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    New to Forum...

    Brand new to the forum and brand new to "vanning". I've always loved vans, but until recently, I've never owned one. This is a 1989 Chevy G20 Camper Van which I bought off of my mother in law. It has the 5.7L V-8, toilet, full-sized bed, microwave, sink and captains chairs. It only has 101,000 on the clock and it runs very good.

    It developed a leak in the upper left window of the popup and now I have to replace the paneling and the upper bed platform above the driver and passenger. It doesn't look like a huge task but I've never done it either.

    I'll try to keep pics up of the progress once I start the repairs.

    Glad to be here and hope to find some parts over on the other treads...

    Steve D
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    Cool well well

    Quote Originally Posted by smiley View Post
    Hi Mark, nice looking Sportvan! There is no oil in the column. Seems to me that someone has filled the steering box with gear oil and the seal on top (where the sterring shaft exits) is either missing or gone bad. There is a recent thread on rebuilding them as well.
    on closer inspection I found that it was a cracked plastic oil line coming from the motor to the aftermarket oil temp/pressure gage. don't know why I didn't see that in the first place. did the whole fuel and brake system so she's almost ready to go down the road

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    Cool

    I have had very good luck with the newer electronic oil pressure gauges.
    They read very accurate.Best of all NO plastic line carrying oil into your drivers compartment.Only 3 wires.
    If that line breaks and you do not notice it.It can,,will keep pumping oil into your cab area until you shut the engine off....
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiley View Post
    Nats are in MA this summer, last week of July!
    I am planning to attend! Will PM you...
    "Bertha": 1968 Chevy Van 108, 250L6, 3-speed, Jump Seat, Full Window Option, 3.36 Rear End

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    Well I'll be dipped,

    I logged in and see some old posters. Next time I go to confession I will have to admit I have not been here in a long time. I see it has been 19 years since I joined this forum. Lots of water under the bridge since my last post but....I still have my 1966 Shorty. It has not been driven for a number of years and it is time to let it go. Perhaps soon enough I will wash off the moss and take some pictures and you will see it on the sale section of the forum. The last time I took it out I had some fun on local roads and made a few marks to say I was there. The new 350ci motor has only a few miles on it since I parked it years ago. Anyway...Happy to see you all and know there are still those who love the old vans. They are indeed rare now days. Later...Mario (Vanquish) Western Washington.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marwink View Post
    I logged in and see some old posters. Next time I go to confession I will have to admit I have not been here in a long time. I see it has been 19 years since I joined this forum. Lots of water under the bridge since my last post but....I still have my 1966 Shorty. It has not been driven for a number of years and it is time to let it go. Perhaps soon enough I will wash off the moss and take some pictures and you will see it on the sale section of the forum. The last time I took it out I had some fun on local roads and made a few marks to say I was there. The new 350ci motor has only a few miles on it since I parked it years ago. Anyway...Happy to see you all and know there are still those who love the old vans. They are indeed rare now days. Later...Mario (Vanquish) Western Washington.
    Great to hear from you, again! Sorry to hear you're moving the van along. Hopefully, it'll go to another club member.

    Don't be a stranger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marwink View Post
    I logged in and see some old posters. Next time I go to confession I will have to admit I have not been here in a long time. I see it has been 19 years since I joined this forum. Lots of water under the bridge since my last post but....I still have my 1966 Shorty. It has not been driven for a number of years and it is time to let it go. Perhaps soon enough I will wash off the moss and take some pictures and you will see it on the sale section of the forum. The last time I took it out I had some fun on local roads and made a few marks to say I was there. The new 350ci motor has only a few miles on it since I parked it years ago. Anyway...Happy to see you all and know there are still those who love the old vans. They are indeed rare now days. Later...Mario (Vanquish) Western Washington.
    I'll buy it!! LOL

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    Present.
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    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
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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"
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    still here !!

    not mobile ...but still here

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    Good to hear from ya, Jim!
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    I am writing to let everyone know that Mark Blais passed away August 19, 2019. He had been fighting kidney cancer for nearly 3 years. He loved VCVC and anything associated with vintage chevy vans. I just wanted to let everyone know; I have met a few of you over the years. If anyone wants to contact me, you can email me at 6pgentry@gmail.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidmark View Post
    I am writing to let everyone know that Mark Blais passed away August 19, 2019. He had been fighting kidney cancer for nearly 3 years. He loved VCVC and anything associated with vintage chevy vans. I just wanted to let everyone know; I have met a few of you over the years. If anyone wants to contact me, you can email me at 6pgentry@gmail.com.
    Thanks,
    Pat Gentry
    Mark had been a member and huge supporter of the club since its early days. I've very saddened to hear this news.
    1966 Chevy Display, "Southern Belle"
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    Mark

    although I never put 2 and 2 together, I had corresponded with Mark on our facebook group and a few times on this site. We are already a small community and when a member leaves us its hard on us all! I hope the rest of you guys that may have known Mark or have stories will reply to mine or smileys thread with your memories! getting my van together means a little bit more now than it ever did for our guys who came before us...Viewmaster and skidmark, ill remember you guys and you will always ride with me!

