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Bagged 1966 G van under construction

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66BC

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by 66BC on Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:25 am

Awesome work! An exciting build to follow.
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kookykrispy

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by kookykrispy on Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:03 am

I'd just leave the body/ paint completely as is. Roll it out on your choice of rims. Its uber badass and beautiful already. If anything, just have the bumpers and headlight rings chromed, but leave the rest alone. Your suspension work will speak for itself.
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:48 am

Ok I have completed my first prototype wheel, I took a 18 inch Camaro steel wheel and used some online advice about taking it back to a 2 piece and changing the offset. I took it to another level...see the pics below





Now the plan is to color match to the vehicles paint scheme I am planning for.
the hubcap is a dodge B van cap and I am debating on it (retro rally look)
or a rat rod "spider cap" with the bullet center



I dropped the front end two more inches, now it sits level at approx. 1 inch from the ground
depending on the tire I choose, it may hit ground









Now I have mocked up my Heim joint bump steer correction tie rod set up, and I think its gonna workaffraidaffraidaffraidVery HappyVery HappyVery Happy



Sorry for changing to thumbnail pics but if you click on one you like it lets you see it bigger/better...trying something different. Tell me if it works better for you guys....


This is the low point of the S10 sub frame









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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:56 am

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Big W

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Big W on Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:55 pm

That's looking mighty fine. The new wheels look awsome.
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homebrew

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by homebrew on Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:48 am

Yeah Buddy! I love watching this.
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:18 am

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homebrew

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by homebrew on Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:51 pm

Fits right in there and you still have clearance below the pans! NICE!

I anticipate having to move mine up a few inches. (The transmission pan sits 4" below pinchwelds on my A100.)
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Neatbeard

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Neatbeard on Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:49 am

Love it! Awesome job!
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CandyVanCan

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by CandyVanCan on Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:10 pm

Vary impressive!
Question; what are you using to connect the GM column to the Mustang II rack?
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mYlU-ttYe0

So a little tweaking and the air ride system will finally be DONE affraid affraid affraid affraid
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savage

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by savage on Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:47 am

Cool, Man that van goes Low
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:45 am

Front wheel well getting tubbed , need more room all around for the 18 inch wheels



cut large area out, now need to start fabbing new tubs, after brake booster and steering column are done.





Building the radiator support for an upright aluminum 4 core with two electric fans, notice the gearbox and steering shaft I recently finished, sorry pics are a little fuzzy












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vanny
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by vanny on Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:30 pm

That's some Amazing work Heinz!!! cheers


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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:59 pm



new chrome tilt column in and working with brake booster up next





parts 69 108 van supplied the beginning of the doghouse santa



gotta get it extended to include the radiator. Also need to put alternator pocket into the lid
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Wheelie

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Wheelie on Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Thats looking good but somebody needs to give you a camera Laughing Laughing

what are you using to connect to the steering rack? thats an interesting steering set-up


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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:24 pm

im using a phone camera it sucks...and the steering is gm column u jointed to a 94 Honda passport or Isuzu rodeo gearbox redirects to a mustang II power rack. The pics are like my memory, a little fuzy at best... affraid Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:11 pm



Exhausted with making this work...LOL!!! affraid
and it will make it out the rear of the body!!!!

and YES the air lines will take a new route (before anyone asks Wink)

CLICK IMAGES TO VIEW FULL SIZE PICS





Got all the wheels made and fit is awesome, I can steer fully with the van grounded and no rubbing!!!!








The exhaust will exit a hole on the rear roll pan...look at the sharpie at right rear

Van crazy

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Van crazy on Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:17 am

Awsome!!!
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Big W

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Big W on Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:17 pm

Man that's coming along nicely. Keep those pics coming. cheers
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r.s.s.

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by r.s.s. on Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:39 pm

Nice!
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Digz

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Digz on Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:21 pm

Liking all that !! Got to ask what you have for a radiator? Have something like that going on in a project I am working on. Leaned back and enough to cool a BBC.
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:05 pm

I bought the project with it, It appears to be 4 core truck style radiator... set upright and fill / cap relocated on top tank. Other tank has petcock and trans cooler in stock location, which sits at bottom. I may rake it more but it fits good. I am going to use an inline cap in the upper hose possibly too...dodge Dakota used this to help bleed air pockets that occur where radiator is lower than the engine. So you may wanna go that route...it also has a overflow nipple like a rad cap would.

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Digz

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Digz on Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:16 pm

Thanks, I am running a down low rad with an inline fill on my Orange Van. Running 2 caps at the same pressure with overflows Tee'd together to a recovery tank. That works great, Tried 2 different pressures and it made air and forced out coolant a little at a time. Okay I will guess the rad width is 19 inches , How long is that thing?
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:37 pm

27.5 high 19 wide

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