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#548277 - March 14th 2012 9:52 am Re: Where to start on my project [Re: MrHoney]
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Originally Posted By: MrHoney
Everyone here has given you some good advice, but now its time for the most important aspect of your van when it is parked, Make sure that the cooler is always filled with beer , you dont want to run low on this precious fluid. beer

....... yeah........... yay

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#548309 - March 14th 2012 12:18 pm Re: Where to start on my project [Re: cjhardcore]
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Reed- i dont think the one barrel was /6 specific, i saw an older dodge pickup with a 318 that had a one barrel on it at the jy i went to last weekend. Wouldnt have believed it if i hadnt seen it myself.

I say start on the interior as long as it is in good running condition. Check the brakes and suspension, as those make the biggest difference in safety and an enjoyable driving experience.
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#548437 - March 14th 2012 9:06 pm Re: Where to start on my project [Re: cjhardcore]
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Thanks everyone. I am pretty sure i will be hitting you guys up as I go.

Draggnasto-I don't drink but i am always able supply for my friends and family, especially those who want to help out with the van. I do cut em off though once the wrenches start hitting the ground frequently and the cuts on the plyhood get a little off centered....if ya know what i mean.
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#548451 - March 14th 2012 9:51 pm Re: Where to start on my project [Re: cjhardcore]
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Having friends who will "work for beer" can come in handy some times.......

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#548456 - March 14th 2012 10:05 pm Re: Where to start on my project [Re: cjhardcore]
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Looks like a nice van as it is.

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#548769 - March 16th 2012 12:21 am Re: Where to start on my project [Re: cjhardcore]
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Reed, You mentioned weather stripping. Is their kits available or is it a generic set that you cut and glue on?

Local NW guys-where are the pick n pulls...thanks 86ed.. i am going to get the bezels.
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#548770 - March 16th 2012 12:27 am Re: Where to start on my project [Re: cjhardcore]
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The last junkyard I go to was Pull-A-Part out by Fort Lewis. However, this was bought by Schnitzer Steel last year and turned into Pick-N-Pull. The prices have more than tripled. I don't go junkyarding much anymore. Craigslist is a better source for cheap parts these days. However, out by Lakewood there is also South Hill auto wrecking who used to specialized in trucks and vans, Meridian is pricey but often have a good selection.

Weatherstripping can be purchased from metro moulded rubber ( ) or JC Whitney. Currently there are no suppliers for new side and rear cargo door weatherstrip. You can buy all the front door weatherstrip new, but the sides and rear you are stuck with good condition used.

The one barrel carb in a B van is slant six specific. Mopar NEVER put a single barrel carburetor on anything bigger than a six cylinder. Some people confuse a BBD with a one barrel, but the BBD is a two barrel.
Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!

#549363 - March 18th 2012 11:49 am Re: Where to start on my project [Re: cjhardcore]
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#549498 - March 18th 2012 9:33 pm Re: Where to start on my project [Re: cjhardcore]
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