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    Battery access option

    Looking awesome Smiley! I'd be crying if I expereinced the roof story you shared! One time just after paint I backed my van out of the workshop and had a back door open without knowing it. It...
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    Tom, glad you liked it. Check my previous...

    Tom, glad you liked it. Check my previous message to the photos. I included the Amazon links to what I used for the pistons as well as the mounting studs I used.
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    Sealing the gap between cargo doors

    From my experience many of these vans can have a gap between the cargo doors where the two doors meet each other. My 66 has this problem. I felt it was too involved for my purposes and skill to...
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    I find the pictures you all leave help me a ton...

    I find the pictures you all leave help me a ton when trying to figure stuff out. So I went out the garage and snapped these, hope they help:
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    I used a "D" style gasket I found on Amazon for...

    I used a "D" style gasket I found on Amazon for my 66:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NL49QCA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Put it on the lid and did the loosening of...
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    I have a first gen and used these light bulbs I...

    I have a first gen and used these light bulbs I found on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DT9ZQZ4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

    With these in the front, and...
  7. Thread: The weight

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    I'm with Wookiee regarding his wisdom as well as...

    I'm with Wookiee regarding his wisdom as well as getting insurance. I use Hagerty and can't believe how cheap it is. I think my Van is Insured to $15K for under $300/year because its an antique...
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    opted to mount under the dash instead

    Very hard to find. I looked for a long while for one of these. Decided to mount the antenna under the dash to hide it as I could not find one for my 66. Works fairly well for FM. Haven't tried...
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    1968 Turbo Charged Scooby Doo Van

    Check this one out for sale, but no price. Sick video of it doing a burnout!

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/calgary/1968-turbo-charged-scooby-van/1294197967
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    Real cool Dan. That's a lot of work (thank you...

    Real cool Dan. That's a lot of work (thank you Captian Obvious)! I bet you would be great at creating rat rods out of interesting parts. But, best to see your talents invested on earlies! Hope...
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    Are those mud wasp nests. they kinda look like...

    Are those mud wasp nests. they kinda look like Toll house cookies and someone sucked out the chocolate chips!
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    Sticky: Got mine too. Great job. Cool vans and great...

    Got mine too. Great job. Cool vans and great pics from the Van nationals. Thanks to those involved in making it happen!
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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

    What ever your beliefs, I believe you and your vintage Chevy van deserve lots of presents during this holiday season.

    Some may be wrapped. Others may be hiding and are waiting to be found. Yet...
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    Still on a mission

    Thanks Guys. I did find one at a salvage yard, but ended up pinching it when clsoing the door.

    So, in an effort to try to restore close to original I have ordered this copper tubing bending...
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    I had mine re-cored

    Got mine re-cored for about $200 in Lowell MA by an old dude in an ancient toxic shop who had been doing re-coring since Moby Dick was a minnow
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    Thanks. I do already have something similar. I...

    Thanks. I do already have something similar. I am trying to stay as original equipment as I can, so still seeking original style looms
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    Need door wire looms

    I'm look for at least one, hopefully two, OEM door wire looms for my cargo doors. See picture for what I'm looking for. Also, if anyone has any of, or can point me to where I can get, the door...
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    Early Pumpkin

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    trying to email Smiley

    Smiley

    I am trying to send you pics for the calendar but they get returned saying your mailbox is full. Let me know.

    Thanks.
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    Inspired by the Frostbite Frolics in Fitzwilliams NH on October 18-20, 2019

    I'll email these to Smiley as High res files. Used magnetic sheet for the pumpkin face. The pumpkin took second place in the pumpkin carving contest! Be early or stay home! Any other orange Kooky...
  21. Thread: Dues, calandar

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    Thanks Smiley!

    Thanks Smiley!
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    One more thing, I left the factory headliner...

    One more thing, I left the factory headliner material in place as it was tight and offered additional protection from the sqweeking concern
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    I put shag carpet over the cab area in my van. ...

    I put shag carpet over the cab area in my van. Used 1/2 EMT bend to the arch of the roof as close as I could before putting 1/4" Luan up there fastened to the EMT to attached the carpeting. I used...
  24. Thread: 1st Gen seats

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    Many manufacturers make custom model and seat...

    Many manufacturers make custom model and seat specific covers that fit like a glove. Those Wet OKole I mentioned were about $375 delivered including the piping and full map/gear pockets...
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    Nice Dan! That's pretty cool!

    Nice Dan! That's pretty cool!
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