BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Share
avatar
Abitibi
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager

Number of posts : 479
Location : Vancouver BC
Registration date : 2014-06-23

BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Abitibi on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:06 am

Hey guys

I'm just a '65 Ford Falcon van owner but I really had to share this. Weird part is that I saw this unique van earlier on today, in France (I'm visiting some of my family). I met the owner who was taking it on its maiden voyage from the UK. Couldn't resist to go say hi and what a surprise when he lifted the doghouse... it had a BMW 3L turbo diesel engine nested in there! And a 5 speed auto transmission.

Really wish I could figure how to post the pictures I took cause that was a clean install and a gorgeous van. (the rest of the van is worth giving up your wife for)

Anyway, I'm glad it's been done cause I'm a fan of diesel trucks (I have 3 and run them all on recycled vegetable oil).

I'll look into the picture tutorial again but haven't had much luck so far Sad
The owner knows of this site so he might have already posted? If not then the pressure is on him! Hahaha!

Cheers
Mr. D
avatar
Abitibi
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager

Number of posts : 479
Location : Vancouver BC
Registration date : 2014-06-23

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Abitibi on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:29 am

OK, just figured out partly how to post pictures. Enjoy!!!




Last edited by Abitibi on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:46 am; edited 1 time in total
avatar
Abitibi
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager

Number of posts : 479
Location : Vancouver BC
Registration date : 2014-06-23

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Abitibi on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:32 am



Sorry, I managed to post some pictures but only one at the time...
avatar
Abitibi
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager

Number of posts : 479
Location : Vancouver BC
Registration date : 2014-06-23

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Abitibi on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:34 am



avatar
Abitibi
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager

Number of posts : 479
Location : Vancouver BC
Registration date : 2014-06-23

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Abitibi on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:35 am

avatar
Abitibi
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager

Number of posts : 479
Location : Vancouver BC
Registration date : 2014-06-23

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Abitibi on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:37 am

avatar
Abitibi
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager

Number of posts : 479
Location : Vancouver BC
Registration date : 2014-06-23

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Abitibi on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:45 am



avatar
Space Truckin

Number of posts : 1176
Location : Upland,Ca
Age : 62
Registration date : 2009-10-17

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Space Truckin on Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:39 pm

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for posting cheers
avatar
jimthefred

Number of posts : 326
Location : Parksley VA
Registration date : 2012-01-15

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by jimthefred on Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:36 pm

wow! that is gorgeous!!!
avatar
Seth G
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager

Number of posts : 1718
Location : Anacortes, WA
Age : 44
Registration date : 2013-04-24

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Seth G on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:35 pm

That is sweet!
avatar
diamond dave

Number of posts : 565
Location : canal fulton, ohio
Registration date : 2012-04-24

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by diamond dave on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:38 pm

great looking van. I have thought about a cummins 4bt, but never a bmw .
avatar
Abitibi
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager

Number of posts : 479
Location : Vancouver BC
Registration date : 2014-06-23

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Abitibi on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:47 am

I figured a few of you guys would appreciate this!

In Canada we have a sweet little 2.8 turbo diesel from the Mitsubishi Pajero (same as the Montero but Japanese RHD import). I owned one of those trucks that I already converted to run on used veggie oil and now that I've seen this conversion it gets very tempting...

Cheers
Mr. D
avatar
Bruce67Econoline

Number of posts : 809
Location : Charleston SC
Age : 58
Registration date : 2014-01-25

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:06 am

Nice , thanks for posting. Enjoy your holiday.
avatar
vanner68

Number of posts : 653
Location : Eastpointe MI
Age : 56
Registration date : 2008-09-22

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by vanner68 on Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:06 pm

Abitibi wrote:

Sorry, I managed to post some pictures but only one at the time...
that is one of the nicest gauge layouts I've seen. It's cool how they made the BMW gauges work in the 1st gen dash.
avatar
Xelmon

Number of posts : 342
Location : Smell-A, CA
Registration date : 2011-10-11

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Xelmon on Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:15 pm

vanner68 wrote:that is one of the nicest gauge layouts I've seen. It's cool how they made the BMW gauges work in the 1st gen dash.
Once you go that far in a mod, you may as well get it all done properly.
The ECU also likely talks to the speedo, so it's a matter of integrating all parts.
avatar
smurf

Number of posts : 7
Location : great britain
Registration date : 2014-08-26

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by smurf on Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:28 am

HI all thanks for the post of my van in france Mr D. Very Happy Very Happy
I joined the site last nite so I,m a newbie.
will post some pics of the van in build which i started
the project 10 months ago.
thanks for the comments
avatar
Abitibi
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager
Vintage-Vans Listings Manager

Number of posts : 479
Location : Vancouver BC
Registration date : 2014-06-23

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Abitibi on Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:34 am

Hey Papa Smurf!

Good to have you here! How was the trip back home, good time? Again, nice meeting you in Tours and hopefully our paths can cross again, maybe on this site of the big ocean Wink

Cheers
David
avatar
Joe Van
Moderator 1st Class
Moderator 1st Class

Number of posts : 4619
Location : Ocala fl
Age : 50
Registration date : 2012-10-11

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Joe Van on Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:32 am

Abitibi wrote:
...WOW..!!!.."Great Looking" Sportsvan... cheers ...


_________________
1966 GMC Handivan "Panel"....1975 Chevy Van G10 "Panel"....1991 Chevy Van G20 "Conversion"
avatar
smurf

Number of posts : 7
Location : great britain
Registration date : 2014-08-26

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by smurf on Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:30 am

Thanks Joe van :-D
Great site to be on wish I'd found this before
avatar
pan58head

Number of posts : 511
Location : new hampshire
Registration date : 2010-03-15

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by pan58head on Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:55 am

Hey smurf, please post the build pictures. Van came out awesome. What is the color?
avatar
smurf

Number of posts : 7
Location : great britain
Registration date : 2014-08-26

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by smurf on Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:55 am

Cheers! Will post some pics tonite
avatar
smurf

Number of posts : 7
Location : great britain
Registration date : 2014-08-26

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by smurf on Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:55 am

pan58head wrote:Hey smurf, please post the build pictures. Van came out awesome. What is the color?

hi not to sure how to put pictures on here Rolling Eyes
avatar
Space Truckin

Number of posts : 1176
Location : Upland,Ca
Age : 62
Registration date : 2009-10-17

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Space Truckin on Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:56 am

Try imgur.com, even for this dinosaur it works :-)
avatar
Space Truckin

Number of posts : 1176
Location : Upland,Ca
Age : 62
Registration date : 2009-10-17

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Space Truckin on Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:58 am

PM sent
avatar
smurf

Number of posts : 7
Location : great britain
Registration date : 2014-08-26

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by smurf on Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:10 am

thanks space truckin pics emailed to you

Sponsored content

Re: BMW 3L turbo diesel into a '66 chevy van!

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:53 pm