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    Post by savage Sun May 15, 2011 8:12 am

    Update on Drag Van, Got a 454 BB out of a running 1 ton ,crew cab, dually,campers specail(man that truck is long) Help pull it after I saw & heard it running. Hope it fits on van X member & motor mounts .New doghouse should be enough room
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    Going to put in a van PG for now ,just to get it moving again(who knows how long the van's been setting waiting??)
    Might have to change name of project to Bad Mojoe?? Got van in blizzard, bought motor in rain down pour,flash flood???
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    Post by Twinpilot001 Sun May 15, 2011 9:20 am

    Looks like a GM pickup X-member?? also - to identify rear end?? How about pulling the gearset & lookin for some id or mfg 3'S=?? only might need some lube & gasket?? Then u'll know.
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    Post by RodStRace Mon May 16, 2011 6:57 am



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    The Park nob looks like the pic you posted Rod. Do you kow what yeaer & car its out of??
    62-65 Dodge or Plymouth.Doesn't look like a Dart/ Va;iant, so it's probably a B body (coronet/Satellite).
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    Post by DanTheVanMan Mon May 16, 2011 7:24 am

    Looks like a Ford 8.8 to me.....


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    Post by savage Sat May 21, 2011 4:50 pm

    Dan, I scraped some of the gumk off the drivers side (front )of the rear end & its got GM casted in it, also found some # 8725889 & under it was E764 ? ? Dug out TC & flex plate out of my shed last night(Way in the back) ,& picked up PG & rad ,and a couple drive shafts today at van barn. Hope to clean it up before putting it in.
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    Post by savage Sun May 29, 2011 7:10 am

    Getting a little closer. Did get motor cleaned & painted last week, Got brakes fixed yesterday(Now they work(LOL) Also put PG & TC on motor & bolted it all together. Hopefully it will all be one soon Cool
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    Post by G-Man Sun May 29, 2011 7:41 am

    How about a picture of that bad boy motor Tom
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    Post by Vanish Sun May 29, 2011 8:07 am

    Yea Tom ... Let's See it !!!!!!! Wink

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    Post by savage Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:23 pm

    Well Last Friday I got motor & trans in the van
    [img]Another 65 - Page 2 454_6510[/img]
    Still got Alot of work to do to get it running & moving on its own(hey its got brakes Laughing )[img]Another 65 - Page 2 454_6511[/img]
    Got to redo trans mount,thought it was going to work,got a strap holding it up for now Embarassed Rewired the doghoust today
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    Figured out the front seat tilts forward to get to motor(good thing Laughing )Now I see why he(who ever you are??) did the shifter tower(Or whatever you call it??)
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    Post by G-Man Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:32 pm

    Looks good Tom!!!
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    Post by Digz Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:15 am

    Looks pretty cool ! Im jealous ,, my bbc is still in pieces and waiting on some time 'n $.
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    Post by Digz Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:19 pm

    Tom , I was wondering what you ended up with for a driveshaft? Overall length? And any other updates you might have !!
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    Post by Twinpilot001 Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:38 pm

    Now thats a motor -I like that -I have a 454 moror with a forged crank-im rebuilding fo something?? hehe The vam im building if not powerful enough may have to have that engine ?? hehe -I do like that install u have going!! Nice
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    Post by Vanadian Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:51 am

    That's a very cool mod, Never even thought of a bench seat there... Shotgun!
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    Post by savage Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:18 pm

    Joe, I took one of my spare 108 DS and cut it down to 8 inches. It runs & drives(& stops),only gone about 1/4 of block(but it was a Fast 1/4 block) Now no $$,no work & winters coming. It & the other 5 vans might be for sale,along with Ton O parts
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    Post by savage Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:22 am

    Been some time since I posted any pics or progress on the DV (Or maybe soon "Rat ina Box"??)Spent a week away from work to strip(5coats of pant,2 coats of primer & 2 full skimcoats of Bondo) off roof[img]Another 65 - Page 2 65np110[/img]
    pulled out windshield (new gasket&sealer)cleaned out drip edg,rust coated & resealed
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    rust treated whole roof(all bondo & paint was cracked & rusting under it, after setting outside for 20-30 years?? 3 coats of hibuild primer ,sand,3 coats of white,4 coats of clear Now its dry inside for the winter(I hope)
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    Post by millwright71 Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:10 pm

    That roof looks really good Tom! I saw how much work you had on your hands that day I stopped by. Glad it is all sealed up for winter.


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    Post by savage Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:28 am

    Well, another update. Got the 64 from Indy& rented a place to store 64 ND &68 G-20[img]Another 65 - Page 2 New_6412[/img]
    So 65 takes a ride& gets to say goodbuy to the new kid 64 Custom[img]Another 65 - Page 2 New_6413[/img]
    Took it for ride to my house for some winter metal &,bodywork. Spent Many hrs with the grinder & 4 inch wire wheel striping the many coats of paint & bondo off the front & right side.
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    Post by Gothboy Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:51 am

    Wow! That things amazing! Awesome ride dude!
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    Post by savage Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:23 am

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    Crappy pics but does show progress. Got about a 5 gl bucket full ofBondo out of front. Used a heat gun & puddy knife frist, then my old friend grinder & 4 in wire wheel.Must of got hit some time ago. They did the old drill ton of holes & slid hammer, then Ton o bondo. It was all craked and had water getting behind it(like roof)
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    Used the WW on the R side, Only 2 or 3 skim coats of bondo,5 coats of paint & 2(or 3) coats fo primer. Got some metal repairs to do. Panel behind ft bumper, behind both ft turn sig,R ft door,R ft wheel rocker(behind wheel flare Sad ) & bottom of R side door(so far??)
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    Post by Digz Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:16 am

    You're the guy for the job Tom ! Bondo, another reason not to invest in shiny paint when buying one. Started finding that on my 66. Only they didn't bother to try pulling the dents first..LOL I know you'll get her looking good!
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    Post by savage Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:42 am

    More pics of my progress. Had rust out at bottom of rocker behind flare,and it was coming lose at bottom so cut part of flare out and found this
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    The lip was cut off,and a new one was welded on with pieces of melal to hold it out,and make frame for the fiberglass mat. The whole bottom was gone. Got a bunch of sand out. Can't seem to post more than 1 pic.
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    Post by millwright71 Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:02 am

    You are really moving along! Great progress, remember eat the elephant one bite at a time.

    Tom
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    Post by savage Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:19 am

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    Well jump past all the body work & sanding(Yea,who wants to see that??) Still got a ton of dust on it.
    I made a new panel behide bumper)it was swiss cheese
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    Also got to redo some of the white on front
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    Looks better than it did and only 1/2 ton of bodo in it now, on to the L side
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    Post by Vanish Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:37 am

    LOOKING GREAT Tom !!!!!!!


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