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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    Also, you'll notice a hole behind the drivers door... I'm pretty sure that's from a CB whip antenna... so I have one ordered lol
    Got the same 'hole' for a CB at the rear of my van, be interested to know what size the fixing is for the antennae....

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    I just used a ball mount antenna base and a 4' whip. Fit right in the holes that were there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    Got new wheels today. Still have yet to get 3 of the 4 old ones off. Front two are rusted on and the passenger rear I accidentally rounded off a lug nut.
    I'll just cut the lugnut off, I'll be replacing everything anyway. I am going to try to heat the front rims and hit them with a punch around the hub center and hopefully get them, just haven't had time.

    Here it is on jackstands with the new wheels next to it:
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    As soon as I can get it rolling, it'll be going into the shop so I can take the old engine out and drop the new one in and go from there.
    I could not find this picture before, your Van reminds me so much of mine.
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    I like most styles of 5 spoke wheels, Crager's look good but I prefer the 1 piece wheel also most Crager's I've seen are uni-lug.
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    Was finally able to get the wheels off and on one side. This let me see how it'll sit. I was thinking about lowering it, but with the cb antenna I think it looks good as-is.

    I was thinking maybe a roof rack? Who knows. Getting closer to being able to roll it in the shop.
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    don't lower it. It looks perfect. Also, you don't need a roof rack. Its a van, everything fits inside no problem



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    Cool

    I personally like a clean roof with no roof rack..
    They do require a lot of holes drilled into perfectly good roof sheet metal to install them correctly.
    Back in the day there where hundreds of old station wagons laying around in Junk Yards.
    The racks where in inexpensive chrome part bolted to the tops of Vans back then....
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    It'll be going into the shop so I can take the old engine out and drop the new one in and go from there.
    What newer engine are you planning on dropping in her ?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookee View Post
    What newer engine are you planning on dropping in her ?

    Not really a newer engine, but a running engine

    250 i6
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