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Lazarusvan

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Post by Lazarusvan on Sat May 30, 2015 4:08 pm

Thanks, Dix. But I am only the lookout man guiding the ship. The captain is doing all the work $$$ but exciting all the same...
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Post by Space Truckin on Sat May 30, 2015 4:11 pm

Looking GOOD! Bet u can't wait for "fire in the hole" Very Happy
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Post by Digz on Sat May 30, 2015 4:15 pm

That's real nice ! What are you running for plug wires Lee? Premade or a DIY kit?
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Post by Lazarusvan on Sat May 30, 2015 4:20 pm

Space Truckin wrote:Looking GOOD! Bet u can't wait for "fire in the hole" Very Happy

Thanks, Brother Steve.  Headers look to fit perfectly. Thanks for the advice.  I am ready.

Had no idea I was running a cylinder down from Day 1.  She never sounded right to me. Always thought she had a VW kind of motor sound which was a ticking noise I didn't realize I was hearing.

Re-running the exhaust as well.  I had new exhaust installed a while back but they apparently attached it to the body and didn't hang it properly so it's going.  



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Post by Lazarusvan on Sat May 30, 2015 5:02 pm

Digz wrote:That's real nice ! What are you running for plug wires Lee? Premade or a DIY kit?

Thanks, Digz.  He did a nice, tight job with the wires.  My old ones were too long and sloppy.

Accel 8mm, custom, not pre-made. He said he used red zip ties to separate the wires, a trick he learned in school. Said he hasn't seen anyone else do that.
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Post by Lazarusvan on Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:55 pm

Gas tank received the vinegar and screws shake and bake treatment, paint and mount. The inside was supposedly lined before I purchased it but hard to tell.  Very minimal rust inside when we stuck a camera in there.

Stainless straps were already with the van (didn't know I had them) and got the Scotch Brite scuff treatment.

Is there any way to fix the dent in the tank?  I never noticed it before it was painted and now it's definitely noticeable.

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Post by Space Truckin on Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:59 pm

Very nice! You could have "paintless" dent repair do your tank....
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Post by vanny on Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:26 pm

Nice and clean under there Laz!! Looks GREAT!!! Very Happy cheers cheers cheers


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Post by Big W on Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:58 pm

Crap...now the tank is cleaned and installed....Ummm How about a heat lamp ( so as not to burn the coating up inside ) on the dented area and then compressed air in the tank to give it some pressure, then use a rubber mallet and tap on the side of the tank and maybe it might pop out a bit. This may sound kind of silly but that's all I got. That's what I did to mine and it got quite a bit of the dent out......And that tank and strap look awesome by the way. cheers
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Post by Vantasia on Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:32 am

I recently did my tank and had a local shop clean it. It has a similar dent in the same place...guy said only way would be to cut top of tank open to hammer it out and then re-weld it back up, has done it many times for classic cars but I chose not to cut the tank. Painted my tank black and no one will notice it.
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Post by Digz on Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:25 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IahDEcy9Ssc
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Post by Lazarusvan on Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:39 pm

Digz wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IahDEcy9Ssc

Thanks, JS.  

That was helpful... Cool

Ironic that the bus in that photo has "Charleston" along the side.  My home.  Been a little different here the past week after the shooting but people of this town are amazing.

Thanks for the feedback.  The paint isn't such a big deal.  I think that was a quick job in the scheme of things.  It appears to have some liner inside, but almost looks like it's not everywhere.  Since there is no shortage of things to spend money on, we decided to clean it real good and use a fuel filter as the rust was minimal.  

They used vinegar and nuts and bolts to dissolve the rust.  Dentless repair would be great but maybe consider cutting it if necessary down the line.  I love the silver, so not going black to black to hide the ding.

They make those "As seen on TV" dent pullers. Not sure if that is too tight to pull out that way.

My dad used to work as a claims adjuster and he had a huge suction cup that would pull out flat dents. It was super tight and you put an amazing amount of force on it.

I'd recommend the Scotch Brite treatment on those straps.  Too hard to keep shiny and that dulled patina will stay looking good.
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Post by Joe Van on Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:32 am

Looking "Great" you are moving right along and have come a long way since you got it you will eventually reach your goal gonna be one sweet ride when your finished..!!!.. Smile ..."Good Luck on your Build"..!!!...That suction cup puller might just pull that dent out I have used them before with good results and might prevent you from dropping the tank down again....


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Post by Lazarusvan on Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:43 am

Thanks, Joe.

Progress is coming along if not but slowly...

