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JackeFriend

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:20 am

GMman wrote:It looks very nice Jacke!!!

Thanks very much! I feel good about my choices. I hope I can keep up the pace to finish before too long!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by richie61 on Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:48 am

It looks amazing Jackie and with your drive to "git er dun", it shouldn't take long to finish it to your high standards. Some of us might remember the 70's slogan "You've come a long way baby". It fits you to a tee.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Big W on Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:43 pm

Your van looks totally AWESOME!!!!
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JackeFriend

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:37 am

Big W wrote:Your van looks totally AWESOME!!!!

Now, before I get over worked on that interior make over.
I am going to do some fun stuff. I will be putting my Handi-Van script back onto the sides. I am adding the wind guards above the door windows, I have new chrome headlight adjustment rings to put on and chrome half domes for over the head lights, I also bought some LED rear "RED" light bulbs to assist with giving a more bright STOP!! I have had some original deluxe tail light bezels polished up for install. I even found some slim gasket material so there won't be any light gaps between the body and the bezel. I like to see every detail finished... if possible.
I have some other little bits and pieces before I get down to actually working on the interior creation I have in mind, ugh!


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JackeFriend

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:38 am

richie61 wrote:It looks amazing Jackie and with your drive to "git er dun", it shouldn't take long to finish it to your high standards. Some of us might remember the 70's slogan "You've come a long way baby". It fits you to a tee.

Thanks for all the encouragement, it really makes me feels like I am doing it right! I try to do it the best I can, sometimes that is an uphill battle. Exclamation

But sliding down the other side once you make it is awesome !!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Vantasia on Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:39 pm

WOW! Look's like it was worth the wait, great color, really stands out in the sun! Good Luck with it....
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:57 pm



So I was able to get my tail light bezels on the van. I had the aluminum polished and coated.
They came out very pretty.
Today, Don came down and helped me with my side door. I needed the inside mechanism and the upper arm put in place. He found that my upper lock rod was there it had just fallen to the bottom.
He remove some questionable rusted bolts from under the outside door handle? Who would put a square bolt where a screw goes? Anyway with some finesse he was able to get the old bolts out. Now I
must find a couple of the correct screws to secure the handle.
It wasn't long and Don was off to his next endeavor. Thanks for helping me out and again finding an odd problem I did was not aware of? Ignorance is bliss!
Many thanks very much for your help. cheers
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:04 pm

I ,,,,,,,adjusted,,,,,,,her rear bumper bracket,,,,,,,,I kinda think they cut the side door shaft off because they could not get the regulator out because that outside bezel has to come off 1st,,,,,,it was put on with bolts that they tried to put in until they rounded off the edges,,,,






















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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:46 am

Very Nice! It's really beginning to take shape...pretty soon you'll just be driving and enjoying the Heck out of it! What a Face cheers


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by VANagain on Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:31 pm

That interior photo looking forward over the black satin doghouse looks like a shot from a car magazine (ignoring the crumpled paper on the seat!).

The photos don't do those taillight bezels justice. They now look like chrome, not aluminum.

Very nice of Don to provide a cargo door handle mechanism with the inside shaft. One that works! And install it.

Those bolts on the cargo door handle bezel are pitiful! I bought new stainless bolts with countersunk heads at Marshall's Hardware in Mira Mesa. Couldn't find stainless star washers that were countersunk and I didn't want to scratch up my rechromed bezels, so I skipped them and put some Loctite medium strength on the threads. Tried it without the Loctite and they eventually came loose.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:35 am

Well thanks very much! Coming from a perfectionist like yourself, that is a great compliment. Very Happy
I do think those bezels look amazing. Really adds a nice finish to the tail lights.

The side door actually will open from the inside...NO more "Creeper" Van! LOL affraid

I appreciate the real help and knowledge, not to mention the generosity of both Rich and Don!
I would be up the creek without a paddle... without thier guidance for sure Exclamation

I am completing the bumper installation today. Next the interior in a couple weeks. I will be cutting the door panels this week and preparing the interior. Much still to complete.

