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Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

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Dirtstar1

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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:39 pm

Thanks, it will come out great I'm sure. I'm in my element now. Fabrication is what I do. Ill draw the tank in solidworks. At that point ill convert it to a flat pattern and cut it on the plasma table. Once it works and I have DXF files I can prolly link them so people can download the files to cut.
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Post by Digz on Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:46 pm

Something to watch for is access to the bumper bracket bolts. I seem to recall having to slide the tank sideways a bit to get the ones on the passenger side in. Seeing as I had forgotten about them at that stage.
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Post by Dirtstar1 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:52 pm

I was planning on using the stock sending unit in my new tank but this is what I found when I pulled it out. Forget that. I can get a marine sender that reads the same ohms.



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Post by Dirtstar1 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:54 pm

Digz, the more I look at it the more I like it with no bumpers. I'm going to make a hideaway hitch in the rear roll pan. There will be enough room between the tank and frame for bolt heads, but you would have to pull the tank to get the bolts out.
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Post by Digz on Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:57 pm

Man if you can upgrade the sender and pick up system you better go for it, those units do not exist in the real world anymore but they can be rebuilt if someone really needs one bad enough. Also the stock line out is 5/16 so a good time up-size for when you get that itch to V8 it.
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Post by Dirtstar1 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:02 pm

Digz, since you brought that up, I'm going to make the sender plate with a 60 psi injection pump and sock on the bottom. That will have a 3/8 out. Then a 5/16 return line next to it. Ill run the return line to the bottom of the tank next to the pump and that is what ill use for the stock mechanical pump. I've got my eye on a couple of modern engines. Lol
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Post by Dirtstar1 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:19 pm

Ok question time.

Does the 65 chevy van come with an alternator or generator? Mine has an alternator.

What is the difference between the 6014 headlight and 6024? I've got one of each in the van. Which one do you use?

Oh btw, today I put 65 chevy truck tail lights in the van. I love that chevy recycled so many parts.

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Post by Dirtstar1 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:03 pm

Hmmm, am I missing something or does this van have no hazard switch?
How about a high beam indicator?
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Post by Joe Van on Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:26 am

THE hazard switch is located next to the heater switch on the steering column bracket and is a push pull switch. the hi beam indicator is in the center of the gauge cluster.As long as there is three terminals on the back either headlight should work........
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Post by Twinpilot001 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:58 am

1967 =1st year for a Hazzard switch! I do believe?? 68 side markers.
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Post by Joe Van on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:51 am

[quote="Twinpilot001"]1967 =1st year for a Hazzard switch! I do believe.................. MY van is a 66 GMC van and has a Red push pull switch on the coloumn bracket across from the heater fan speed control and lights up red and blinks when the hazards are on and is factory installed. Very Happy ..2nd GEN 1967 and after has it on the column below the steering wheel...


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Post by Dirtstar1 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:56 am

The only reason I noticed I didn't have one is, I replaced the tail lights and bulbs and turning on the hazards is the easiest way to check the brake lights by yourself.
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Post by Joe Van on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:59 am

DO you have a hole on the left side of the steering colunm on the bracket????
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Post by Dirtstar1 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:00 am

No. Just the heater fan knob.
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Post by Joe Van on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:04 am

THAT is strange maby mine isnt factory. scratch . WE will have to ask donivan if anybody knowes it will be him. cheers .CALLING donivan where are you.... lol!..Does a 1st GEN have hazard lights from the factory..


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Post by Dirtstar1 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:08 am

On the same topic, is the high beam light hiding in the speedo face? Cause its not on the aluminum bezel with the temp and gen lights. Maybe I have a burnt bulb. I f I cycle between high and low beam the headlights work but no indication of a dash light.
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Post by Joe Van on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:53 am

OK I just got home for lunch and went out to the garage to make sure I get this right.The hi beam light is directly below the 50 mph number and lights up red you probley have a bad bulb. And my hazard lights switch and harness looks factory. scratch
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Post by donivan65 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:08 am




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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by donivan65 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:15 am

The optional 4 way flasher switch mounts next to the fuse box under the dash,,,,,,,


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Post by Joe Van on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:25 am

THANKS donivan. Very Happy . That's the same switch I have mounted to my steering column bracket so it was a factory OPTION. You learn something new every day...................... (at least on this sight). lol!
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by donivan65 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:34 am

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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:58 pm

You guys are awesome. When I get home I'm headed under the dash to change out those bulbs.
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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:07 pm

You guys will like this. The radiator came in today. I couldn't wait to get home and check it out. Up till now everything has been straight forward. I tried to squeese the radiator down through the top. no go! Today I was introduced to the belly pan. With some persistence I got the 3 parts of the belly pan down. Next was the core support. This is really the first booby trap I found. The throttle rod and e brake cable are threaded through the core support. 30 min later I unravelled all that stuff and the core support was out. It appeared to need a little straightening. So I beat the dents out of it. But enough about that, I bet you wanna see pictures!

Ae6066 aluminum radiator $175 on eBay


Old radiator brackets


Old radiator tin around new radiator


New radiator with old Tim pop riveted for mock up.


Core support bolted to mocked up aluminum radiator


Test fit of all parts together.


Looks a little too blingy for this vehicle


In the doghouse. Looks like plenty of room for the radiator cap.


Does the core support look bent rearward?

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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Digz on Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:55 pm

The top of that support is bent back to keep ya from leaning on the fan. Smile
It all looks pretty good !
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Dirtstar1

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Re: Recycling a 65 sportvan custom.

Post by Dirtstar1 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:01 pm

Thanks Digz, I didn't wanna paint all those parts and find out I needed to straighten them. Actually the radiator is a pretty easy modification.

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