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tonye66
05-12-2001, 03:53 PM
I wonder how many of you have your original owner manuals? By a stroke of luck, I have three booklets; the owners manual, the optional parts booklet, and the protection plan booklet including the original "protect-o-plate". I found these hidden behind the spare tire and Jack. Who knows how to use the weird bottle jack that came with the Van? And always remember, "Traveling Fun starts with a Chevy Sport Van!"

Tony

sambowie
05-12-2001, 09:15 PM
You have a sportvan?

gotavan
05-12-2001, 10:29 PM
Does your protect-o-plate still have the inprinting metal plate in the back? Its got all the info on it about your van, they used it like a credit card rolled the carbon form over it. My 66 had its in the glove box, it was sold in Chicago and leased to the U.S. Gov. for postal use. It was painted blue with white around the top and a red reflector stripe down each side.It had U.S MAIL on the front and back. I also have the one for my 65 van it was sold new here in town to the public schools it was for maint. dept. It also says to keep it in the glove box not behind the jack! Dan

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gotavan

tonye66
05-12-2001, 10:39 PM
Yes, I have a sportvan and I am missing half of the plate because it was folded and I unfolded it. Hey gotavan, which dealer was the van bought from? I live here in chicago and I know where most of the dealers are. What is the address of the dealer?

Tony

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painterchris
05-12-2001, 11:41 PM
If anyone has any info on the jack, I could use it too. I found an original jack in a junkyard, but the handle is missing. So, if anyone could tell me how to fab a new handle for it and how it works, I'd appreciate it. I'm getting sick of hauling that 2 ton floor jack around all the time.
LAter,
Andy.

ahighdiver
05-13-2001, 12:54 AM
Take a look at this site you can see the original handle. http://y42.photos.yahoo.com/bc/ahighdiver/vwp?.dir=/Vanual&.src=ph&.dnm=section+10+wheels+and+tires.JPG&.view=t&.done=http%3a//y42.photos.yahoo.com/bc/ahighdiver/lst%3f%26.dir=/Van ual%26.src=ph%26.view=t

tonye66
05-13-2001, 12:07 PM
Hey ahighdiver, why don't you put the entire manual on yahoo? I'm sure it would help us all unlucky ones who do not have the manuals.

Tony

sambowie
05-13-2001, 01:21 PM
I found a '65 owners manual and the truck owner protection plan, with the protect-o- plate still in the back of the booklet. It was in a unparted windowless '65 that had been sitting since the mid 70's! It tells you
the delivery date, for this 65, March 30 1965. Owners name and address. Trans number, engine number,axle number, paint number
vehicle serial number, I just wish the info was for my van and not the '65. And tony the 65 that still sits today cancering from the inside out, was at a dealer ship near where your sportvan was from, Central Chevrolet Company,235 Main Street, Grand Junction, Colorado.

tonye66
05-13-2001, 05:20 PM
I figured out the Jack today.

ahighdiver
05-13-2001, 07:05 PM
I have been thinking about that. Yahoo only allows thirty megs and it is more than that.
I thought that I could make a copy of the cd rom available to anyone who wanted it for the cost to make it. Thirty cents for the disc and whatever it cost to mail it. No more than three or four bucks. For now I can send you any page you want.
Highdiver.

tonye66
05-13-2001, 08:22 PM
I'd buy the whole manual on a disc if it was possible.

gotavan
05-14-2001, 12:17 AM
Tony, The dealer that sold the 66 I had was Nelson Chevrolet Co. 1002 Diversey Parkway Chicago 14, Illinois Delivery date 4-29-66
Date of death Jan. 1, 1974 organs donated engine, trans.,rear axle ,radiator ,side doors, front axle (trailer) and a lot of small stuff. It lives on in 3 other vans. Dan

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gotavan

ahighdiver
05-14-2001, 12:27 AM
Sure Tony, AND anyone else who wants a copy.
Send me a postal money order for four dollars and the mailing address you want it sent to.
David Young
P.O. Box 2381
Nevada City, Ca.
95959


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tonye66
05-14-2001, 07:43 PM
I think there are condos where the dealer once stood. Condos, the thing that is a bigger hit than the invention of the wheel.

Tony