Welcome! My first van was a 78 B200 shorty (in 78). Wish I would have kept it. By the way, you didn't say what motor was in it, I had a 318 and put a Holly Economaster carb on it and increased the fuel mileage up to 19mpg (have absolutely no idea what carbs cost these days).
Hey guys. I'm restoring my 1979 G30 van and struggling to find round headlight bezels. I live outside US and a few people who had them refused to ship it even to US address. Nothing good have found on ebay so far.
SDMickey, Pool Shark was indeed painted on. I have seen this van in person many years ago at one of the Nats. The passengers and drivers windows had a cool prismatic coating on them and the van was very nice. It was in beautiful shape back then.
I have found a couple of examples of guys converting these. Both of which used a dana 44 for the front with a 3 link setup and a dodge 8 3/4 rear in the back. Theres was still a good bit of work (I’m not sure what exactly) but they seem to have worked pretty well. One of these was a 78 used in a dirt every day Episode where they took it on the gambler 500 race.
I am selling my 1995 Chevy G30 extended cargo. Willing to sell parts to you guys if need. Let me know what your interested in. I have the rear ladder and spare tire carrier, as well as a new frame mounted hitch. It has a brand new set of tires mounted on brand new rims off of a Dodge 2500 truck. Will sell whole van for $1500. Was running when parked but rough. Think it needs a tbi rebuild. Top end of motor was rebuilt recently. Just ran out of time to continue the project. I dont get on here often so text me if interested or want pictures. 404-596-0938