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#405085 - August 14th 2010 9:04 pm 72 Chevy Beauville
Blue77 Offline

Registered: February 03rd 2009 10:36 pm
Posts: 1689
Loc: Galesburg, IL
got the van i've been wanting.
and yeah it's TMW, but its what i like :P

72 Chevy beauville
85K miles
beauville package. haha

gonna start working on the grille tommorow... its easy enough. then i have to tackle the drip rail and roof.
she's a lil rough. but she'll pan out in the long run.
some small spots on the quater panels... but i have to wait for my body guy to be done with his projects.

#405086 - August 14th 2010 9:06 pm Re: 72 Chevy Beauville [Re: Blue77]
Blue77 Offline

Registered: February 03rd 2009 10:36 pm
Posts: 1689
Loc: Galesburg, IL
oh yeah
chevy rally rims / beauty rings / hub caps / new shoes on monday + shocks

#405096 - August 14th 2010 9:34 pm Re: 72 Chevy Beauville [Re: Blue77]
Ford77 Offline
North Star Truckers

Registered: October 03rd 2007 7:09 pm
Posts: 717
Loc: clyde new york
time to park the lightning in the drive way and move the van in

keep on truckin

#405099 - August 14th 2010 9:50 pm Re: 72 Chevy Beauville [Re: Ford77]
CatFish Offline

Registered: September 13th 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 6739
Loc: Georgia, USA
He Scores!! Hard to find I'd guess.

Don't tear it down too far to get it to Cherokee in October. I still owe you a beer.

Edited by CatFish (August 14th 2010 9:52 pm)
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#405131 - August 15th 2010 4:39 am Re: 72 Chevy Beauville [Re: CatFish]
Blue77 Offline

Registered: February 03rd 2009 10:36 pm
Posts: 1689
Loc: Galesburg, IL
what did i do to inherit a beer from you? lol lol

Lightning? park ? outside? ur [censored] nutz.
but my lightning isnt at this house... its at the other one... too low of garage cant fit... lol

#405132 - August 15th 2010 8:30 am Re: 72 Chevy Beauville [Re: Blue77]
Blue77 Offline

Registered: February 03rd 2009 10:36 pm
Posts: 1689
Loc: Galesburg, IL
So kinda havent went to sleep yet... drank alot last nite... started to work on the grille and headlight bucket before satan's a-hole *SUN* came up to haunt me.

since i didnt take alot of close up pictures of the exterior O:)
im going to be doing before and after... more like side vs side. but im only doing from the driver side to the center of the grille then reworking it and reworking it. it'll take a lil while to do...
the rust on the grille/pitts actual dont look bad after u elbow the hell outta them for a few. starting to look real good on that side.

headlight buckets... the ring is chrome bright as day...
the inner part of the bucket going towards the light is DULL as hell...
i wont tell you how much elbow grease that needs but its alot. and ill ahve a couple hours in the buckets alone when its polished back up.
no tools for this... just elbow grease. i dont want to do power tools and overdo it.

anywho. im going to bed.

#405143 - August 15th 2010 9:29 am Re: 72 Chevy Beauville [Re: Blue77]
Snotty Offline

Registered: July 19th 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 7002
Loc: Shillington PA
nice lookin TMW chebby Smitty! now go get them wheels!

Keith Snotty LeVan
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#405154 - August 15th 2010 9:59 am Re: 72 Chevy Beauville [Re: Snotty]
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Registered: August 23rd 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 20415
Loc: Brooklyn Park, Maryland, USA
Oh wow...I love those B-villes! Great score man and good luck with her!!!
Nate Breece
North Chesapeake Bay Vans
1994 Dodge B250 Elk Conversion (5.2L/A518)
2008 Dodge Caravan (3.8L)

#405160 - August 15th 2010 10:51 am Re: 72 Chevy Beauville [Re: NateNCBV]
wookee Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: April 14th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 7561
Loc: Joppa Md. U.S.A.
Just to let you know those headlight trim rings had a coat of argent paint in them.It could be easily removed and allot of guys did this trick over the years.
The black on the grill could also be rewmoved and the grill polished out.
Personally I really like that black left in place.
A set of GM truck/van rallies would look sweet on that old girl.

I am also waiting to see what lug pattern this 72 has on it.....

A sweet older Beuville is one of the window vans I would not mind owning/driving......
This old girl can pan out to be a very nice "daily driver" van .....

Its a "Van Thing"
A life style you have to LIVE to understand!

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#405170 - August 15th 2010 11:22 am Re: 72 Chevy Beauville [Re: wookee]
KeVan Offline

Registered: February 27th 2010 7:14 pm
Posts: 298
Loc: Illinois
Congrats on the new van! If you're gonna own a TMW van, 70s & 80's Chevy or GMC, vans are a great way to go. They're the best looking ones.

There is a nice looking late bodied ford window van running around town here. It is a dark, metallic olive green and has after market wheels on it. Pretty sharp in my opinion.
'87 Ford Eco 150
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