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    Finally got my van.

    I've been working on getting this van since last year.
    This used to be my grandfather's van, it's sat for about 30 years (I'm 35)
    I recently picked up a 250 for it to replace the engine that is in it.
    I'm surprised at the little rust this has. It's currently at my friends house on the trailer, waiting to be unloaded tomorrow.
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    Thumbs up

    that's awesome! Congrats on such a clean acquisition! Just needs some cool mags and tires and you'll be ready to make the scene!



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    Congratulations! I'm excited for you!
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    Looking Good

    More pics when you get a chance please.
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    Cool

    Congratulations on the new to you Sport van.
    Staying in the family it's whole life Is a big bonus,
    Come on in the water id fine.
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 108VanGuy View Post
    More pics when you get a chance please.
    108VanGuy...
    as requested

    currently at my friends machine shop, it was too dark to unload it last night.





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    It needs cleaned out badly. That'll happen tonight
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    Ive got some rust to fix, but the roof is solid
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    Congratulations on getting your van! Definitely feel you on the family ties. Mine was my dad's before me. Welcome aboard!!!
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    that sport van horn ring is a hard to find, $$$. looks like everything is intack and all rust fixable. great starting point for restoration or just get it running and roadworthy and drive it.
    '64 chevy, 292 40 over, 206/526 cam, 2004r trans. 9.75:1, dual webbers, Langdon cast headers, 1.94 valves

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrinaman View Post
    that sport van horn ring is a hard to find, $$$. looks like everything is intack and all rust fixable. great starting point for restoration or just get it running and roadworthy and drive it.
    My plan is to get it running/driving/stopping and then just work on the body as I drive it. I was worried about the frame rails being rusted out before I picked it up, but after looking at them last night and today, everything underneath looks solid. I'll know better condition of the floor tonight after I get it cleaned out. I might try to get the brakes unstuck tonight also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    I might try to get the brakes unstuck tonight also.
    before you spend too much on brakes, look at m1's disc conversion. the difference in braking was night and day. I mention it now as getting brakes unstuck may lead to new shoes and/or wheel cylinders, then the master followed by rotted lines. probably not on the top of your list but if you end up needing everything, now is the time.
    '64 chevy, 292 40 over, 206/526 cam, 2004r trans. 9.75:1, dual webbers, Langdon cast headers, 1.94 valves

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