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    Random thoughts and van update

    The original plan for my 68 was a big block swap so I could tow my 65 on a car hauler. Well, I picked up a cheap diesel super duty, and I've been spoiled. Even though there are far more powerful...
  2. Already gone :(

    Already gone :(
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    I'll be there, with a small trailer.

    I'll be there, with a small trailer.
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    Has anybody seen Dreamweaver's old van?

    I was thinking about this earlier, I know he sold it but I haven't heard anything about it since.

    ...
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    Facebook is not a forum

    Forums are better.
    I don't post much here, pretty much just when I see a problem that I know the solution to.

    And that is where forums rule.

    Example:
    Today on facebook, someone posted about...
  6. GM vehicle information kit

    Here's the original data for the van from GM. 1968-70 are identical

    https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits/G-Van/1969-Chevrolet-G-Van.pdf
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    Got mine yesterday, they look mahhvelous! ...

    Got mine yesterday, they look mahhvelous!

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/19/04/b1/1904b165f5001d55d8829f1dc93059a8.jpg
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    Sent paypal for one of each

    Sent paypal for one of each
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    That's a good habit to have, but in this case...

    That's a good habit to have, but in this case we're just pulling fuses. There is still a complete circuit even with the meter on the negative cable. In either case, shorting anything out is going to...
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    Get a multimeter with a 10 amp scale (like this...

    Get a multimeter with a 10 amp scale (like this https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-Manual-Ranging-Multimeter-MMM-8301S/305089516 )

    Disconnect the positive cable from the battery and...
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    How much for one 1st gen and 1 2nd gen?

    How much for one 1st gen and 1 2nd gen?
  12. Thread: Doc Yukon

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    RIP It was nice to see him at the last VCVC...

    RIP

    It was nice to see him at the last VCVC rally.
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    That's ridiculous. $6k was a bit much for that...

    That's ridiculous. $6k was a bit much for that van. Lots of sketchy work, and I know sketchy work because I've done sketchy work while learning....
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    A good slam on the brakes should do that, but in...

    A good slam on the brakes should do that, but in my experience (crusty old vans) it's often frozen in place.
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    If disconnecting the wire from the proportioning...

    If disconnecting the wire from the proportioning valve turns the light off, and the brakes work fine otherwise, then the switch in the prop valve is bad.
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    At least the 'builder' didn't paint it as a...

    At least the 'builder' didn't paint it as a Mystery Machine clone.
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    Everything underneath that van needs to be...

    Everything underneath that van needs to be redone, and probably most of what's up top as well.

    Needs airbags and air shocks just to mask the completely sagged out springs, inner rockers are hunks...
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    The king pin kits are two different part numbers,...

    The king pin kits are two different part numbers, G20 uses a larger pin. So, I would say the beam is different.

    Rare parts G20 kingpin set part # RP30445

    Rare parts G10 kingpin set part #...
  19. The beginnings of the myth that GMC trucks were...

    The beginnings of the myth that GMC trucks were more 'trucky' than Chevrolets
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    The spindles are different for the 6 lug, only...

    The spindles are different for the 6 lug, only way to go 6 lug is replace the entire front axle. No other vehicle shares front end parts with our vans.
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    This is probably not what you want to hear, but...

    This is probably not what you want to hear, but here goes:

    Every time I have a fuel gauge issue, I bite the bullet and drop the tank.

    Remove the sender, remove the gauge and bench test with...
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    RIP

    RIP
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    let's see if photobucket links work...

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/v230/Vanner68/68%20chevy/69chevyandbike.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds
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    Most DIY conversions total cost comes in around...

    Most DIY conversions total cost comes in around $35,000.

    I would expect a turnkey conversion to be $50k-$60k

    That said, if one is creative, it can be done for less. Rich Rebuilds on youtube did...
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    For one, King City is not affiliated with the...

    For one, King City is not affiliated with the National Truck-In Board, which handles the Van Nationals, those are different events.
    The Van Nationals generally has 400-600 vans in attendance.
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