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    Auto Trader Classics maybe? That way you get a...

    Auto Trader Classics maybe? That way you get a national audience.

    I like the high end auction ideas, but how much commission do they take?

    Such a great van, it is what mine is supposed to be...
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    No, it's a first gen, '66 Sportvan Deluxe, came...

    No, it's a first gen, '66 Sportvan Deluxe, came with a sway bar from the factory.
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    Not to be a Danny Downer but have you thought...

    Not to be a Danny Downer but have you thought about what is lurking beneath that windshield sealer? My 108's windshield was totally stained by rust washing down over it for who knows how long. It...
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    What brakes/MC are you running? I had to add a...

    What brakes/MC are you running? I had to add a drop bracket to the frame to accommodate the dual MC upgrade I did, I still have all drums though. You can barely see it in the second picture -...
  5. Thread: Seat Belts

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    OK, so I dug out one of the plastic pieces and I...

    OK, so I dug out one of the plastic pieces and I was correct, they are plugs. Once I had all the dust out they take 7/16 fine thread bolts, just like some of the other factory holes in the floor that...
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    Good point on the fiberglass as it is old and...

    Good point on the fiberglass as it is old and brittle. Your U shape bracket is giving me some ideas. I was definitely thinking of adding a plate to shore up the sheet metal, then weld on a nut to...
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    I'm wondering if those rubber pieces are just...

    I'm wondering if those rubber pieces are just plugs, I plan to dig one out and see. I'm thinking maybe vehicles were built to have seatbelts as options for a few years before they became mandatory? ...
  8. Thread: Seat Belts

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    Seat Belts

    Does anyone have any pictures of an original 1st Gen Sportvan rear bench seat with seat belts? I just installed the bench seat I kept from my 108 into the back and need to install at least basic lap...
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    It came with mags?? Sweet! What are those big...

    It came with mags?? Sweet!

    What are those big cylinders supposed to be?
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    Welcome! Check out matchstick_customs on...

    Welcome!

    Check out matchstick_customs on Instagram, he makes some parts as well. Pretty sure he is a member here but don't know the handle right off hand.
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    This is a "Reply with Quote" without the quote:...

    This is a "Reply with Quote" without the quote: Wow, 108, that is some impressive recall on forgotten technology!!

    As for never knowing what the crazy CA legislature will do, I figure the day...
  12. Thread: Z/28 Wheels

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    Thanks for all the tips. I still have not...

    Thanks for all the tips. I still have not decided on whether to pull the trigger. If fact I need to check in and see if he still has them. I got sidetracked on some housework and decided to take...
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    So...... If you are going to put a 2nd Gen...

    So...... If you are going to put a 2nd Gen doghouse in your 1st Gen to go with a V8 swap, which crossmember would you use?
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    I'm glad you mentioned the bending part because...

    I'm glad you mentioned the bending part because I'm a little nervous about how to tell if these old used wheels are straight. Two are mounted on newish tires, the other two mounted on old worn...
  15. Thread: Z/28 Wheels

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    Z/28 Wheels

    I got a line on some local 1970's Z/28 wheels which I have always loved. The ones pictured below are from eBay if you want em. I'm currently running American Racing Torque Thrusts that are 14" rims...
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    There is no replacement for the G20 drum. I...

    There is no replacement for the G20 drum. I searched and searched, but maybe you will have better luck? No one is making a disc brake conversion either. I tried two different shops and neither...
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    How are they holding up? I need new seals as...

    How are they holding up? I need new seals as well. Easy job?
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    That's what I went through last year with my 108...

    That's what I went through last year with my 108 but mine was in way worse shape. Went through a lot of POR 15 converter, glass cloth and then bondo to make it pretty. I had so much rust you would...
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    I've often thought that since I can't afford and...

    I've often thought that since I can't afford and don't have room for the 10-15 classic cars I'd like to own, maybe I should put together a model set. Then I just go, nah....
  20. Thread: Rescued 65

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    That is so cool! Perfect patina even with the...

    That is so cool! Perfect patina even with the magnet areas. Did you say you are selling it? PM sent!
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    Sorry to hear about your dog, condolences.

    Sorry to hear about your dog, condolences.
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    That will be very cool, good luck on the...

    That will be very cool, good luck on the restoration!
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    Replacing that bell housing will be easy and...

    Replacing that bell housing will be easy and while you have the transmission off, re-do the clutch and you'll be good to go.
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    So long Neil, the great 108

    Those of you with too good of a memory will recall that when I brought this van home my daughter looked at it, then said "it's Neil, Neil Young". So that's what we called this great 108 Sportvan...
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    Last pic of Old Neil the 108. I decided to paint...

    Last pic of Old Neil the 108. I decided to paint the rear wheel wells with the same cream white as the window coverings before putting it up for sale. Guy responded to my CL ad within four hours...
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