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    Im not heating it much, not red or glowing, but, too hot to touch bare handed.
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    69 108 sportvan deluxe 350 4bbl 700R4 3:36 posi
    68 108 sportvan custom 350 4bbl 700R4

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    Color

    Looks as if you have the same factory color as my van's
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    1965 Chevy Panel Full restoration in progress

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    Had a stripping party this morning

    hours o fun
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    68 108 panel parts donor
    69 108 sportvan deluxe 350 4bbl 700R4 3:36 posi
    68 108 sportvan custom 350 4bbl 700R4

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    stud welder

    I bought the Harbor Freight stud welder. Its an OK tool, Its worked fine, done what its supposed to do, no problem. The slide hammer that comes with it... not so much. It now resides in my 3rd string tool box. I bought the Eastwood slide hammer, quality replacement piece. While I was there I bought a box of the larger welding studs, turns out, they are much easier to use than the HF studs. not much grinding required to remove the studs. I am fortunate that there is an Eastwood store about 8 miles from my home, so, needless to say, Im in there often. Eastwood does have a stud welder kit, The welder, slidehammer, and studs. More expensive than the HF kit but it comes with the better hammer. JMTC, Ray
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    69 108 sportvan deluxe 350 4bbl 700R4 3:36 posi
    68 108 sportvan custom 350 4bbl 700R4

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    Th small puller(look's like a pop revert) does a good job om small area's
    You use stripping pad's ,or wire wheel to strip.
    Tom

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    D/A sander, electric palm sander, sanding blocks, a dremel and 8 live bodies...2 ladders with a plank as scaffold...we also did a once over to the roof. Some beers, cigarettes, tunes, cuttin up, it was a party.
    68 108 panel parts donor
    69 108 sportvan deluxe 350 4bbl 700R4 3:36 posi
    68 108 sportvan custom 350 4bbl 700R4

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    more progress
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    69 108 sportvan deluxe 350 4bbl 700R4 3:36 posi
    68 108 sportvan custom 350 4bbl 700R4

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    Looks like Cupid has been shooting little Love arrows at your Van.
    1966 Sportvan Deluxe 230 3 on tree (work in progress) Now 283 small block
    1965 Sportvan Deluxe 250 powerglide (Sold)
    1965 Chevy Van Panel (Project)

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    I have a couple of questions. The putty/caulk in the gutters. 90 percent of it is intact and adhered, but, in a few places its coming up and/or missing. Should I warm it with a heat gun and scrape it out? Long tedious work (what part of this project isn't) but , I understand the prep is the most important step in where Im trying to take this project. Next, the windshield channel is solid, but, it does have pitting. Ive stripped the entire channel to bare metal. Im thinking about cardboarding the inside of the windshield area and sandblasting the channel to clean the pitting. Good idea or overkill? Maybe Ive answered my own questions. Thanks, Ray
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    69 108 sportvan deluxe 350 4bbl 700R4 3:36 posi
    68 108 sportvan custom 350 4bbl 700R4

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    I saw this video a couple of days ago, I would have never thought of trying this but................
    I wonder if it would do the same to the roof caulking.
    https://www.facebook.com/BlackTreacl...1Nzc3MTI5MTg2/
    1966 Sportvan Deluxe 230 3 on tree (work in progress) Now 283 small block
    1965 Sportvan Deluxe 250 powerglide (Sold)
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