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    I can confirm that the S10 door gasket works...

    I can confirm that the S10 door gasket works great for the doghouse seal. One tip is loosen the bolts holding the hinges in place before installing then once you get the gasket on have someone sit on...
  2. Thread: I’m Sorry.

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    Sad to hear this news. Wookie was the first...

    Sad to hear this news. Wookie was the first VCVC'er I ever met in person, the first vanner I ever met in person, and the first person I met at my first Nats. I'll never forget going on a Saturday...
  3. I just went through this. It ended up turning...

    I just went through this. It ended up turning into a complete brake overhaul front to rear. You will need to make up some new hard lines, and you will also have to fabricate lowering blocks to move...
  4. Check the Corvair parts houses? Cargo handles are...

    Check the Corvair parts houses? Cargo handles are the same as for the Corvair vans EXCEPT they face the wrong direction. That shouldn't matter for the handle bumper piece though.
  5. Disc brakes in rear and drums up front?

    Disc brakes in rear and drums up front?
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    Brake light switch first gen

    Does anyone have a source or part number for a brake light switch? They used to have them on Rockauto but it’s not listed anymore.
    Thanks,
    -Tim
  7. you should be fine. Just make sure you don't...

    you should be fine. Just make sure you don't over-torque that driver side front corner head bolt and crack the block. that is where it is very thin.
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    Check to make sure that the bushings where shift...

    Check to make sure that the bushings where shift rods go into levers aren’t worn out. If they are it can give too much slop in the linkage which can make it harder to shift. Your 68 transmission...
  9. Thread: electrical issue

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    electrical issue

    I have a weird electrical issue going on....voltage gauge never shows a full 14 volts, usually around 13.5 at startup. Alternator is putting out 14.4 volts when measured across the battery terminals...
  10. These things are already like an oven in the sun...

    These things are already like an oven in the sun (especially with dark paint!) so I always wondered why someone would want to turn it into a blast furnace with a sunroof...
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    On the power glide it is only needed to keep the...

    On the power glide it is only needed to keep the trans in first longer when you mash the throttle from a stop. A power glide will almost never “kick down” from second to first if the vehicle is...
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    Yes they are different lengths for top and...

    Yes they are different lengths for top and bottom. It is hard to tell unless you have both of them together to compare. Also I think the top one has a slightly different bend in it.

    -Tim
  13. Sometimes you can spray PB Blaster or WD40 into...

    Sometimes you can spray PB Blaster or WD40 into the horn and let it soak and it will loosen it up to start working again. They ground through contact with the chassis so make sure you have a clean...
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    beautiful pics, well done!!!

    beautiful pics, well done!!!
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    Too bad about the punch in the nose. If it could...

    Too bad about the punch in the nose. If it could be pulled without ruining the patina it would awesome. I hope someone clear-coats it and leaves the paint as-is.
  16. Thread: 66 sportvan

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    You have to watch out on some first gen van, the...

    You have to watch out on some first gen van, the manual transmissions are un-synchronized which with a 3-on-the-tree can be a challenge if you aren’t used to them. Also if the shift linkages are worn...
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    What kind of torque converter do you have in the...

    What kind of torque converter do you have in the trans? Could be that you need one with slightly higher stall rpm which could help even out your rpms between P and D. Case in point in my old Dart I...
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    Awesome story and even better van!!! Congrats!!

    Awesome story and even better van!!! Congrats!!
  19. Thread: G series g10

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    X3 on what Gregg said. Keeping in mind that the...

    X3 on what Gregg said. Keeping in mind that the area under the front door in question is something that no patch panels are available for. Add to the fact that it is one of the most common rust areas...
  20. doesn't look correct for a first gen van?

    doesn't look correct for a first gen van?
  21. Thread: Which size van

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    They are all the same width.

    They are all the same width.
  22. Thread: Which size van

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    Depends on what you mean by “bigger”? 64-66 van...

    Depends on what you mean by “bigger”? 64-66 van bodies are all the same dimensionally. 67-70 had the option of either the same 90” wheelbase as 64-66 or a 108” wheelbase which the body is 18” longer...
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    Dont forget to grease your muffler bearings and...

    Dont forget to grease your muffler bearings and canooter valve while you are at it.
  24. Thread: Aftermarket Woes

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    Yep, exact replacements for my old ones. Really...

    Yep, exact replacements for my old ones. Really happy with all the pieces of the kit. Everything fit great.
  25. Thread: Aftermarket Woes

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    I just did the entire brakes from pedal to wheels...

    I just did the entire brakes from pedal to wheels including a dual master upgrade on my 65. Everything was available from RockAuto.com. They list a complete kit for the rears that includes wheel...
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