Vanning.com logo
 
Boxdin
Site Navigation


Advertisements
Recent Posts
B-van survey
by Reed. November 21st 2017 12:19 am
Turkey Van Fest anyone??
by lukester. November 20th 2017 10:37 pm
New Van-Project
by lukester. November 20th 2017 10:29 pm
Nothing comes between me and my wife except a 406
by 67Econo Guy. November 20th 2017 6:53 pm
318 engine vibration
by Hasan Ben Sobar. November 20th 2017 6:40 pm
Mecum van auction today
by Meanmachine. November 20th 2017 5:22 pm
Hey everyone
by oldskool73. November 20th 2017 3:13 pm
Tuner4life's Big Ballin, Racecar Haulin, 4 Speed Manual G20
by tuner4life. November 20th 2017 10:22 am
82 G10 doors and weatherstripping question..
by shaggy. November 20th 2017 5:52 am
What Did You do To your Van Today?
by Matman. November 19th 2017 8:08 pm
Featured Links
Vanning.Com is a an authorized Amsoil Dealer


Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#722359 - April 11th 2017 6:56 pm 1977 B200 Shorty  
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 25
METZ Offline
newbie
METZ  Offline
newbie

Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 25
Delaware
After 2 years of searching high & low for a suitable project van I finally found one. It is rust free but has a lot of dings & dents that need attention. It has a 318 with 727 AT, factory A/C.
The A/C is missing some of the hoses, drier bracket,The van is also missing the front hood chrome. I assume the heater core is bad because the hoses are bypassed.
Overall I'm very happy with the it. There is a very long list of things that need fixing, such as the dip stick tube being broke clean off in the block. Left front fender is crunched, the windshield washer is doubling as the radiator overflow, valve covers bubbling crude etc etc. This van should keep me busy and out of trouble for a long time!

Attached Files
s-l1600.jpg (136 downloads)
Last edited by METZ; April 11th 2017 6:57 pm.
AdSense long
#722361 - April 11th 2017 7:11 pm Re: 1977 B200 Shorty [Re: METZ]  
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 367
crazyvanman Offline
enthusiast
crazyvanman  Offline
enthusiast

Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 367
Edmonton Alberta Canada
Nice !


[Linked Image]
#722363 - April 11th 2017 8:37 pm Re: 1977 B200 Shorty [Re: METZ]  
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 52
CDH Offline
journeyman
CDH  Offline
journeyman

Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 52
Florida
Excellent find!! The restoration is the fun stuff...


2015 FLXS HD
2007 Honda 450R
2005 Ford F-250 HD Harley D. Edition
1993 Mastercraft Maristar 225
1976 Dodge B200 "Rodco"
1970 Dodge Dart 340 Swinger
1966 Dodge Coronet 440/383, 4spd, vert
1964 Pontiac GP- survivor
#722364 - April 11th 2017 8:43 pm Re: 1977 B200 Shorty [Re: METZ]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 13,160
lukester Offline
lukester  Offline


Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 13,160
Lake City Florida, United Stat...
Looks pretty good. Have fun with it.


[Linked Image]

Arianrhod:2003 Chevy Astro
Black Magic: 1985 Dodge B-250
Serenity:1985 Chevy G-20
The Outcast:1983 Ford club wagon
Freedom:1990 Ford E-150
Outcast Vanners van club
member of the Florida Van Council
Support your local 2%
#722372 - April 11th 2017 9:45 pm Re: 1977 B200 Shorty [Re: METZ]  
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 948
Rusty_Pancelode Offline
old hand
Rusty_Pancelode  Offline
old hand

Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 948
Texas, under the A/C
It looks good. Nice find.


[Linked Image]
#722383 - April 12th 2017 7:50 am Re: 1977 B200 Shorty [Re: METZ]  
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,864
Dyno_Dave Offline
veteran
Dyno_Dave  Offline
veteran

Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,864
Michigan
Looks like a very solid place to start, METZ. Congratulations on finding your van! cheers

#722427 - April 12th 2017 9:44 pm Re: 1977 B200 Shorty [Re: METZ]  
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 121
Greenstreak Offline
member
Greenstreak  Offline
member

Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 121
Warrington, Pa
Sounds like you have your work cut out for you but that's half the fun anyway.

#722493 - April 14th 2017 4:29 pm Re: 1977 B200 Shorty [Re: METZ]  
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 25
METZ Offline
newbie
METZ  Offline
newbie

Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 25
Delaware
Thanks Everyone!

What do you think about these mud flaps? Should they stay or go?

I didn't like them at first but they are growing on me.

Attached Files
DSCF6759.JPG (86 downloads)
DSCF6760.JPG (85 downloads)
#722499 - April 14th 2017 8:44 pm Re: 1977 B200 Shorty [Re: METZ]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 13,160
lukester Offline
lukester  Offline


Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 13,160
Lake City Florida, United Stat...
If your not gonna run wheel flares keep them. I'm honestly not 100% sure on the front but the ones on the rear look real good.


[Linked Image]

Arianrhod:2003 Chevy Astro
Black Magic: 1985 Dodge B-250
Serenity:1985 Chevy G-20
The Outcast:1983 Ford club wagon
Freedom:1990 Ford E-150
Outcast Vanners van club
member of the Florida Van Council
Support your local 2%
#722504 - April 14th 2017 10:05 pm Re: 1977 B200 Shorty [Re: METZ]  
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 121
Greenstreak Offline
member
Greenstreak  Offline
member

Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 121
Warrington, Pa
I don't think they look all that bad.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Astro 

Donate


Upcoming Events
discovery
Instagram Feed
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 0 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
BigBertha_TX, McKanzie, vansundewplant, dirtfox4, VanGoFar
10043 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
frscke1 77
CatFish 32
Reed 24
Forum Statistics
Forums69
Topics33,085
Posts503,511
Members10,044
Most Online177
May 8th, 2013
Tinfoil Security

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.059s Queries: 18 (0.011s) Memory: 5.8402 MB (Peak: 6.1159 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-11-21 06:14:54 UTC