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vanny
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:56 pm

Best wishes Scott! I have an aunt and uncle who live in Sandy Ridge, NC. Nice people out there. They LOVE NASCAR! I remember visiting them when I was a kid and his Grandmother drove a chevy with Cragar Mags! She's the little old lady from Carolina! Go Granny, Go Granny, Go Granny Go!


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Joe Van
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Joe Van on Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:23 pm

GOOD LUCK Scott with relocating and with selling the Van sometimes a change is nice and well deserved.cheers.. I also have been busy myself I decided to change all my belts and hoses because the van sat around for so long. When I was replacing my heater hoses I noticed my intake manifold seeping coolant so I pulled it apart painted it Orange to match the rest of the motor and painted all the brackets and pulleys black also that's when I noticed the left header gasket blown there were oval port gaskets instead of round port so I pulled the headers off re painted them and installed new gaskets. Finally got rid of the mid 70s spare a bias ply tire with the tube still holding air sand blasted the rim repainted it black with a new tire and yesterday ordered a NOS Stock 1966 GMC white hub cap to top it off. Today I ordered my gauges finally I have been running around with a lazer thermometer I bought the summit Electric gauges so I can run wires instead of tubing and a spring wrapped sender. I have the same problem as Chester I STILL CANT POST or DOWNLOAD PHOTOS either I don't know if its the computer or me I just hope I can figure it out before I start my Interior this fall since I named the Van RED RYDER so I will go with a western theme inside.COOP is coming over my house before Turkey Rod Run in November to do some air brushing on the VAN I will be installing my gauges this weekend and installing the shorter door straps from some of the parts I have extra..cheers..JOE VAN...
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econopoor
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Location : Jackson TN
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by econopoor on Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:46 pm

Hey Scott,
Good luck on the job. If you get it I'm about half way between you and NC. Would like to finally meet you if you're passing thru. Just let me know.

Duane in Tennessee.
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Nightmoves

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Nightmoves on Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:59 pm

Best o luck to ya,Scott.Hope things turn around for ya soon.
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Digz

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Location : United States Six Lakes MI
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Digz on Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:31 pm

An old classmate was hosting a carwash/fundraiser for his daughter's choir group. So we went down and got a rinse.



260mi round trip.
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DanTheVanMan
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by DanTheVanMan on Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:42 pm

Just hanging out with old school mates in Marquette, Michigan. Some I have not seen in 35 years! Great to see them again. That's the good news. The bad is I rolled my ankle and will be on crutches for the next two weeks! Err!


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Digz

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Digz on Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:04 pm

Sucks about the ankle !!! We've been kicking around running up to Gran Marais to do some agate hunting sometime soon. I hadn't seen my classmate in nearly 35 yrs either!
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Nightmoves

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Nightmoves on Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:29 pm


Goodbye,old friend.
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G-Man
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by G-Man on Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:39 pm

Who did you sell it too Moe???? Still have your 1st gen????
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Nightmoves

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Nightmoves on Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:45 pm

Quite often I'd get a knock on the door folks askin about the van.Finally,someone hit me in the right mood that realized I wasn't just gonna give it away.A deal was struck,and came today and took to new home about 4 miles from me.Great guy that bought it.Told him of the website,we'll see if he shows up.
The lil 1st gen is in the garage and I piddle with it as my goofy schedule allows.
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wylee

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by wylee on Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:51 am

summers ben real busy, nothing done to van. showing pic of new toy house.
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by dix on Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:32 am

that a nice pair you have there, what's in the roarrunner ??
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RipVanArkie
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by RipVanArkie on Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:23 am



My shop in the woods, still under construction but so is the van...


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ndjarrett

Number of posts : 356
Location : Memphis
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by ndjarrett on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:04 am

Engine is pretty much ready.


Got the sway bar in.



Just trying to patch up dog house and slap it all back together before Petite Jean.










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RipVanArkie
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by RipVanArkie on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:50 am

Lookin good Neal! Love the heater shut off valve!

My buddy Jeremy will have the site next to you with the '63 FJ3A!


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2013 MidSouth Econoline Meet
Host of the MidSouth Econoline Meet, Petit Jean State Park, AR
1967 Econoline Pickup
1966 Econoline Supervan
1967 Econoline 8-door regular van
1965 ChevyVan, Cargo, 250/3speed

1964 Econoline 8-door Window Van, 4spd
1966 Falcon SuperVan, Automatic
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ndjarrett

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by ndjarrett on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:25 am

Scored some Astro van seats for $100. :-) I need to hack the bucket brackets a bit but they will fit. Of course, this means a few more holes & bashing to fill in the the previous owner had done to fit the seats that were in it.

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dodge man

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by dodge man on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:49 am

GOING TO LOOK SUPER!
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sandyvan

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by sandyvan on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:07 pm

Purty!!

I want to see how those Astro seats go in, I have been wanting to hit the salvage yard to get some. Is there room to keep the arm rests on the front seats?
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ndjarrett

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by ndjarrett on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:31 pm

I think the armrests will be ok...should know this weekend.
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G-Man
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by G-Man on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:32 pm

Doghouse is awesome
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vanny
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:23 pm

Anxious to see these installed. SCORE!!!


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andrew carter

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by andrew carter on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:12 pm

nothing new with the van but working on some new ink
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ndjarrett

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by ndjarrett on Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:23 am

Finished patching up the dog house.



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ndjarrett

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by ndjarrett on Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:29 am

This is what my front seat brackets started as...



This is how I hacked them up...



After some more grinding and welding...



After filler and paint...



Unfortunately I did not have time to get everything set in this weekend, and I still have some old holes to fill in on the fender wells. I should get the engine in this week, then I can mount those new buckets in and see how well they will work. :-) My neighbor will be bringing scraps so I can start fabbing the quick release brackets. They should be fairly easy, jusy angle iron and 1/4" round.
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RipVanArkie
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by RipVanArkie on Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:50 am

Youve been busy this weekend! looking good. Still going to be ready by Labor Day W/E?


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1967 Econoline 8-door regular van
1965 ChevyVan, Cargo, 250/3speed

1964 Econoline 8-door Window Van, 4spd
1966 Falcon SuperVan, Automatic

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