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


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    Dons day,,,,,,,

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    Post by donivan65 Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:42 pm

    Found a Rattlesnake from Los Angeles at my place today,,,,,,seems like his 66 had chewed its left front outer wheel bearing and cup through its hub,,,,,,,


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    Post by rattlesnake66 Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:56 pm

    Im gonna have to start the bootleg version of Don's Day, and call it Rattlesnakes Revenge for everytime the van leaves me stranded.

    For starters let's just say I'm convinced I need disc brakes,  no more close calls with hubs.

    Backstory - I was headed out with the wife to 29 palms out in the desert when I heard a weird noise,  then a thump,  then a whole lotta thumps.  Once I pulled over I saw that the bearing was way out of place and the tire was slightly off.

    I took my chances and drove to a relative's place about 20 miles away driving about 5 miles an hour and luckily made it without the tire falling off.

    The spindle was fine but the inner part of both bearings were frozen onto the spindle after 4 bloody knuckles and a multitude of unholy words I was able to remove both parts of the bearings and installed the patented DON fresh hubs with new bearings.  After 2 days I'm back on the road.

    Thanks again Don, next we'll hopefully have a video segment doing the dual reservoir install for all to view on YouTube.
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    Post by vanny Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:26 am

    Wow, unfortunately those white knuckle events usually lead to bloody knuckles. Looks like you had some assistance from Don and the “persuader” to get things back to normal! I’m looking forward to seeing the dual reservoir installation.


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    Post by donivan65 Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:37 pm

    So,,,,,,lets get back to Rich and his van,,,,,,,looks like 11 years ago I towed it to his house,,,,,and he began working on it,,,,,,now if you look in in the dictionary under PERFECTIONIST,,,,,you will see his picture,,,,,,,so finally,,,,,,,for him to finish his restoration,,,,,,,,I go in my junk parts box, pull out and give him,,,
    a genuine,,,,,,65 Chevy,,,,SportVan Deluxe,,,,,,,,,,,,,cigarette lighter,,,,,,,now he can rest in peace


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    Post by donivan65 Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:59 pm

    It would be a sad day for America if I ended up on that thing,,,,,,,,,,


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    Post by vanny Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:36 am

    Someone queue the theme from Deliverance... What a Face


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    Post by VANagain Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:52 am

    Don, I want to thank you for all your help and inspiration over the years. And for not letting me forget how long it's been since I started this project! We've learned a lot and met some good vanners. And now I thank you for filling a hole in my dash that I have been unable to fill. Very Happy
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    Post by donivan65 Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:50 am

    ,,,,and you had 2 more SportVans before it,,,,,,,,time sure has gone by fast,,,,,,,,I think I will do a post about the historical moments on Vintage-Vans since it began on March 14, 2006 when there were only 11 of us, and your Vanagon, Storage van and New York van will be in it,,,,,,,,I aint done with you yet,,,,,,,,,,but its all in fun,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Post by samsvan Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:22 pm

    Nice to have you back Guv.
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    Post by donivan65 Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:08 pm

    Well,,,,a few weeks ago I threw my 71 honda on the back of my 78 Transvan and went to the Swap meets in Quartzsite, Arizona,,,,,,,KAZ came over from Phoenix and I gave him a vent glass for his van and showed him how to take apart his MonoJet carburetor,,,,,,


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    Post by vanny Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:46 pm

    Did you show him how to get the monojet back together again?


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    Post by jrdunn96 Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:47 am

    vanny wrote:Did you show him how to get the monojet back together again?

    As legend has it; That lesson comes later after you have proven your worthiness by not losing the parts for an undetermined amount of time(Rumored to be about 2 years.).  All part of the "Van Fu" training. affraid
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    Post by vanny Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:20 am

    jrdunn96 wrote:
    vanny wrote:Did you show him how to get the monojet back together again?

    As legend has it; That lesson comes later after you have proven your worthiness by not losing the parts for an undetermined amount of time(Rumored to be about 2 years.).  All part of the "Van Fu" training. affraid

    Grasshopper, when you can snatch this pebble from my hand, you can leave this place...


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    Post by donivan65 Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:19 am

    ,,,,,,you guys got it right,,,,,,,,,,,


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    Post by kaz Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:49 pm

    Hey donivan can you post the pictures I took of you driving you're cool Honda motorcycle in front of me, I think it was so funny how everybody kept stopping you to look at your motorcycle, I had the most fun I love going there thank you for the window, and showing me the carburetor. And all the times you help me get my van going.
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    Post by donivan65 Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:23 am

    OK Kenny,,,,,,here are some KAZual pictures you took with that fancy camera of yours,,,,,







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    Post by donivan65 Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:03 pm

    ,,,,lets see whats on the road this Labor Day,,,,,,,,


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    Post by donivan65 Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:23 pm

    Lets turn on the Way Back Machine,,,,,,this is the new Forum you are looking at, we had to start over in 2008,,,,,,,we lost 2 years of the old Forum that started in 2006,,,,,,,but this is a peek at what was happening in 2008,,,,,,,


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    Post by donivan65 Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:48 pm

    ,,,and then there was Vanish and his Highriders,,,,,,,this was TreeVan,,,,,,,

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    Post by VANagain Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:26 pm

    Fun idea, Don, reminding us of some "greatest hits" from the early days of the forum. Amazing that was over 10 years ago...
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    Post by donivan65 Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:52 pm

    The reason I put up the Blue No Door and TreeVan was because Vanish wants to draw in the FaceBook crowd,,,,,but over there all I see is chatter and you can click on a picture if you like it,,,,,,,I like the stories behind the vans,,,,all the hard work that people put into them,,,,,,so Vanish wanted me to go over there and put up some stories,,,,,I put up links there to our website, but they just get lost in the chatter,,,,,,so Vanish is trying to find a way and a place to post our van stories on FaceBook,,,,
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    Post by donivan65 Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:50 pm

    ,,,sure glad I aint got to fill this 3rd Gen 36 gallon tank,,,,,


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    Post by VANagain Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:21 pm

    You ain't kidding, Don! My buddy has a newer Chevy van and it cost him over $100 to fill his tank today!!

    We had about a dollar spike in our gas prices while the rest of the country stayed the same or dropped! I found these two reasons:

    "...primarily blamed on setbacks at several local refineries, including unplanned maintenance at the Chevron and Marathon facilities in L.A. County, AAA spokesman Jeff Spring said in a news release last week."

    "California’s limited ability to import gasoline from other places during times of disruption is another major reason for skyrocketing costs."

    There's also some mysterious gas surcharge:
    "Five months ago, the California Energy Commission began a five-month study of whether market manipulation was impacting the state's gas prices. That study and report is expected to be forwarded to the governor later this month."

    Until then, I'll stay home or ride my motorcycle!
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    Post by donivan65 Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:30 pm

    $172 to fill this 1974 Chevy van tank,,,,,,at that Mobile


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    Post by donivan65 Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:59 am

    ,,,,, motorbike riding decreases as you ride away from the coast,,,,,,,,


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