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Samvans '66 handibus

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Post by samsvan on Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:48 pm

I got 'em a couple of years ago. The seat belts are out of a Geo Metro at the junk yard.
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Post by back2thewoods on Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:03 pm

what yr surburban? they look great, how do the tracks work out?
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Post by samsvan on Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:12 pm

Sorry B2tw, Suburban Seating is the name of the company. They're not out of a Chevy Suburban. I'm pretty sure they're sold out of this model.
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Post by vanny on Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:42 pm

Yeah, I guess the time to buy it is when you see it! I missed the boat...again!


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Post by samsvan on Sat May 21, 2016 12:06 pm

I got started putting the glass in today. All the rubber is cut and I started on the pop out windows. The rubber gaskets made it a lot easier than having to use setting channel.
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Now the tricky part. Getting these in by myself took a little imagination. There's little flat pieces of steel that the screws thread in to. I had to put a screw in the lower hole to hold it there and then I could fasten the frame to the top hole. Then I took the first screw out and re-positioned the frame and screwed it off.
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Got those in then started on my dog house. I borrowed a riv-nut gun and got them installed. I used 24 1/4-20 riv-nuts to hold it down. I also painted the inside of the DH and lid with grill paint. Tomorrow I'll put the heat insulation on and get it installed.
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Post by vanny on Sat May 21, 2016 2:04 pm

Job well done! Looks like it's coming together nicely!!! Keep the pics coming, inspiring! cheers

Question: Does a riv-nut gun install nuts that are threaded to receive a bolt? Is that to make the doghouse easy to remove and put back? Cool tool if it does!


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Post by samsvan on Sat May 21, 2016 2:57 pm

Thanks Vanny. Yes, Riv-Nut is a brand of threaded inserts. You use the tool to crimp the inserts just like a pop rivet tool. I hope I never have to pull the motor but just in case...
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Post by samsvan on Sun May 22, 2016 3:05 pm

I brought the dog house and the insulation to the house so I could recruit some help today. My girl was in charge of rolling the mat down tight.
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I used the Summit Racing product on the lid and the Thermotech on the sides. We'll see how it works.
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Post by vanny on Sun May 22, 2016 5:04 pm

Looks like she did a Great Job! Let us know how it works for you and thanks for posting the product info for future reference... cheers


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Post by Russell on Sun May 22, 2016 7:13 pm

Looking really nice, where did you get the rubber for the windows?
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Post by samsvan on Mon May 23, 2016 2:16 pm

Thanks boys. Just type "rubber" in the search bar and look at the list M1Dadio made. Everything I bought was on that list.
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Post by samsvan on Tue May 31, 2016 1:48 pm

I did bedliner in the van this weekend. Linex wanted $800 so I decided to do it myself. I used the Rustoleum product from Walmart - about $90. I got the one gallon kit and an extra quart but the gallon would have been enough. I just poured all the leftovers in the back and spread it around as best I could. I started cutting my ez cool too.
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Post by vanny on Tue May 31, 2016 4:14 pm

Nice piece of work! She's really starting to take shape. You did a Great job with the bedliner and you can use the saved money for other things.


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Post by samsvan on Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:17 pm

Any money I "save" at this point will just go towards replacing some that I've blown. I was even thinking about starting a new thread called "What Not To Do".
It's not all bad though - I got the EZ Cool in!
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Post by vanny on Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:15 pm

Sam, is that stuff self-adhering or did you have to spray glue to hold it in place?


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Post by samsvan on Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:26 pm

I had to glue it. I used 3M super 77 spray adhesive. It works only spraying one surface and it's a little more forgiving than contact cement. I pre-cut everything then sprayed each piece and stuck it in there. I have a bunch of the roll left over so I'm thinking about doubling up the roof.
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Post by vanny on Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:50 pm

Thanks for the info! Very much appreciated Very Happy


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Post by Chevboner on Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:58 pm

looking good! any up dates?
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Post by samsvan on Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:30 pm

Hi, long time no post. The van's been sitting in the guys shop that did my seats. I've been really busy at work and I'm putting in a pool at my house so I haven't been pushing him to get it done. It's too freakin' hot here to drive it this summer anyway.
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Post by samsvan on Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:48 pm

Well, I was hoping to "unveil" my van as a fully completed project but I don't know if there even is such a thing. It's almost there but there's still some bugs to work out and a few more things I want to do. I'l probably post some questions in the between the seats section later but for now, here's what it looks like.Samvans '66 handibus - Page 4 Img_0910
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Still to happen is A.C., stereo, steering wheel, a back seat and a few fixes.
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Post by jrdunn96 on Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:15 pm

Looks great! Nice work, Sam.
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Post by back2thewoods on Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:10 pm

looks fantastic!! great job
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Post by wideload on Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:00 pm

WOW !!!!! Looks great Sam !!!!

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Post by uncle ron on Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:10 pm

Reviewed posts on your project from the start , WOW great job .
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Post by vanny on Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:01 am

She looks Beautiful, Sam!!! Love the interior panels! Nice paint choice too!


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