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donivan65
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Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by donivan65 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:47 pm








































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solospeedshop

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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by solospeedshop on Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:41 pm

Hey Van Nutts!
First off I'm 60 years old Sept 1st! I live 6 miles from Van Nuys Blvd. I was 17 Years old & had a 375 Hp 69 Camaro 396 4 Speed & traded it for a 66 Chevy Van Orange 6cyl 3 on tree & drove (Cruised) the piss out of it! We did everything you can do in that van fished, hunted , Babes etc! I have been very blessed in my life & have had many Cars & Trucks. I always wanted my Van back & had to be a 6Cyl I have a lot of fast cars so don't need speed! Saw the New Solo Van on ebay & had to have it! Previous owner found it in a warehouse it I think they put it away in the 80s it was a delivery van! 94K orig miles His name is Lowell & he did all the work & did a nice job! I bought it & found a bad #6 rod well blew it apart & right now rebuilt motor , trans a factory powerglide & I'm staying w/stock, rebuilt rear end, all leafs & frt end blasted & painted & all new brakes etc! Still working on it but will be ready soon! Again Tks for all the help & great site & Mr Donivan is super nice to list it for me as I have a hard time listing pics ( I'm Old ) Tks Bill Fowler / Solo Speed Shop
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by Magic Bus on Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:03 pm

Nice and welcome! Love the wheels.
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65-G10-guy

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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by 65-G10-guy on Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:11 pm

Welcome back to vannin'. That's a great looking ride. I don't care how much horsepower is in the garage, there is just something totally cool about these early vans. Maybe it's the memories we made in them. Enjoy, & keep on truckin!
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:08 pm

Now that's a nice van.
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by donivan65 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:09 pm

I checked the Hot Rod websites and it seems Billy is a pretty FAMOUS guy in the Hot Rod World,,,,,,,























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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by solospeedshop on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:12 pm

Me Famous???? No but my cars are! Tks guys & Donivan for the pics! Bill





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BlaqSheep

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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by BlaqSheep on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:21 pm

I was just about to ask if your van was the green one, then I saw the pics. It came out bad a$$!
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solospeedshop

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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by solospeedshop on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:23 pm

Tks! I really liked the shag carpet! That was CQQL back in the day! Bill
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by donivan65 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:29 pm

























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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by donivan65 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:30 pm

Are you going to get rid of that single line suicide master cylinder?
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by solospeedshop on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:42 pm

Nope new one in & if good enough in 66 for Chevrolet its good for this ride! I have a E brake & I'm old & will be going slow!
My 32 Hotrod is a CQQL Ride! A old lady asked me what's it like to drive! I told her It's super fast & when you hit a bump it jumps 2 lanes right or left you never know & the brakes will not stop it! She looks at me & says why on earth would you drive it then! I told her because its a real Hotrod!! She walked away shaking her head! SOLO
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by solospeedshop on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:45 pm

PS Look at the cars in background & Tim says everyone wants to know about the Van & they walk right past the other cars! That should make you Vanners stick your chest out! Bill



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BlaqSheep

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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by BlaqSheep on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:47 pm

What's up with that '62 Bel Air on your home page??
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solospeedshop

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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by solospeedshop on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:51 pm

All original 32K miles w/ 6 Cyl & 3 on tree! It found a new home! I didn't have the heart to Hotrod it!
Bill
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by BlaqSheep on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:55 pm

Sweet baby geezus! Might be the last one on earth like it. You can't take 'em with you ya know!
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donivan65
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by donivan65 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:17 pm

So,,,,,what kind of shop do you have,,,,,,is it better than mine????


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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by Axlejack on Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:31 am

Very nice van you have there sir. Welcome to the site!
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by Joe Van on Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:05 am

Welcome Aboard Bill..!!!..cheers..All I can say is WOW..!!!..I just sold my 62 bel-air and my 41 willys coupe and my father had a red and white 56 Chevy also plus we have a shop too and I have the Hot Rod magazine with the silver Chevy gasser on the front.!!!..Bill I think I am your long lost son from back in the day.LOL.!!!..I have been following you for years and did not realize it until I saw the pictures of your Speed Shop my Uncle Charlie and my Aunt and cousins all live in Huntington Beach C.A. and has told me about you Guy's many times and your "Awesome" Cars..Very Happy...


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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by Vantasia on Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:38 am

Hey Dude, welcome, don't sweat the age thing, I just turned 60 in may, it ain't so bad...everyone starts telling you how great you look and you don't look 60....you start thinking about counting the years to retirement and what will happen to all your toys....just kidding! My story is similar, I had a '66 back in the early 70's and always said I will get another someday and I waited until only this past year to get another.....van looks great...
Here's mine at recent cruise night...basically stock drive train, mild custom interior, Cragar Soft-8 wheels....


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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by Twinpilot001 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:45 am

lol!lol!lol! age 60- darn KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!lol!lol!lol! Im 66 & still Roddin & I always drive fast !! esp.- to the bank on the day when the SSI checks in!!!lol!lol! KIDS!!!!!!!!!!lol!lol!lol!lol!lol!
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by Twinpilot001 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:47 am

PS= I lived on Van Nuys Blvd. for a while while in Flight Engineer skl. Met & bought a chev engine & hilborn injector setup from Dean Moon when I was 18!! Put all that in a 40 ford coupe after !! you -KIDS!!lol!lol!lol!
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by BlaqSheep on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:19 am

Joe Van, that '62 looks clean. White with that light greenish-blue interior is my favorite combo. I wish I knew that was for sale, cuz I woulda bought it if it was cheaper! Hahahaha!
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solospeedshop

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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by solospeedshop on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:52 am

Hey Joe! Nice cars yours are so cool I think I'm gonna go punch my 55 right in the hood! My shop is my own private collection ( Solo) Get it? My shop is 4000 sq ft 21Ft high celings on wooded 5 acres & a 1000 Sq ft Log Cabin! Solo Speed Shop is my second home I live in Northridge & have a 6 car garage! So I'm always switching cars around & it is a fun problem to have! Vantasia very nice Van I really like white cars & trucks! Tks guys for all the comments! I'm off today & heading to my second job! (POKER) When I do retire it will be POKER & CARS All day long! Tks Solo
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Re: Solo Speed Shop Bills 66

Post by panelmanrd on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:30 am

those step side bumpers look killer on that first gen!!!!!!!!!!

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