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  1. I've been watching prices, and I'm getting the...

    I've been watching prices, and I'm getting the feeling prices on vans in general have peaked.
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    Maybe just get a new backing plate? They are the...

    Maybe just get a new backing plate? They are the same as the pickup
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    Rare 'rampside delete' option, LOL.

    Rare 'rampside delete' option, LOL.
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    Yes, macsdoghouse would have the info.

    Yes, macsdoghouse would have the info.
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    I don't trust any tire I didn't buy new anymore,...

    I don't trust any tire I didn't buy new anymore, but $100 for a set of 6 lug slots makes me wish I was closer to Cali.
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    I believe the only VCV VIN database is on this...

    I believe the only VCV VIN database is on this site.
  7. If you think about it, the further the centerline...

    If you think about it, the further the centerline of the wheel is from the centerline of the kingpin, the more leverage the wheel has. I had a 74 Chevelle with deep dish 8" Cragars on the front (2"...
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    It's finally home!

    Spent 8 hours waiting for the tow truck, but I got the 68 towed from the old house to the new house. Maybe now with my 4 days on, 4 days off work schedule, I can finally get this thing road worthy...
  9. In a nutshell, deep rims on the front will...

    In a nutshell, deep rims on the front will increase steering effort, the wheels will not 'return to center' as quickly or not at all, faster kingpin wear, and in some cases, wandering in the lane....
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    Yep. These were throwaway vehicles, quality...

    Yep. These were throwaway vehicles, quality control consisted of ensuring the doors opened and closed.
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    Once you get past 20 years old on a vehicle,...

    Once you get past 20 years old on a vehicle, mileage doesn't mean squat. 10,000 miles/year average is going to mean 500,000 miles on an early, so worn out. Since mechanical things don't like to sit,...
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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.
  14. If you have any of these anywhere, GET RID OF...

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

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    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...
  16. 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.
  19. Thread: 1965 Sport

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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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