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prostreet65
02-06-2001, 07:54 PM
It is on p.930 of the Feb. issue, says rare,
no side doors, complete, $1350. 800-447-2886
in Oklahoma. They also advertise parts for vans, and they have a website but I couldn't
get it to work. It's www.eastwestautoparts.com (http://www.eastwestautoparts.com)
Later, John

painterchris
02-06-2001, 09:50 PM
Ahhh...
but the question is, what do the ymean by "no side doors?" Does that mean it's a no-door, or does that mean it has a large gaping hole where the side doors are no longer mounted?
heh heh.
Andy.

prostreet65
02-06-2001, 09:55 PM
But Andy, then it wouldn't be "complete"!!!
Later ...

painterchris
02-07-2001, 09:42 AM
true. true.

Andy.

sambowie
02-07-2001, 04:51 PM
I remember I was on the internet couple years
ago and this guy in chicago had a 64 with a
454, candy apple red paint, 95% complete,no side doors, so I just figured what painterchris said, theres a big old hole on
the side of it,but know that I read this maybe it was a six-four no-door, or maybe the no side doors was just part of the 5% of the van that wasnt complete. Either way, picturing a candy-apple 64,with a 454, is like a fat person picturing a candy apple
to me.

AJAX
02-07-2001, 08:19 PM
SOUNDS PRETTY YUMMY TO ME! COULD YOU EVER GET ENOUGH TIRE ON IT??????

VankyPanky
02-07-2001, 10:12 PM
Talked with Ken Freeman from Tulsa today on the No-Door Van. Verified it was a "1965" via the VIN number. Ken says it is a 6 cylinder - 3 speed - 10 bolt differential with a solid body. He sent pictures with his email and I forwarded them to Smiley to put on the VCVC for perspective buyers. Good Luck Vanners and hope this finds a good home!!!

smiley
02-08-2001, 12:48 AM
Okay, here's a link to the '65 No-Door. www.vcvc.org/65misc5.html (http://www.vcvc.org/65misc5.html)

VankyPanky
02-08-2001, 08:29 AM
Thanks Smiley! You have helped us Early Chevy/GMC Van Owners unite from all over the country and the world! You The Man! Hope somebody gets this Rare "1965" No-Door soon!

smiley
02-08-2001, 09:14 AM
Thank you "VankyPanky". You are a huge reason that this resource has been made available.

As for the mo-door; at first glance it doesn't look like much, but upon closer inspection, it's really not bad. Very little damage, little rust, and pretty straight lines. I wonder how it runs.

marwink
02-08-2001, 12:03 PM
When one describes a van with doors or without, the engine and rear end are also listed. I read mention of a 10 bolt rearend. Is that a specialty of the van? Is that a good thing? My local wrecking yard is saving a rusted hulk for me that has a 6 cylinder with a three speed and a 10 bolt rear end. I wanted the three speed trans and the driveline as a spare for my van but should I also go after the 10 bolt rear end??
Clue me in, guys.


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VankyPanky
02-08-2001, 08:51 PM
According to my brothers research so far, all ten bolts found in the earlies are 3:36. In the 12 bolt housings you will find a 3:73 or a 4:10. Positraction are found in both. Also seems like when Chevy/GMC went with the extended 108" in 1967 they utilized more of the 12 bolt differentials. Please respond if you have a 10 bolt with a higher than 3:36 gear ratio! Thanks!

painterchris
02-10-2001, 10:05 PM
When you say "10 bolt" or "12 bolt," Are you referring to the number of bolts on the cover plate of the pumpkin? My '64 has 10 bolts on the cover plate, but I find it hard to believe that it could have a 3.36:1 ratio. The engine screams at 65 mph. 75 mph is the fastest I've ever managed to get her to go, and at that speed, I'm afraid of damaging the motor.

Is there some way to determine what gears are in the rear end? The only way I could think of is to jack up the rear and spin one of the wheels, counting how many times the driveshaft spins.

LAter,
Andy.

Vanner68
02-11-2001, 06:59 PM
A 3.36 is gonna rev a motor pretty good at 65 mph. My Dodge P/U has a 3.50 rear w/od and in 3rd-1:1- it turns 3000rpm at 65mph with 33" tall tires!