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What Did You do To your Van Today? #517546
December 03rd 2011 10:09 pm
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Hello Vanners!

I had a good day today. I Found and fixed an annoying rattle that turned out to be a loose upper shock bolt.

Then I removed my rear door handle. The Thumb press decided to no longer rebound on it's own many many months ago.
Found a broken spring. So I Fab'd up another and got her working again good as new with only minimal cursing involved. Did not throw a single tool though, I'm getting better.

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After this success, I installed some new prothane dust boots to replace 2 which prematurely split. One on a tie rod end, one on a 3 month old Moog draglink. A pitman arm puller made the job super easy. I also regreased all my zerks

Then I installed a new PCV valve grommett.

Not a bad day. Casa Dodge is happy.

What did you do to your Van today?


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #517552
December 03rd 2011 10:21 pm
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Went shopping for her....20-amp fuse blocks ,#4 butt connectors, blue tape to start the black out of the grill, sand paper for the trim....had a safety meeting to pause and think about the process of what Im about to do...yep good day


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ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #517553
December 03rd 2011 10:25 pm
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I could use some safety breaks now. All I got is a can of Bud, and a bottle of 2 buck chuck. Neither of which is very appetizing at the moment.

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #517555
December 03rd 2011 10:27 pm
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not a darn thing , to dang cold out .lol

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #517556
December 03rd 2011 10:27 pm
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Im not driving


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: frscke1] #517560
December 03rd 2011 10:30 pm
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Nice job on the repair!

Here is a little known fact. On the GMC rear doors there is no handle or lever to open the door from the inside.
Emergency exit not required! grin

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread...

Originally Posted by Galaxy
You know how it goes, once ya start working on the van ya can't stop!
Today I installed a new set of Wagner ceramic brake pads. So I had to paint the calipers, dust shield and A arms.
Since the wheels were off might as well grease every fitting in the front end.
Can't put the wheels back on before you wash and wax them.
Also changed the cooling system mixture to around 75% antifreeze. Topped off all the fluids.
Replaced the (inline) fuel filter. So while I was under there, Why not put a fresh coat of paint on the diff cover.
Unt I did. grin




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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #517561
December 03rd 2011 10:36 pm
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Dont I know that ...I think the engineer that thought that one up was riding shot gun during the whole test....never got in the back...or got out...it still at the bottom of the test lake...hence as fester says "fish tank"ed...needed to have a safety meeting over that one..


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #517565
December 03rd 2011 10:39 pm
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Freaking bean counters win again.

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #517567
December 03rd 2011 10:45 pm
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Meh, one less hole when fabricating door panels.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #517568
December 03rd 2011 10:46 pm
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they could have had at least put a small lever...

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