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    Number 9 - The playing continues

    Finished the rockers, shortened the doors, made a template for the dash, building a gas tank
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    Number 9

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    Thumbs up Nice

    This is gonna be sweet,please post updates!

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    #9

    Another wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!weave

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    This project gets me all wobbley thinking about it . Bill

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    this project keeps getting better and better...I like this...not only the drive train but the shorted doors that flip up...keep up the interesting and inovating work Frank...pap

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    Frank,Great to see you out in the shop getting more top- notch work done on Number 9
    It is also good to see than you and your helpers where able to master the clubs photo uploading here in this site.
    Your attention to details really shows.the way you shortened the cab doors almost look factory.more great looking metal fabrication work.....
    The dash section column mount is pretty sweet also
    This van has come along way........

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    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Love it!! You're making some great progress!

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    Looking great, cant wait till we can see it in person.
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    The playing still continues..........

    It is mid June and it's coming along slowly.......Here's a sneek peek.......
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    Number 9

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    i spent a few short hours at franks house last thursday night. frank was kind enough to find us a wheelchair ramp for mars bonfire and we took the 3 hour journey to pick it up.
    the van looks even better in person. there are a ton of tricks that you don't see in the photo's. sorry, i'm sworn to secrecy! suffice it to say that no. 9 will be a huge hit when it hits the road. lots of great thoughts therein and the visual is out of this world. pv

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    Yes indeed, Frank is out there as one of the finest "Fabricators" in our sport of Vannin for sure!!! Can't wait to see it once he has it finished!! Great ideas and one off!!
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    Cool

    this van has came a long way since we first saw it the 38th Nationals in NY.

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    The new work looks great as usual......

    ......Wookee
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Makes my pathetic efforts seem paltry - AWESOME!!! You are indeed a much greater rust warrior than I, Yoda . Thinkin about changing my VCVC nickname to "Grasshopper".

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    you ain't kiddin joe!

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    That is what is really cool about this site and Early Van owners in general.
    We have owners who are stepping out of there comfort zone just to get an old van road worthy,and doing a good job.
    To guys with mechanical paint,and fabrication skills .That can make a top custom shop owner lust full.
    The really cool thing is all of this work is being done in garages in back yards all over the country.
    From "Grass hoppers" to "Old Masters" we all learn and inspire each other.....

    ...........Wookee
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    "Ditto" that Joe!!!!
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    a little more progress......

    worked on the roof this weekend......
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    lookin' good frank

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    Cool

    Again your attention to details is amazing.......

    ........Wookee
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    lookin great Frank, I like the door bottom mods.

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    That is gonna be one sick Van !!!

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    Looking' good Frank! I really can't wait to see this one done!

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    In between truckins..............

    60hours in the roof.....40 hours in the back.....getting there slow but sure.
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    Talking

    Awesome. i agree things take Time....

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    Looking very good Frank!!!
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    Damn Frank, you have 'Nads' of steel and the patience of a Saint. Not to mention you master skills in sheet metal. And let's not forget an understanding wife. That's not a garage, my man, that's an art studio. Vantastic!!
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    "MAD SKILLS" Frank, truely....

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    Lookin' Good Frank!

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    "MAD SKILLS" Frank, truely....
    SPEECHLESS !!!! Truly AWSOME

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    Cool Thanks

    Off to Keystone Madness in PA. this weekend no playing in the garage. Nice to see u there
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    Coming around the corner now.....

    Here's where I am now...
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    Frank,I think I have seen everything you have posted on this build ,I have seen you do things with your van I like and some I would never think I liked that are incredible .keep the pics coming I am still on the edge of my seat ! Bill

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    Definitely have me on the edge of my seat watching your build! Love it!!
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    Cool

    I see another multi time " van Nationals" best of show winner being built here.
    That dash pod is pretty sweet.

    ........Wookee.
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Multi time not

    Neverenough was the last van to ever win the nats more than wonce (4times) Now you can only win it 1 time then you go into the best of the best. Good friend of mine works at the foundry in town.
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    Ok, after you win best of show.Then the best of the best a couple years in a row.The Nats board with have to think of yet another class......LOL

    ........Wookee
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    frank, did he cast "costa" in the dash pod somewhere too? great progress there. john

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    dash cluster

    No he kept it plain. Next moving on to the driver side then the doors & dash and dog house. Hope to have it all in primer before THE COUNCIL OF COUNCIL
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    Cool

    Do you still need,want a factory glove box liner ?

    ........wookee
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookee View Post
    Ok, after you win best of show.Then the best of the best a couple years in a row.The Nats board with have to think of yet another class......LOL

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