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18speed

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Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by 18speed on Tue May 20, 2014 3:36 pm

Hi everybody, new member here, and a new owner of a 65 chevy Van. First off what do I have? Title says B 1965, and the style SL ... I was told it was a g10. Next I need mirrors, drivers door latch guts inside of door, emergency brake cables. This window van is a 6 door, 3 speed on tree, 6 cyl that has been sitting for years but runs and drives really good for being almost 50 years old. I have put oil on anything and everything that moves and it's smoothing out and working better. I might have to sell it due to I have to many projects, but I love the attention it gets. Thanks in advance for any and all information and ideas. This is my first Van...
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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by donivan65 on Tue May 20, 2014 4:20 pm

,,,,does it say Chevy Van or Sportvan, Sportvan Custom or Sportvan Deluxe towards the rear of the front door handles,,,does it say G1255 or G1265 on the VIN plate above the striker on the drivers door????,,,,does it look something like mine or have the little triangle window above the badge,,,,,,,
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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by 18speed on Tue May 20, 2014 4:47 pm

It has Sportvan under the little triangle window. It has G 126 5 P... .. and it does look like yours.
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Post by donivan65 on Tue May 20, 2014 6:07 pm

a G1256P makes it an official 1965 Chevy SportVan,,,,,,now those Sportvans come in 3 flavors,,,,SportVan, SportVan Custom,,,,,,and for the man who only desires the finest things in life,,,,SPORTVAN DELUXE,,,,,,and it will be written on the sides which one you got,,,,,,and them SportVans come with all kinds of accessories,,,chrome bumpers, tail light and headlight bezels,,,,fancy horn ring,,,,,chrome strips,,,,4 way flashers,,,,fancy interior,,,,pop out windows,,,,rear seats and a step that folds out when you open the side doors,,,,you got any of that???......I hope it aint green and white,,,,,,,
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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by 18speed on Tue May 20, 2014 9:26 pm

G1265P... It has just SportVan on the sides under the little windows. It looks like there was a step on the side. It does have pop out windows on both sides. I do have headlight bezels, not chrome. I was told it has a 250 engine. I found a metal tag, drivers side that says paint 526aa, Trim 613aa. No chrome anywhere except around the front turn signals. The guy I got it from sent pics of it before he worked on the body and it was just green. When I got it, it was primer gray...
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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by donivan65 on Tue May 20, 2014 9:39 pm

,,,,so then you got the basic, no frills, SportVan......but you sure got lots of choices of parts to make it look prettier,,,,,,,they kind of look like this all done up......







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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by donivan65 on Tue May 20, 2014 9:43 pm

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18speed

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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by 18speed on Tue May 20, 2014 10:54 pm

I already painted it red with black bumpers, and she's looks great. Having problems finding stock outside mirrors... I might have to go with mirrors like you have on your red van. I also can't seem to get pics on here.
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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by panelmanrd on Wed May 21, 2014 8:18 am

which door do you need parts for? stock mirrors are out there, there are
3 types 2 are jr west coast mirrors and the 3 rd is what`s called a swan neck
mirror and they are very hard to find an kind of pricey. e brake cables are out
there but only for the rears the front is really hard to find.
do an ebay search for the year of your van, also look at vcvc.org
it is also a website for early chevy vans, lots of parts there also, just have
to ask.
might also put your request for parts in the parts wanted section.
whenever I part one of these girls out that is where I go to see if
anybody needs anything I have available. oh an welcome. kcmo resident also
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18speed

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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by 18speed on Wed May 21, 2014 11:32 am

I need the guts for the Drivers Door latch. The mirrors I want the kind that bolts on top and below the window, or any large mirrors. I need to get her inspected!!!
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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by nodoor66 on Wed May 21, 2014 2:14 pm

http://www.vcvc.org/showthread.php/23670-mirrors-sending-unit-and-controls
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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by nodoor66 on Wed May 21, 2014 2:14 pm

http://www.vcvc.org/showthread.php/24092-drivers-and-passenger-door-mechanisms
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18speed

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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by 18speed on Fri May 23, 2014 5:33 pm

I can't get into VCVC, I signed up but still can't get in...
Thanks to all, for the help...
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Vantasia

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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by Vantasia on Wed May 28, 2014 10:27 am

VCVC moderator has to "approve" your membership, takes about 4-5 days, e-mail them again, welcome...I'm in both forums, very useful and you should be able to find the parts you need here and there. I found the front e-brake cable on eBay, they come up from time to time...find the engine casting number on the side above the starter and google it for chevy 6 block lists, that will tell what you have, unless it was swapped, a '65 probably has a 230 engine...
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18speed

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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by 18speed on Fri May 30, 2014 10:35 am

I need a gasket for the rear tail light lens... Anybody ever make one ???
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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by vrod64 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:44 am

18speed wrote:I need a gasket for the rear tail light lens... Anybody ever make one ???



cheers

Best bet is to buy a sheet of gasket material and make your own. Cheap and self gratifiing
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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by donivan65 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:19 am

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Re: Just got a 65 sportVan... Who has parts?

Post by panelmanrd on Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:03 am

lmc truck in Lenexa has them and so does classicparts in riverside, and there is a
third store in town that brobably will have them jim carter truck parts in independence
23 st and about lees summit rd
just tell them you need tail lenz gasket for 64/66 chevy truck same part.

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