on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:17 am

How much for a set????
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by ScottyJones on Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:45 am

Killer wheel chock setupso it locks into the seat brackets?
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Post by Dirtstar1 on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:25 am

Gulp! The bumpers are $230 each but they sure are nice! They look new. No signs of being referbished.

Scotty, ya, they just bolt down the same as the seat. I need to invest in carriage bolts so they don't spin. Worked out great. I need to add outside loops to my cross bar. Right meow the hooks just go in the end of the tubes. Makes the straps run at a funny angle to the hook. Anyways the bikes go in and tie down in about 5 min. Super simple.
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Post by G-Man on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:07 pm

they are not really bad priced, rechrome would cost more
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Post by Dirtstar1 on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:38 pm

I was just outside looking them over. They are super nice. On the inside you can see all the straightening work but outside look new. I'm going to coat the insides with por15 so it has good rust resistance.
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by G-Man on Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:15 pm

How about a picture with them on the van after you get them on
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Post by Dirtstar1 on Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:18 pm

Absolutely. Ill do a full write up on how I make the conversion brackets since the holes are in different locations.
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Post by G-Man on Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:28 pm

That a bummer I was hoping that were the same as our vans (holes wise)
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:31 pm

The guy says he has lots. I bet he would sell them unchromed and you could fix the holes.
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:56 pm

So a couple of things happened today. First thing is the parts store called and said my heater core came in. How's this look?


Next thing was the turn signal switch. So I pulled the wheel again and changed it out. I laughed to myself when I read the manual and it said to take apart the plug to get it in the column.




I'm running out of mechanical things to fix!
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by vanny on Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:12 am

That must be a Great feeling! You've come a long way on this project.


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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:52 am

It's getting there vanny.
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:21 pm

Ever leave to work in you van and its dark but when you get to work its light out? Next thing you do is wonder off leaving the headlights on.... I have a fix for that. Starting with a simple buzzer and relay from radio shack I made a circuit to buzz when I turn the key off with the headlights on. Check it out.

Here are the parts


This is the wiring diagram


Here is the circuit soldered up.


These two poles are ignition on the left and lights on the right.


The red wire on the bottom right is ignition and the white wire is lights


Here is the buzzer mounted to the column

Now when I turn off the key with the lights on the buzzer lets me know to turn off the lights.
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by VANagain on Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:41 pm

I haven't been taking the time to look at the forums lately and every time I look at your thread there's three more pages to read! I hardly even post about my own. RazzYou are really zooming along on yours. You said you've restored a lot of motorcycles. Is this what you do for a living?

I know that feeling of wanting to get that California license plate. My van came from Oregon and it took me a long time to get it driveable to take it to the DMV. They didn't give me any trouble about that commercial vs passenger thing. I had no back seat but they gave me the passenger plates without any trouble.

I replaced my turn signal switch not too long ago. Yup, they're right, you do have to pop the terminals out of the connector to install the thing!
http://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t31630-turn-signal-lever-for-1st-gen

Did you get your locks rekeyed yet? I priced a place in PB that wants $35 to rekey each of the cargo door locks! Do you know a more reasonable place around here? I can buy new ones for less but I want it to match the ignition and front doors. I bought this setup, which also comes with a lockable glove box button, for pickups but it doesn't include the two we need for the cargo doors:
http://www.brotherstrucks.com/prodinfo.asp?number=JDLGB66
(I had to cut down the length of these door locks but otherwise they fit our 1st Gen handles.)

Would you post a close-up photo of the sticker on your air cleaner? I know you can get new repro stickers like that but I've wondered what ours is supposed to say. Tune up info, I presume. And maybe they're always different, depending on where they had the van serviced? Here are a couple I've seen:



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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Digz on Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:59 am

I like the buzzer set up. Put that on my things to do list. Cool ,Thanks.
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:53 am

Hey vanagain, I just love all things vintage. When I get locked onto something I don't quit till its to a safe stopping point. For a living I design suspension for trucks and jeep. That's how I got the cool shop to make just about anything. As for the locks, I do have a phone number of a guy who will rekey the van pretty cheap. I've been so busy I need to call him and get that going again. As for the sticker, my "hi torque 230 sticker came off with the wash mitt when I was cleaning parts. My other sticker is from united air cleaner. Ill take a pic of that and post it up. The hi torque sticker they sell appears to be an accurate copy.

Digz, I found that idea already done by a guy in an MG forum. I just had to try it.
Basically you just power up the relay coil with ign and ground, then power the buzzer with the headlight switch. Since the relay is a normally closed circuit, when key power is lost it completes the headlight to buzzer circuit. The only thing that bugs me is the relay coil is fired all the time when you are driving. I'm sure it's ok, but someday it's gonna give up and the buzzer will be stuck on. Lol there is another way to do it with 2 resistors, but I'm not that good of a circuit builder.
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:15 am


Here ya go vanagain

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