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    I have a first gen. There was a threaded hole...

    I have a first gen. There was a threaded hole on the rear wall stud for the retainer. I cut a threaded rod to fit my length and found a large threaded type retainer/knob about 3" round at the...
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    Great start to the website! Best of luck with...

    Great start to the website! Best of luck with it.
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    Ditto here!

    Ditto here!
  4. I appreciate you do it. Iíve posted a few myself...

    I appreciate you do it. Iíve posted a few myself due to your example. Thanks!
  5. Bought it. Thanks for helping ou!

    Bought it. Thanks for helping ou!
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    I like the 250

    I had a 194 but block cracked. Replaced it with a 250 and felt a huge difference in power. Bolted right in to replace the original. I kept the 3 on the tree, automatic would be real nice! I pull...
  7. DanaG, there are differences as I have found out...

    DanaG, there are differences as I have found out replacing the carb on my 66 with 6cyl. After messaging the seller on EPay for this carb:
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    Wicked cool! Nice work all!

    Wicked cool! Nice work all!
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    Dissimilar metals?

    Craig, let us know how you make out. Be sure to somehow seperate dissimilar metals. Those brackets holding the top of mine have rubber in between the brackets and the aluminum radiator to separate
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    Craig, I did not install it myself, had a shop do...

    Craig, I did not install it myself, had a shop do it. IĎM pretty sure they used the side mounting flanges Iím away till Wednesday. Iíll see if I can see it through the defector under the van,...
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    Nice looking HandiVan John! Don't see too many...

    Nice looking HandiVan John! Don't see too many in black. That sure looks clean.
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    Keep vannin. Keep smiling!

    Keep vannin. Keep smiling!
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    Perseverance pays off!

    Good work Smiley. You are dedicated! Eat some Advil and have a shot of good bourbon as your reward!
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    Looks nice!

    That sure looks pretty! Great job. I put a 250 in mine to replace original engine. Opted for Chevy red and some chrome to dress it up.

    And, cause we all love pictures of VCVs:

    Original...
  15. 1st and 2nd gen cargo door hardware difference?

    As an FYI, I replaced the primary rear door latch mechanism on my 66 no-door so I could have a handle on the interior. The replacement I got was from a side door on a second gen. They swapped out...
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    Alternative roof support?

    I hope you find an original support for your roof. As a possible alternative perhaps consider using electrical conduit. I made my own support over the cab area using 1/2 EMT to support a ceiling...
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    I have that same radiator in my 66 with 6cyl. ...

    I have that same radiator in my 66 with 6cyl. Works great and I think looks like it belongs. Engine temp has been real good. Rarely has it gotten close to 180 driving around this spring. Last...
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    Looking good Dan! Nice work.

    Looking good Dan! Nice work.
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    Different rear light lenses on a 66

    I had to replace one rear light lense on my 66. I found there were two different ones used that year. Might not matter to you, but thought I would share. The grooves on the face of the lense are...
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    Gotta love those Craigars!

    Gotta love those Craigars!
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    Nice! I noticed at least 4 VCVs in those...

    Nice! I noticed at least 4 VCVs in those pictures!
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    Van price info from 1966

    That is cool Tom! Thanks for posting it. I purchased an original 1966 dealer brochure for VCVs off EPay. When I got it paper clipped to the brochure was a small piece of paper on dealer...
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    Found a vintage gas station

    I started this thread hoping people would share pictures and stories of van related experiences during these challenging times. In that spirit here's a picture of my van at a vintage gas station I...
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    Vista Cruiser roof window?

    That van looks sweet! Is that ready for a Vista Cruiser roof window?
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