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    Need Advice On Where To Make Cuts On the Parts Van

    BILLS66
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    Post by BILLS66 Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:01 am

    As it gets nicer out I wil be doing some more cutting of of body parts on the 70 parts van.iwas just looking for some opinions on where to make the cuts ,how high up etc? Bill
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    Post by Guest Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:59 am

    It depends on what body panel you want to save, if the next panel (meets the desired panels you want to cut) is already rusty or beyond repair... then cut line with one or 2 inches extra space. Then you can "trim" off the saved panel with spot-weld cutting along this one.

    If there are 2 linked body panels, then take them together... just cut around them like said above.
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    Post by BILLS66 Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:33 am

    No rust on any of it ,I was thinking on the rear corners to cut 6-7 inches above the arch and take the whole thing including around the corner ....Bill
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    Post by donivan65 Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:45 am

    Save what you have room to store,,,,front floor, rocker panels, drip rails,,,,fuel filler box and front windshield frame are always needed,,,,,


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    Post by BILLS66 Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:03 pm

    donivan I will be taking as much as I can ,I think I will take the whole rear quarters about a foot over the arch.Kinda nice I have an area behind my shed to store all this out of site. Bill
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    Post by donivan65 Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:39 pm

    ,,,,,todays junk will be tomorrows treasures,,,,,,,if you can hang onto it,,,,,,,,,
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    Post by BILLS66 Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:03 pm

    donivan it's gotten real bad,I don't feel right unless I have some parts stashed /laying around I wonder if the doctor has something for this? Bill
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    Post by wideload Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:18 pm

    Bill you can think about it this way, what could you use on the 1st gen if you were to be in a wreck. Some of the body panels will interchange. Hope it doesn't ever happen but you never know.

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    Post by G-Man Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:28 pm

    Bill we all we a van parts stash for that rainy day.
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    Post by donivan65 Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:22 pm

    The Early parts are drying up,,,,,so if you are in it for the long run, hang on to whatever you can,,,,,,sooner or later, everyone needs parts,,,,,,,once they are gone, they are gone,,,,,,,then what are the next Earlys,,,,,,,,Dodge Caravans,,,,Plymouth Voyagers,,,,,Aerostars,,,,,Astrovans,,,,Scions,,,,,Vanagons,,,,?????
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    Post by Guest Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:52 am

    BILLS66, I noticed that you're in Oregon. Maybe someday I might go thru there in summer season if I have the chance.
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    Post by BILLS66 Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:20 am

    63mercury Anytime just give a yell and we'll meet up. Bill

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