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Post by JackeFriend on Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:10 pm

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Post by vanny on Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:04 am

Very Nice Window Van! Great to see you and Goldie out and about making new friends... cheers


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Post by JackeFriend on Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:50 pm

Yes, I am retired and doing shows and traveling around the country a bit. Going to family reunions and buying retirement a home! Gonna be a fun run to the end for sure!! Laughing
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Post by vanny on Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:14 pm

Good for you Jacke! cheers What a Great Feeling to not have to go to work everyday and being able to enjoy yourself...I hope you have some Fantastic adventures ahead of you! What a Face

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Post by JackeFriend on Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:48 pm

I am planning on some traveling. Gonna go to Washington where I purchased a retirement home, it is Eastern Washington. So If anybody is out in them there parts let me know! The tiny town is near Ephrata WA... Moses Lake area.

So, don't worry if I am not around as much. I am alive and having fun!

Also, it was mentioned, I perhaps brag too much? If I have done that or offended anyone with my posts, I sincerely apologize. I was just excited about fixing up "my creation", which is not a real 1st or 2nd Gen... just a 1-1/2 FrankenGen LOL Laughing Razz Razz Razz

Happy Vanning to ALL! It's been nice to meet you all!! cheers
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Post by jrdunn96 on Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:12 pm

I can't say that I've noticed you bragging. I would say that you have a lot of enthusiasm and I think that's great. Maybe others are jealous of that. I think it's admirable.
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Post by vanny on Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:14 pm

We wish you nothing but the best of times in your retirement!!! Please check in from time to time and keep us posted on any new updates. cheers What a Face


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Post by samsvan on Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:37 pm

Jacke
Don't ever apologize for working hard to get the things you need and at least some of the things you want. These days it seems like excuses are the norm and success is frowned upon. I for one don't look at your posts and see someone who is gloating and anyone who does is sorely misguided.
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Post by JackeFriend on Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:01 pm

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Spent my birthday with a nice group from Van's and Coffee, down at Fiesta island. I just got back from Ohio and Michigan! felt great to drive my van. Nothing beats being home... sunny
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Post by vanny on Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:53 pm

Happy Birthday Jacke!!! Sounds like you’re enjoying retirement and keeping busy! Nice turnout...I especially like the 70’s paint job on the 1st gen Econo in your second pic!


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Post by jrdunn96 on Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:02 pm

Happy birthday Jacke!
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Post by JackeFriend on Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:39 am

jrdunn96 wrote:Happy birthday Jacke!

Thank you! I had a GREAT MORNING with the Van get together... then my family had a beautiful BBQ going in the afternoon. I cannot complain one bit,l if getting older means you get this kinda treatment!! cheers
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Post by JackeFriend on Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:47 am

I need some guidance regarding my reverse shifting... recently the reverse gear has be difficult to get into gear? The other gears seems to shift fine, but reverse sometimes grinds if forced. Not always, but more than once recently. So is it the reverse gear or the transmission? I have no knowledge about it?
What do you think? Question
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Post by JackeFriend on Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:49 am

So... there was nothing wrong with the reverse or trans. It was the stupid owner. Laughing Laughing
I just needed to shift from 1st into reverse, I was is 2nd. It was fine when shifted from 1st into reverse.
I had not thought about what gear I had been in prior to putting the gear in reverse.
All is well again for now... next I will learn how to open and shut a door!
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Post by vanny on Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:43 pm

When I have issues like that, I always check the nut behind the wheel first... I can see it when I look 👀 in the mirror!!! What a Face


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Post by JackeFriend on Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:39 am

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I made a display board for attending shows. That way people can see where I started.
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Post by vanny on Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:01 pm

Nice 👍


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Post by JackeFriend on Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:16 pm

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Here are some pictures of that Ford van you liked!
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Post by vanny on Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:46 pm

Thanks Jacke! Nice stance and I really dig the retro paint scheme!!! cheers


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Post by JackeFriend on Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:22 am

Well, I am headed back up north for a while to start working on updating the new house in WA.
I am looking forward to having some fun and some work as well.  

I have a question: Cold winter
Do I need to have any special heater for the block on the van when parked in the winter in the garage? It gets below freezing where I am moving? I assume you just use straight Anti-Freeze not 50/50 like here? But, you east coasters will know what may be required, I am sure Smile
Thanks for your help!
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Post by SteelyVan on Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:42 am

Keep your coolant at 50/50 Jacke.....and your long underwear at 100% cotton

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Post by EdddieMello on Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:16 pm

Sorry, I live in the western part of the state, but I bet you can get by with just 50/50 anti-freeze. The few times I have been to Eastern Washington during the winter has never been severe.
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Post by JackeFriend on Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:34 am

Thanks to both of you for getting back with the answers.
I just have no idea about living in the colder weather. I am a true Southern Californian, I cant drive in anything other than a lite wind...LOL Wink
I have a big garage 24' x 32' and I am insulating it inside with spray foam/ then putting drywall. Then adding metal sheet exterior walls to help with the cold wind from penetrating the walls. Cause my van and me gotta keep from being frozen.
I assume during winter I wont drive the old van much... but in the spring and summer months will be full of exploration of the coulees and lakes. bounce
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Post by JackeFriend on Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:04 pm

So, I think I want to change my doors to the solid no window ones. My first van was a panel no window van. But, I liked the pop out windows as well. I have both types, and a guy reminded me, if I don't put the solid doors on soon, the color may not match, because the doors have not been on yet.
The paint is about 1 year old but it has not been sitting out in the sun. Anyway we will see if the color is much different. I can then have the paint guy pin stripe the solid doors too. He would not pin stripe the doors until put onto the van, so the body pin stripe would match up. Nothing worse than a mismatched pin stripe... this project will be interesting to see if the van looks better with or without back windows. Smile
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Post by JackeFriend on Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:50 pm

So... I could not resist the beautiful chrome offered by Samsvan! He may still have the beautiful headlight rings if you hurry! But Goldie got some new BLING for her solid back door change- THAT IS COMING SOON...


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