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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Digz on Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:06 am

If it wasn't smashed up a bit that fuel door area on the truck next to it makes a good chunk to have if someone ever wants to do the smooth look.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:06 am

There are plenty of parts down there, on that one street there are 3 yards full,,,,,all are what we call Pik a Parts,,,,,,Ecology has a Domestic vehicle yard and a Foreign vehicle yard and this one here just down the block from those two, is called Pick Your Part,,,,,Chula Vista, California, USA,,,,,,which is right by the Pacific Ocean and a few miles north of the Mexican Border at Tijuana,,,,,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:42 pm

I go down to Jackes place today,,,,,she was teaching her 14 year old grandson how to run a disk sander,,,,,,I chained up her engine, and with a 4 foot breaker bar, we got the crossmember off to change out the motor mounts,,,









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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:11 pm

So, before I met Don... I thought I had a good van. Then began the learnin'... now I have cut a doghouse out a van in the junk yard, cut my own terrible doghouse out of my van! Now I see those motor mounts... oh myyyy. Don had me removing cross member, I actually couldn't get out from under the van I was wedged under, finally found a way to roll from under...Lol. Blood is on the outside of the van from either or both Don and myself. But, it was done and done with safety first!
I never thought a month ago I would be covered in debris and wipe my face with a dirty shop rag, have more cuts than paper and understand how to remove a cross member and do my motor mounts!! Surprised
Have a Happy Fathers Day!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:01 pm

I think it's Great that you're willing to just jump right in and Get-Er-Done! Don's the best person to have for an advisor and we're all very grateful for the help and advise he dishes out on a daily basis here! Very Happy


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Post by JackeFriend on Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:39 pm

Well, I am getting great knowledge along with my bumps and cuts. I really do appreciate the
brain power being used to help me get my GMC ready. I plan on getting these mounts done then get the new Doghouse in... but as Don says ONE STEP AT A TIME! LOL I used to be in production in the Aerospace industry... so I do tend to go on and on, until everything is competed. Thanks for the encouragement! Smile
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:47 pm

,,,more specifically,,,,,she sold used cars and worked in a missile assembly plant,,,,,,
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Post by JackeFriend on Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:51 pm

Yes, I did have some interesting times making missiles. I was very good at producing quality parts. I hope to put out another quality part MY GMC HANDI-Van . It was hot today so I just worked on getting my tank cleaned up. It was 107 then it cooled off!url=http://www.servimg.com/view/19493458/2][/url]
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:49 pm

Those clean up real nice. Is there something it can be coated with once it's clean to keep the brass looking spiffy?


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:21 pm

Them there vanners with V8's sure use those brass surge tanks,,,,,,


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Post by JackeFriend on Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:07 pm

I need a fan shroud! That looks so nice! bounce
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:25 pm

Since it was cooler today... I started cleaning the crossmember, looks better now. So dirty, gross ughhh. Razz Shocked





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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:28 pm

vanny wrote:Those clean up real nice. Is there something it can be coated with once it's clean to keep the brass looking spiffy?
I saw some high temp clear? Maybe that would be something that would protect the finish. Maybe I am trying to make it too pretty. affraid Laughing
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:36 pm

did you get motor mounts yet,,,,,I am going to get the 2282 at Oreillys for 8.99 for Suzys van,,,,Autozone got their
brand for a dollar less,,,,,,and I will find you the missing bolts for yours,,,,,
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:21 pm

donivan65 wrote:did you get motor mounts yet,,,,,I am going to get the 2282 at Oreillys for 8.99 for Suzys van,,,,Autozone got their
brand for a dollar less,,,,,,and I will find you the missing bolts for yours,,,,,
Yep, got them on Monday for 7.99 Autozone... I have been polishing brass, scraping grease and mud & painting meanwhile. Ready for the production line! cheers
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:19 pm

Let me reach in my box of Chevy van bolts and find you some bumper and motor mount bolts,,,,I will come down there Saturday and we can put the mounts and crossmember back in,,,,,


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by VANagain on Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:49 am

Look at thata peek into Don's vintage van treasure trove!! I myself was granted access to this sacred vault once, accompanied by Donivan, of course. It's kind of like that final scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark...

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:27 pm

Too Funny, Rich! Must have taken a while to enter all that into his computer... Rolling Eyes


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:46 pm

donivan65 wrote:Let me reach in my box of Chevy van bolts and find you some bumper and motor mount bolts,,,,I will come down there Saturday and we can put the mounts and crossmember back in,,,,,



Sounds good to me. I will get some rest Sleep
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:57 pm

so,,,,,Autozone motor mounts made in China,,,,need metric bolts,,,,Oreillys are full of rubber, brought them home to clean the threads,,,,dropped the gas tank,,,,look,,,its a counterweight,,,,,2 senders,,,cut the float is off the real one,,,,aftermarket one is W#AY out of adjustment and aint no good anyways,,,


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:58 pm

took off some emblems,,,,,,


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:53 pm

Is that counterweight from the factory or is it something the PO added? I know the Econolines have them but was unaware that GM also used them... scratch


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:32 pm

Nope it's original per Don. I would not have know myself.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by VANagain on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:52 pm

Ha! I guess that's pretty clever, just cutting a second hole to install a new sending unit, since no one makes a direct replacement for ours.

Don has said, some vans came with those big counterweights, but most did not. I don't know what determined which ones got them. Icy climates?!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by donivan65 on Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:01 pm

the 1st vans had them,,,,,,probably to keep the rear brakes from locking up,,,,,,it also serves as the rear perch for the gas tank,,,,,,,

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