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JackeFriend

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:40 am

So, both my tunnel & my 1st gen sway bar won't arrive til mid June... Hmmm need a project?

When I owned my 1st 1964 Chevy van in the 80's. Front masks (bra) were all the rage for vehicles!

I made one back then for my van and it kept the bugs off the front. I even cut out the emblem shape so my orange Chevy would show through.

I decided Goldie needed her front protected as well... so I am starting a new project! Here is the first
fitting to see size for measurements. I am gonna work on it this weekend, hopefully get it cut to shape, with the area cut to open for air at the bottom. I will tack it and have it sewn by my upholstery guy. I will have the top have welting as well as around the headlights for shape.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:41 am

Right now it looks like Goldie's been taken hostage!!! Razz


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by jrdunn96 on Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:02 pm

vanny wrote:Right now it looks like Goldie's been taken hostage!!! Razz
I thot she was being fitted for a "Lone Ranger Mask"?
Jim
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:59 am

I have not even worked on the Lone Ranger Mask (I like that) since my first idea, had to work on the car I am giving my grandson first.

In the mine-time... I found what I believe is one of the few items that is very rare to find.

Gary (Gfleduc) had an original NOS front rubber floor mat! I had one of these in my first '64 van.
It was from the Chevy house, this mat is a JC Whitney.

But STILL rare to find unused. Thanks to Gary for saving this and it even has the original box it came in, wow.

My carpet is like new, but, I have learned... "the time to buy it, is when you see it". So down the road, when needed, I have a great floor mat to install. Goldie is set for some time to come.

I still have to install the other Holy Grail's I have acquired... an original unused original 1964 antenna and the window rain/wind shields. I paid too much for both of these in reality, but I am fine with my extravagances. Goldie deserves it Razz queen
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:34 pm



I got my 1st Gen sway bar today. I am happy to have found an original! I hear they are hard to find? Razz
I never give up, if I want something, I will find it. Twisted Evil
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:05 pm

Way to go! cheers


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:25 am

Well it's been awhile since my last posting... I had an emergency Open Heart Triple Bypass surgery on June 19th. Everything went well... I had three 90% clogged arteries. One they call the Widow Maker... lucky for me, that was not the case.
I will need to rest and get better before I attempt anything work wise on Goldie. But, I am glad to still be here and able to post.
Wow what a ride this has been... my best to all of you Very Happy
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by VANagain on Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:20 pm

Jacke, we all know you are a real trooper! I know youll be back soon and better than ever!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:35 pm

Yikes, hope you take it easy for a while. Glad to hear you're still with us and itching to get back to the fun. I noticed you hadn't been posting much lately and I was almost afraid to ask. Happy you're OK and glad to hear from you again. I'm sure Goldie was concerned as well. She's gotten a lot of attention from you and she's given you a lot of love in return. Welcome back, both of you!!!



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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by jrdunn96 on Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:29 pm

Sure glad you're OK. Take it easy.
Jim
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by samsvan on Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:37 pm

Now Jacke, I'm sure Donivan has got you hooked on those In-n-out burgers but you're going to have to cut it out. Salads only from here on out!
Seriously, take care and I'm glad you're doing good. Sam
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by BILLS66 on Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:17 am

Jacke so glad it went good . Did that 14 years ago .follow doctors orders ! Bill
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:53 am

BILLS66 wrote:Jacke so glad it went good . Did that 14 years ago .follow doctors orders ! Bill
Wow Bill, you were kinda young to have that happen! Sure glad to hear you have done so well. Gives me hope that I will be better than new soon Smile
I am eating right, no coca cola and no fatty foods. I even stopped any drinking. Maybe just a toast on my Birthday. But gonna be a good girl from here on out.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:54 am

samsvan wrote:Now Jacke, I'm sure Donivan has got you hooked on those In-n-out burgers but you're going to have to cut it out. Salads only from here on out!
Seriously, take care and I'm glad you're doing good. Sam
Yes sir... no more In and Out for me! Salads are my friend!!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:56 am

vanny wrote:Yikes, hope you take it easy for a while. Glad to hear you're still with us and itching to get back to the fun. I noticed you hadn't been posting much lately and I was almost afraid to ask. Happy you're OK and glad to hear from you again. I'm sure Goldie was concerned as well. She's gotten a lot of attention from you and she's given you a lot of love in return. Welcome back, both of you!!!

It was a close one! So glad to be here... still Smile
Its hard to get rid of me Smile bounce
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:58 am

jrdunn96 wrote:Sure glad you're OK. Take it easy.
Jim

Will do. Gonna have a 60th Birthday! Woon Hoo sliding into home plate/ SAFE Smile
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by Digz on Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:26 am

So glad you're doing okay. Went through it almost 2 yrs ago myself, Just slows ya down for a while if you follow directions.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by sweetvan on Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:15 am

Jacke,
Just do something for yourself each day and let that enjoyment be your encouragement for continuing on. Glad you're back.


Richard
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JackeFriend

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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:19 am

sweetvan wrote:Jacke,
Just do something for yourself each day and let that enjoyment be your encouragement for continuing on. Glad you're back.


Richard

Thanks Richard! I am spending my days relaxing and healing up! I have had some time to buy some toys on Ebay... shopping therapy. cheers
I got a really nice side door handle that was NOS. I can always use a good chrome handle!
It is odd being weak? But I am getting stronger everyday.
But, I will follow your instructions and do something for myself everyday, Thanks for the kind thoughts, I appreciate it greatly.

Jacke
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:49 pm




I go my Air Tunnel yesterday! I am excited as I am feeling better... and am BORED with just watching the clouds go by... Rolling Eyes
So my tunnel is my next project. It is 100 degrees out here today! Last week it was 112 on my covered patio. It hot enough to melt the enamel on the bathtub!
I have enlisted the aid of my good friend Rich VanAgain to do some welding for this project. I am going to have it powder coated to match the doghouse, Satin Black.
Next project is getting some Ceramic Film on that front windshield and the side windows. For that I am looking at a couple of places? I was wondering if Samsvan used the 3M Crytalline brand film? Let me know what brand you may think is best. I do not want it tinted as I need to see the road.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by samsvan on Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:17 pm

I'll have to check with the guy who did the windows Jacke.
That tunnel looks like it will move some air.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:55 am

So I did some research into ceramic films... I made an appointment in mid August to get my windshieldd and side windows done. SolarGuard Nano Ceramic film is what I thought Ild have applied. It sounds good we will see Cool .
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:05 pm

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I go my Air Tunnel yesterday! I am excited as I am feeling better... and am BORED with just watching the clouds go by... Rolling Eyes
So my tunnel is my next project. It is 100 degrees out here today! Last week it was 112 on my covered patio. It hot enough to melt the enamel on the bathtub!


Here is the finished tunnel! Just need to fit it into the van... a small technicality. bounce
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:54 pm



Here is a picture VanAgain took as I was leaving to get my trophy. Nice picture of all the vans!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:15 pm








Well started the Air Tunnel install. Here are some pictures. Rich was doing the work While I took photos of his hard work.

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