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Re: 77 Dodge "Just A Fantasy" Rebirth
kawrider #635103 September 11th 2013 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by kawrider
I hear you. The pics of both of my vans are more flattering in person. The NC sun baked the clear coat on the '89. I think it was parked next to a building for a few years after the original owner passed. The fiberglass high top is totally flat. The driver's side needs the clear almost completely re-done from the center - up, and there are various spots on top of the fenders and such. The '81 needs complete body and paint. Enamel typically takes about a month to fully cure, but I've actually polished it on the same day as I painted. Once it has some time to setup it will blend better. A good polish and wax eventually will let it flow together more. As long as you love it, it's perfect!


Wow really ? Your vans look great in your pictures ! Like you said, as long as we're happy with 'em that's what counts !
I probably shouldn't have sanded an hour after my first coat of paint but I'm leaving it alone now. grin
Now on to the the broken front flare and then the roof ! Talk about a worms what a mess ! Oh well, no shortage of projects and that's half the fun for me ! ( it's crazy how into it I am again ! ) I need to get things done by next Spring so I can get out to some eVANts and like you and HighwayStar said meet some of my new family from here ! I'm looking forward to that ! cheers


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Re: 77 Dodge "Just A Fantasy" Rebirth
StreetVan77 #635110 September 11th 2013 10:22 pm
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My vans look good in those tiny pictures in my signature. That's a benefit of using tiny pictures! grin The picture of the '81 was taken right after a good scrubbing and installation of the new wheels and tires. It sat under trees for years before I got it, so it was pretty green (literally), but given to me for free, so I'm ahead on the budget for it. The '89 pic was taken in a body shop and was one of the pics posted by the previous owner on Ebay. I figured that out after I bought it and found some overspray on the windshield trim, so I guess it had some touch-up work done at some point. It hasn't had a total repaint so I figure the work was minor. Nothing showed up in the VIN search before I bought it. I hope I get as enthusiastic as you have when I finally free up some funds for the '81!


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Re: 77 Dodge "Just A Fantasy" Rebirth
kawrider #635163 September 12th 2013 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by kawrider
My vans look good in those tiny pictures in my signature. That's a benefit of using tiny pictures! grin The picture of the '81 was taken right after a good scrubbing and installation of the new wheels and tires. It sat under trees for years before I got it, so it was pretty green (literally), but given to me for free, so I'm ahead on the budget for it. The '89 pic was taken in a body shop and was one of the pics posted by the previous owner on Ebay. I figured that out after I bought it and found some overspray on the windshield trim, so I guess it had some touch-up work done at some point. It hasn't had a total repaint so I figure the work was minor. Nothing showed up in the VIN search before I bought it. I hope I get as enthusiastic as you have when I finally free up some funds for the '81!


C'mon get that enthusiasm going ! lol It's been a great escape for me lately, a break from reality for a little while.
When Spring rolls around you'll have to load up the Motorcycle(s) and visit me in Colorado ! ( Hopefully I'll actually get moved out there by then ) You and your wife can do some riding, then we can work on the vans a bit. cheers


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Re: 77 Dodge "Just A Fantasy" Rebirth
StreetVan77 #635167 September 12th 2013 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by kawrider
My vans look good in those tiny pictures in my signature. That's a benefit of using tiny pictures! grin The picture of the '81 was taken right after a good scrubbing and installation of the new wheels and tires. It sat under trees for years before I got it, so it was pretty green (literally), but given to me for free, so I'm ahead on the budget for it. The '89 pic was taken in a body shop and was one of the pics posted by the previous owner on Ebay. I figured that out after I bought it and found some overspray on the windshield trim, so I guess it had some touch-up work done at some point. It hasn't had a total repaint so I figure the work was minor. Nothing showed up in the VIN search before I bought it. I hope I get as enthusiastic as you have when I finally free up some funds for the '81!


