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GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:14 pm

Jacke wants to put 2007 Audi seats in her van,,,,,I go over there and cut the brackets off and need to make some more,,,,,,,,but lets see what she got,,,,,a 350 engine,,,,,1st Gen doghouse cut open with some panels bolted to the sides,,,,,,a radiator,,,,no straps,,,,a piece of plumbers tape holds it in place,,,,,,custom turn signal switch,,,,,gas gauge dont work,,,







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Post by Big W on Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:13 pm

looks great. Those new seats should be real comfy.
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Post by Digz on Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:31 am

Pretty good lookin' van with some interesting effort put into it. Totally doable ! Gotta have comfy seats !
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by uante on Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:16 am

I like that updated fuse box. I'd like to tackle that in mine one day.

What's that long skinny compartment for alongside the dog house?
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:58 am

its sure been chopped up,,,,,,,,so we will see what other,,,,,uh,,,,,modifications show up,,,,she needs to take that radiator out,,,,,,get some straps soldered to it so it can be bolted to the doghouse,,,,,,basically the hoses are holding it in,,,,,,I dont know that the van sending units match those Dolphin Dash gauges,,,,that turn signal switch can be operated with your knee,,,,,lucky she is a tiny person so she dont turn on the right turn signal, every time that she steps on the clutch,,,,,front door stops are missing,,,,,,aint no heater core in it,,,,,,,she wants panel doors for the back,,,,,,,that steering wheel has no horn contacts in it,,,,,the collar bearing is loose,,,,,gas gauge dont work,,,,,I think her bumpers are being rechromed now in Mexico,,,,,there is all kinds of different emblems on it,,,,,,cant say for sure yet,,,,,,what that van really is,,,,,,,,but she likes GMC's,,,,,,,,so,,,,,it will probably be raised as a HandiVan,,,,,,,
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Post by JackeFriend on Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:50 am

My GMC , I am going to put panels and redo the inside. The front high backs are just the first of some improvements coming... I will post pics as the project proceeds! Thanks to Don for his help.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:06 pm

Jacke, what is the width of those seats? They look really nice! Just wondering if there will be any clearance issues with the doghouse.


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:23 pm

they are 19",,,,,,,I tried the passenger one which is the narrower one in our vans and it looked pretty good,,,,,, she is out at Pik a Part, buying stuff for that van right now,,,,,,her goal,,,,,make it look pretty,,,,,,whatever it takes,,,,,,,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:26 pm

,,,am I the only guy having trouble seeing the van in her avatar?????


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:33 pm

uante wrote:I like that updated fuse box. I'd like to tackle that in mine one day.

What's that long skinny compartment for alongside the dog house?


that is a MESS,,,,,,a 1st Gen has a narrow doghouse for the 4 and 6 cylinder engines that came in them,,,,,IF,,,,,you put a V8 in there, the exhaust manifolds stick out under the seats,,,a 2nd Gen doghouse is wider,,,goes under the seats,,,,,,so someone cut the sides out of the doghouse for the manifolds,,and oil and trans dipsticks,,,,,they tried to make covers over the manifolds,,,right now,,,,you can see how the manifolds glow going down the road,,,,,and hear,,,,and smell the engine,,,,,,VERY Unpleasant,,,,,,so she needs a REAL 2nd Gen Doghouse if she plans on keeping that V8 in there,,,,,,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by VANagain on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:11 pm

Hi Jacke! Welcome to the club! You've come to the right place.

That is a very eye-catching van you've got. Looking forward to seeing it in person. I've never seen a GMC Sportvan before! Smile
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:22 pm

,,,you will be looking at a HandiVan Custom eventually,,,,,,,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:00 am

That avatar belongs in the "eye popping thread". It should have a van in it though!


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Big W on Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:58 am

Welcome to VV Jacke. It's great that you have Donivan there to help get your van problems sorted out. He is the Guru of these old vans, and he will definitely have you back on the road in no time at all.cheers
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Vantasia on Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:13 pm

Look like a some fun projects ahead...I bet they put that aftermarket turn switch in because the original was broke or they didn't have the know how to make the after market wheel hub work the cam. If you take that wheel off, you can probably figure out what's missing and restore the original switch even using the adapter hub set up. Hopefully they didn't trash the wiring and connectors too bad but even those can be restored by some one with Doni's knowledge! You are probably right on the sender, the original is probably in the tank or not working but won't work with the newer gauges, another solvable problem!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:51 pm

she sent me a text this morning at 7am saying she is going back to PikaPart for more stuff,,,,,,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:43 pm

Don, she's got it bad! You've created a monster...LOL. Great to that kind of enthusiasm!!!


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:56 pm

I have only known her for a few hours,,,,,,,,she passed enthusiasm after about a half hour,,,,she up to obsession right now,,,,,she wanted me to go help her remove the doghouse out of that 67 in PikaPart today,,,,,but,,,,,,I was busy,,,,,lets see how that turned out,,,,,,,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by VANagain on Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:02 pm

I like that padded doghouse cover. That oughta insulate against the heat. Hmm, but will it fit on a 2nd Gen doghouse...?
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Post by JackeFriend on Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:25 pm

VANagain wrote:Hi Jacke! Welcome to the club! You've come to the right place.

That is a very eye-catching van you've got. Looking forward to seeing it in person. I've never seen a GMC Sportvan before! Smile
LOL It will be a GMC Handi-Van Custom Very Happy
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:29 pm

Well looks like she wont be needing that 1st gen cover,,,,,2nd Gens are longer,,,,,I want to hear how much fun it was for her to get it out today,,,,,,,too bad I was too busy to help her,,,,,










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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:31 pm

Jacke,,,,dont listen to my buddy VanAgain,,,,,,,He got SportVan on the brain,,,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:32 pm

,,,uh,,,,how many hours of chiseling was that,,,,,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:39 pm

Jacke,,,,here is what the real 4 row core radiator set up is for that 2nd Gen Doghouse,,,,,



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