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dix
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by dix on Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:43 am

Digz looks like a good solid body to start with,
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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 Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:04 am

Had some crash damage on the RR. DS rocker is an old repair and not to good of one. Scattered rust issues, but was factory Plum Crazy.
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Joe Van
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Joe Van on Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:28 am

Moving right along Joe its slowly coming together its shaping up nicely just "Keep On Keeping On" Brother... Smile ....


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dix
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by dix on Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:32 am

plum crazy had to be a special order on a van,
i had a 73 with a special order color super banana yellow
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savage

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Location : Where Rust Never Sleeps in Ft Wayne IN
Registration date : 2008-05-15

Re: What are you up to?

Post by savage on Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:21 am

Your Dodge is coming along Joe,any progress on 454 ,Jag Chevy van??
Pic of the Road Apple Cruise In, in Grabill IN . Big Amish community. Alot of road apples everwhere
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Location : white lake, michigan
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by billski on Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:34 am

Recently bought an '80 Chevy Shorty. Solid. Straight. No bondo. Runs great. Empty interior. And only $800!!! I'll post pics soon. But more importantly I'm in Florida right now for family reasons and driving up to see Joe Van today. Can't wait to meet him and talk van stuff. Hopefully we can post a pic of us together with his vans. Billski.
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savage

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by savage on Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:01 am

You ever get any pics of your new van to post Bill, You find it up in MI or down in FL
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Digz

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Digz on Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:49 pm

Brought this home from Dans this weekend.
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by savage on Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:18 am

Wow , I didn't think Dan would ever sell it. how you move it,& what are you going to do with it??
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Joe Van on Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:03 am

Digz wrote:Brought this home from Dans this weekend.
"Great Score" Joe probley the only one left..!!!.. I see a wall hanger there for sure cut the skin off a old drivers front door a couple of rims and tires it would look "Awesome" on a wall in a garage or man cave...!!!..Joe did you see the fiberglass 1941 Willys Coupe "Counts Customs" cut in half and made 2 wall hangers one a red white & blue "Gasser" and the other one a Black "Pro Street" version they were Bad Ass...!!!..Very Happy


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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Digz on Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:53 am

Tom, we put it on a trailer flat. I made that spreader to hold it up without folding it in half. It almost did that but I stopped before it hurt anything ! Plan on hanging it here in the shop. High and safe.
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by savage on Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:02 am

A guy called about DV, said he was looking for a cheeper van, I told him about the NY 65 I had in tent in my backyard. Spent most of day getting it running & out of tent. Of corse he doesn't show or call(DH) I forgot how well it runs,& got new pics ,if it goes up for sale. Did get some Van time.
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Lazarusvan on Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:42 pm

Went to local Rockabilly car show and food event. Ran into BruceEconoline and his daughter showing off the van. Solid van. Of course, the only Early. Can't wait to get mine finished up so that I can join him.











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vanny
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:55 pm

Great looking Econo!!! Smoothies look sharp on there...goes with the rest of the chrome! Purrrrrrty!!!
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:05 am

Thanks Vanny, but they are Coker's cheap Chinesse smoothies. The chrome is flaking off, and rusting away. I have a set of American Racing early "American Made" slots. I'm looking for a shop that can restore them for me, and then they will be installed
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Digz on Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:48 pm

My 350 has had an annoying tick for quite some time and I did what came natural and just turned the radio louder. Well a couple weeks ago after it had sat for a week I started it. It started very easily, almost to much so as it went to high idle in a split second and the noise became quite loud. And stayed ! Finally had some time to start an investigation today. One of my buds ( an old school mechanic) and I were pretty sure it was in the left bank somewhere. It wasn't, ran the valves on that side and went to the right after having made no difference doing that. Used a stethoscope (dowel rod, as my real one I think was borrowed) and that seemed to say the front cylinder. Tried adjusting the rockers on that one and it is acting strange and makes no difference. Ran the others to make sure I was just dealing with one cylinder. I have yet to remove and inspect the rocker arms as high miler chevys will crack those and they are the original rockers on reconned heads. It's not the original cam but I have no idea of it's exact history as this engine was gone through once before I did the simple rods and a rings thing to it. Smacked lifters? worn out cam lobes? I forget what the common failures are other than the rockers. Clacky type sound is why my first target will be the rockers.
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Scott

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Scott on Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:54 pm

Took the van down to a local body shop to get some prices..

They said $3000 to repair the front damage where someone filled in a big area with bondo, and to pull some dents from around a headlight.

And to paint the whole thing, $10,000.. (about)

What have y'all spent on a basic paint job?
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by m1dadio on Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:47 pm

I can speak in canadian dollars so subtract about 20% to equal US dollars.

I brought my van in for an estemate. The verbal estemate was, we could get started for about 10,000 but probobly more like 15,000, will likely go as high as $40,000.

So I did it myself, I have about 4500 in hired help. I have about 6000 in paint and suplys and i spent about 110 hours of my own time into it. got a shop, paint booth and rotisery for free.
6 months latter and I am almost done.


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Re: What are you up to?

Post by 65-G10-guy on Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:53 pm

Hey Scott, I just went through this in CA about a year and a half ago. I only had some minor body work and lots of little dents and issues, nothing major. Had a couple quotes around $10k total out the door, but that was to take it all down to bare metal and do a really proper job. I did some shopping and found a "One Day Paint" that came in at just over $5k. I had some minor issues but overall it looks great. I would say $10k is a bit high unless it is a show quality perfect job. For me I wanted something I wasn't afraid to drive so I was happy to save the $. Good luck, Jerry
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Tent Time in Indiana

Post by savage on Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:16 am

Been in the 60's here in IN. Hate to thing about Snow ,but its(Invisible) tent time for the 68 G-20 from Mark(108 Vanguy) in Cail. See you in spring.

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Vanish on Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:07 pm

Went on a Road trip Today ... SR166 AKA Blood alley ..... there's a Big Hill there about a 7 % grade this trucker Lost his Brakes .. the truck caught on fire and Burnt to the ground ... guy got out of the truck with out a scratch .. His Lucky Day .. the truck was way over loaded as well .. with Landscaping Boulders .......






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Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:11 pm

Man, not much left to that truck, except for the payload! Good thing he got out in time!


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Re: What are you up to?

Post by dix on Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:34 am

headed to cleveland ohio, For the custom car show, We have around 50 vans in the show, This should be the most vans in a indoor custom car show event . thursday thru sunday
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savage

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by savage on Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:07 am

Good luck at the show Dix. Hope you and all the other vans do well . Vans Rule
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:36 pm

Have a Great time and take plenty of pics!

Please and Thank You!


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