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HurricaneBilly

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Location : Kill Devil Hills
Age : 44
Registration date : 2014-11-25

Beach run shake down test.

Post by HurricaneBilly on Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:36 pm

So I took the old gal out on the beach to test out the 4x4 and tires in the sand . and I am happy to say it was great and a ton of fun . please watch my video and let me know what ya think. (1965 Chevy van shake down )
.http://youtu.be/rQTm7UwhFg0

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HurricaneBilly

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Location : Kill Devil Hills
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Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by HurricaneBilly on Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:39 pm

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Digz

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Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by Digz on Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:00 pm

Thumbs Up !!!! cheers
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Bruce67Econoline

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Location : Charleston SC
Age : 58
Registration date : 2014-01-25

Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:38 pm

Billy now that is one kick azz ride.
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morbank

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Location : Thousand Oaks, CA
Age : 43
Registration date : 2014-07-30

Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by morbank on Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:26 pm

Fantastic ride! Thanks for sharing!
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samsvan

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Location : Sarasota, Fl.
Age : 54
Registration date : 2014-09-04

Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by samsvan on Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:29 am

I love it!!! It looks like a mini Unimog - a Minimog!!
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kookykrispy

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Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by kookykrispy on Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:04 am

Cool Vid! My only critique: I would have much rather heard sounds of the van instead of crappy metallica music. It was a neat vid after I muted the sound.
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HurricaneBilly

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Location : Kill Devil Hills
Age : 44
Registration date : 2014-11-25

Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by HurricaneBilly on Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:09 pm

kookykrispy wrote:Cool Vid! My only critique: I would have much rather heard sounds of the van instead of crappy metallica music. It was a neat vid after I muted the sound.
All you would have heard was the wind that day . Mute is for sounds you don't like.
Thanks guys . I have really enjoyed this van and this web site is GREAT.
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chiliVANilli

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Location : Eagle,co
Age : 46
Registration date : 2014-10-21

Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by chiliVANilli on Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:06 pm

Awsome! Got my engine, tranny, t-case, and axles in. Now for plumbing and wiring. Thanks for the motivational video! I'm shooting for the end of April for my shakedown run. And hopefully a road trip to VA Beach to see my pops, and that would definitely involve a trip to at least Corolla if not Oregon inlet or hatteras for some beach driving for a good surf spot.
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Vantasia

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Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by Vantasia on Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:48 am

Very Cool! do you run with lower tire pressure on the sand? Whenever I ran my Bronco on a beach, it would dig right in without lowering the tire pressure! Kill Devil Hills, is that Hatteras? That's where I used to camp with my Bronco and they let you drive on the beach without a permit, at your own risk of course!
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HurricaneBilly

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Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by HurricaneBilly on Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:28 pm

[quote="chiliVANilli"]Awsome! Got my engine, tranny, t-case, and axles in. Now for plumbing and wiring. Thanks for the motivational video! I'm shooting for the end of April for my shakedown run. And hopefully a road trip to VA Beach to see my pops, and that would definitely involve a trip to at least Corolla if not Oregon inlet or hatteras for some beach driving for a good surf spot.[/quote

If you are down this way hit me up ]
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HurricaneBilly

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Location : Kill Devil Hills
Age : 44
Registration date : 2014-11-25

Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by HurricaneBilly on Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:34 pm

Vantasia wrote:Very Cool! do you run with lower tire pressure on the sand? Whenever I ran my Bronco on a beach, it would dig right in without lowering the tire pressure! Kill Devil Hills, is that Hatteras? That's where I used to camp with my Bronco and they let you drive on the beach without a permit, at your own risk of course!

No I did not air down . and I am in kill devil hills . when in my jeep or vw buggy I air down . the tires on van are MT ( street ) drag slick style . in the sand you don't need any tread but you need em wide . if you have a skinny mud tire I would always air down . this van just floats across the sand .
The only real problem is when you hit tracks make by others. I want to fab up some sort of power steering . and buy myself some new shocks .
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Joe Van
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Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by Joe Van on Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:16 pm

Bad A$$ looks like Daytona Beach..!!!..Now you Gotta get it some softer sand.. cheers .


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68G10

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Location : Texas
Registration date : 2012-09-25

Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by 68G10 on Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:46 am

How long (or short) is your drive shaft? I was worried about the shaft being too short for good articulation. I have a TBI 350 with a 700r4 (longer than a 350t) and a steel np205 that I'm about to fit to my '68 shorty and the lack of driveshaft length scared me to the point of going with IDRS with coilovers... That way the diff is always in line with the output shaft... Am I overthinking???

Thanks,
Brian
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Scott

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Re: Beach run shake down test.

Post by Scott on Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:35 pm

Love it, great video, great looking van, great back-ground music too.

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