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Brent's Van (uante)

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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:29 pm

I'd eat off of that floor. Nice work Brent.

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uante

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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:03 pm

Finally done with the bottom of the van. Finished today and installed the shocks and started putting the engine components back in place.



Finished! Well...for the most part





Rear shocks were tuff to get in. A furniture clamp did the trick for compressing it.



Engine Clean enough for me Razz



Not the greatest working locations, but luckily the "management" doesn't mind a little tinkering! Can't wait to get my own workshop again.
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by vanny on Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:55 pm

Looks Great under there Brent! Anything that helps preserve these longer is well worth the effort! cheers


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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by Space Truckin on Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:24 pm

Very nice work Very Happy
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by Big W on Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:48 pm

Looking very nice indeed. Keep up the "inspirational" great work. Keep those pics coming.cheers
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uante

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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:55 pm

My Dad came out to the "workshop" to see my Van today...
He thought it was pretty cool and knew the column shifting perfectly as he learned
on old 1940's Fords when he was young. Very Happy

He kept calling it a Scooby Van, so I said I guess that makes you Scooby-Dad!

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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by EcoPU on Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:04 am

Those are nice shocks, part# ?
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by Twinpilot001 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:13 am

Cool Pix!! my wife called me ="Dumbass" the other day!! I reminded her @ that time = u know sweetheart ? That makes you = MRS. Dumbass"!! She left without saying a word!! I always cook anyways!! affraid lol! lol! lol!
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uante

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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:53 am

uante wrote:These are at Rock Auto...looks like it mentions different ones for front and rear. Is that the way to go?

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=294396&cc=1334618

Rear

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=294398&cc=1334618

Front


These are the ones I got. The rear ones were a bit of a trick to install. I used a furniture clamp I had laying around to compress it that last bit. I haven't lowered the van down and driven on them yet, but I think it will be much improved over the worn out ones were on there.

Front ones were easier since they are vertical.
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by Twinpilot001 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:07 am

Thats the ="Good Ones" I always run those ="load assist" shocks on the fronts of all my cars! I also use the air ride shocks on rears too . cheers
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:33 am

Not a bad price either! Smile
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by EcoPU on Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:02 am

Thank you, yours look much beefier than the KYB's I bought.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C40T2S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:25 pm

Got the Powder Coated Doghouse back today...seems pretty good so far. Get the heater box back tomorrow.

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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by vanny on Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:08 pm

Man, am I jealous!!!! That turned out Vantastic! cheers


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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:31 pm

It's not perfect, but sure is a lot better than I could manage painting it myself. I got the step for the side doors done too. Those came out really good, but I forgot to get a picture of that assy.
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by 'fish on Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:42 am

uante wrote:Got the Powder Coated Doghouse back today...seems pretty good so far. Get the heater box back tomorrow.


That does look good!!

I think you had a hard time with the shock because you have the truck resting on the axels, if the suspension had been hanging it would have slipped right in.

That truck is so clean really looks professional, amazing job!
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uante

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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:28 am

Thanks Fish...

Actually I did reposition the jack stands to let the axle hang. It was just with the coil over spring, the shocks are fully extended and although I could compress and insert the bolt in the front because it was vertical, with the angle in the rear it just wasn't happening. Those shocks are just too stiff to compress laying on the ground pushing up with one hand at an angle and trying to insert a bolt with the other. Maybe I just need more gym time Razz Razz

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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:50 pm

More Parts!!!
Got my heater and step assy. Both won't be installed until after ext paint and rhino coating the floor.
All three things...Doghouse, Heater box, and Step done for $140. Very Happy


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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by vanny on Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:16 am

You got a Fantastic Deal my friend!!! Just think how much time you would have spent on those and how great they turned out! You're van is gonna look Fantastic and Thanks for all the pics...it's inspirational to the rest of us.


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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by FIZGIG on Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:45 pm

The powder coat looks great. You should have went white on the doghouse cover.
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uante

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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:51 pm

Can't do white, I'm not painting it white. If I wanted it the same as exterior color I could have done Navajo Beige.
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by FIZGIG on Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:11 pm

That would be cool!!!
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:13 pm

Does anyone have/know of a template for the glove box hinge holes? I aligned mine today, but since there wasn't one before, there isn't any holes. I think I got it pretty close and with a little larger hole, there will be some adjustment room.

It's just a pain because the hinges are on the inside so transferring the markings is a trick...just wanted to check before I drill. The antenna template worked well, and I have the one for the radio too.

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uante

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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:02 pm

Nevermind...done Razz



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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by vanny on Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:50 pm

Looks like you got it dead center...Nice job Brent!!!


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