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    srarted a new project

    I picked up a body to rebuild with parts from my rotten van. it needs windshield frame and rockers but the floor and frame are good.
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    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    the work i have done so far.
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    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    Thumbs up

    Your doing a great job , Saving another Early
    Tom

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    Nice work! How's it go? How do you eat an Elephant? One bite at a time. That's some big bites.

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    Wow!

    That is some nice work! Keep posting pics!!

    Is that a 70' LS-6 in the back?
    Mike

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    just a 454 not #s matching. was a 396 car.
    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    Great Before and After Pics

    Keep up the good work!
    108VanGuy...
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    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van" Best body of my 65s
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    Thumbs up Wow!

    Nice work Dan. Good luck with her.
    [SIGPIC]
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    a little more work today
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    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    Nice work. That brings back memories. Have fun with it !
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    64 Project,65 Driver,66 Parts sorta

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    nice, what did you take the gas door out of? I have been looking for something that will fit, every thing I find has to much curve in it.
    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    It's off an 82 pick up. I used the original fill neck and cap inside the door. I had to cut and re-weld to get the proper angle on the filler neck. I would suggest having an extra one on hand just in case. The filler neck attaches to the rubber insert inside the door. Benefit , if you overfill it runs down on the inside instead of over the paint. I like this style because it doesnt have the bump out on the flip door.
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    There was a lot of rust in that area so it doubled as a patch.
    64 Project,65 Driver,66 Parts sorta

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    right side
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    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    Cool

    Good looking work being done.
    I used the fuel door and a section of 1/4 panel from an S10 in the "Beast".
    Those new lower rocker sections look pretty sweet..
    Is there a color in mind yet ?

    looks like she was born Ohmaha Orange...


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

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    I always admire the skills of a good metal worker...very nice
    1968 Chevy 90 250/700r/Fuel Injected - sold and missed
    1966 Chevy handyvan 350/auto (work in progress)
    1965 GMC 350/auto ( just had to have )

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    i fitted a 12 bolt posi from a b body car to the van, it has the same width, i understand that the car 12 bolt is actually stronger than the 12 bolt truck, plus I already had it. and I picked up a set of 15 x10 rallies for it. I think 295 50 15 will fit without rubbing inside.
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    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    Wow

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    i fitted a 12 bolt posi from a b body car to the van, it has the same width
    And all this time, I thought our VCVs were a unique width.
    108VanGuy...
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    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan" 292 TFI coming. Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 GMC HandiBus Custom, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "MilkVan" Seized Engine
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van" Best body of my 65s
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.

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    a little more
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    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    Wow!

    You are the man! I wish I had half your skills. Great work Dan.
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    Very nice!

    Your making metal work look easy LOL, awesome work . Keep the pictures coming.

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    Real cool Dan. That's a lot of work (thank you Captian Obvious)! I bet you would be great at creating rat rods out of interesting parts. But, best to see your talents invested on earlies! Hope you have been well.

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    295/50/15 back tires
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    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    ordered corner panels today.
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    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    What are they going for now,??
    Last time I looked they had gone up big time$$
    Tom

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    Ya they are not cheap. $390.99 US so for me with shipping, duty, and exchange to Canadian dollars they cost me $610.00, but they are a pain in the ass to make by hand and very time consuming.
    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    WEE Doggies $$$ Your right there a Major pain to fab. Think I paid $ 89.(+S&H) when I stared on my 64 Nodoor, back in mid 90's
    You going to have a Sweet van when your done
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    Thanks !
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    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by 108VanGuy View Post
    And all this time, I thought our VCVs were a unique width.
    108VanGuy...
    They actually are by close to an inch or so..
    Perfect for fitting wide tires inside the factory fender well lips..
    Good looking work being done to this 2nd gen...Most would have walked away from..

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookee View Post
    They actually are by close to an inch or so..
    Perfect for fitting wide tires inside the factory fender well lips..
    Good looking work being done to this 2nd gen...Most would have walked away from..

    to the face of the axle flange they are the same. I mounted the wheels on both rear ends and measured between the rims on each and they are the same.
    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    Cool

    The measuring tape is all ways right...
    Sorry I miss typed.
    I had a complete rear out of a pick up here It was defiantly narrower.
    The fit looks great..
    Your inner rocker also cleaned up nice.

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

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    so what year b body did the rear end come out of?
    54 chevy panel truck 355 tpi 700r4 325/9in
    64 chevy 90 5.7 tpi 700r4 336 8.2
    69 chevy panel van 5.7 tbi 700r4 336 8.2

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    70 impala
    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    started on the back
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    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    Very nice!

    Your making good progress for sure, Iím looking forward to being back home this week to get back to sanding and priming! Keep the motivation pictures coming. Nice work!
    cruzbox

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    Cool rusty van specialist

    hey dan nice work your making me homesick to break out some rusty project and start welding . by the way you and tammy coming south any time soon
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    worked on the driver side today
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    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    Cool

    All ways good to see sombody who does not let some rust scare them off of a project....
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    panels came, only used what was needed.
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    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    fuel filler
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    1970 108 panel, 350, 700R4, power tilt steering, power brakes, power windows
    1969 90 panel, 454 LS5, T400, 12 bolt posi.

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    very nice !
    1968 Chevy 90 250/700r/Fuel Injected - sold and missed
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