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


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    1964 Sears van

    Russell
    Russell


    Number of posts : 698
    Location : Chula Vista, Ca.
    Age : 63
    Registration date : 2015-12-08

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    Post by Russell Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:25 pm

    Most of the California cement is still under mine, no one can see it.
    I'm hoping if I drive it around enough it will just fall off?
    All that rain we have been having must have washed some of it away!
    richie61
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    Number of posts : 445
    Location : Van Nuys, CA
    Age : 63
    Registration date : 2010-01-04

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    Post by richie61 Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:06 am

    I have been scrapping away. I had been working mainly on the passenger side because it had the most crap on it. The crud on the drivers side was mainly dirt and mud. I hosed most of it off and a little touchup with a wire brush is all that's needed. Just received my disc brake brackets, thank you Michel, so now I am really motivated to work on it and get it on the road by late summer.
    savage
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    Number of posts : 2628
    Location : Where Rust Never Sleeps in Ft Wayne IN
    Registration date : 2008-05-15

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    Post by savage Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:40 am

    Hope you get your van back on the road soon Rich
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    Post by richie61 Tue May 30, 2017 10:21 am

    Thanks to Robert (Turtle13) who lent me his power washer I spent 2 weekends and 6 cans of spray gunk washing away, what a mess it makes but it did a pretty good job on the loose stuff. I still have a lot of scrapping to do on the front drivers side where its really the heaviest. At least I can paint the rear undercarriage and start putting the leaf springs, shocks and rear end back on. Now, where do I get shocks with the bolt hardware from is the next question? I can take them off the 66 if I have to.
    vanny
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    Location : Ashburnham, MA
    Age : 65
    Registration date : 2012-09-22

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    Post by vanny Tue May 30, 2017 3:25 pm

    Vanners helping vanners...love this site! cheers


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    savage
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    Post by savage Wed May 31, 2017 8:00 am

    Rock Auto
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    Post by richie61 Wed May 31, 2017 9:04 am

    Vanny, thats what life is all about.

    Thanks Tom, I'll check Rock Auto out.
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    Post by richie61 Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:27 pm

    Vanny, Bruce Springsteen has a song called "We Take Care of Our Own" and its so true about the people here. Anyway, I worked on the van a little this weekend. I just have to pull the gas and brake lines off the frame so I can clean that area better, prep everything and she's ready for primer and paint. What a PITA it was and hope the the fruits of my labor were worth it. I now know how Michelangelo felt while painting the Sistine Chapel on his back, ouch!

    vanny
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    Post by vanny Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:33 pm

    Richie, I Love Springsteen, you're speaking my language brother! Your hard work will pay off...it's part of the journey that makes the end product worth all the trouble. What a Face cheers


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    Post by richie61 Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:34 pm

    Still scrapping away. I did get some parts cleaned and painted. It's been a hard task. Axles look OK but I will get the wider replacement bearings. The parts guy gave me an old school tip for removing them. You have to take the spider gears out, I think thats what there called? Use a piece of conduit 3 or 4 inches longer than the axle so it goes all the way thru then tap out the opposite bearing with a hammer then repeat for the other side, it worked like a charm with no damage to the axle. I don't know why the pictures came out so small I used 640 pixels?

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    I used 640 Pixels also but I chose the middle version of the 3 results...
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    Post by richie61 Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:43 am

    Thanks. Much better now.
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    Post by vanny Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:26 am

    You’re welcome 😊


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    Post by richie61 Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:13 am

    After years of scraping and grinding on my back without making much progress I gave up, went another route and built a rotisserie out of wood so I could have it dustless blasted. After it's blasted I'll post the results and hopefully it will be worth it.

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    Location : Los Angeles/ Thousand Oaks, CA.
    Age : 46
    Registration date : 2010-01-05

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    Post by 66BC Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:10 pm

    Wow. Can’t believe it. That’s some strong wood. Pretty cool to see. Are you hiring someone to come and do dustless blasting or you doing it? Can’t wait to see.
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    Post by richie61 Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:32 pm

    I'm using California Dustless Blasting. The guys says he will use anywhere from 400-600lbs of blasting material.
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    Post by richie61 Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:41 pm

    They are coming Tuesday do blast my van. Have a lot of work still to enclose the resto patio in plastic so sand doesn't get everywhere. Pictures to follow.

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    Location : moab, ut
    Registration date : 2020-07-23

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    Post by 13-ball Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:06 pm

    That's awesome - I think you'll be so glad you did that. I'm jealous. I tried to get a mobile blaster over here (90 miles away) to do the interior of the cab and bed floor of my pickup. Said minimum of $2500 for the trip + work.
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    Post by richie61 Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:46 am

    They are doing it for around $600. I have to do all the cleanup. I'll take some before and after pictures of the real bad areas.
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    Post by richie61 Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:49 pm

    Blasting is done but was far from dustless. I enclosed the area pretty tight so it did't get everywhere. He spent about 1 1/2 hours blasting 300lbs of crushed glass dry, what a mess it made, the clean up took longer than he did. A little more work and it's ready for primer. Well worth the cost.

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    Post by vanny Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:27 pm

    Wow, that looks Fantastic!!! Money well spent brother! cheers cheers cheers


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