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    Received mine in the mail today and they are...

    Received mine in the mail today and they are perfect. Now I just need to get those old screws unstuck in my van so I can install these new ones.
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    Nice! Congratulations!

    Nice! Congratulations!
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    Welcome! This is definitely the best place to be...

    Welcome! This is definitely the best place to be for anything related to Early Chevy Vans! Post plenty of pics and the parts list you need.
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    Iíd be all over that driver side A-pillar/door...

    Iíd be all over that driver side A-pillar/door hinge section, but Mike (PrimerDonah) sold me a whole parts van last week. This looks like a fine specimen so Iím sure itíll sell all of it quick!
  5. Thread: NATS 2019

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    Well, my first Nats trip was fantastic. Made it...

    Well, my first Nats trip was fantastic. Made it there with only one minor issue and fix, and met lots on VCVC members after years of communicating together on this forum. Welcoming and friendly to...
  6. Thread: NATS 2019

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    Full of anxiety, but leaving in the morning...

    Full of anxiety, but leaving in the morning following Melissa, Mac and Diane, and new VCVC member Dennis (Iím the only one driving an early). First time at the Nats and first real trip over 20mi...
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    Oh, and I could use a 1st gen rear view mirror if...

    Oh, and I could use a 1st gen rear view mirror if anyone has one. Mine has flowers etched into it and it drives me crazy (annoying).
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    Well, after a bunch of small issues popping up...

    Well, after a bunch of small issues popping up over the last 3wks, including a few amateur mistakes I made, she is back on the road again. Drove her all day today and she ran great with a lot more HP...
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    Do you have to add/change any thing electrical to...

    Do you have to add/change any thing electrical to make the LED headlights work, Russell? I rewired my van a couple years ago and my LED taillights run perfect, but I didnít know if these headlights...
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    The big questions are if heís telling the...

    The big questions are if heís telling the truth..... IF it runs and drives and IF it doesnít have rust, itís worth the $6500 to me. These condition vans have gone up and finding the cheap ones get...
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    That looks fantastic! Love the inserts (or...

    That looks fantastic! Love the inserts (or whatever theyíre called). They are a great accent.
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    I donít ďneedĒ anything, but I am on the prowl...

    I donít ďneedĒ anything, but I am on the prowl for Sportvan beltline trim and original seats for a first gen (if there is a difference). The Honda seats on my van arenít my favorite.
  13. Thread: NATS 2019

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    I often ask, who put up with who over all these...

    I often ask, who put up with who over all these years? Iím thinking she deserves an award for sticking with my crazy ass, and donít worry, thereís a Ďblingí surprise for her. And Iím not talking...
  14. Thread: NATS 2019

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    As of today, my van is running so Iíll be there...

    As of today, my van is running so Iíll be there late Thursday or early Friday until Sunday morning.
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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...
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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.
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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...
  18. 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...
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