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    Post by Vanish Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:16 pm

    Mountainkowboy Where are you at in so cal ??????

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    Post by Guest Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:46 pm

    Vanish wrote:Mountainkowboy Where are you at in so cal ??????

    Twin Peaks......................by Lake arowhead.
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    Post by donivan65 Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:59 pm

    ,,,,,,,,,,,and don't even think about the red one,,,,,,,,
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    Post by DanTheVanMan Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:04 pm

    A 4X4 early sounds cool and since I'm moving back to Upper Michigan, I may have to look into it on the next one....

    Don, those pic's of the block and added springs are cool. A picture is truly worth a 1000 words!


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    Post by Vanish Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:09 pm

    I KEEP TELLING DON........ His van would be a Cool 4x4 Candidate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Post by donivan65 Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:23 pm

    Yeah right,,,,,,I was drilling the holes in those blocks for the center bolts and Vanish just keeps going on and on about how he bought extra block material so I can do my van too,,,,,,,,,my van sure looks little next to those two 4x4 vans,,,,,,,


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    Post by Vanish Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:27 pm

    Don I even have an extra front end that you can Have !!!! Shit that could be a 4x4 in less than a week !!!!!!

    Not to sure how you Could get it up the Drive way with that big Oak Tree in the way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Post by donivan65 Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:31 pm

    No Thanks,,,,,,,,I am afraid of heights,,,,,,
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    Post by Guest Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:21 pm

    donivan65 wrote:,,,,,,,,,,,and don't even think about the red one,,,,,,,,

    I saw a white one! Twisted Evil
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    Post by donivan65 Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:51 pm

    Too bad Vanish, you are missing your chance,,,,,since it's a rainy day and I got all these spring tools out,,,I am going to redo my front springs,,,,,


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    Post by VANagain Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:29 pm

    Wow, think how much Don would get done if it rained more often here in SoCal! Look what happens when he stops cruising for a bit...
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    Post by donivan65 Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:13 pm

    These springs needed rebuilding,,,,they have never been apart, but I did change the bushings back in the 80's. And I needed to change the bent center bolts and twisted shackles from that CrashVan Adventure anyways,,,,,,And here you go Vanish,,,,,exactly the riding height you like,,,,,except the only blocks are the ones on the floor,,,,,up to the frame,,,,,


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    Post by DanTheVanMan Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:32 pm

    Don,
    What kind of seats do you have in your van?


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    Post by donivan65 Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:25 pm

    1992 Mazda 626,,,,,,,,,,



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    Post by Nightmoves Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:56 am

    Cool lookin seats ya got there Doniivan.How are they height wise? Slides to seat cushion,is what I mean.I need to find something.I saw the Fiero's in Wideloads the other day,looked real cool also.Mine have the jump seat type,and they need to jump out of there!
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    Post by donivan65 Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:54 pm

    Since the engine sits 2" over to the right, so does the doghouse. If you measure the distance between the lip of the doghouse house cover to the inner door panel, you will find it's 20" on the right, 22" on the drivers side on a 1st Gen. So you need seats with a maximum width at the base of 20". The cushions can be wider because they are soft. My seats hang over the lip of the doghouse by 1",,,,so they will rub the on the doghouse cover when I open it if I don't push them back a little. These Mazda seats are great,,,,,,all kinds of lumbar and backrest adjustments and fold down flat also,,,,,,,I should of put these 1992 Mazda 626 seats in back in 1970 when I got the Van,,,,,,,,,


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    Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:46 pm

    awesome Don

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