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    Because these vans where an engineering project...

    Because these vans where an engineering project there first four years.
    It is not unusual to find wrong parts installed on these old girls.
    Add in parts like rear ends being swapped out.
    It some...
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    Long day yesterday in over 90 degree heat. I...

    Long day yesterday in over 90 degree heat.
    I have to deal with a bad center cap.
    All afternoon trying to get this cap on.
    I finally had to take one of of my winter set of wheels so Ihave four...
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    The wires for the tail lights run inside the top...

    The wires for the tail lights run inside the top rail of the body.
    Double check and make sure some one has not ran a sheet metal screw into this upper rail damaging the original wires running back...
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    Crazy thing is I have never had issues with lug...

    Crazy thing is I have never had issues with lug nuts just backing off.
    I have seen this with others who have bought used wheels and installed the incorrect lug nut on the wheels.
    They are building...
  5. Correct 75 was the 1st year.for the Ford Vans...

    Correct 75 was the 1st year.for the Ford Vans with extended fenders and hood..
    This Van Event looks to be drawing more cool vans every year...
    I enjoy "Key Board Vanning"this event when our west...
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    The new wheel arrived today. I bolted the rear...

    The new wheel arrived today.
    I bolted the rear tires &wheels on the van.
    During the "Test Drive".
    I dropped the new rim off at the tire shop.
    Hopefully tomorrow.it will be ready to go...
    ...
  7. Thread: Big Red

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    Owned Cragers for years...Retorking ALL of them ...

    Owned Cragers for years...Retorking ALL of them was definitely done...
    Wile I do have tires mounted at the local tire store. I carry them in they mount and balance them.
    Then I correctly mount...
  8. Thread: Big Red

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    One of my new Cragers was bent in shipping....

    One of my new Cragers was bent in shipping....
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    Work right up till time to go....

    Work right up till time to go....
  10. The step side pick up rear bumpers look good on...

    The step side pick up rear bumpers look good on these old girls ..
    http://www.vcvc.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=39904&d=1563111813
  11. Our fearless leader painted his a matching blue...

    Our fearless leader painted his a matching blue metal flake...

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    Not sure which way the General painted them when they where new.
    I arrived late to that party..
  12. Here is a white 2nd gen with a "Blacked...

    Here is a white 2nd gen with a "Blacked Out"..Grill area

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  13. Here is a white 67 with a white grill.. 39900

    Here is a white 67 with a white grill..

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  14. I painted mine a silver metallic... 39899 ...

    I painted mine a silver metallic...

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    Painted my wheels to match the bumpers.
    I also used chrome headed bumper bolts....
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    I kind of knew I should not have bragged about...

    I kind of knew I should not have bragged about Big Red.
    While out and about yesterday.I heard a weird noise coming from the rear end.
    Upon inspection I found two left rear lug nuts completely...
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    Original Power Glides hangers,where formed into...

    Original Power Glides hangers,where formed into the tail stock of the transmission it's self....
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    If you have light sheet metal welding skills.you...

    If you have light sheet metal welding skills.you will get a good bit of practice with this one.
    that being said.these old girls all most get as much attention in primer as they do finished.
    Get her...
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    Reflections in paint is a sign of a great paint...

    Reflections in paint is a sign of a great paint job....

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    Congratulations on the new to you Sport van....

    Congratulations on the new to you Sport van.
    Staying in the family it's whole life Is a big bonus,
    Come on in the water id fine.
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    Funny,I have been driving my 89 Van around with...

    Funny,I have been driving my 89 Van around with no tunes.Just so I could actually hear how the new engine was running.
    As far as a "squeak" in the passenger seat.Mine is a very good navigator.Who is...
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    This might sound crazy. Rou can roll the POR 15...

    This might sound crazy.
    Rou can roll the POR 15 onto the roof sections between the roof and the bows.
    The General never bothered to paint these areas.
    Due to condensation those areas developed...
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    Dry ,worn, U joints will chirp or squeak when...

    Dry ,worn, U joints will chirp or squeak when going down the road...
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    I lost my contact I had for good steaks. I can...

    I lost my contact I had for good steaks.
    I can bring desserts.
    My local food market has great fresh baked pies.
    .....Wookee
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    I am just not a big fan of "Snow Tires" of any...

    I am just not a big fan of "Snow Tires" of any type.
    My luck with BFG TAs bought new, for my daily drivers, has not been very good ether.
    I don't own a 4X4.My need for an "off road" tire is just...
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    For those who do not know what this part looks...

    For those who do not know what this part looks like.
    Here is a picture of one.

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