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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. IM pretty sure they used the side mounting flanges Im away till Wednesday. Ill 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...
  8. 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...
  11. Thread: Corona this

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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...
  14. Thread: 65dreamin

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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...
  18. Thread: New Project

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    Vista Cruiser roof window?

    That van looks sweet! Is that ready for a Vista Cruiser roof window?
  19. Gotta love those no-doors!

    Gotta love those no-doors!
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    Door starps length

    Tom, I think it make sense that there would be different lengths. You might not want to open the back doors so much so they won't get hit when open past the width of the van, but on the side doors...
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    Thanks for the clarification Gary. I also think...

    Thanks for the clarification Gary. I also think its great that these and many other "little" details get/are documented here on this site as future knowledge/info for those who buy/inherit our vans...
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    Cargo door hardware differences???

    I have noticed that the cargo door hardware does appear to have some differences. I have a 66 no door and it did not have the interior door handle on the primary cargo door. I got a latch set out...
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    Ask and you shall receive!

    I just got my repop sticker for my rear cargo door from Richie66. Looks like it belongs there! Thanks Richie!

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  24. Thread: Dome light

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    I've seen dome lights on EPAY quite often,...

    I've seen dome lights on EPAY quite often, including with LED bulbs.
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    That is a new one to me Savage, interesting...

    That is a new one to me Savage, interesting observation and certainly is logical. I have a 66 no door and was missing one strap. Found one on a second gen side door at the junk yard. Far as I...
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