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#564827 - May 26th 2012 8:05 am Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
soundhd Offline
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Registered: August 14th 2009 10:45 am
Posts: 580
Loc: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Fixed the drivers side wiper, washed & cleaned.....taking it to a car/truck show today...even cleaned the tires & white letters...lol

Happy memorial Day to all the Vets...past & present.....

The "Soundman"


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#564865 - May 26th 2012 2:18 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
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Registered: November 12th 2009 7:24 pm
Posts: 1905
Loc: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Took some of my House of Kolor F17 gold flake and mixed a portion with some clear. Took a small brush and touched up some spots on the van, looks perfect! Also ordered a brand new front bumper and bumper bolts on Ebay.

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#564867 - May 26th 2012 2:38 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
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Registered: June 26th 2010 7:35 pm
Posts: 8431
Loc: San Diego California
Started work in the bedroom. just getting ideas....dont like it going to start over...the mattress is off a brand new daybed & it needs to be trimmed about 3"...I laid gray tile under the mattress....also working on the drawers for under the bed pedestal, the drawers have slide trays....still have to set the tracks...make draw faces and trim it all in red oak and alder......



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#564870 - May 26th 2012 2:45 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
al55 Offline
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Registered: November 01st 2011 4:11 pm
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Loc: Grand Bay NB
The bed lookin' cool

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#564872 - May 26th 2012 2:50 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
frscke1 Offline
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Registered: June 26th 2010 7:35 pm
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Loc: San Diego California
Gonna make the ft frame taller to hold a matt & a pc of 4" foam....so the ft frame needs to be 4" taller..that board was a JY pc out of a conversion (just there to get ideas)...
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'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146 WB




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#564916 - May 26th 2012 8:49 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
Moparagogo Offline
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Registered: August 23rd 2010 12:08 am
Posts: 164
Loc: pittsburgh pa
Universal joints, greased the wheel bearings, adjusted the rear brakes, added a touch of gear oil. Installed a yellow/ gold metal flake steering wheel.
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#564917 - May 26th 2012 9:32 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
al55 Offline
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Registered: November 01st 2011 4:11 pm
Posts: 3747
Loc: Grand Bay NB
FILLED UP THE WINDSHIELD WASHER!

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#564936 - May 26th 2012 11:18 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
GhostRyder Offline
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Registered: May 26th 2010 8:19 pm
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Loc: Land Of Entrapment, New Mexico
well, i havent driven it in two weeks , was kind of thinking about selling it ,got it out today , took a little road trip and bought a nice tv cabinet , was nice to have the cool air blowing by , and to have cruise control , while jamming to Metallica , gonna go rinse it off tomarrow and vacumn it . Made a 40some mile round trip and only used an 1/8th of a tank of gas.


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#564958 - May 27th 2012 1:48 am Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
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Registered: March 26th 2007 8:05 pm
Posts: 3662
Loc: Dundee, Michigan
Major surgery!

Funny that the only anesthetics involved made their way into me, LOL!

;0)

It's actually been more than just *today*, but over the last few especially busy days I tore the front off the Van and engine to Helicoil several bolt holes in the block and timing chain cover which had damaged threads, and to replace the timing chain oiler tab. After seeing how the paint had deteriorated over the last 5-6 years, I decided to powder coat all the various brackets and the timing chain cover.

I even pulled the bumper off for the first time ever:



For Helicoils it's pretty critical to drill the holes really straight, so I modified a 1-2-3 block to act as a drill guide for the 25/64" size drill needed for the 3/8" Helicoils.



This is why I replaced the chain oiler tab - the original timing chain I replaced 6 years ago had eaten part of the tab:



At the time I'd gotten the standard "you can't have it" answer when I tried to obtain them from the Dodge dealer, so I'd left the damaged one in place. I had better results at obtaining one this time, thanks to www.wholesalemoparparts.com

I sandblasted the parts to be powdercoated:



This is how the timing chain cover turned out:



I had masked it with high temperature tape and Aluminum foil, which worked great.

Some of the brackets are matte black powdercoat:



These brackets have the mirror silver base coat for the candy color which is going on in the next day or so:



Oh, I also began filling in the side cargo door windows with metal:



One down, one to go!

After two mid-week raids on a salvage yard I just discovered, things are looking up considerably:





I feel much better now... And so does the owner of the salvage yard!

;0)

Hey Nate, what do you think of this oddball double-snorkle air cleaner:



It was in a 1987 Dodge B2L12 "Country Cruzzer" with a 4-barrel carb on a 360 engine. There was no linkage attached to the 2nd snorkle, and it is lightly spring-loaded in the closed position. I'd mentioned discovering and wanting the dual vacuum motor snorkles before, and actually got one last fall from a Jeep Grand Wagoneer for me to use on my van, but this dual-snorkle unit is almost certainly going to find it's way onto my engine, as soon as I turn down a 4-barrel to 2-barrel adapter on my lathe.

My busy week seems like it will keep going for a ways yet...
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#564965 - May 27th 2012 7:16 am Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
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Registered: August 20th 2008 10:14 pm
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Loc: Virginia
Washed the Dodge and took a cruise van
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