Just scored some new to me vintage hardware from member Gr8ful/Derrick.






Speedo in near mint condition in terms of the dial face.




He is a stand up guy and everything was exactly as represented and his prices are more than fair.

Exterior handles are awesome with very mild pitting.

Interior pieces have some pitting but look sharp and shiny and glad to have originals.

FYI, this cargo door was shipped via USPS parcel post for $45.00 from Colorado to South Carolina. Not sure anyone knew this could be done, myself included. No wrap or anything. Just a label stuck on the door!

Arrived in perfect shape. Front door is coming Greyhound although he said his post office in North Dakota would have shipped it as well. (It was too large when CO post office measured it.)






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Post by Lazarusvan on Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:27 am







New old stock wheel candy coming my way.

American made Keystones from the 70's with hard to find Cragar S/S style caps.

15x8 set of three.  (His mom sold one at a garage sale years ago..) so I have to find one more or go a bit smaller with a pair of 7's up front. I had to buy all three to make the deal.

Got a screaming deal on old ones ($75 a wheel) vs. the price of brand new models made elsewhere. New ones are over $200/each and not made as well. Caps were extra.

Considering powdercoating the black to keep it looking great for a long time.  Will likely do the same or paint the center caps black and just keep the logo in chrome.

Glad to knock this decision off the list.
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Post by Lazarusvan on Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:35 pm

(Relocated thread to  the proper place.)

Got my first look at the power steering setup.

It was pointed out to me that the motor should have been separated from ECU and pointed to the rear. That would get it out of the way more.

A fabricated cover is going to be made to hide it all regardless but hoping motor will under the dash when done.

My fabricator said he wanted to keep the stock look and that is why he did not get rid of the column bracket.  I thought that was the area the install was going or at least a bit higher up but even in its current setup, there is ample legroom.

No U bolts were used and stock column was used and mated to the Saturn column. Access to a lathe to custom size the fittings seems to make for a more stable setup. It would seem that if he could lathe more identical couplers, it would make the use of the U bolts unnecessary and make for a more stable setup. His number one concern is liability if it fails, and this is safest route in his mind.





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Post by samsvan on Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:40 am


This is what I ended up with at the first shop I had try to do this conversion. I printed out Panheads whole thread for them and they looked at it long enough to say "huh" and chuck it in the trash. When Laz is mentioning u bolts, he is referring to the u joints that my (former) shop said they had to use. It's obvious that this setup will make the whole column basically flexible and most importantly, unsafe. I still think Panhead's setup is the cleanest and safest conversion I've seen and I don't know why any of these guys would think they need to do it differently. I'm having mine redone while it's at the new shop and redone right.
See what you started, Pan???!!! Laughing
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Post by Vantasia on Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:47 pm

Nice idea,  agreed, if the motor can point to the front (you said "rear?") of vehicle it would be better if it clears the wiper motor?  You should be able to find a rubber plug to seal the hole in the boot, even a plastic or metal electrical close-out plug might work and look nice and seal the hole from cold air, road spray etc. And yes, the last thing you want is that shaft joint to fail when you hit a bump and then loose steering, make sure its safe!
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Post by Lazarusvan on Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:44 pm

Thanks, Vantasia. Yes, I meant to the front. I don't love the side location and it will require a large fabrication piece to cover.

The work is well done, just want it located properly. Not getting rid of the original column definitely seems to be the way to go.

I also lucked out because he damaged the bearing inside and ended up replacing that and putting all new grease inside, so everything is new inside.


I am pretty excited about this modification. Combined with the front sway bar and disks, this should make driving a breeze compared to before.
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Post by Lazarusvan on Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:36 pm

Just updating my build with some underside improvements. Most everything in that department will be brand new other than leaf springs. M1D brackets ready to roll!





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Post by Bruce67Econoline on Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:32 am

Looking good Lee, and happy Birthday as well!
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Post by Lazarusvan on Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:45 am

Got my air conditioning back from the chrome shop today.  Completely rebuilt. Turned out nicely.  Stiff windows and got to figure out why top section won't close completely even when latched.  

Thanks to Space Truckin' for hooking me up with some solid Cali cores for the chrome. My originals were solid but not clean enough to have chromed.  Will be selling my originals if anyone needs wing windows.







Primed and blocked and ready for paint:

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Post by wideload on Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:31 pm

Really looking good Lee !!!!!!!!


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Post by vanny on Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:50 pm

In a word, Beautiful!!! Congrats! Very Happy cheers

Can't wait to see the finished product...


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