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Russell

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Russell on Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:49 am

It looks like the Van she cut the doghouse out of has a radiator, is it in good shape?
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:57 am

vanny wrote:Jacke, what is the width of those seats? They look really nice! Just wondering if there will be any clearance issues with the doghouse.
The seats are 19 inches across the same width as my short back's. I have set them in place and it looks good!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:00 am

Actually I pulled the radiator as well.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:09 am

I started working at the project to remove the dog house, once I saw the trouble with the chisel method,,, HARD WORK, got brain working networked with a friend who came done with an angle grinder battery operated, within 25 minutes the doghouse was mine.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:10 am

Russell wrote:It looks like the Van she cut the doghouse out of has a radiator, is it in good shape?
I picked it up as well.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:40 am

there is got to be a little more than you watching the chisel method,,,,,,who is holding that chisel,,,,,,,,,he probably quit and you had to go home and find a power tool and another person to get the job done,,,,,,people can pay over $200 to have someone cut, package and ship one to them,,,,,and they aint easy to find,,,,,,,what did you pay? I like to see details,,,,we try and show people what we do to our vans and how we get it done,,,,,,,showing what NOT to do is the same as showing what to do,,,,,,,we show people choices here and they pick whats best for them,,,,,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:43 am

,,,,and why would some cashiers decide to take their break when they see you coming up to the parts
window?
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by VANagain on Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:31 pm

I get the feeling there's more to this story... Wink

Hey, I did the same trick, using house door hinges for the doghouse lid, after my body shop lost my hinges. Worked fine until I got a replacement set from someone here on the forums.

Hey,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:50 am

donivan65 wrote:Jacke,,,,here is what the real 4 row core radiator set up is for that 2nd Gen Doghouse,,,,,



Yes and I also picked up the Brass Radiator looks good, and the cross member I was missing. Now then,
I have the correct doghouse, radiator, bottom brace, the doghouse has the top brace attached. Woo-Hoo
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:55 am

donivan65 wrote:there is got to be a little more than you watching the chisel method,,,,,,who is holding that chisel,,,,,,,,,he probably quit and you had to go home and find a power tool and another person to get the job done,,,,,,people can pay over $200 to have someone cut, package and ship one to them,,,,,and they aint easy to find,,,,,,,what did you pay? I like to see details,,,,we try and show people what we do to our vans and how we get it done,,,,,,,showing what NOT to do is the same as showing what to do,,,,,,,we show people choices here and they pick whats best for them,,,,,

I started at 0900 at the yard, hard to chisel. Went t plan B friend with battery Angle Saw.
We came back at 5 pm and had the Doghouse off on 25 minutes. I paid the helper $25 and $21 for the DogHouse. I bought a part as a thank you for $10 for my friend who saved my day!
So for the Doghouse grand TOTAL $56 Smile Good days work!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:15 am

donivan65 wrote:








So here are my treasures from my two days toil... I got 2 doors, Doghouse, radiator support bar, 2 bumper brackets, outside door handle, brass radiator, gasket for DogHouse, emerg. brake and cable, rear license plate light, Door pulls for side door. and couple odds and ends.
I should try harder cheers
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Vantasia on Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:30 am

Welcome Jackie, nice van, I see a dome light fixture in that pile too! Be careful, the plastic is really brittle on those, easy to break when installing. The lenses are around, they repro them for pickup trucks, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevy-GM-Pickup-Truck-Dome-Light-Lamp-Lens-C-K-10-20-30-Fleetside-Stepside-New-/161594190599?fits=Model%3ATruck&hash=item259fc3ab07:g:7hcAAOSwBahU2A-n&vxp=mtr

The wires should be inside the roof support channels and have connectors inside the roof channel along the drivers side if your original harness is there, if not, easy to run off the headlight switch through the fuse box, Doni will know how. Its nice to have both the original front and rear dome lights working, adds a nice touch....you can also add a pair of cheap auto store rear license plate lights under the dash on each side connected to the same circuit to light up the floor area at night, very useful, like these, nice project, I did it to my van:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-12V-LED-License-Plate-Tag-Light-Interior-Step-Lamp-Boat-Truck-RV-Motorcycle-/282021654197?hash=item41a9cceeb5:g:RngAAOSwKfVXIzJ6&vxp=mtr
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:35 am

,,,,,,but I only told you I seen a van in Pik a Part a few hours before,,,,,,


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Russell on Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:05 pm

[quote="Vantasia"]Welcome Jackie, nice van, I see a dome light fixture in that pile too!

