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uante

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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:07 pm

Went to an All Ford Car Show Yesterday...it was actually an annual Mustang Show that they decided to open up to all fords. Tons of nice Mustang in all years and about 5 other Fords including my Van.



I got my wall finished just before the show. Trump keeps talking about building a wall, I went out and built my own! lol





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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by vanny on Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:13 pm

Nice job, Brent! Looks like it tucked in there very nicely...
Does it allow the doghouse lid to open all the way?


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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:46 pm

Thanks Vanny. Yes the doghouse opens normally and the wall is pretty solidly in place.
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by whalemstr on Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:08 am

Why the wall???
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:32 am

whalemstr wrote:Why the wall???

Good question. After seeing what other people were doing with their vans, I wanted to do something fun with my van. So I decided to make a replica surveillance van.


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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by whalemstr on Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:48 am

LOL!!! They call those stealth vans in the world of van living and camping! Mine will be close to a stealth van when I get through with it!
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:59 am


Actually the stealth van concept is pretty cool, but that's not what I'm doing...I'm making a replica of the Honey West Spy Van from the 1960's TV Show.


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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by Tice84 on Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:35 pm

The wall looks nicd Brent! How is it working with driving noise, less noise from the axle?
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:28 pm

Thanks Tice. I really like the wall there. Of course I haven't made the doors yet, but it already gives a "separation" that I like. I think there is a little less noise from the back, but my rear doors rattle so much at the moment I can't hear any axle noise anyway! lol
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by Barnabas on Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:23 pm

I am sure Honey will appreciate the wall. You probably won't be able to keep her out of the van!
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by whalemstr on Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:38 pm

Once you start adding insulation and flooring it will get even quieter... I have already noticed however, that it also adds weight - which affects performance!!! Dammit - that means I have to actuallly tune the damn thing again!!! LOL
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:07 pm


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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by jrdunn96 on Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:14 pm

Inspector, supervisor or what?
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:25 pm

He loves Supervising, but he's on the outside looking in!
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by vanny on Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:30 pm

If I want to eliminate the noise in my van, I would put the wall across the middle of the doghouse so I didn't have to listen to "Honey" yakking my ears off !!! lol!


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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by vanny on Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:31 pm

uante wrote:

Maybe he's trying to fly over the Cuckoo's Nest! Razz


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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:02 pm


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Maybe he's trying to fly over the Cuckoo's Nest! Razz [/quote]

More likely he's trying to Escape from the Cuckoo's Nest! Razz
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:41 pm

Got a set of original front seats for my rear seat project. Thanks AZSuperVan (Bill).
After stripping the old worn covers and foam off, I needed to have one of the seat's bracket attach points welded and after seeing the great job the guy did, I took him the other one and had him beef up the welds as they looked a little wimpy.

Then it was off to the powder coat. Cost $85 for both, but it was worth it to me.

Old seat covers...Driver's one was pretty bad, but the passenger had more surface rust on the window side from possibly having it down a lot during rains.








Powder Coat came out Nice...Next is to have all four seats, my two original front seats recovered and these seats recovered and re-foamed to match.


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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by jrdunn96 on Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:48 am

Brent, You sure do good work!
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:03 am

jrdunn96 wrote:Brent, You sure do good work!

Thanks! Unfortunately I'm having the stuff done, can't weld, powder coat ot upolster myself. Might get the welding down someday.
Hoping to make some progress with the paneling this Christmas break after all the craziness settles down! lol
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by AZ SuperVan on Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:22 am

Looks great! I thought this was one of the coolest ideas ever.
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:01 am

AZ SuperVan wrote:Looks great! I thought this was one of the coolest ideas ever.

Seemed cool to me too. In all the pics I've seen of van interiors I haven't noticed that anyone did this set up. I even thought itd be fun to facing them looking backward like an old station wagon, but wouldn't do that. I'd get car sick for sure lol
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:12 pm

Haven't done very much with my van lately. I have been driving it, but end/beginning of the year projects have been higher on the priority list. Now that the storage downsizing and reorganization is almost complete (took most of the holidays that weren't spent with family) I'm excited that it's time to ramp of the van project!

Meanwhile last Sunday the weather was perfect in Arizona so Amy and I took the Bugs out for Ice Cream! The green one (Hubbard) I am half owner in with Amy, and the yellow convertible (Gretta) is Amy's and she had a huge role in the restoration taking a lot of it apart and putting it back together herself.






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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by mnghost on Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:28 pm

Those seats and frames look nice. Did you have to blast them or was that in the price
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Re: Brent's Van (uante)

Post by uante on Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:05 pm

mnghost wrote:Those seats and frames look nice. Did you have to blast them or was that in the price

I paid $100 for the pair, then $65 for welding to reinforce the bracket welds, then $85 for the pair to have them sandblasted and powdercoated. $250 invested so far. Fabric is on the way to have all four seats re-foamed and recovered.

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