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


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Post by BoneMan Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:28 pm

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Post by BoneMan Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:35 pm

(with Zoe dog)
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Post by BoneMan Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:43 pm

(nice patina - who uses these things still?  lol)
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They were on the sportsman donor doors when I pick n pulled them.
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Post by uante Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:18 pm

What are they? Beer holders?
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Post by BoneMan Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:23 am

I found a pic of the storage compartments in action.  (one nice machine, a VV member I might assume)
http://www.trucktrend.com/autoshows/events/163_0904_spring_fling_xxiii_mopar/photo_07.html





Driver corner - post deconstruction / reconstruction surgery.
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Monster chunk of Bondo removed during deconstruction. (from bodywork done in the 70's)
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Post by BoneMan Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:48 pm

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(my yard needs to be media blasted in preparation for new sod base coat / cleat coat - not gonna happen soon - the early comes first -  lol)
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Post by BoneMan Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:56 pm

The Baked Potato effect.

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Post by 67VanHelsing Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:55 pm

Looking good Boneman. What material are you using for insulation?
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Post by BoneMan Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:04 pm

67VanHelsing wrote:Looking good Boneman. What material are you using for insulation?

Thanks.  Using foam sheets from home depot. Available in many thicknesses.  Heavy foil HVAC tape to tape it down.  It has mylar/plastic type of coating on each side. I installed it almost 2 years ago, and just recently refreshed it a bit with new tape here and there. Helps reduce noise of all types. (before the foam - I inserted strips of bicycle inner tube between all the side and roof ribbing and exterior sheet metal - wet the strips down with soapy water for a slick install - MUCH less vibration and such)

http://www.homedepot.com/p/R-Tech-1-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Insulation-Sheathing-310884/202532854?N=5yc1vZbaxx

We are planning to do the inside in OD canvas from surplus pup tents, etc.  18 year old son assisting.   alien
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Post by BoneMan Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:25 pm

Link to pics of my GreenMachine project. (sold it soon thereafter, dang it.  lol)


https://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t39702-greenmachine





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Post by dix Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:37 pm

what was the color name ?? and what year was the color used. I knoe Billy B wanted to paint his the same color


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Post by BoneMan Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:55 pm

Hi dix.  I believe I asked for Sublime 1970.  It was a base coat / clear coat.


http://www.rickcarey.com/ColorNames.htm
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Post by BoneMan Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:08 pm

The Rolling Dead - dead waiting for me to knock on the owners door to buy it.  Day-Zero.
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(door is fixed - now!)
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This is the foam sheeting I went wild with.
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(hey, I have allergies - lol)


318 w/120,000.  (peek-a-boo power rammage)
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Someone touched it
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Had a little rust-thru spot because windshield had been leaking on floor for 10 years while parked.  
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Ram w/drippage. (now, almost no drippage - using seal swell fluid)
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if that bored you...let me apologize.
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Post by BoneMan Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:29 pm

+ + + WARNING + + + EXPERIMENTAL + + +
MOISTURE AND RUST COULD EAT YOUR METAL behind this stuff!!!  Humidity here is low and I remove panels at times to check for moisture - it's a test-in-process.  aka - Experimental.   Thank you.

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MOISTURE AND RUST COULD EAT YOUR METAL behind this stuff!!!  Humidity here is low and I remove panels at times to check for moisture - it's a test-in-process.  aka - Experimental.  

It only takes 2 minutes with a box cutter to remove a panel.
10 minutes to reinstall the panel with new foil hvac tape.


A controversial mod for sure.


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Post by Dawgboy Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:34 pm

OK, So what did you use on the underbody? I have been thinking about that... Nice Van!
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Post by BoneMan Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:42 pm

Dawgboy wrote:OK, So what did you use on the underbody? I have been thinking about that... Nice Van!

Thanks, I used the same type of foam as the inside. See the smaller pic above... (2" thick - sealed all edges with foil hvac tape)




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Post by BoneMan Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:39 pm

Tank removed, finally.
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Float - full of gas.  Filter, pristine - NOT!    cyclops 
(With the tank open like this - I'm shaking in my boots at the thought of any kind of spark!)
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Crap in tank.  Some light rust on top, bottom is bright. Flushed several times w/gas.
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A couple hours later...  (scrubbed & anti-rusted - ready for rubberized undercoat)
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I've got a new sending unit to install - from ebay.  Hopefully I get a solid unit.
 alien

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Found these silicone chunks from UNIX servers.  hmmm
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Should work good here.  (before T fitting added to vent line)
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Post by dix Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:59 am

Bone man set both senders side by side and make sure the flotes go up and down to the same points and bend the new flote arm to match the old one for empty ands full, also i read people had a issue with the new rubber gasket to thin and leaking, So i took the new gasket to the hardware store and bought a 2nd one to back up the new one, The new one on the sender 1st and the factory one against the gas tank i've had no problems, make sure you use the groung strap or the sender will not work


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Post by BoneMan Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:55 am

Old/New sending units.
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I will be following your advice, Dix. Thanks!
Hmmm.  Where does the grounding strap connect to/from? (I need to search forum still)
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Post by dix Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:47 am

The clamp is a ground strap it is a jumper from the sender line to the fuel line, the 2 lines are connected with a rubber hose, so this jumps the hose, you can use 2 hose clamps on the steel lines and a copper wire,


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Post by BoneMan Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:42 pm

1st coat.
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I'm using the old ring.  As the pic shows, the new one has much less overlap, and weighs less than the original.  (orig weighs 33 grams .vs. 23 grams for the new shiny one - almost certainly weaker IMHO)
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VENTING   cherry 
Tired of tank pressure build up issues, despite several attempts to resolve....
I added a vent by inserting one of these fuel filters with vapor orfice into the top of tank vent line via T fitting.
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Vapor comes in one end of the filter, and out the smaller restricted flow vapor orfice.  I blocked the fuel output connector on the filter.  The only thing flowing thru the "filter" SHOULD be vapor.
NAPA 3040
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Gee-zow.  Re-doing the gas tank became a 3-day job.  I'm slow.  Sleep 

Post-Op.
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Gauge is alive on just 3 gallons!  Need to get it down to the gas station to fuel-up. (check, again, for leaks. so far so good)



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Vintage snapshot of my first A100 - 67slant6tree - ex-Pac Bell phone truck.
Back in 1977!  I drove the piss out of it.  I remember installing a Venturi Vent on top soon after the pic.  Those were the days.   Cool 
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(I think the hubcaps are Datsun  cyclops )
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Post by Dawgboy Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:27 pm

Those look like a B210 hubcap alright...
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Post by 66mnecotruck Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:46 pm

Strong work, looking great!
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Post by BoneMan Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:44 pm

Thanks,  66mnecotruck


New gas cap, no brainer right? Gates 31648
This is what I get for not buying local when possible.  (I was buying something else online and tossed this into my cart - $4, free shipping, a few bucks less than local - seemed like a good idea at the time)

Once unboxed.  
I removed the warning sticker, only to find it's pre-dented.   Embarassed 

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I will be getting one from local NAPA for $7.50.  (I get the honor or denting it! - lol)
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