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JackeFriend

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:20 pm



So the product of hard work... thanks to Rich who gave me his day and part of the evening. We were able to install the new signal loom, correct turn lever and the steering wheel. Rich and I even put in a home made shim to keep the wheel from any unwanted side to side movement. The horn and everything are working for the first time... feels very good. Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:31 pm






Rich sitting in the van working. Need a hammer...LOL Not Really!
We did make a shim with the hammer and an anvil.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:34 am

The Dynamic Duo! Congrats on a job well done!!!


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Vantasia on Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:56 am

Looks great, glad it worked out, how's turning with the large wheel, a lot easier, I bet, I ended up placing a large stainless hose clamp around the joint between the wheel collar and bottom cup to eliminate side to side movement from the weak/broken welds inside, painted it to match the coulmn, hardly noticeably it it really tightened up the streering wheel....so what's next??, it never ends....LOL
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:53 am

Thanks so much! My paint matched perfect with the dash etc. Like I planned it, LOL. Happy with the match for sure. Black is not easy to match really. So many hues of Black.
Next... I drive it today... I have not actually driven it with the wheel, as it was late in the evening and I was exhausted. SO EXCITED I cannot contain my smile bounce Very Happy

Next up is a new paint job! I also have two new rear doors without windows AND I am installing on my window doors a set of REAL pop out windows.
So, I will have two complete sets of different style doors! If I want style A, or if I feel like style B NO PROBLEM. Having each set paineted and pin striped to match. I am sooo SPOILED and crazy!
Anybody else have two sets of doors that they can interchange as desired? Maybe not, just me crazy GMC Jacke. I will then need to do the interior... projected completeion of the entire remodle June 2017. Paint goes on May 1st!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:29 pm

Congrats Jacke! Can't wait to see it all painted up...keep us posted on the first ride with the new-old steering wheel! What a Face


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:44 pm



Well today I went out driving in my van with the new high back seats, new steering wheel, real turn signal and a Horn! Wow it was a new experience! Thanks to some hard work and a little help... I am driving again!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by BILLS66 on Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:50 am

WOW, nicely done you have stayed with it and it looks great! Nothing like a good drive in an early ! Bill
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by savage on Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:22 am

Cool to hear your vans back on the road Cool
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:00 am



Next I installed my chromed goose neck mirror arms with the new mirror heads. Great mirrors!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:09 am



A shot which I cannot get upright? LOL Laughing
This are the original arms, I had them chromed.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:11 am

BILLS66 wrote:WOW, nicely done you have stayed with it and it looks great! Nothing like a good drive in an early ! Bill

Thanks, I have been working for many months. Not quite done yet... but by June I am hoping. Smile
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:55 am

Congrats Jacke! Looks Fantastic and I'm sure it's going to be difficult to get that smile off your face!!!
I'll give that mirror pic a try. Sometimes when it does that, I save the pic to my pc and then open it with Microsoft Paint and just save it and then it works...Oh well, here goes nothing;



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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by samsvan on Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:16 pm

Atta girl Jackie! The van is looking so nice. I want to follow your process and refurbish my steering wheel. Did you get the headlight bulb rings in?
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Mon May 01, 2017 9:50 am




samsvan wrote:Atta girl Jackie! The van is looking so nice. I want to follow your process and refurbish my steering wheel. Did you get the headlight bulb rings in?


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Mon May 01, 2017 9:51 am

I will be putting in the headlight rings after I get it painted next week.

Here are some pictures of the repair process.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Mon May 01, 2017 12:00 pm

Are you painting it the same color? Looks nice!!! Very Happy


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed May 03, 2017 8:53 pm

Well today was dismantle the rear of the inside day! I removed the rear carpet and bench seat.
In preparation for having the inside painted with Lizard skin. I got 3 gallons in black which should do the entire rear of the van including ceiling, floor, walls and doors. Then the exterior gets a new life with fresh paint. So coming in the next week I should have some very nice pictures detailing the entire process. My paint guy is good about taking photos for projects. I am so excited I can barely
stop smiling. Very Happy
I have a very nice bench seat for sale includes hardware for floor. PM offer if interested.




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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Mon May 08, 2017 7:13 pm





I emptied the van out, took all script off, removed bumpers, back windows and door lock cylinders
I am dropping it off tomorrow for SC painting and exterior paint.... Smile
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Tue May 09, 2017 5:12 am

How long is it supposed to take?


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Vantasia on Tue May 09, 2017 11:54 am

Now is the time to "tighten" any loose braces with seam sealer on the sides and roof before they paint and repair any small rust holes in the corners if you got any and fill previous owner's screw holes in the floors, etc....I had a ton....
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Tue May 09, 2017 8:27 pm

so,,,,,,do you have a new windshield gasket so you can either have the glass company install the new windshield after they make it or the body shop put it in?

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JackeFriend

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed May 10, 2017 9:13 am

vanny wrote:How long is it supposed to take?
I should get it back within two weeks. He is also doing the SC inside. Very Happy
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed May 10, 2017 9:17 am

donivan65 wrote:so,,,,,,do you have a new windshield gasket so you can either have the glass company install the new windshield after they make it or the body shop put it in?


I have a new windshield gasket from Steel and the front, side and back door gaskets. I also have new felt for the front door windows.
My body guy is going to weld the spots on the driver doors. I asked him to put a small brace to help hold it, he said he will try. Having booth door "sets" shot and striped, changing out the standard window for original pop outs... also have the no window back doors being painted and striped. cheers
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed May 10, 2017 9:20 am

Vantasia wrote:Now is the time to "tighten" any loose braces with seam sealer on the sides and roof before they paint and repair any small rust holes in the corners if you got any and fill previous owner's screw holes in the floors, etc....I had a ton....

I have an area mid brace center that is bent down, looks like a hammock was may have been tried! Stupid! Anyway what type of seam sealer should I get to connect that area? I can jack it up to the seam to hold it there while it dries.
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