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Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

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bletman

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Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by bletman on Sun May 17, 2015 4:07 pm







Worked for the past year prepping, then finally paint.
A few more views up front.



Installed the new engine last winter.







Let me know if you want to see more.
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Kakster

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by Kakster on Sun May 17, 2015 4:25 pm

Looks very nice, yes more pictures please. Smile
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jimthefred

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by jimthefred on Sun May 17, 2015 4:39 pm

Beautiful job!!!!
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Magic Potion

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by Magic Potion on Sun May 17, 2015 5:44 pm

Yeah we definitely want to see more. Nice work!!!
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Digz

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by Digz on Sun May 17, 2015 6:13 pm

Yeah , beautiful is right! Do we want to more pics?? Are you kidding? Of course we do ! Like the accuator!
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Joe Van
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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by Joe Van on Sun May 17, 2015 6:38 pm

What a "Awesome" job if mine looked that good inside I would skip doing the tongue and grove board walls and leave it the way it is also it looks too good to cover it all up..!!!.. Very Happy


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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by vanny on Sun May 17, 2015 7:04 pm

WOW!! Fantastic work on the interior! and a Corvette engine to boot!!! Be proud of the way that turned out by posting more pics...Please!!! Very Happy cheers cheers cheers


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morbank

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by morbank on Sun May 17, 2015 8:27 pm

Unbelievable job! Wish I could see her in person. Thanks for sharing.
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No1rascal

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by No1rascal on Sun May 17, 2015 9:02 pm

Looks fantastic! good moral booster for me to get my butt in gear and start working on mine.
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Big W

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by Big W on Sun May 17, 2015 9:13 pm

Looks real nice. Definitely a moral booster. looks better then brand new. cheers And you know we need more pics.
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Vantasia

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by Vantasia on Mon May 18, 2015 5:54 am

Very nice, wish I had clean, dent free enough sheet metal to have painted it in the first place! LOL Like the doghouse lid piston set-up, cool idea....
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gkpost

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by gkpost on Mon May 18, 2015 3:21 pm

Very nice work! So where did you get the rubber diamond plate floor mat?
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bletman

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by bletman on Mon May 18, 2015 3:49 pm

gkpost wrote:Very nice work! So where did you get the rubber diamond plate floor mat?

I bought the floor mat from here. Kinda expensive though.

http://www.rubbercal.com/rubber-mat/floor-protector-mats/diamond-plate-roll-rubber-matting.html
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hbsurfdave

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by hbsurfdave on Mon May 18, 2015 8:07 pm

Awesome! Where did you get the metal flanges to hold down the diamond plate floor mat?
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bletman

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by bletman on Tue May 19, 2015 5:05 am

hbsurfdave wrote:Awesome! Where did you get the metal flanges to hold down the diamond plate floor mat?

Ok, I bought that at Lowes and used 3/16" aluminum rivets to hold it down. The material is aluminum threshold for a doorway. I wanted a narrower material, but I couldn't find it. I may have to add some to the center of the cab to hold the floor mat in place - but I'll wait to see if it's needed.

I'll post more pictures soon. If anyone wants to see anything specific, just let me know.
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bletman

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by bletman on Tue May 19, 2015 5:08 am







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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by Joe Van on Tue May 19, 2015 8:28 am

WOW..!!!..What a Beauty that's the stance I am shooting for also looks "Great" .. Very Happy ..


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vanny
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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by vanny on Tue May 19, 2015 9:29 am

That's one beauty of a Handi-Van you've got there brother-man!


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Vantasia

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by Vantasia on Tue May 19, 2015 10:44 am

Nice, looks like its ready to pop a wheelie!
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Big W

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by Big W on Tue May 19, 2015 4:49 pm

That's one nice looking ride you have there.

ChevyVanMan1

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by ChevyVanMan1 on Fri May 22, 2015 7:39 am

That's a beautiful job!!! That 2-tone and dash are the bomb!

I wish I could only imagine how much time and money that takes ;-)

Where abouts are you in NoVA? I've heard of our vehicle from people who see mine. Mostly, around here the only thing on the road is me and a fellow in Maryland. However, I think he sold it to his brother in CA.

Happy motoring, Mark
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bletman

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by bletman on Sun May 24, 2015 2:50 pm

Hi Mark!
I live in Manassas VA. I don't drive my van much, but man do I love to drive it! I can't stop at one stoplight without someone commenting or giving props. It is so cool!

Thank you to everyone who commented!! I will post more pictures if requested.

Mike
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Rick's 66 Chevy Van

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van on Sun May 24, 2015 3:22 pm

Looks great
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uante

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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by uante on Sun May 24, 2015 3:47 pm

Very Cool, Great Job! I bet it is fun to drive! Smile
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Re: Finally finished my Handi-bus interior!!

Post by dix on Sun May 24, 2015 6:19 pm

very nice job. cheers cheers


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