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Samvans '66 handibus

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mnghost

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Re: Samvans '66 handibus

Post by mnghost on Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:53 am

Nice van, A lot of hard work on your part. I like the ceramic tint and will look into that for my display van
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samsvan

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Re: Samvans '66 handibus

Post by samsvan on Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:48 pm

Thanks, I hope the tint helps the AC do it's job next summer.
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Re: Samvans '66 handibus

Post by samsvan on Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:16 pm

So while I'm waiting for the chrome shop do finish my dash bezel and the upholstery shop to do my back platform, I decided to get off my butt and install my belly pan. I knew I was going to have to trim it down to fit the dual master cylinder and the front suspension mod's so that's why it took me so long. Got it trimmed and painted and finally installed.
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Re: Samvans '66 handibus

Post by vanny on Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:17 pm

Looks like it fits like a glove! Nice work Sam...Love your Van!


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Re: Samvans '66 handibus

Post by samsvan on Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:29 pm

On a roll now - I managed to install the splash shields to go with my belly pan after work today. While I was struggling along, the UPS man brought me a present.


I'll get to work on the dash bezel and horn button next. I also did a complete set of exterior handles and a pair of the cast aluminum headlight rings while I was at it. Just in case...
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Re: Samvans '66 handibus

Post by vanny on Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:02 pm

Bling that thing, it won't get you home but you know what it will get you... What a Face


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Re: Samvans '66 handibus

Post by samsvan on Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:15 pm

If chrome does what they say, I should be living like Ron Jeremy! I got the bezel and my horn button installed. They make my steering wheel look like crap.


I don't know, it was a lot of money for what you actually see.
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JackeFriend

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Re: Samvans '66 handibus

Post by JackeFriend on Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:04 am

samsvan wrote:So while I'm waiting for the chrome shop do finish my dash bezel and the upholstery shop to do my back platform, I decided to get off my butt and install my belly pan. I knew I was going to have to trim it down to fit the dual master cylinder and the front suspension mod's so that's why it took me so long. Got it trimmed and painted and finally installed.
So clean and straight, really NICE from front to back and underneath! I do not beleive mine could ever be as perfect as yours but I aspire to be Cool
I am going to get my belly pan and new side fins powder coated next money I scrape together. Just found those side pieces had not had them before. bounce
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JackeFriend

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Re: Samvans '66 handibus

Post by JackeFriend on Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:09 am

samsvan wrote:If chrome does what they say, I should be living like Ron Jeremy! I got the bezel and my horn button installed. They make my steering wheel look like crap.


I don't know, it was a lot of money for what you actually see.
I re did mine from scratch just to make it all look pretty! Cracks were hard to sand.. I got a kit it took a bit to get it right. I think instead just buy a custom leather wrap. They are really nice, I am going to get one after all that work. The wheel paint does ware even though I prepped and painted many coats. Just not perfect for ever!!

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samsvan

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Re: Samvans '66 handibus

Post by samsvan on Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:57 pm

Thanks Jacke. I guess I'm glad I finally got my belly pan on but to tell you the truth, I haven't noticed much of a difference in temp.
I looked back at your steering wheel refurb thread a few times but I still haven't got to fixing mine. It looks like it requires patience - something that I lack...
I got a couple of other bugs worked out though. I've been having tuning issues since the get go but could never track down the problem. I finally brought it to the right guy and he replaced the ECM itself and now it runs like a champ.
I left my rear platform bed thing at my upholstery guys place a while back. About three months ago to be exact. I finally gave up on him and went and grabbed all the pieces. I guess I have to do it myself when I get the time. No biggie though. It's getting hot down here so I won't be camping anytime soon. Just cruising. Cool
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Re: Samvans '66 handibus

Post by JackeFriend on Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:40 pm

Well I redid my Mustang interior bucket seats and rear... never had done it before.
I learned to buy a good pair of Hog ring plyers ,good foam and material. From what I see you are pretty darn good at everything! So, if you have time then try it, otherwise get a new upholsterer Mad .
I am going to buy a leather steering wheel cover that is custom made, it looks nicer than the plain wheel. My van is getting new tires tomorrow Goodyear GT radials same as what I currently have. I found that the tires are 10 years old... even though they are like new. I also got some sway bars to install... we shall see how it goes Smile

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