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Bagged 1966 G van under construction

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kookykrispy

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by kookykrispy on Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:48 pm

what is awesome is some of us saw this van when Matt owned it, and now to see what you have done with it is just amazing
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dhuglife

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by dhuglife on Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:21 pm

with the brake master cylinder under the dash are you still using wiper motor in stock location, do they both with there? or are you going no wipers all together
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:59 am

I can relocate the motor to the left of the dash, left of the column I believe...but living where I do, I may just make a small hand crank just so they can operate manually. I will cross that bridge more at a later date. Thanks for the questions/comments.
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wirepuller

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by wirepuller on Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:15 am

My last custom vehicle I had did not even have windshield wipers on it. Generally these vehicles don't get driven hard in the rain, so generally you are just caught in a storm. I would put Rain-x on the windshield or wax from the car wash and the water would bead off the glass well enough that it did not effect my vision. If it did, I usually pulled over and waited for the rain to pass. I think I got caught in two rainstorms in the 5 years I drove that truck in the summer. I won't bother putting them on mine, but I'll have it on to pass inspection.

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Vanadian

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Vanadian on Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:25 pm

This is pure art. This helps me understand people that walk around an art gallery and are impressed with the work on the wall and just can't stop looking at it!
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:17 pm

That was the best way you could have put that, Vanadian. THANKS cheers The best is when you walk away thinking WOW how the Hell did I pull that off??? Or to think you have seen it all, only to find something to pull your interest back into the "Build", looking it over to make sure you got it.

I am at least going forward this week...I have some unexpected time on my hand and its only 107 degrees in ARiZoNA Evil or Very Mad affraid Evil or Very Mad Why not put the motor and trans back in!!!! I mocked up everything...still needs spark plug wire holders and to paint the brackets...probably deleting the EGR too.













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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:31 pm

so I have been looking online at s10 shock relocation...so I thought, let me try my hand at this. It will work for many applications with a need to relocate. I took 2 inch angle iron and cut 7 inches off. Next cap it with a 2 inch plate and drill it for the shock to bolt to. I took the s-10 shock and cut the mount from the bottom and popped out the old bushing. I purchased a DORMAN universal shock bolt kit from the local parts house. Then drilled the bottom control arm to mount the shock, and then made reference of the suspension travel so that I could locate the top mounting position and tack it in place. check out the pics, it worked and only cost me 14 bucks, wooohooo!!!! Rolling Eyes

KEEP the questions and comments coming! affraid affraid affraid afro

























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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:10 pm

Mocked up the top skeleton frame of the dash...more to come next week.







this shows the structural skeleton better...the portion that sticks out will house the a/c evap/heater box unit.



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vanny
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by vanny on Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:19 am

You've got vision, my friend! Is there room for the windshield seal to fit between the dash and the frame? Can't wait to see how this turns out... Twisted Evil


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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:01 pm

Yes the seal and windshield will fit, I left approx. an inch of lip where the dash meets the windshield...so the seal will fill most of that gap.

Here is a crude cardboard mock up I threw together, I'm quite pleased,
whatcha think??? Shocked Shocked Shocked
















The center will house the a/c vents at the top, the air gauges on the lower left and stereo on the lower right. with gauges on the area above the column and a glove box on the right panel. A little adjustment here and there still to be done...but you get the idea affraid affraid affraid
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by vanny on Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:32 am

Looks like it's all coming together...nice piece of work, Heinz!


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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:25 pm












The A/C should sit further out, need to make bracket adjustments or possibly different brackets. I am pleased so far, gauges will be next. affraid affraid affraid affraid
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by vanny on Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:11 am

Coming together nicely! A/C will be a nice feature on those HOT summer days in Arizona!!! You've got some MAD SKILLS, Heinz! Look forward to seeing you're updates...WOW! cheers


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savage

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by savage on Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:06 pm

Nice, You make it look easy.
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:07 pm

Thanks for the comments, I forgot to mention the dash unit holds a heater core too...yes it can actually get cold in the desert too!!! affraid affraid affraid
Next time I will most likely set up the gauges, keep checking back and thanks for fallowing my build.
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:59 pm

So I managed to include one of the cooler items Matt B. sold me with the vehicle, The Killer 70s Chevy bowtie gauge cluster. and I wanted to include an old pic of the van just before I got it...Flashback Enjoy!!!! affraid affraid affraid
















It will really PoP!!!, once the dash is painted







Just for fun here is a pic of the S10 subframe that I made to bolt into the van




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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:34 pm

BIG WEEK, took the van for media blasting






It was done at Jetstrip's airport hanger at Gateway Airport...they did a great job and I love the new NAKED look...it's SEXY scars and all!! affraid affraid affraid affraid Laughing Laughing Laughing
























Got her home and used a acid prep. rust converter spray on all the metal.



























Need to find a couple of side or rear doors, two that I have had extensive damage...I think I am going to wire it next
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vanny
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by vanny on Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:19 am

Moving right along and it looks Great!!! Can't wait to see the finished product!


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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by savage on Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:27 am

Looking good.
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:16 pm

...I was invited to take part in a SkillsUSA event. It's a program for kids who want to get into various parts of the industry. They can win scholarship money. So I towed my van to the Phoenix Convention Center. It was cool, the first time taking the van out in public. Plenty of people would ride up to the trailer and check it out, and then pass by, giving a thumbs-up or a head nod. I got to downtown PHX. I got to drive down into the North building, and into the biggest room you can imagine. We set the van up, then we had the kids go threw different stations, each with unique auto related tests. At my station they got to check out the van and take a short quiz...they had a great time. Some kids even hung out after to ask questions...it was a great time!!! Good to see the bond of vehicles ring true.








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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by vanny on Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Congrats Heinz!!! Maybe some of those kids will be inspired enough by your van to get the itch to take on a Vintage Van and keep another one on the road where they belong... cheers

Any pics from the event?


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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:17 pm

Maybe next time I can drive it there!!! affraid affraid affraid affraid
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AzDon

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by AzDon on Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:09 pm

The automotive technology program at Lake Havasu High (AZ) is a "SkillsUSA" program, as well as the CAD/Drafting program.......The auto shop actually teaches the operation of their CAD plasma-cutting table..... I donated the 307 and three speed from my van to the program....

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