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michael swann

Number of posts : 68
Location : Birmingham, Alabama
Age : 54
Registration date : 2014-11-13

My van progress....

Post by michael swann on Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:21 pm

I havenít posted progress pics for some time but Iíve been very busy with my van project. †Iíve had a lot of help from friends locally and through the online community. †I didn't know what I was getting into but Iíve really learned a lot and acquired great respect for mechanics. Iíve also met and gotten to know some great people because of the van. I have a buddy who lets me use his shop, he guides and helps but makes me do most of the work, which is great because now I know every inch of the van. Iíve driven it throughout the south for work and have broken down in Atlanta, Daytona, Talladega (twice), Nashville and of course in my hometown Birmingham. Iíve added an AC system, a new radiator, Flywheel, trans yoke, HEI distributor, Alternator, †starter, new wiring kit from EZ, rubber all around, window felt (installed by my new good friend Chris MacShane), had the gas tank fixed, new driveshaft, and fan clutch. Also just added Miata seats. Iíve painted the interior, added insulation and built walls, built an upper console to house the stereo, light controls and back up monitor. †Iíll be adding the front disc brakes in the next month or so. Each time Iíve been broken down I just laugh it off and move on. †Iíve loved working on this project and I really love owning it. †Here are a few picsÖAny suggestions or critiques are welcome!


















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dix
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Re: My van progress....

Post by dix on Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:38 am

looks great with a lot of work going in to the van


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OutofSight

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Location : Lake Oroville, Ca.
Registration date : 2015-11-19

Re: My van progress....

Post by OutofSight on Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:10 am

Very nice, congrats!
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Post by vanny on Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:34 pm

Wow, it's sure come a LONG Way! Nice work and it's gotta make you feel great knowing all the work you've put into it! Nice Flames and pinstriping too! Love the old school Diamond tuck or whatever it's called as well as the black crossmembers on the headliner. You should be proud of your Great looking 2nd Gen!!! cheers cheers cheers


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whalemstr

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Location : Corning, California
Registration date : 2012-06-27

Re: My van progress....

Post by whalemstr on Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:03 pm

Looks nice!!!
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michael swann

Number of posts : 68
Location : Birmingham, Alabama
Age : 54
Registration date : 2014-11-13

Re: My van progress....

Post by michael swann on Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks guys!

I forgot to mention that I had duel exhausts added as well.
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uante

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Location : Tempe, Arizona
Age : 55
Registration date : 2014-01-26

Re: My van progress....

Post by uante on Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:30 pm

Wow, the difference in your van is like black and white! Literally!
Looks awesome!

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