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apedave

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apedave's '67 a100 project

Post by apedave on Sat May 27, 2017 3:50 pm

I grew up in a house were there was always at least one car that saw more wrench time than drive time. I always told my wife that when things lined up space wise and finance wise there WOULD be a project car.
Things lined up.
I drove my '67 a100 25 miles home from the town where I bought it. It had one mirror, one working gauge, the gas tank was ratchet strapped to the wall inside the cargo area, no seatbelts, and it was arguably the best 25 miles I ever drove. Slant Six burbling away beside me, all the windows open so I wouldn't get fumed out, my buddies following behind just in case. It was great.
Fast forward three weeks, and I'm still loving it. I just had a 10 day vacation of wrenching, bbq'ing, Christopher Guest movies and sleeping in. During that week and a half I replaced the gas tank (www.vansauto.com) and associated soft parts, alternator, voltage regulator, battery and seatbelts. I made new door stop straps, refurbished seat hardware, made a new linkage for the automatic side step, refinished the side step, roll-on bed-liner'ed the cargo area, and made a custom walnut dash.
I have been trying to document my projects with pictures and videos. I'll post some pics here, and I have been posting videos to my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/WBa6ehGx_AE)
This forum has already been a huge help, and I'm sure it will continue to!
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Re: apedave's '67 a100 project

Post by apedave on Sat May 27, 2017 5:12 pm

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Post by apedave on Sat May 27, 2017 5:14 pm

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Post by apedave on Sat May 27, 2017 5:15 pm

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Re: apedave's '67 a100 project

Post by apedave on Sat May 27, 2017 5:17 pm

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Post by apedave on Sat May 27, 2017 5:20 pm


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Re: apedave's '67 a100 project

Post by apedave on Sat May 27, 2017 5:21 pm

Sorry for the sideways pics, they looked right side up in the preview window. The handsome bastard in the last picture is my cat Mopar.
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Re: apedave's '67 a100 project

Post by vanny on Sun May 28, 2017 4:07 pm

Hope you don't mind, I saved your sideways pics to my pc, opened them up with Microsoft Paint and just hit File=>Save. Then, reimported them back in and they're right side up again. I found this happening to me and kinda stumbled onto this fix...Anyway, it worked...I like Mopar...looks like he needs a collar with the Mopar emblem on it Idea Is Mopar going to be riding shotgun in the van???


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Re: apedave's '67 a100 project

Post by apedave on Sun May 28, 2017 6:42 pm

Thank you very much, that looks so much better! Mopar is pretty great. I can only imagine if he rode in the van he would think we were going to the vet, and would make a series of pitiful noises. I do like the collar idea, I wonder if he would tolerate it, even if just long enough to get a picture...
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Re: apedave's '67 a100 project

Post by jrdunn96 on Mon May 29, 2017 5:24 am

"Give me a pig. A dog will look up to you. A cat will look down on you, but a pig will treat you as an equal." - - Winston Churchill
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Re: apedave's '67 a100 project

Post by apedave on Mon May 29, 2017 10:04 am

Mopar is a cat who thinks he is a dog, and eats like a pig.
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Re: apedave's '67 a100 project

Post by Impala64 on Tue May 30, 2017 5:18 pm

Hey I'm close to you maybe I'll see you at graffitti
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Re: apedave's '67 a100 project

Post by apedave on Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:13 pm

I see there are some Friday events, and I am off Fridays, so I might try to get up there.

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