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    New to the site and could use a little advice

    Hey guys, new to the site and new to vans as well. I recently acquired a 67 108 panel thats in pretty decent shape but in need of a little love. some things I've already knocked out are all new brake parts, king pin replacement, new larger fuel tank (old brace removed just needs to be relocated for the larger tank), got the old 250 running but its smoking pretty badly, and I'm starting on repairing the body now. My plans for the van are to put down a decent floor, insulate and put up some walls, and just clean up the interior good enough to camp out of but nothing so nice that I don't want to haul motorcycles or parts in. My current problem is that upon removal of the gas tank brace and its 3,409,698 spot welds the air chisel decided to make its way through the thin pitted floor the brace was welded to. The few holes aren't huge but the metal around them is probably too rusty to try and repair each individual hole. What id like to do is find a donor vehicle even if its the floor from a pickup truck to patch the section in my floor. I've done some searching but the only answer I've found is another 1st or 2nd gen van. Is that my only option or does anyone out there know of a vehicle with the same spacing of the ribs in the floor? Any info is greatly appreciated and ill try and get up some pictures of my van here soon.

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    Hello and welcome to VCVC!!

    The best option is to have someone here send you a section of floor from a 64-70 chevy/gmc van. That way, you can weld in a section and it will match the ribs and contours of the van. Your other option is to fabricate something, keeping in mind floor from any other vehicle will not have the same matching contours as your van.

    You might try sending 108vanguy a PM. He has a lot of parts and may be able to help you with the floor section you need.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheavy_67 View Post
    Hey guys, new to the site and new to vans as well. I recently acquired a 67 108 panel thats in pretty decent shape but in need of a little love. some things I've already knocked out are all new brake parts, king pin replacement, new larger fuel tank (old brace removed just needs to be relocated for the larger tank), got the old 250 running but its smoking pretty badly, and I'm starting on repairing the body now. My plans for the van are to put down a decent floor, insulate and put up some walls, and just clean up the interior good enough to camp out of but nothing so nice that I don't want to haul motorcycles or parts in. My current problem is that upon removal of the gas tank brace and its 3,409,698 spot welds the air chisel decided to make its way through the thin pitted floor the brace was welded to. The few holes aren't huge but the metal around them is probably too rusty to try and repair each individual hole. What id like to do is find a donor vehicle even if its the floor from a pickup truck to patch the section in my floor. I've done some searching but the only answer I've found is another 1st or 2nd gen van. Is that my only option or does anyone out there know of a vehicle with the same spacing of the ribs in the floor? Any info is greatly appreciated and ill try and get up some pictures of my van here soon.
    i got some floor patches lmk what u need. And I can send your way. Thank Derrick
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    Welcome

    Welcome aboard! The amount of help we can provide will "floor you". ;>)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 108VanGuy View Post
    Welcome aboard! The amount of help we can provide will "floor you". ;>)
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    Oh please! (welcome new guy).
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    Cool

    Welcome to our club's site.
    Unfortunately no one makes the correct replacement floor sections for our Vans.
    the good thing is the floor pattern is the same from the rear doors up to the dog house.
    A member here might have a needed section
    Puke up Truck bed floor panels are also different
    They changed the pattern when they went to the early 3rd gen body style.
    These floor panels where a pressed form part.

    What type of welder are you using ?
    Last edited by Wookee; 11-24-2019 at 06:51 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookee View Post
    Welcome to our club's site.
    Unfortunately no one makes the correct replacement floor sections for our Vans.
    the good thing is the floor pattern is the same from the rear doors up to the dog house.
    A member here might have a needed section
    Puke up Truck bed floor panels are also different
    They changed the pattern when they went to the early 3rd gen body style.
    These floor panels where a pressed form part.

    What type of welder are you using ?
    Thanks for all the info guys! Derrick, I appreciate it and I'll get some measurements and shoot you a text later today! And I'll be using my mig welder. I've used it for repairing panels on my 65 c10 with good results. Theres also a couple other spots that I believe I'm going to have to patch as well like infront of the rear wheel well on the passenger side and probably have to cut and replace a very bad attempt at pulling a softball size dent out of the front that the PO covered in a wad of bondo. The dent on the front may be a bit of a pita because it's at the bottom corner of the windshield on the passenger side and if I remember correctly it's right where the dash meets the pillar and firewall. Here's a few picturesClick image for larger version. 

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    These pictures are from the day I got it home and ripped all of the old insulation, peg board, and dirty carpet out. The giant chunk I'm holding in my hand is the wad of bondo I was talking about. The van even came complete with an old david mann ghost rider flag. I got the van off of a local scrap yard. Happened to be dropping a pile of scrap when I seen it sitting in the corner of their building. Apparently the guy that runs the place brother used it for a bike hauler/camper back when he used to drag race old harleys. Happy to get ahold of it and bring it out of hibernation.
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    Welcome!

    Derrick is the man! He will do you right.
    There are lots of other folks on here that will lend any info to your project.

    See? Just ask!
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    Hello Chevy 67...
    Welcome to our club'...
    That is very repairable rust damage on your 2nd.Gen.
    BTDT......

    How is the rest of the body ?...

    Can you stand to drive it ?
    With the drive train that is in it right now?

    .........Wookee
    Last edited by Wookee; 12-08-2019 at 03:48 PM.
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Welcome!

    Welcome to the site, plenty of crafty guys here to help your journey with your second gen!
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