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Bagged 1966 G van under construction

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savage

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Location : Where Rust Never Sleeps in Ft Wayne IN
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by savage on Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:42 am

Who is that masked man,The lone welder-grinder??? (LOL)
Nice work,you moving right along
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RodStRace

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by RodStRace on Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:41 pm

Your brother checked out my van this morning and shared some build pics of your van.
Had to come on here to make sure you were representing!
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:07 pm

Pulled the motor to freshen it up, decided to coat it with ceramic paint first, and then the colors that I will be going with on the body eventually. Once it goes back in, I want it to stay in!!!















I stripped all the previous paint off first then primed and painted, about four to five total coats...not to shabby if I do say so myself
















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savage

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by savage on Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:10 am

Nice
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Tice84

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Tice84 on Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:12 am

Nice project you have here Heinz! Good stance. What kind of bags do you use? Enigine look great this way!
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:09 am

the bags are from a company here in Arizona called AIRBAGIT , the brand is C-TECH or Chassis Tech
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:12 pm

affraid affraid affraid hey, just wanted to update you guys...for those who have been fallowing my build...I am making my first attempt at fiberglass on my doghouse. My idea is to form a metal mesh first, then coat with layers of material and then do some finishing body work. This is so I can have the whole doghouse hinged at the front and open at the back. Also the air intake will come in from the pass. rear corner, so I need the corner of the doghouse modified for this.










I layered the top and side, then once dry I worked the corner...decided small zip ties were the best option to hold it together... santa santa santa











then I have a halogen light to heat the fiberglass resin to harden it...was not to sure, but I am good with how it seams to have worked so far.


























next is to work on hinges and hold down system. I came up with a funky way of holding it in place, while not needing tools to open it.
I will keep posting...share your thoughts on it if you'd like to
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:34 pm

Ok, so I got ambitious with my radiator fan shroud configurations. The custom down flow radiator was modified to fit in the van, low and angled up front. The radiator will be below the engines coolant level, hence a remote cap design (mentioned prior) will be inline with the upper hose. The fans are offset for two reasons, row coverage and due to the 90 degree lower hose outlet. The system will also house a temp controller for fan operation.






OK so I decided to open the front bumper design to scoop air up and divert it to the radiator...also posted video. Notice the tounged lower portion, DEBATING ON THIS PART....Please comment...STAY? OR take it OFF?








watch the two YOU Tube videos (pardon the loud music...I find when working on fab... music can help) affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid


https://youtu.be/NifrUPRcwiI


This is the loud video
https://youtu.be/5rhgJhKlt_U



So last set of images, the radiator in place,
and the underneath, while I had it up, couldn't resist


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wirepuller

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by wirepuller on Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:51 am

With all due respect, I don't like what you've done with the front bumper setup. It kinda looks like a Rolling Stones lips logo.



Overall, I love what you've done so far, may have even taken some of your ideas and applied them to mine, but I don't care for that modification. As far as breaking the mold and doing something different, you have achieved that, and it is inline with your build to date. It will certainly make the line between haters and lovers that more obvious....LOL!

Keep it up,

WP
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Twinpilot001

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:15 am

im with wirepuller ( iknow=opnions??) yet what abot making a moveable air-dam setup that can be lowered & raised-temps/summer / winter? or just leave as stock opening? That shroud should be fine-and yet id look into the fan speed & amount of air the fans will acvtually move.many fans are just =-NOT adequate in air movement!Happy vannin cheers
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suicideking

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by suicideking on Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:42 pm

style aside, the scoop doesn't look big enough for AZ. (I'm only about 20 minutes from your spot) I would default on the OVERKILL vs UNDERCOOL if you know what I mean. are you running AC ?
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:35 pm

Yes it will have dual a/c, if things work properly.

How far along is your van???? have not looked at your progress lately.
Private message me and maybe we could talk shop lol! lol! lol! My van is in San Tan Valley
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:07 pm

So I Frankensteined together my doghouse cover, it has hinges that bolt to the center cover.





I will probably have a hydraulic lift support to hold it up, when opened.





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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:46 pm

LOVE THIS VIEW affraid affraid


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suicideking

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by suicideking on Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:06 pm

How do you finish that glass? Sand and primer fill?
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OutofSight

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by OutofSight on Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:29 am

I was wondering the same.
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:37 pm

Not sure, never done fiberglass before. I think ,after the high spots are knocked down, I will bondo it. Then finish and paint...
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:09 pm

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kookykrispy

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by kookykrispy on Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:41 am

You asked for opinions. I hope you do not cut the front bumper. Stay with stock. A cut front bumper looks like crap
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:24 pm



I took an 80s SUBURBAN/TRUCK front bumper and narrowed it 6 inches or so, and I plan to us a hinged plate from a CADILLAC to fold down to reveal the hidden receiver.

This is at full height,


then full lowered,



and last...DRAGGIN' front up with rear dropped.
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:19 pm

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vanny
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by vanny on Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:34 pm

Even at full height...better go easy over the speed bumps!

Did you have to bulk-up the braces for the bumper because of the additional girth of the Suburban bumper compared to the factory bumper?


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savage

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by savage on Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:10 am

Nice choose on bumper,you going to use same on front??
Are you going to steel plate bottom of back bumper for Draggin Cool
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:00 pm

the front bumper I showed earlier, its a rear s10 bumper. I still have to finish the corners on it. and yes, the intension is to be able to throw some sparks while draggin affraid affraid affraid affraid
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:39 pm




Washed the van up for the first time in almost two years affraid affraid lol!
taking care of rust issues and poor prior repair. The body filler was almost 1/4 inch thick in spots?? WHY ME? Sad Sad Sad So this is my attempt to re-repair. I have never done this, but found it funny that the corner (I thought would be complicated) it wasn't so tough...but the more flat piece was a pain. It will need some body work. I'd rather need body work over the rot and neglect.

First pic appears to show a piece of steel brazed over a long rotten hole in the bottom,
the following pics show the patch and the final pics are of another rotten section and very large dent that bondo covered...and my fix. They sell a quarter panel still on ebay, but its for a 1967-70 so I would have needed to fill marker lens holes. Plus the other side needs the same and a new fuel door will be added too.

Share any comments, it fuels me when people check out the van...and even more when comments are added Laughing Laughing affraid affraid


































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