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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by G-Man on Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:54 pm

Digz thats a differant idea, Looks like it was really thought out. Having that doghouse come off will be a blessing at repair time. Your flesh air intake for the carb is a nice new idea also. I look forward seeing all the new ideas you guys come up with. Very Cool!!!
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by G-Man on Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:12 pm

Digz don't know the rest of your plans for the doghouse, but making the part that comes off shorter like you have would give you the room to hidge the back so the doghouse just flips up. Just a idea
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by Digz on Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:31 pm

Yep, thought about that once to, would help keep it from wanting to "blow up", And the more I think about it the better it sounds, Thanks! After I took the pics we pulled the engine and mock tranny out, have to tackle the ridges and bumps to make it flat on the edges of that giant hole in the floor next. Was wondering what you had in mind for a trans cooler? from what Ive been reading it doesnt seem to be a real concern if we go with a plate cooler of a decent size?
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by G-Man on Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:56 am

Have to say I know I will be using a trans cooler, but havn't giving much thought other than that.
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by Digz on Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:10 pm

Progress on the tunnel has been slow, alot of fabwork and I ran out of mig wire this weekend Rolling Eyes I'm trying a Fiero throttle pedal and cable set up. Gonna have to blame you guys for that, somebody mentions seats and I take off on the mechanics, scratch . Gotta stick a shifter in this someplace to, that should be here soon, maybe cut some guages into also. It looks rough but I think it will clean up ok.

Nothing like a little overkill .
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Post by G-Man on Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:45 pm

Wow!!! looks great. On the over kill part I don't think your there yet. I should know I'm the King of overkill king

Here the trans cool or something like this I think I'm planning on using
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/18-TRANSMISSION-COOLER-POLISHED-ALUMINUM-SBC-R5052X_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33733QQihZ017QQitemZ270355027759QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by Digz on Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:53 pm

Yeah , I have been looking hard at those to. But I havent been able to find much in the line of comments about them, sure would be easy to mount tho thats what I like about those.
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by G-Man on Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:04 pm

Another thing I like about them is they don't have fins that can be damaged easy, plus they look bad a$$
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by Digz on Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:16 pm

Ive been workin on the tunnel, actually looks like something now.

Stuffing alot into it, still have to make the platform for the shifter.

I think the shifter will set more forward of where it is tho, it was just easy to clamp up there Wink

This is a better look at the throttle linkage, I can already see a way to tidy it up on the outside but Im tired of building stuff. Other than the brackets this is off the rack parts.

I got the transmission the other day to , the kickdown cable is a mess so have to deal with that and might stick a temp sensor in the pan of it too. I think Im going to need an 8 ft shifter cable, but I'll wait until I'm sure about the length. Also I am still going to cut in some guages in the forward sheet metal. Was a good day !! sunny
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by G-Man on Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:06 pm

Wow!!! Looks great can't wait to see it finished. Looks really thought out
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by DanTheVanMan on Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:07 pm

Gotta say Digz, you got the nak for design.... Looks great!!!


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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by sasktrini on Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:07 am

Looks awesome, Digz!
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by G-Man on Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:33 am

Joe is the plan to have the back half be removable??? And what are your plans for a lid???
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by Nightmoves on Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:13 am

Man thats some SERIOUS modifications on your doghouse.Not only functional,but man its clean/neat looking.I like the way you flared it out from the 'port hole' where it comes back and ties into,I guess what becomes the inside seat mount.Interested how your gonna place shifter mount and cables.Ya might get a lil cold Mich.air on your right foot with the throttle linkage comin through where it does.Haa ! But I'm sure a grommett will take care of that.Just buggin ya ,man.
But Joe,Man its lookin great !
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by Digz on Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:59 am

Yeah G, I'm figuring on the back part to mount up similar to a 3rd gen engine cover only way longer of course, I'm kind of hoping to make it a flip up but if I have to bolt it down in the back with your "tabs" I will have to incorperate some kind of access lid for sure, actually thinkin of making the seat mounts so the seat can flip forward to pull that off, another of "your ideas". I'm stealing ideas from everybody, it's fun. Idea
Yeah Moe, that pedal bracket didn't quite turn out as I had planned and after staring at the pic awhile I think I could make up a more convention throttle pedal set up by turning that horseshoe shaped arm upside down and using a low mounted tube like the stock set up.
This is going to be a fun journey, My bro says I'm so far ahead of myself I don't know which way I'm going, stock piling parts and changing plans in the middle of things, confused anyway gonna wait on the rear cover til I get some of the other stuff in line, have an engine to overhaul and a tranny to set up !
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by G-Man on Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:32 am

Joe, never worry about using someones ideas. It about making a better van. Can't says my doghouse idea is purely my own. I have taken ideas from about 5 members and have turn them into one. Keep them pic's comming.
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by donivan65 on Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:42 am

So you decided to weld up the bottom Heavy Duty Cooling Package grille slot??????
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by Digz on Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:30 pm

LOL , If I get what your talking about Don, there isn't one on this , This one is an early 65, at least thats what I figured , the one I got from Dan has the lower slots in the grill and is the same year.


Both are 65's, I think also ( I havent measured it) the opening is wider in the late one.
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by G-Man on Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:23 pm

Looks like you have a early 65 and a later one.
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by donivan65 on Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:02 pm

This is the one that I was talking about,,,,,,,whats the Vin # on the 5 slot 1965 Chevy Van?????? Is it before or after P106111???? I would say the Early 1965 Chevy Vans with the left over 1964 bodies started at P100000 so there were at least 6111 of them made. And now,,,,,how many of these RARE, Early, 5 slot grille, 2 latches on the doghouse, 1965 Chevy Vans are there still around????? Anybody else got one?????


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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by Digz on Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:30 pm

Okay , The 5 slot would be Number 11,197 for that year and had a one latch doghouse. The 6 slot comes in at 33,403. yes they each have a single latch


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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:35 pm

So then both vans have only 1 latch on the doghouse?
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by Digz on Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:40 pm

You've got me curious as to where the dividing lines may fall on what might be 3 "different" versions of the same year.
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:02 pm

Thats right,,,,,the 5 slot grille, 2 latch doghouse cover and chain to hold it up were on the 1964 Chevy Van bodies. Then in 1965, they started using up the left over 1964 parts. My 65 has all the 64 body parts. And it is number 6000 for the 1965 year. I know the 6 slots came with 1 latch and a rod prop,,,,,now you might have another model IF someone did not modify it,,,,,,,,,, And your Vins say 5P, right?
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Re: Digz's 65 panel

Post by gotavan on Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:01 am

I have some of the early 65 vans with the small size grill opening , has the big syncro low transmission .


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