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    After you get it installed in the van.Keep putting more coats of clear in it.
    The clear will bond the tongue and groove joints together.
    The clear will level its self out in the joints.making the floor look like one solid chunk of wood under the clear coat.
    No joints will be visible.Just lines where they once where at...
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Looks fantastic!
    Would be a nice look for a guitar, too!
    Keep one foot in the gutter, one fist in the gold...

    '65 Panel, with turbocharged 327 (originally 153 four), TH400 (originally 3-speed), and 3.31 '67 Camaro 12 bolt rear (my first car, 1970)
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    '69 Sportvan 108 with turbocharged original 250 six and 700R4 (originally Powerglide), 3.73 rear, starred in eight Taco Bell commercials
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboVan View Post
    Looks fantastic!
    Would be a nice look for a guitar, too!
    Yes, it would!

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    1968 Chevy G20 108 panel Now with 454 power!

    1965 Chevy G10 panel- OHC Pontiac inline 6

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    Learning lessons

    So, it’s slow-going, but still going. I learned that I should have put a single coat of clear on the wood (to seal it) and sanded it, rather than trying to build it up with several coats first. The curls kept soaking it up, so it’s taking a LOT of sanding to get it smooth enough for final clear.

    I also learned that it’s best to overbuild the stereo system. The small speakers in the overhead consoles didn’t have enough power from the head unit to keep up with the volume of the other speakers running off the amps. So, I had to integrate a third amp into the system. Almost done with that backtrack.

    The secondary fuse panel is installed and powered now. It will power all the interior lighting schemes.

    Working all the time has its advantages, but doesn’t leave much free time to build.
    1966 Chevy Display, "Southern Belle"
    1968 Chevy, "Blue Overdose"

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiley View Post

    Working all the time has its advantages, but doesnít leave much free time to build.
    I hear ya. My last job had me away from home 75% of the time, and when I was home I was constantly playing catch up on home maintenance. I start the 4-1 hr schedule soon, so I might finally be able to work on the vans!
    Gregg Groff


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    1965 Chevy G10 panel- OHC Pontiac inline 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiley View Post
    Working all the time has its advantages, but doesnít leave much free time to build.
    BTDT..Juggling time between a good paying job and other projects.Can be tedious.

    Having extra spending money is all ways great.
    Some time having extra time away from work. Can be worth more than the money...

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

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    Looking great!
    1970 Chevy Sportvan 90 - "Dazed and Confuzed II"
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    Last touches on the stereo system will go down this weekend. All that remains is a junction block and relay that will provide the 12v signal that will turn on all three amps, source selector, and Bluetooth receiver when the radio is turned on.

    If Iím left to my own devices, Iíll start running wires for interior lighting schemes this weekend. Itís been less-than-brutal at work recently, so Iíve been able to remain upright once I get home. In fact, Iíve been able to work in the wet sanding of the flooring, here and there, when we werenít busy.
    1966 Chevy Display, "Southern Belle"
    1968 Chevy, "Blue Overdose"

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    Of coarse Ma Nature.has been supplying you guys with more than your share of wet weather....
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    The stereo system is finally complete! Super loud and crystal clear. I'm excited to get that portion of the build out of my mind and to start on something else. Interior lighting is next.
    1966 Chevy Display, "Southern Belle"
    1968 Chevy, "Blue Overdose"

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