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Russell

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Location : Chula Vista, Ca.
Age : 58
Registration date : 2015-12-08

Re: 1964 Sears van

Post by Russell on Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:25 pm

Most of the California cement is still under mine, no one can see it.
I'm hoping if I drive it around enough it will just fall off?
All that rain we have been having must have washed some of it away!
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richie61

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Location : Van Nuys, CA
Age : 57
Registration date : 2010-01-04

Re: 1964 Sears van

Post by richie61 on Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:06 am

I have been scrapping away. I had been working mainly on the passenger side because it had the most crap on it. The crud on the drivers side was mainly dirt and mud. I hosed most of it off and a little touchup with a wire brush is all that's needed. Just received my disc brake brackets, thank you Michel, so now I am really motivated to work on it and get it on the road by late summer.
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savage

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Location : Where Rust Never Sleeps in Ft Wayne IN
Registration date : 2008-05-15

Re: 1964 Sears van

Post by savage on Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:40 am

Hope you get your van back on the road soon Rich
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richie61

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Location : Van Nuys, CA
Age : 57
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Re: 1964 Sears van

Post by richie61 on Tue May 30, 2017 10:21 am

Thanks to Robert (Turtle13) who lent me his power washer I spent 2 weekends and 6 cans of spray gunk washing away, what a mess it makes but it did a pretty good job on the loose stuff. I still have a lot of scrapping to do on the front drivers side where its really the heaviest. At least I can paint the rear undercarriage and start putting the leaf springs, shocks and rear end back on. Now, where do I get shocks with the bolt hardware from is the next question? I can take them off the 66 if I have to.
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vanny
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Re: 1964 Sears van

Post by vanny on Tue May 30, 2017 3:25 pm

Vanners helping vanners...love this site! cheers


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savage

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Location : Where Rust Never Sleeps in Ft Wayne IN
Registration date : 2008-05-15

Re: 1964 Sears van

Post by savage on Wed May 31, 2017 8:00 am

Rock Auto
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richie61

Number of posts : 431
Location : Van Nuys, CA
Age : 57
Registration date : 2010-01-04

Re: 1964 Sears van

Post by richie61 on Wed May 31, 2017 9:04 am

Vanny, thats what life is all about.

Thanks Tom, I'll check Rock Auto out.
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richie61

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Location : Van Nuys, CA
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Re: 1964 Sears van

Post by richie61 on Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:27 pm

Vanny, Bruce Springsteen has a song called "We Take Care of Our Own" and its so true about the people here. Anyway, I worked on the van a little this weekend. I just have to pull the gas and brake lines off the frame so I can clean that area better, prep everything and she's ready for primer and paint. What a PITA it was and hope the the fruits of my labor were worth it. I now know how Michelangelo felt while painting the Sistine Chapel on his back, ouch!

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vanny
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Re: 1964 Sears van

Post by vanny on Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:33 pm

Richie, I Love Springsteen, you're speaking my language brother! Your hard work will pay off...it's part of the journey that makes the end product worth all the trouble. What a Face cheers


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