C'mon get that enthusiasm going ! lol It's been a great escape for me lately, a break from reality for a little while.
When Spring rolls around you'll have to load up the Motorcycle(s) and visit me in Colorado ! ( Hopefully I'll actually get moved out there by then ) You and your wife can do some riding, then we can work on the vans a bit. cheers


I guess the funds are a bigger issue than the enthusiasm! We're headed to Keystone Madness next week and my '89 has a saggy bottom! blush I picked up a set of add-a-leafs and I think I may add some air shocks while I have the rear end dropped. 24 years of 8k lbs. has taken it's toll on the leaf springs. They're pretty much flat. A trip out your way is definitely on the list. I appreciate the invite very much! It's just a matter of funds and schedule. My brother-in-law lives in Arizona and visiting him and his wife was actually how I started thinking about a trailer for the bikes.


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Re: 77 Dodge "Just A Fantasy" Rebirth
kawrider #635239 September 13th 2013 8:38 pm
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Originally Posted by StreetVan77
Originally Posted by kawrider
My vans look good in those tiny pictures in my signature. That's a benefit of using tiny pictures! grin The picture of the '81 was taken right after a good scrubbing and installation of the new wheels and tires. It sat under trees for years before I got it, so it was pretty green (literally), but given to me for free, so I'm ahead on the budget for it. The '89 pic was taken in a body shop and was one of the pics posted by the previous owner on Ebay. I figured that out after I bought it and found some overspray on the windshield trim, so I guess it had some touch-up work done at some point. It hasn't had a total repaint so I figure the work was minor. Nothing showed up in the VIN search before I bought it. I hope I get as enthusiastic as you have when I finally free up some funds for the '81!


C'mon get that enthusiasm going ! lol It's been a great escape for me lately, a break from reality for a little while.
When Spring rolls around you'll have to load up the Motorcycle(s) and visit me in Colorado ! ( Hopefully I'll actually get moved out there by then ) You and your wife can do some riding, then we can work on the vans a bit. cheers


I guess the funds are a bigger issue than the enthusiasm! We're headed to Keystone Madness next week and my '89 has a saggy bottom! blush I picked up a set of add-a-leafs and I think I may add some air shocks while I have the rear end dropped. 24 years of 8k lbs. has taken it's toll on the leaf springs. They're pretty much flat. A trip out your way is definitely on the list. I appreciate the invite very much! It's just a matter of funds and schedule. My brother-in-law lives in Arizona and visiting him and his wife was actually how I started thinking about a trailer for the bikes.


Yeah it sounds like you have bigger projects to tackle than I do for sure ! My fixes are mainly labor projects that don't need much in the way of materials. My $20 BONDO body repair kit has gone a long way and the paint you told me about at NAPA only cost me $17 ! grin We do what we can when we can, right ? ! smile I had to get my flares fixed before I could drive it or what was left of them would've broke off. rolleyes


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Re: 77 Dodge "Just A Fantasy" Rebirth
StreetVan77 #635242 September 13th 2013 8:53 pm
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Okay y'all, I had the grill outta my van to fix some wiring and the idea of this picture came to me ! crazy
SO . . here are two pics, one of me, my van and it's new grill 36 years ago AND one of me, the same van and grill today !!
About the only thing that looks the same is the grill !! lol

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StreetVan77 #635256 September 13th 2013 9:50 pm
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Wow.....very cool pics ! smile


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Re: 77 Dodge "Just A Fantasy" Rebirth
StreetVan77 #635260 September 13th 2013 10:15 pm
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That is one of the coolest before and afters I've ever seen!


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Re: 77 Dodge "Just A Fantasy" Rebirth
HighwayStar #635283 September 14th 2013 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by HighwayStar
Wow.....very cool pics ! smile


Thank you my friend ! grin Since I had the grill out already I couldn't resist. I'll have to take another one in 36 years again ! lol


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Re: 77 Dodge "Just A Fantasy" Rebirth
kawrider #635284 September 14th 2013 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by kawrider
That is one of the coolest before and afters I've ever seen!


Thanks buddy, I'm glad I thought of it before I put the grill back in. grin I'm gonna do that today.


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