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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #522696 December 21st 2011 8:06 pm
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hey GR dont be mean, its the holiday season !!!!!

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Originally Posted by Boot
wookee, good guess, and I suppose it would work well for the gauges, but I have other plans for those.


The real destination for this part is where the factory radio goes. here's the factory mount

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You can see this would never work for a large double din DVD/nav system, since they didn't have those back then.

Here's the test fit of the new mount


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I think it'll work well, and have no visible hardware. It'll be attached from the rear before the glove box goes back in.


Boot, I could use that Factory Radio piece, if its For Sale.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
HighwayStar #522806 December 22nd 2011 8:35 am
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I have been fitting the rims I got with the van and went to Summit Racing and found new lug nuts and washers to mount them...I might try something I haven't seen done to these rims before, I'm going to take them to a powdercoat shop and maybe have them sprayed bright silver metallic or powdercoat chrome... I also have some brand new Western hub covers coming I got off of ebay for 28 bucks shipped. They're black and chrome with ribs down the side and a chrome 'WESTERN' on top of the cap outlined in black. I'm thinking this might look real cool when done, will see..

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Just got a price from the shop to do the powdercoat to the wheels...60 bucks each including the sandblasting . I'm going down next week to look at the color chips...he says he has a real nice bright argent silver sparkle I might like or chrome , will see .....

I've seen a couple bumpers powdercoated with the chrome, they looked good, from 20 ft you couldn't tell the difference. I'm not sure how it would look with all the texture between the fins tho'.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
Bullet #522824 December 22nd 2011 10:43 am
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I have been fitting the rims I got with the van and went to Summit Racing and found new lug nuts and washers to mount them...I might try something I haven't seen done to these rims before, I'm going to take them to a powdercoat shop and maybe have them sprayed bright silver metallic or powdercoat chrome... I also have some brand new Western hub covers coming I got off of ebay for 28 bucks shipped. They're black and chrome with ribs down the side and a chrome 'WESTERN' on top of the cap outlined in black. I'm thinking this might look real cool when done, will see..

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Just got a price from the shop to do the powdercoat to the wheels...60 bucks each including the sandblasting . I'm going down next week to look at the color chips...he says he has a real nice bright argent silver sparkle I might like or chrome , will see .....

I've seen a couple bumpers powdercoated with the chrome, they looked good, from 20 ft you couldn't tell the difference. I'm not sure how it would look with all the texture between the fins tho'.


You think the bright argent silver might look better ? I'm experimenting here..and open to criticism ... coffee


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
HighwayStar #523430 December 24th 2011 4:44 pm
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HighwayStar I personally like them the way they are. Maybe a light polish.

I remember my stock Rally wheels the center caps were argent silver and the rims were Plum Crazy and it looked great!!

So if you do powder coat maybe make the fins argent silver and in between the body or complimenting color to the base color.

Again I think a light polish and they will be great. Wouldn't hurt to try!! Just my two cents!!


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FinallyaVanner #523431 December 24th 2011 4:48 pm
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"So if you do powder coat maybe make the fins argent silver and in between the body or complimenting color to the base color"

yeah yeah


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Highway ,
chrome fins , body color inbetween them .


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Originally Posted by c1run1

Highway ,
chrome fins , body color in between them .


yeah

I think that would look real sweet yay


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
lukester #523445 December 24th 2011 7:43 pm
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Very interesting guys....so if I have them blasted and chrome powder coated and didn't like them, I can always paint {body color}over the powdercoat on the insides with chrome fins for the retro look... beer


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