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    Progress???

    Loving the van! Especially the curved front on the bed and the blue floor planks. Any updates or progress? I'm looking forward to seeing those finished panels!
  2. Air filter riser for Rochester single barrel on a 250

    Like the title says, I need an air filter riser. So whos got what?

    Thanks in advance!
    Dan
  3. Frame straightening, idle first though!

    Thanks Wookie! I will look for similar holes and measure. Today had to go on the back burner though... It just stopped idling. Was running fine until I got off the gas then died. I've been popping it...
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    Front side door part 1

    Well it was a rainy day in Milwaukee today but it cleared up in the afternoon...
    Soooo, time to work on the van!!! I guess I'll do the front side door next. (I started by installing my re-keyed lock...
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    So Gary... that is the profile to make the tunnel...

    So Gary... that is the profile to make the tunnel inside the cab for the fuel fill tube? That would have been useful BEFORE I made mine... Lol!
    I had an internal fill tube and a gas door that was...
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    Mucho gracias! Ask and you shall recieve!!!

    Thanks Russell and 108 van guy! Making body panels from washing machines dryers dishwashers and vintage kitchen cabinets is actually pretty easy. My first panels (after the front floors) I made...
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    Front passenger kick panel

    I figured this one was going to be the hardest of my replacements. You can see the wheel well behind it I had to replace at the same time.
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    Rough cut panel bent to...
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    The front passenger quarter was missing after the last tow...

    Front quarter panel replacement in pictures! This was the first body panel I've ever tried to hammer out of a dishwasher... I think it's the second hardest one I have to make.
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    Oops missing some pics

    Well I guess I'm missing some pics of all the panels I made. But rest assured it got completely filled in. I liked it so much I covered it with carbon fiber to make a new bumper!
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    My 1965 early van saga in pictures

    Well this will be some of the saga anyway. I try to take pics as I go but I'm pretty bad at before pictures... My first set of pics is of the back end. It had a 64 nova bumper attached via wood...
  11. Structural issues...

    Sorry it kinda sounds like you van has some major structural issues...[/I][/FONT][/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    Yup, it does have a few odds and ends that I had to put back together... I will try putting my...
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    Thank you both for your input!!! I hope I...

    Thank you both for your input!!!

    I hope I never need to bend my axle or buy shims! I guess if I did need to bend it I have a press now... I like doing all my work myself so no shops if I can avoid...
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    It definitely needed the press! I was mushrooming...

    It definitely needed the press! I was mushrooming the old kingpins beating on them.

    I must've moved something between my press and my support for the back end of the axle. It all went together...
  14. Kingpins

    I almost forgot to mention... speaking of wheel alignment I've had to replace and patch so much on my van it's a little nuts. (And a lot of miscellaneous appliance skins.) My rear end is held on by...
  15. Thanks Wookie! I just posted in a different...

    Thanks Wookie!

    I just posted in a different thread about needing a 4 wheel alignment... but then I read about the locating holes in the spring mounts. So no easy adjustment there. I may need to...
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    4 wheel alignment

    I NEED a 4 wheel alignment. My van is about 70% Chevy 10% aftermarket and 20% Dan. I've had to replace and patch so much on my van it's a little nuts. (And a lot of miscellaneous appliance skins.) My...
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    Rat exhaust

    I have a rusty down pipe with a flex pipe slipped half way up to a 3" adapter 2' of pipe, a tractor muffler from the local farm and fleet, 4 more feet of 3" pipe a short length of 3" flex pipe and...
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    Figured it out!

    I guess the o-ring goes into a groove on the top side of the carrier bearing. (Researching other sites) I got the driver's side together easily but once my kingpin warmed up it got real stiff. (I...
  19. Starter fixed. For the next few years anyway

    I actually took the solenoid apart a while back and flipped the disintegrating contacts around to the unused side. Then I cleaned the coating of copper transfer off of the plunger with sandpaper....
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    Side note

    And a side note to everyone who wants to quit after one kingpin because the other side seems fine... I was one of you, but I figured if I'm pulling the axle I'm doing them both. My driver's side was...
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    Kingpin replacement

    I got my front end apart!!! It was a nightmare that ended when I bought a 12 ton press from Harbor Freight. Now that I'm onto reassembly I have a couple of o-rings and I'm not sure where they go....
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    Yeah, side mirrors. And get blind spot mirrors...

    Yeah, side mirrors. And get blind spot mirrors ASAP! My early has no windows, or rear doors for that matter... and after a few close calls on an offramp that leads to a blind merge situation I...
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    65 Van Guy MKE said: 05-28-2019 10:07 PM I...

    65 Van Guy MKE said:
    05-28-2019 10:07 PM
    I gotta figure out my mileage! I was getting 10-12 average city and highway driving 30 / 60 mph with my 250 and 411 rear end. But that was with a slipping...
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    I'll take ANY vintage Chevy van shirt if any are...

    I'll take ANY vintage Chevy van shirt if any are available from whomever! I love the logo, and I own a reverse no-door panel (no rear doors, only side) so panel van images work for me also...

    In...
  25. Update GLEEFUL UPDATE!!!

    So I dropped the"Hot Spark" CDI ignition and went back to points. Timed it at 6 degrees and it runs good! I pulled the clutch to inspect and realized it was gone. REALLY gone! It was digging into the...
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