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    Smiley , the seats look great ! Bill
    1966 Chevy G10 Panel, 283 small block/turbo 350,Disc brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by BILLS66 View Post
    Smiley , the seats look great ! Bill
    Thank you, Bill. It's been a slow process...
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    Staining the Floor

    Started staining the floor planks this week. First, sand each of the 20 boards with 120 grit, then 150 grit, then 180 grit. Next, wipe them all down with warm water to raise the grain. Let them dry and sand them with 220 grit.

    First pass is black wood dye in a water solution. Two passes, allowing for dry time in between.

    Once that is dry, sand it back to reveal the figuring in the maple.

    Next is blue wood dye in isopropyl alcohol solution. Two passes, allowing for dry time in between.

    Once all the planks are done, I'll fir them all together temporarily to clear coat them.
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    1966 Chevy Display, "Southern Belle"
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    wondering why you're going to have a wood floor? won't that transmit road noise into the interior?

    great van though, you haven't set the bar, you are the bar
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    Cool

    Wood is actually decent sound deadner..

    Some of use like to hear our engines sing...
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvjjj View Post
    wondering why you're going to have a wood floor? won't that transmit road noise into the interior?

    great van though, you haven't set the bar, you are the bar
    I have sound deadener lining the floor, with 1/2Ē plywood over it. If anything comes through, the stereo will handle it.
    1966 Chevy Display, "Southern Belle"
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    I get the feeling it won't be making long road trips..... at least not driven.

    This van is going to a level a bit beyond driver status. I kind of wish I hadn't turned my Dodge into a driver, I can't really afford to bring it back the right way now.

    Makes me jealous of guys like Tom Chronister and Frank Costa that can (and do) drive all out show vans cross country.
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    1965 Chevy G10 panel- OHC Pontiac inline 6

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    Ive caught Smileys custom van flu. Now Im thinking my van is going to end up the same way. Shiny and nervous to dive it. Keep up the great work!
    1965 Chevy Panel Full restoration in progress

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    Stain is done.

    Canít wait to get clear coat on this to bring the stain to life.
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    The wood is thirsty.

    Clear coat going on. The curls are really soaking it up.

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    1966 Chevy Display, "Southern Belle"
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