I took Vanny's suggestion... yesterday, I sat took a breath of fresh air, and relaxed with a glass of Champagne to admired all the hard work and dedication to bring this '64 GMC up to snuff! Now named "Goldie"

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Vantasia on Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:17 pm

The door bezel screws are like cone shaped oval heads with matching cone shaped lock washers, very hard to find, but someone here must have a few good used ones. You could use regular counter sunk oval head stainless ones (Lowes, HD) and try using nylon insert locking nuts on the back if you don't have the backing plates with the welded nuts.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:33 pm

I may have those bezel screws. When I first hit the junk yard way back when I first started this project... 1 year ago... Don told me about A VAN... at the junk yard. So I did get the screws when I took that piece off along with some odds and ends and doors etc... sold those doors; bought better ones. Now where did I stash all those little screws, I took and put somewhere into my world!?
But, if anybody had two I will gladly accept! I also have a second set of doors I could remove those screws and swap in/out as needed when I put my solid back doors on the van. I had a solid set painted as well as the window doors. So when ready, I can change 'em. LOL I love my POP OUTS TOO much to switch now...LOL
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:36 am

Tried to start doing the insulation on the interior yesterday! Too hot and humid. I felt like I was in a Sweat Loge. I need to get it done as I wanted to start installation of the wood tomorrow on the floor.
Ugh, I think its time to start up the cooler air conditioner! trial run in 89% humidity and 90 degrees!
Good test for my little cooler!! I will let you know if I survive.

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:18 am

Razz If you don't survive, Don or Rich or Russell will have to let us know...once they've picked through all the Goodies on your van, the mirrors, the taillight bezels...etc.Razz


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:19 am

vanny wrote:Razz If you don't survive, Don or Rich or Russell will have to let us know...once they've picked through all the Goodies on your van, the mirrors, the taillight bezels...etc.Razz

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JackeFriend

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:20 am

Hey what size are the two countersink screws in the outside handle? #14 or?
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:31 pm

All you are talking about are 1/4-20 countersunk head screws with a tooth washer,,,,,and as long as you put some kind of 1/4" bolt in to hold the backing plate from falling down inside of the door,,,,,you can do anything you want to the screws, bezel, clip and handle from the OUTSIDE,,,,,,


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JackeFriend

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:10 pm

Thanks! I am looking for those two countersink screws... I must have gotten them when I got the door handle? Maybe?? LOL The picture helps me.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:42 pm

,,,,,,,,go to Lowes or Home Depot,,,,,,tell them you want 1/4-20 stainless countersunk phillips head screws,,,,1 inch long,,,,,,,,,,,I aint making a 50 mile round trip down to you to drop off 2 screws,,,,,,

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:52 am

donivan65 wrote:,,,,,,,,go to Lowes or Home Depot,,,,,,tell them you want 1/4-20 stainless countersunk phillips head screws,,,,1 inch long,,,,,,,,,,,I aint making a 50 mile round trip down to you to drop off 2 screws,,,,,,


lol!
I wouldn't ask you. But, drop them in the old mail box! Maybe, since you have a couple...pretty please bounce They are the correct ones after all. Rolling Eyes

I started the installation of the heat shield kit, put up the sound dampeners
last evening... dripping in sweat... it's like being in the middle of a full elevator. The humidity is awful even with both doors open no breeze... I did the ceiling, next walls then floor. Cutting plywood for the floor today. I am getting something done, anyway! Surprised
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Russell on Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:52 am

I get stainless screws etc. at Boat U.S supply or RV suppliers have a good selection also.
There is a R.V. supply on El Cajon blvd. right up the hill from you.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:35 am

Okay, I think I know where that place is and close too. Thanks for the directional Russell!
Gonna work on that interior again today... melting melting.
Yesterday, I forgot to use my air cooler! I won't forget that again!!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:02 am

Worked several hours yesterday, dripping in sweat. Floor insulated, 3/4" wood cut and in place with a few set screws... too tired to finish last night at 8 PM.
Had a difficult time fitting the rear portion of plywood around the gas filler etc in the back corner. But with many attempts, it was fit to my satisfaction, which seemed to be easier to attain as the time grew later?? LOL Good enough for "government" work as they say... not building a house! I used #10 SS 1-1/2" screws. Very secure even with just the 10 set screws in place. I will do the walls next then finish the ceiling insulation. This is a lot of work!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Vantasia on Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:56 am

JackeFriend wrote:Worked several hours yesterday, dripping in sweat. Floor insulated, 3/4" wood cut and in place with a few set screws... too tired to finish last night at 8 PM.
Had a difficult time fitting the rear portion of plywood around the gas filler etc in the back corner. But with many attempts, it was fit to my satisfaction, which seemed to be easier to attain as the time grew later?? LOL Good enough for "government" work as they say... not building a house! I used #10 SS 1-1/2" screws. Very secure even with just the 10 set screws in place. I will do the walls next then finish the ceiling insulation. This is a lot of work!

Did you put a layer of insulation under the plywood? A layer of thin bubble foil wrap (Lowes, HD) really helps with road noise and heat/cold in addition to the wood. Cheap
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