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    Sorry for the lack of pictures and updates on the...

    Sorry for the lack of pictures and updates on the LS swap. I juggle too many projects (in the garage and at work) so I forget to take pics. We are SOOOO close to being done and on the road, and...
  2. Thread: NATS 2019

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    Iíll make sure I take a look at it Saturday...

    Iíll make sure I take a look at it Saturday evening when we pop over. Then I just need to finish my van so it can finally see some asphalt before the Nats trip.
  3. Thread: Pic of the Day

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    That looks great! Youíre motor looks a hair...

    That looks great! Youíre motor looks a hair lower than my LS sits now. Iím about 2wks away from mine seeing asphalt so Iíll post pics when Iím done. (Spoiler alert- It wonít look as good or as clean...
  4. Thread: NATS 2019

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    Meet us at Bonny Eagle again this year (May...

    Meet us at Bonny Eagle again this year (May 19th), and letís make a plan with Mike and Melissa. My van should be done by then and then Iíll have 2 months to work out kinks and prep it for the Nats...
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    You should be proud. Thatís a great looking van....

    You should be proud. Thatís a great looking van.
    Any specifics (size) on that leather cover from Wheelskins? I love the leather wheel cover on my Bug and didnít know there might be an option for...
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    I looks like it to me, Russell. At first, I...

    I looks like it to me, Russell. At first, I thought it looked weird but I kinda like it the more I look at the pictures.
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    And to add to that list of hidden mods.........

    And to add to that list of hidden mods...... Terry asked me to sit in his van (when I met him at Johnís memorial service) and see if I noticed anything special. I saw way too many modifications to...
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    Terryís van is one hell of a nicely built...

    Terryís van is one hell of a nicely built machine. If I wasnít so interested in building my van with my own hands, Iíd be all over this. Canít wait to see what he replaces this with.
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    I usually see one or two things a day on the...

    I usually see one or two things a day on the internet that make me wonder if Iím in the Twilight Zone. This was todayís post questioning reality.
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    Thanks for the info and the pics! When I build...

    Thanks for the info and the pics! When I build the battery tray, I’ll definitely be using yours as reference, Russell. I’ll wait until I see Mike and grab the cover he has offered.
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    Stock battery cover needed

    I need a stock battery cover, similar to this one I pulled off Google (but hopefully not as crusty). Since I’m widening the doghouse and my Sportvan didn’t have the side step, it makes the most...
  12. Thread: NATS 2019

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    Iím happy to say that this years Nats will be my...

    Iím happy to say that this years Nats will be my first time attending. Things are finally lining up after 14yrs of being on VCVC, with actually having a van and getting time out of work that I can...
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    Just a winter update

    So, the winter is almost over and Iím still trying to get this drivetrain swap done for the summer and the Nats. Itís been another learning experience but we are heading in a good direction.
    My...
  14. Thread: Horn ring

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    I think sheís our van sister, Mike. I only...

    I think sheís our van sister, Mike. I only remember cause itís nice to see women involved in our great van culture.

    Congrats on the horn ring, Led Zeppvan!
  15. Iím good for at least one Medium, but Iíll take...

    Iím good for at least one Medium, but Iíll take two if youíre making new ones. (I just donít want to hog any if itís a limited batch)
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    Sticky: Just ordered one!

    Just ordered one!
  17. Thread: Ron Bonomo

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    Two quick thoughts, with no intention of...

    Two quick thoughts, with no intention of hi-jacking a thread, but more to share a positive thought about Ron and the Van community. First, I thought the same thing, Amie, when I pulled up to Astroís...
  18. Thread: Ron Bonomo

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    Thanks, Smiley. I knew I had that picture...

    Thanks, Smiley. I knew I had that picture somewhere but I havenít learned how to post pics without photobucket. I appreciate it.
  19. Thread: Ron Bonomo

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    What a sad day for the vanning community. I met...

    What a sad day for the vanning community. I met Ron last summer and he was so friendly and hospitable at Astroís BBQ, as if weíd been friends for a long time before that day. Oddly enough, I was...
  20. Thread: LED Tailights

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    I used those on my Ď66 and I had zero issues. I...

    I used those on my Ď66 and I had zero issues. I had already rewired my van with a new E-Z wiring harness so I didnít need to upgrade any flashers/relays/etc.
    I did a few small mods to them to get...
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    Agree 100%!!!

    Agree 100%!!!
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    I second that. Thanks Amie and the others...

    I second that. Thanks Amie and the others involved in making them!
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    Iíll take it, Scott. If itís still available. ...

    Iíll take it, Scott. If itís still available. Want me to PM you or email or ?
  24. Exactly what he said. I cut the harness myself,...

    Exactly what he said. I cut the harness myself, had the computer flashed for $100 from a local guy, my buddy swapped the tail housing on the 4L60e to a 2wd and Iím currently getting the driveshaft...
  25. Iím gearing up for the same swap in my Ď66...

    Iím gearing up for the same swap in my Ď66 Sportvan this fall/winter, especially with the Nats trip in mind for next year. I just swapped a 5.3LS into a Ď36 pickup and I conservatively spent about...
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