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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
Ram4ever #518111 December 05th 2011 4:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Ram4ever
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I guess the designers figured the cargo does not need to get out from the inside.
Door locks and unlocks with a key just fine......

.......Wookee


I've sure been hosed by my 81 B250 Dodge conversion quite a few times when the rear door's blown shut or my Son's reached in for a tool and shut the doors out of habit. A few weeks ago I had to call him on my cell phone to get me back out! That was embarrassing.


I've already opened the popout window and reached out it to use the outside handle rather than crawl over everything inside to get to the front. I never really thought much about it either. weird... i guess it was just cheaper.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wookee #518123 December 05th 2011 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by wookee

I gueuss the designers figured the cargo does not need to get out from the inside.
Door locks and unlocks with a key just fine......

.......Wookee


On that point, There is also no manual lever to lock/unlock the rear door. But it does work with the power locks switch. crazy


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
GhostRyder #518230 December 05th 2011 10:22 pm
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bought a new stereo , umm with new speakers to lol from Walmart for $85

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #518264 December 05th 2011 11:49 pm
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Haven't done anything for the van lately...the brake work was enough for now. mad haha
But I did finish getting a new work bench situated and some track light wired and switched.
Nothing like plenty of elbow room when working.

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Galaxy #518266 December 05th 2011 11:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Galaxy
Originally Posted by wookee

I gueuss the designers figured the cargo does not need to get out from the inside.
Door locks and unlocks with a key just fine......

.......Wookee


On that point, There is also no manual lever to lock/unlock the rear door. But it does work with the power locks switch. crazy


Not to contradict folks but having just installed electric locks on my back doors and also yrs of using manual there is a paddle handle inside the door panel to open the door from the inside and the lock can simply be slid up to unlock as well.
As for there being an actual handle on the door... there is not.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #518276 December 06th 2011 12:14 am
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you're not contradicting man - you're saying what the other GM owners said...

i paneled over my back doors, but i plan to cut out the area to access the 'paddle' from the inside - and make a 'swinging' door to cover the hole...


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #518655 December 07th 2011 3:40 am
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Didn't do anything today, but did last week. The NightWatch back light illumination on my Cobra 200 dropped dead (as they are known for) so I finally decided to get it fixed. But because I do everything as custom as possible (I'm one of those wire hiding freaks), I had to pull the entire lower console and two knee bolsters off the van, then take the lower console out of the van to remove the radio that's bolted 6 studs into it reinforced by steel and wood on either side.

So that project took about an hour (you have no idea how much wiring I have behind my panels). Finally pulled the radio itself from the console and brought it into the shop, where I was promptly informed it couldn't be fixed and there were no manufacturer parts available! Woo hoo?

So at the moment, I have the lower console of the Venture in my basement, in pieces, the radio on my bench sitting there, waiting for me to decide whether or not to grab a used 200 or replace it with, maybe, a Galaxy 98VHP or Magnum S9175. If I go with the Galaxy, I have to pull my 10-gauge from the battery and re-run 8-gauge to the block. And it's December in New York.

So that's the project of the week.

Jeff

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #518685 December 07th 2011 8:12 am
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put a headlight in last night, got it back on the road the day after thanksgiving and it's been nice to have it back

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wrcsixeight #518695 December 07th 2011 9:09 am
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Changed the steering column out, now I have tilt wheel and delay wipers.


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