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    Cool Still Lurking About

    Still got my 69 Sportsvan Custom 108 and it's about time to plan and gather parts to have in by this coming summer. 1, power steering by using a prius set up. 2. rocker panels and lower door skins.
    1969 Sportvan custom 350 2 barrel ,turbo 400, 4:11 rear 108 wheelbase.

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    still here !!

    although not able to attend any more functions because of health issues ...still a member thank's for everybody's support keep on vanning ….still dream weaver

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiley View Post
    Was yours the black one that's been up for sale in Pensacola?
    Funny how things work out. In April 2019, I bought that van. A year later, I'm finally able to drive it.
    Still have quite a bit of work to do to get it where I want it. so far, so good.

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    Still here A work in progress 😎

    I can’t wait !!!!!!! She is next in line .

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    Salt Lake City guy here to learn from the pros.

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    I am building this '69 shorty for a friend. He wants lots of creature comforts for hitting the road in style.

    Planned mods- LS Swap (5.3L LM7), 4L60E, Vintage Air AC, steering and brake upgrades, Holley Terminator X ECU and TCC, Completely new chassis wiring from American Autowire, back up camera, and lots of sound and thermal dampening.

    My apologies to the purists out there! I appreciate an all original specimen, but this one hasn't been one of those for a long time. I look forward to any insights y'all impart to me along the way.
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    great looking van, build what make you happy, it is yours after all.
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    old school vanner

    got my 66 GMC last year, soon to be driving it. v8 swap, dual master upgrade, adding factory front sway bar, tinted glass all around, big and little Americans , chrome bumpers/headlight rings ,etc etc. bought my first van in 1971, still dig them!
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    Cool Moved

    Hey van buddies, checking in to say hi and that I moved out of Kalifornia. In southern AZ now. I already spotted one van, a second gen in a dusty alley. That's about it here. A father's day car show tomorrow, who knows maybe a van or two? Naw, not likely lol. One can dream...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowlarBear2 View Post
    I'm still here and look forward to getting more & more involved. My PB2 Restoration has been on hold, however, if things go as planned and I sell my $boo-koo$ dollar `70 BwOSS 302 Mustang here soon PB2 will move to the front burner and be done ASAP!! But first, I also have my Son's 3rd Gen that is really close to being finished and I want to get it done for him.

    This is a great site and I enjoy reading posts and have already been able to locate many parts I need for PB2 along with making a couple really good new friends.

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    HI - Still here!!

    Right now my 69 shorty is getting a 5.3l LS engine, new trans, and A/C installed - should be done by end of August - can't wait!
    I drove my 67 from 1970-1985 with no A/C, also no seat belts- unbelievable! I was in Associated Vans Newport Beach from 1970-around 1979.
    I'm the only early Chevy in California Street Vans right now - hardly see any more early Chevys, even in CA.

    I've received a lot of great, helpful information from the site - keep it up!
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    Still Here

    Planning the next trip with the WedgieVan that doesn't look like it would make it around the block, but does.
    108VanGuy...
    1969 Chevy Panel, 250 CID, 3 ring 4 Spd. with OD, 2.73 "WedgieVan" Daily Driver
    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
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    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"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
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    Still here, but alone

    I had moved up to WA state this last March. It is very lonely being the ONLY van around for 200 miles? I really did not think there wouldn't be vans around? I miss my van land down in San Diego.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 108VanGuy View Post
    Planning the next trip with the WedgieVan that doesn't look like it would make it around the block, but does.
    108VanGuy...
    Are you heading down my way?
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    Alabama

    I?m still here! My van is a never ending project. This club/forum is the best.

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    Trying To

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell View Post
    Are you heading down my way?
    PM sent
    108VanGuy...
    1969 Chevy Panel, 250 CID, 3 ring 4 Spd. with OD, 2.73 "WedgieVan" Daily Driver
    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    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"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
    1969 G20 Shell

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