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    Yes, I've seen some amateur flake jobs that had...

    Yes, I've seen some amateur flake jobs that had 'texture'....
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    NEVER heat an axle. It will bend later.

    NEVER heat an axle. It will bend later.
  3. If you have any of these anywhere, GET RID OF...

    If you have any of these anywhere, GET RID OF THEM!

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/6108tvgCsgL._SX425_.jpg

    They are just problems waiting to happen. Cut and splice the wire if...
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    Smiley's the flake expert (eh, that doesn't sound...

    Smiley's the flake expert (eh, that doesn't sound right) and I can tell you that the flake on Blue overdose manages to pop and be subtle at the same time. It's all in how the light hits it. If you...
  5. My 68 used to catch fire weekly, and this was...

    My 68 used to catch fire weekly, and this was when it was only 15 years old. The 'clips' that the wire loom hangs from are pretty flimsy, and the loom would pop out and fall on the exhaust manifold....
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    Have you considered going diesel?

    Have you considered going diesel?
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    Well, you could just run a straight pipe. ...

    Well, you could just run a straight pipe.

    Personally, I like the sound of glasspacks.
  8. Thread: 1965 Sport

    by Vanner68
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    G10 guy needs to stop sitting on his hands. $6k...

    G10 guy needs to stop sitting on his hands. $6k with all the extra parts is not bad. Yes it has rust, but at least you can see all of it, no one has mudded it up and 'rat rodded' it with satin black...
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    It started as vannin.com, but Dave was compelled...

    It started as vannin.com, but Dave was compelled to sell the name to the new owner. He changed the site to www.vanning.com a few years ago. Still the same place, just with a g now.
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    I like the Astro myself. My son had one and a few...

    I like the Astro myself. My son had one and a few places I've worked had them a service vans. They are pretty damn sturdy, even when most of the lower body has rotted away. Not any more difficult to...
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    Been driving vans since I've been driving. Those...

    Been driving vans since I've been driving. Those west coast mirrors will let you see more, and safer, than looking over your shoulder.
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    I would recommend www.vanning.com While not...

    I would recommend www.vanning.com

    While not specifically 3rd gen, they do have a 3rd gen sub-forum and some very knowledgeable people. You can also ask here in off topic.
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    That was the "Ebay build" early that Hot Rod...

    That was the "Ebay build" early that Hot Rod magazine did with Mackey's hot rod shop in California. It was once owned by a vanner from Ohio named Kris Kessler, who used to race it and do long smokey...
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    The 350 should be able to tow, but you have been...

    The 350 should be able to tow, but you have been used to a six cylinder that has a bore and stroke closer to a 400 cubic inch engine, and a manual trans (IIRC)

    I had a couple F150's with the 300...
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    Bigger concern is the nose, it looks a bit...

    Bigger concern is the nose, it looks a bit smushed on the driver side.

    https://images.craigslist.org/01414_eKXaGOFd0hJ_1200x900.jpg

    https://images.craigslist.org/00606_giaR6Z2GYKo_1200x900.jpg
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    Between the move to the new place and family...

    Between the move to the new place and family things, plus working 7 days a week, nothing much is getting done this year. I have pretty much written off going to any van events this year. Doctor...
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    I have an 89 K2500 with the 350, just did head...

    I have an 89 K2500 with the 350, just did head gaskets over the winter and replaced the exhaust crossover pipe. This is a 100% original truck, and I was amazed how thin the castings are on the...
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    Two boys, 2 and 5 yrs old.

    Two boys, 2 and 5 yrs old.
  19. Thread: Idle Surge

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    Any luck?

    Any luck?
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    Oh, yeah! I would love to hear the story of how...

    Oh, yeah! I would love to hear the story of how you got Joe Walsh to autograph a pic of your van!
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    Thanks for the update! You have contributed well...

    Thanks for the update! You have contributed well to the VCVC knowledge base!
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    Guess I'm too used to looking at midwestern...

    Guess I'm too used to looking at midwestern rotbuckets, first thought was those were holding the van together
  23. Thread: Idle Surge

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    That passage is likely plugged up. Pull the screw...

    That passage is likely plugged up. Pull the screw out, spray the shit out of the opening in the carb with some high quality carb cleaner, re-seat the screw and back it off 1.5 turns. Adjust from...
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    "Surface rust" = every single surface is rusted...

    "Surface rust" = every single surface is rusted beyond hope.
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    This pic makes me wonder about the structural...

    This pic makes me wonder about the structural integrity

    https://images.craigslist.org/01212_4JHXOkY7DMR_1200x900.jpg
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