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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #517844 December 04th 2011 9:58 pm
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #517864 December 04th 2011 10:24 pm
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Hmmm, interesting info. I've used it in the past on bicycle chains and go kart/dirt bike chains and noticed them wearing MUCH faster. Turns out WD-40 was not the proper type lubricant for these fast moving chains and other similar applications as it actually dissipated the other lubricants leaving the chains dry.

I also heard that it attracts water and can actually cause more rust and corrosion than if non treated. I'm certainly no expert and make no claims other than my personal experience but I quit buying it long ago based on info I had heard/read/experienced.

The stuff I use now is in a green spray can. It's not PB Blaster, I have that too but only for use on rusted bolts [and stuck glow plugs!]


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wrcsixeight #517906 December 04th 2011 11:27 pm
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Pictures will tell you what I am still up to.....

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Took the "Beast" for a ride to the local biker bar to pickup some pit beef sandwiches for lunch.There where a couple bikers checking out my van when I came out to leave.
That was a huge complament to me.To have these guys walk past some sweet bikes to look at my Van.
When I left I let the Flow Master twins do a little smack talk.5g 1st gear bark sounded good from where I was setting......

.......Wookee

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #517910 December 04th 2011 11:50 pm
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Cool. I'd like to see more photos of that cowl hood if you have any more and/or details on how wide, if it tapers, how tall, etc...

I like that SS cowl type hood and it's inline with my ideas.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #517924 December 05th 2011 12:18 am
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That is a Wookee creation........

there is a link to the tread when I built the hood a couple of years back

cowel hood

I did this one in two pieces.I have another hood here i want to try to do one with just side filler pieces ......

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wookee #517940 December 05th 2011 1:08 am
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Looks great wookee!



I did some tinkering on mine. I found a guy on one the forums awhile back that had a 200 amp alternator to fit a late model Dodge Caravan. I had some bracket work and shimming to do to make it fit right, and also had to find the right pulley. I got that done today, and I started building the warning buzzer setup for the dual battery solenoid that Astro posted awhile back.


I think the van is happy to be getting worked on again.




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Originally Posted by Galaxy
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


I know that some of the 1978 Chevys had them.

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Walked by her in the garage and sighed.

Oh and Dodge's don't have interior door handles either. At least mine never did.


I have a 1978 that has one and I'm sure my 1977 has as well.

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I know for Ford at least up to 1979 that it was an option.The only Fords back then that had standard rear door latches were the School Bus vans.


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wd-40 really works ?


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It works for what I need. I store in a insulated building so the wd-40 will evaporate
but leaves enough on the wheel where moisture wont sit on the wheel.


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