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Bagged 1966 G van under construction

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vanny
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by vanny on Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:17 pm

Heinz, you've got some Fantastic fabrication skills!!! Love seeing this come together piece by piece! Thanks and keep the pics coming... Very Happy cheers


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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by 67VanHelsing on Mon May 11, 2015 8:19 pm

Awesome build!
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Thu May 28, 2015 4:51 pm

Started to work more on doghouse and transmission tunnel, floor mocked up but covers for tunnel under construction...I will be mounting a RV style table from the trans tunnel piece also.
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Thu May 28, 2015 5:00 pm











[b][/ affraid affraid MORE TO COME!!! affraid affraid b]
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vanny
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by vanny on Thu May 28, 2015 6:50 pm

Looks like you have a Great Plan...Love your work on this!!! Very Happy


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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by savage on Fri May 29, 2015 6:22 am

Nice work ,on one Major project Cool
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:43 am

So if you have ever paid attention to a VW bus, I am making the same rear platform and the rear doors will be converted to a tailgate and hatch. The tailgate will open to access some storage space/and where the fuel tank is. Leaving the hatch to open to the back...flat surface in back, along with a bench seat converting to a bed, like a Westfalia VW.







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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:51 am

From underneath this will be in the trunk, similar to where the VW motor would have been, I will need to box it in, but you get the idea Suspect Suspect



I will have to cover the sides with sheet metal, but framing is pretty much done



affraid MORE TO COME affraid
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Lazarusvan on Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:08 am

This is an amazing build. I would dare say this will be one of the best vans in the country once you finished. I am in awe of your skills.
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:32 pm

SORRY< saw this bike and couldn't pass it up. My whole idea of my van is to take an approach that takes the late 60's to early 70's vibe. Trying to keep with what parts are from now (a/c power steering and air ride...mixed with the vibe that Easyrider and Fast times at Ridgemont High would of had. So I modified the bike to be a companion to the van. It will make for a fun way to get around car shows. I will include a youtube clip soon







FIRST>>>Make a backrest



Second a seat




Last some crazy Z-Bars


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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:58 pm

https://youtu.be/XHyYtit4zv8
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Big W on Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:28 pm

That's a really cool bike. Should go good with van. I thought for sure it would have an air ride suspension though...lol. cheers
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by wirepuller on Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:00 pm

Lovin this build!!

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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:43 pm

Finally working on the puzzle that is THE FLOOR!!! before the mods affraid

After deciding to go flat with the forward section, rather than the factory angled front



I hammer formed the section around the column for an air tight seal



And the back side has an air diversion panel to help funnel air to the radiator






Got one set of hubcap clips done also



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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:44 pm



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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:04 pm

Took and raised the throttle body with a power spacer, topped it with a 4.3l air cleaner (12 inch instead of 14 inch) I repositioned it and have it drawing cooler air from below.


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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:44 pm

It will be a few weeks before I can work on the van, until then hope you all enjoy Very Happy affraid
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by savage on Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:39 am

I always enjoy seeing your progress on your Major project van
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:21 pm

Front wheel wells are almost finished...I am pleased with the outcome so far...check it out and comment if you please.










This is a pic of the access panel I grafted into the driver side, took it out of a parts van I had


affraid THANKS FOR VIEWING!!! affraid





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vanny
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by vanny on Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:35 pm

As always, amazing work! Fun watching this build. Thanks again for keeping us posted!


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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by samsvan on Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:30 am

Heinz, will your doors close with the wheel wells there or do you have to cut them? If you do cut the doors, will your windows still go all the way down? Even with the raised tubs, it looks like you still have adequate headroom height once your seats are in.
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:00 am

I plan to cut the doors, have not inspected the window to see if clearance will be an issue...and with a seat in it is tight for me at 6'4" but its gonna work. I also plan to suicide the doors too. Next step is passenger front floor/battery box under front floor too. Then on to a radiator tunnel.
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by savage on Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:46 am

Great fab work on the WW.
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Heinz57

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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by Heinz57 on Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:07 pm

Welding/Grinding selfie...LOL!






Almost finished with the radiator tunnel





Covers made, just need to bolt them down




Now to finish the Doghouse cover and the finishing pieces on the front. MORE TO COME!!!
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Re: Bagged 1966 G van under construction

Post by panelmanrd on Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:04 am

the plastic radiator cap adaptor that you showed is cool
I used one in my daily driver, the heat of the water going through
the upper hose distorted the shape of it and it started leaking, had to
get an aluminum one from speedway motors. cured that issue.

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