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    That's a good habit to have, but in this case...

    That's a good habit to have, but in this case we're just pulling fuses. There is still a complete circuit even with the meter on the negative cable. In either case, shorting anything out is going to...
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    Get a multimeter with a 10 amp scale (like this...

    Get a multimeter with a 10 amp scale (like this https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-Manual-Ranging-Multimeter-MMM-8301S/305089516 )

    Disconnect the positive cable from the battery and...
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    How much for one 1st gen and 1 2nd gen?

    How much for one 1st gen and 1 2nd gen?
  4. Thread: Doc Yukon

    by Vanner68
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    RIP It was nice to see him at the last VCVC...

    RIP

    It was nice to see him at the last VCVC rally.
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    That's ridiculous. $6k was a bit much for that...

    That's ridiculous. $6k was a bit much for that van. Lots of sketchy work, and I know sketchy work because I've done sketchy work while learning....
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    A good slam on the brakes should do that, but in...

    A good slam on the brakes should do that, but in my experience (crusty old vans) it's often frozen in place.
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    If disconnecting the wire from the proportioning...

    If disconnecting the wire from the proportioning valve turns the light off, and the brakes work fine otherwise, then the switch in the prop valve is bad.
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    At least the 'builder' didn't paint it as a...

    At least the 'builder' didn't paint it as a Mystery Machine clone.
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    Everything underneath that van needs to be...

    Everything underneath that van needs to be redone, and probably most of what's up top as well.

    Needs airbags and air shocks just to mask the completely sagged out springs, inner rockers are hunks...
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    The king pin kits are two different part numbers,...

    The king pin kits are two different part numbers, G20 uses a larger pin. So, I would say the beam is different.

    Rare parts G20 kingpin set part # RP30445

    Rare parts G10 kingpin set part #...
  11. The beginnings of the myth that GMC trucks were...

    The beginnings of the myth that GMC trucks were more 'trucky' than Chevrolets
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    The spindles are different for the 6 lug, only...

    The spindles are different for the 6 lug, only way to go 6 lug is replace the entire front axle. No other vehicle shares front end parts with our vans.
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    This is probably not what you want to hear, but...

    This is probably not what you want to hear, but here goes:

    Every time I have a fuel gauge issue, I bite the bullet and drop the tank.

    Remove the sender, remove the gauge and bench test with...
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    RIP

    RIP
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    let's see if photobucket links work...

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/v230/Vanner68/68%20chevy/69chevyandbike.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds
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    Most DIY conversions total cost comes in around...

    Most DIY conversions total cost comes in around $35,000.

    I would expect a turnkey conversion to be $50k-$60k

    That said, if one is creative, it can be done for less. Rich Rebuilds on youtube did...
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    For one, King City is not affiliated with the...

    For one, King City is not affiliated with the National Truck-In Board, which handles the Van Nationals, those are different events.
    The Van Nationals generally has 400-600 vans in attendance.
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    YouTube channel

    As this progresses, it will be uploaded to my new YouTube channel, Derelict Garage.

    Here's a short intro video

    https://youtu.be/Ns7b04W0f48
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    Thunderkiss 65 update

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/v230/Vanner68/65%20Chevy%20Van/IMG_20161124_230647_zpsw7cl1adp.jpg

    I'll be honest, I'm kinda at an impass on the 68 G20 6 lug brakes, so when the warm...
  20. GodIhatePhotoshop

    GodIhatePhotoshop
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    someone in British Columbia wanted another project....
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    For a stock van, and a stock-ish drivetrain, the...

    For a stock van, and a stock-ish drivetrain, the stock radiator should be adequate to keep the engine cool. This is more to reduce the doghouse heat buildup while sitting in traffic.
  23. Thread: Offset?

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    Looks centered to me. 44017

    Looks centered to me.

    44017
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    That's really cool! The metalwork on that Austin...

    That's really cool! The metalwork on that Austin is impressive. Thanks for sharing!
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    I beg to differ on the axle shafts. I replaced...

    I beg to differ on the axle shafts. I replaced the shafts in the 10 bolt rear on my 65 and they are exactly the same length. (Yes, it is the original rear)
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