• A Van's Life

    by Published on 06-29-2012 12:09 AM  Number of Views: 8364 

    We all have them. Something you see or hear that transports you back to a time in your past. Sometimes it's something you ...
    Published on 03-07-2012 03:56 AM  Number of Views: 9107 

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    by Published on 09-21-2011 03:07 PM  Number of Views: 9268 

    Well, finally had the time to drive my 64 Flat Window, "BABY DOLL".

    Let me say first, this little ...
    by Published on 08-27-2011 08:01 AM     Number of Views: 9575 

    The first fuel cell on wheels
    By: Carey Russ (October 21, 2008 9:44 AM PDT)


    The first fuel cell car was developed by which company, when?

    The GM Electrovan: Stunningly, the world's first fuel-cell car.
    (Credit: Carey Russ)

    Surprise answer: General Motors, in 1966. (Sound of jaws dropping in the audience, no doubt...)

    The ...
    Published on 08-02-2011 08:37 AM  Number of Views: 10023 

    One of our charter members, Al Furnish (New Mexico), bought his '65 Sportvan in February 1967. This photo was taken 2 days after they bought it:


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    The Vintage Chevy Van Club was formed in January of 1998 to help bring together owners and enthusiasts of the 1964-1970 Chevy and GMC vans. The club website debuted on January 28, 1998. It consisted of a few simple pages and an email link. The club newsletter, the Early Edition, soon followed. It was the primary connection between members for the first 2 years of the club.

    For the first time in over 10 years, you can visit the original site!
    The club message board opened on April 14, 2000. With it, the level of instant communication officially retired the club newsletter and rapidly began building a database of invaluable information; one that will serve to ensure the perpetuity of our vans. Since then, it has grown into the leading resource for information and the largest communal gathering for early vans of any make.

    The first official rally was held in Branson, MO from June 8-10, 2001, and was a huge success (by our 2001 expectations, at least). The VCVC Leftcoast rally followed on August 3-5, 2001, at Whistler's Bend, OR. A third rally, Taz's Vintage Chevy Van Fest, closed out the year in Waukegan, IL over the Labor Day Weekend, 2001. Taz's Vintage Chevy Van Fest has become a mainstay of the vanning season ever since.

    In 2007, the Vintage Chevy Van Club was awarded "Largest Participating Club" at the 35th Nats in Cortland, OH. Currently, the VCVC is arguably the largest active van club in the world.

  • Recent Forum Posts

    dan65

    Ballast Weight

    When I say "body" and "frame," I'm talking about the Chassis. Inside the Vans' cargo area. He (Brian) has the horizontal stiffeners

    dan65 01-23-2022, 02:43 PM Go to last post
    gfleduc

    1st Design vs 2nd Design

    Well I have some loose tracking on different changes - I have a rough bracket of what I call "transition vans" for the Grill & Dog house

    gfleduc 01-23-2022, 06:51 AM Go to last post
    dan65

    Ballast Weight

    Yeah, he has the Bigger grill, double latch lid, and the old-style shift linkage arm, pivot ball location (mounted on the frame vs. mounted below it)

    dan65 01-23-2022, 12:11 AM Go to last post
    gfleduc

    Ballast Weigh

    dan65

    Two spot checks
    VIN 6987 does not have the weight. Mine 16879 did not.

    AutomaticAmie has a day one production 1965

    gfleduc 01-22-2022, 11:53 AM Go to last post
    gfleduc

    Ballast Weight

    108VanGuy
    By luck is there any P/N stamped on the weight?

    gfleduc 01-22-2022, 11:05 AM Go to last post