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donivan65
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I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:15 pm


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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by Kakster on Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:27 pm

I went by train from LA to Sacramento and back last week. After staring out the window all those miles I can say I only saw one early, a Ford. I did not have my camera ready to snap a photo but I saw it. I must say these van we own are indeed very rare are are worth of a "I seen a VAN" post.
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by Guest on Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:02 pm

I seen a van .......in my rear view mirror!! it looked like it was 4 wheel drive cause it was on my trailer!! Very Happy OK, now I am stoked, picked up a 67 extended Falcon van with a 240 and automatic with nice original seats, drove 900 miles round trip to get it too. (230.00 in fuel) will get pics up asap!!

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:57 am

Say Good Bye,,,,,,,,






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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by Guest on Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:00 am

Good Bye Sad

savage

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by savage on Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:01 am

Don,You save any parts off the 1st gen Chevy??? That Dodge camper looks cool??? Think it was a Factory job???

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:56 am

I might get the air cleaner off it for the Blue No door, but 64Chevy guy, is there right now getting the doors, bumper and carb off it,,,,,,,,,That motorhome is factory,,,,,,,

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by Guest on Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:50 pm

The Dodge headlight rings are worth getting, they're only held on with 3 screws. I wish I could have all of it! It's so sad to look at this kinda stuff.

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by gp70 on Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:01 pm

Here's another shot of a, well, what I believe to be a factory?, A100 motorhome.

donivan65
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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:01 am

We picked on that White 66 Chevy Van today,,,,,,




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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by savage on Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:33 am

When you guys strip a van you Really strip it. That front corner for Vanagain's green Sportvan?? If your switching out side or back door and are scraping old ones, I could use some CA rust free door bottoms

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:37 pm

That was another corner for VANagains green van,,,,,he cut it off with tin snips and a hacksaw,,,,,,he sure earned his pay on that operation,,,,,64Chevy took 2 wheelbarrow loads of parts off it,,,,,,Door Bottoms,,,,,,I think we can start collecting some,,,,,,,,,,

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by VANagain on Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:36 am

Yes, we had another enjoyable day at the junkyard! Bittersweet, really. On one hand I love rescuing all the goodies of a junker, but on the other, it's so sad to see a pretty nice van heading for the crusher. This one was a California van, barely a spot of rust on it, from the roof to the undercarriage. The only real rust was the usual under the front floor mat. It did have a crunched rear quarterpanel and a couple dings but it would have been pure gold to you midwesterners...

I hadn't planned on cutting off the front corner of the van. I had brought tin snips and a hacksaw to help 64Chevy cut out the grill. And once I got going, I said, "I bet I can do this all with hand tools!" I did need Don to take over for me a couple times when I got exhausted! He was an especially good sport considering he'd already removed a similar piece from CrashVan. But this one was in even better shape.

Hey, if any of you Californians need a new roof, they said we could cut it off if we brought battery saws-alls. This would be a good way to repair that roof damage from the coastal salt air.

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by savage on Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:44 am

All 3 of you must of worked hard to get the grill & corner off with just a hacksaw & tin snips?? Getting the column and shifter parts out isn't real easy ether. If you could find some door bottoms that would be great. Very Happy

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:36 pm

Actually the tin snips did a good fast job on the flat sections,,,,,The other yard won't let you bring in Sawzalls,,,,,but after we cut all this stuff off by hand, a yard worker said its OK to bring in power tools. 64Chevy guy took the recessed license plate area out of a 3rd gen,,,,,so he may be on to something. And when I told him that the 66 trans was a synchro,,,,,he had to have it,,,,,,we usually ignore window side doors,,,,,,,,but I guess we can grab some just for the bottoms, which probably is the most valuable part on the doors......

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by 64chevy on Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:09 pm

I got all that I could. Next time I'll take a bigger truck.




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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by savage on Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:52 pm

You did get a truck load Smile . Nice view you got at your place Cool

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:16 pm


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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by Kakster on Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:52 pm

Not too bad looking considering it's over 40 years old. Seems to be a driver too. Did you talk to the owner?
Kakster

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:49 pm

No one knew who drives it at the shops around it......but it surely drives,,, I will catch him someday,,,,I got 2 more 1st Gens that I am hunting,,,,,but thats the purpose of this post,,,,,see it,,,,,shoot it,,,,,post it.


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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by G-Man on Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:58 pm

Don, with all the vans by you, you need to start some kind of van rally going

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:12 pm

I must know of 30 Earlys around here,,,,,but I have never gotten more than 3 of us together at 1 time,,,,either they don't run, or are being worked on, or they just don't have the time or have other things to do....but it's coming,,,,,,

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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:48 pm


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Re: I seen a VAN

Post by donivan65 on Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:22 pm


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