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    Unfinished

    My hat's off to the poet that wrote that up but that van still has some serious rust issues. Lots of stuff in there yet to be done and redone. Where to start on that list? For a van that's being sold through an outfit like that, I'd expect a lot better. Looks good from far but far from nice. $5k max, with apologies to the owner.
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    I thought a couple cans of bed liner spray and can of engine enamel would make the underside look way better.
    Did you notice the 12 bolt rear end and air bags? The rear trans mount was kinda funky . You gotta admit that the photographer was very thorough.

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    GMC earlie on ebay

    Body does look nice

    quite a few odd & Rube Goldberg items such as:
    PCV Hard line
    Choke comes in from a differnt direction
    Nice air cleaner stud
    Hangers
    Ditto on the tranny
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    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 of flat sheet boogerwelded onto rust, dash looks like it was painted with old krylon on a 30 degree day, blemishes in the paint, jeez.
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    not sure if i should complement or call him out. as a flipper, he nailed it! buy a cheap van, bare minimum on bondo/body work, cheap paint, rims and center caps, panelling and a bed but skip the expense of all the little details. he did well getting the most bang for his buck and presents it very well. that being said, MANY issues ignored and quite obvious! where do i start? the tranny hanger and exhaust is a good example. correcting that would cost more than the increase in value (to the average buyer). while the panneling is of least concern, it is the best example. a few sheets of cheap panneling and run some screws threw it made a huge difference with little investment. better panneling, trimming out the edges, hiding the screws, etc. could double or triple the time and expense but add very little on curb appeal. apply that logic to everything else on the van!!! nice van to take to the local car show but not one to actually use.
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    Needs to be completely rewired

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    I see the auction is over. Never met reserve! As of 3 AM it was up to $6000+. If I remember right...you know how it is- Go to one Van- In in the mid 70's and you can't remember a damn thing since....L.J.

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    At least the 'builder' didn't paint it as a Mystery Machine clone.
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    I'd like to buy it just so I could rewire it!
    And what is that polished aluminum canister with a screw cap just behind the HEI distributor?
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    earlie on ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by tinlizard View Post
    I'd like to buy it just so I could rewire it!
    And what is that polished aluminum canister with a screw cap just behind the HEI distributor?
    Just guessing - Radiator over flow?
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    Well for giggles , I just called the Classic Auto Mall , and the nice lady told me that the 66 Handivan sold on the 30th for $16,500.........There is hope that one day I might retire on my 69.....haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost john View Post
    Well for giggles , I just called the Classic Auto Mall , and the nice lady told me that the 66 Handivan sold on the 30th for $16,500.........There is hope that one day I might retire on my 69.....haha
    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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    maybe he's near sighted and can't bend down to look under it and didn't see the pics on ebay...L.J.

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