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#562689 - May 16th 2012 7:45 am New Guy with some questions
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Registered: May 14th 2012 9:15 pm
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I've wanted to get an old chevy for awhile now and i have a chance to get one now. I was online doing alittle research and found this forum. So 1st off Hello Everyone. The van i'm looking at is a 1978 G10 Shorty, No Windows. It has rust on the outside bottom of the slider and the inside bottom of the front doors. Is there anyplace i should look under the van for rust that could be a major problem? Im not so worried about doing patch panels on the doors but frame wise could be a problem. Do these vans have a chassis or is it a unibody? I'm going to look at it this weekend and if i get it i hope you guys don't mind alot of questions, because i will have alot. I will also post some pictures. Anyway, thanks for any help you can give me.

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#562702 - May 16th 2012 9:16 am Re: New Guy with some questions [Re: jakesyd]
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Chevy shorty , no windows yay for starters you have great taste man !!...Welcome to the site...get a bunch of pics and post them ...tons of opinions around here cheers Later, off to work now .
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#562726 - May 16th 2012 12:12 pm Re: New Guy with some questions [Re: jakesyd]
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#562727 - May 16th 2012 12:28 pm Re: New Guy with some questions [Re: jakesyd]
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#562770 - May 16th 2012 4:40 pm Re: New Guy with some questions [Re: jakesyd]
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Chevys from 71 to early-96 are unibody with a "subframe" up front that the engine cradle and front suspension bolts to.
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#562785 - May 16th 2012 5:08 pm Re: New Guy with some questions [Re: jakesyd]
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welcome to the site from Canada just throw up your pics and you will hit a vanner or two we're everywhere. yay

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#562788 - May 16th 2012 5:12 pm Re: New Guy with some questions [Re: NateNCBV]
jakesyd Offline
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Registered: May 14th 2012 9:15 pm
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Are there any spots on the front sub frame or the rear frame rails that i should look at that might throw up a red flag. I went to see the van the other day but it started pouring rain and i didn't get a chance to get under it. I'm going tomorrow night to do that. I hope i don't see any major rust on the bottom, i really want to get this van. Thanks for the Welcome!

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#562795 - May 16th 2012 5:35 pm Re: New Guy with some questions [Re: jakesyd]
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Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
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check body mounts, leaf spring hangars, the frame near the steering box for starters. While your on your back underneath it inspect the floors and "frame" rails for major rot.
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#562804 - May 16th 2012 6:07 pm Re: New Guy with some questions [Re: draggnastro]
jakesyd Offline
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Registered: May 14th 2012 9:15 pm
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Loc: goshen, NY
So the usual areas. Although i didn't know about the Frame near the steering box. I never had a G Series van so i wasn't sure. Thanks alot for your help. If i do get it i'll be sure to put up some pictures.

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#562818 - May 16th 2012 7:31 pm Re: New Guy with some questions [Re: jakesyd]
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