The wires should be inside the roof support channels and have connectors inside the roof channel along the drivers side if your original harness is there, if not, easy to run off the headlight switch through the fuse box, Doni will know how. Its nice to have both the original front and rear dome lights working, adds a nice touch....you can also add a pair of cheap auto store rear license plate lights under the dash on each side connected to the same circuit to light up the floor area at night, very useful, like these, nice project, I did it to my van:


I can see where the wires run in the styrafoam roof panels of my '66, (must have gotten hot) Ha ha.

Someone also added a small switch above the side doors? follow the wire.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Vantasia on Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:58 pm

Russell wrote:
Vantasia wrote:Welcome Jackie, nice van, I see a dome light fixture in that pile too!

The wires should be inside the roof support channels and have connectors inside the roof channel along the drivers side if your original harness is there, if not, easy to run off the headlight switch through the fuse box, Doni will know how. Its nice to have both the original front and rear dome lights working, adds a nice touch....you can also add a pair of cheap auto store rear license plate lights under the dash on each side connected to the same circuit to light up the floor area at night, very useful, like these, nice project, I did it to my van:


I can see where the wires run in the styrafoam roof panels of my '66, (must have gotten hot) Ha ha.

Someone also added a small switch above the side doors? follow the wire.
They should be inside the metal ribs, looks like they were re-wired.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:02 pm

VANagain wrote:I get the feeling there's more to this story... ;)

Hey, I did the same trick, using house door hinges for the doghouse lid, after my body shop lost my hinges. Worked fine until I got a replacement set from someone here on the forums.

Hey,


but Ricky,,,,,,did you do this trick?



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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:37 pm

,,,,,she wants me to come over to help remove the old doghouse,,,,,I bring tools of mass destruction,,,, she says has a compressor,,,,,,I expected it to be one she plugs into the cigarette lighter,,,,,I show her an air chisel,,,,and GOT OUT OF HER WAY,,,,,,,by the time she got done,,,,she wanted to marry that thing,,,,,,,so here is todays goings on in GMC land,,,,and the way she ALWAYS has to be doing things,,,she must of worked on an assembly line,,,,,,









































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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:54 pm

I had a good day working under the supervision of Don. Who was very surprised when I
had my 6 HP Craftsman compressor ready for his wonderful AIR CHISEL! Oh man, that baby cut through the metal like butter, okay cold butter... but butter! Thanks Don for everything.
I was so happy to have an expert guiding me, as this was the first time I used and air chisel.
But, not the last!! My back feels liked I chiseled out a doghouse.
bounce bounce
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:59 pm

Vantasia wrote:
Russell wrote:
Vantasia wrote:Welcome Jackie, nice van, I see a dome light fixture in that pile too!

The wires should be inside the roof support channels and have connectors inside the roof channel along the drivers side if your original harness is there, if not, easy to run off the headlight switch through the fuse box, Doni will know how. Its nice to have both the original front and rear dome lights working, adds a nice touch....you can also add a pair of cheap auto store rear license plate lights under the dash on each side connected to the same circuit to light up the floor area at night, very useful, like these, nice project, I did it to my van:


I can see where the wires run in the styrafoam roof panels of my '66, (must have gotten hot) Ha ha.

Someone also added a small switch above the side doors? follow the wire.

They should be inside the metal ribs, looks like they were re-wired.

Thanks, I like all the little tricks and fixes you guys have, Your van looks very nice!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:14 pm

so Jacke,,,,,looks like that air chisel is one of your favorite hand held tools,,,,,,,,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:07 pm

Great to see her jump right in there and go to town on that doghouse!!! Kudos to both of you! Great teamwork! cheers cheers


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:34 pm

She went back today to get more parts off the van,,,,she calls me and says the 10 bolt rear end is still there so I pack up my stuff and go get it for Suzys van,,,,,


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by samsvan on Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:22 pm

Did you get the tunnel?
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:56 pm

nope,,,,,,,the yard guy she hired to chisel it out quit,,,,she went and got a friend and they finished it up before the batteries gave out,,,,,here it is a few hours ago,,,,,



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