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1967 GMC HANDIBUS CUSTOM

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Post by Guest Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:13 am

Just joined the forum & the community of van owners with the purchase of a 1967 GMC Handibus Custom. Saw the van in a field near Decatur, TX while in route to a trail run with my wife last winter (sat in field 14 years). It was like a van we owned in Washington State back in the 80's. After a few months of thinking about how I might get her running, decided to make an offer. The van has a 283 with standard trans, all the glass is good, just a few minor dents, and is all stock. We agreed on a sales price ($350.00) & we trailer her home. Currently, we have removed the rear suspension & gas tank, wire brushed the frame and under body panels - primed - applied rubberized sealant. The differential was rebuilt with new bearings - seals - cleaned & painted. New bushings have been installed into the leaf springs after a cleaning & paint. The gas tank is being steamed cleaned 7 will be reinstalled upon completion. Just have to install the new brake hose, wheel cylinders, & brakes. Then we move to the front to see what we have...

I do need an engine cover & a driver's side front floor pan. Also, lead on a new dash pad or cover for the existing pad.
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Post by G-Man Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:47 am

Floor panels you'll have to make, doghouse lid just wait for someone parting a 2nd gen out. Dash pads are hard to find, if you have the old one recover it
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Post by Scott Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:49 pm

Welcome to the site..

I live in Justin, about 40 minutes from Decatur. Theres a Junk Yard in Decatur that has a couple of 2nd (1967-70) Chevy vans that might have some of what you need.

Where you at in Texas?
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Post by Scott Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:53 pm

Here's a link to the thread I created after I went to the Decatur JY. Scroll down an you will see the two Chevys I found there. I see that at least one had a Doghouse lid, but I don't know the condition.

Let me know if you wanna go, I'll meet you up there.
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Post by Guest Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:57 am

Scott wrote:Welcome to the site..

I live in Justin, about 40 minutes from Decatur. Theres a Junk Yard in Decatur that has a couple of 2nd (1967-70) Chevy vans that might have some of what you need.

Where you at in Texas?

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Post by Scott Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:09 am

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Post by Guest Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:27 am

Some pictures of work to date:

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Post by G-Man Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:39 pm

Nice Job!!! The gas tank looks new

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