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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    Jacking up front axle

    veefre
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    Location : San Leandro, California
    Registration date : 2008-09-10

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    Post by veefre Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:10 am

    Hi. I have a '67 G20 108 van with solid I beam front axle.

    I am wondering if it's ok to put the floor jack in the middle of the front axle and jack up the front of the vehicle that way, or if this will bend the front axle and cause problems. Then I would put jack stands on either side of the axle or on the "frame".

    Meanwhile I'll just be using the jacking points on either side of the vehicle....
    G-Man
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    Registration date : 2008-05-06

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    Post by G-Man Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:51 am

    I have done that the very way you talked about many times and have had no problems. Those axles are very strong. Welcome to the site!!!
    Where are you from and post us some pictures of your van.
    veefre
    veefre


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    Post by veefre Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:37 pm

    Thanks, G-man.

    I'm in the SF Bay Area. I'm in the middle of replacing the plug wires so I wanted to get the thing up off the ground a little so I can make sure the wires aren't hitting the exhaust pipe.

    It's got a later Mallory HEI distributor/ignition module. The Moroso plug wires someone put on it (I've had the van a couple of weeks) are too short and were hitting the exhaust manifold. The new ones are quite long so I will make sure they are routed correctly. I figure shorter is better for less resistance but not if the wires are getting scorched.

    I'll post some photos asap. It's a cool van, but not without "needs".
    savage
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    Location : Where Rust Never Sleeps in Ft Wayne IN
    Registration date : 2008-05-15

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    Post by savage Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:45 pm

    You must have a V-8 in your 67??? The plug wires on my 68 G-20 with a 307 are real long. They run them down behind motor then across below manafolds ,then up to plugs.
    veefre
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    Post by veefre Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:10 pm

    Just curious - what happened to all the other posts/photos in this thread?
    Vanish
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    Post by Vanish Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:45 am

    WE HAD A SERVER GLITCH.... AND WE LOST SOME POSTS ......... Evil or Very Mad

    sasktrini
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    Post by sasktrini Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:43 am

    welcome veefre! Glad to see SF Bay represented... one of my favorite places on earth! Nice chev!
    veefre
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    Post by veefre Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:29 pm

    Photos of '67 G20 again...

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    veefre
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    Post by veefre Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:30 pm

    Jacking up front axle P1000115
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    Post by veefre Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:31 pm

    Jacking up front axle P1000116
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    Post by Guest Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:24 pm

    Damn thats a nice van there Veefre, too bad all of you are popping up now in the general area, and I am heading farther away, oh well, maybe I'll get to meet some of you someday!!

    Mark
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    Post by veefre Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:10 pm

    Thanks, Mark.

    Hey, windows are nice, too!

    Where is Oregon House? Never heard of it...
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    Post by Guest Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:57 pm

    We are about 40 minutes east of Yuba City/Marysville, which is about an hour North of Sacramento.
    Yeah we like the windows, my daughter Marlee, just turned 2 and loves vans , especially with windows so she can enjoying viewing the world as it goes by, when she isn't sleeping of course!

    Mark

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