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Coop's new old van

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Coop

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Location : New York
Age : 40
Registration date : 2014-04-01

Re: Coop's new old van

Post by Coop on Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:16 pm

vanny wrote:I have a question for you for those of us who aren't familiar with taping off parts for painting...What kind of tape did you use and I'm assuming that you used the exacto knife to trim it with?

Beautiful job by the way. Looks Fantastic! cheers
Thanks Vanny, I am no pro at this but I will tell you how I did it. I used 3m painters tape and yes an exacto knife. What I have learned over the years is to use the exacto knife to very carefully lift and pull the tape off before it dries. Then I bake the part in the oven (when dry to the touch) to the co's specs. I spent a lot of time with these parts and they came out better then I expected. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions please just ask. P.S make sure your parts are clean! Or the paint will peel but I'm sure you knew this already. cheers
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Coop

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Location : New York
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Comming together

Post by Coop on Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:51 am

The engine is just about done. I just have to give it a good cleaning and finish up the paint.
Got the head back from the machine shop.


So now that I have the head. I was able to put the engine back together.

My friend Eric made this baffle for the oil pan. He made it so the oil pump pickup will sit just inside of the baffle. This way it keeps the oil from slashing around and running the pump dry. Once he had it all cut and bent the way he liked we were able to tac it in the pan to find the center of the pickup. We then removed it and I punched out a perfect 4 1/4" hole with my hydraulic punch. Wink


We then marked it and cut out for the pickup tube

He then wielded it in the pan. Now I was able to start putting it all together.




We then loaded it into Eric's Cube van and brought it back to my shop for the final touches.

I hope this post finds everyone well and thanks for looking. I will check back as soon as there is more to report.
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Coop

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Re: Coop's new old van

Post by Coop on Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:02 am

Over the last two weeks or so I have cleaned up the oil pan with my angle grinder with a wire wheel on it. Then I gave the engine a good cleaning with some Dawn dish soap and brushes. Now I was able to paint the engine with some Por-15 rust preventative and let the engine sit for a day. I then hit the pan with some 320 grit sand paper, cleaned, and primed and painted the oil pan. The following week I did the same with the rest of the engine. Let me know what you think.
Here is what the oil pan looked like when I started

All cleaned up painted with the rust preventative and sanded


Now primer and paint




Now the following week I cleaned and taped up the block so I could prime and paint it.






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vanny
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Re: Coop's new old van

Post by vanny on Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:30 pm

That's looking Great Coop! Nicely Done!!! cheers


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Coop

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Re: Coop's new old van

Post by Coop on Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:42 am

vanny wrote:That's looking Great Coop! Nicely Done!!! cheers
Thanks a lot. I hope it holds up well. cheers
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VANagain

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Re: Coop's new old van

Post by VANagain on Wed May 11, 2016 2:54 am

Hi Coop, how about an update? Have you got that pretty engine in the van? Any progress on your tranny hanger?

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