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I just got this 1976 Chevy Van 'shorty' #724625
June 11th 2017 6:06 pm
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I've been lurking a while while I searched for a van. I just bought this one:
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Re: I just got this 1976 Chevy Van 'shorty' [Re: Rathbone] #724626
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It's going to need a lot of work, but it's exactly what I was looking for. I know there are a lot of all black shorties out there (online), but that's what I wanted. Out on the street I suspect I'll never run across another one.


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Re: I just got this 1976 Chevy Van 'shorty' [Re: Rathbone] #724627
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This is what is bothering me right now:
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Below where the battery tray should be, the top of the frame has rusted away. It looks to me like the design of the frame is a C channel that is open at the top. Then there was a flat plate attached to cover the open top of the frame. I think battery acid ate away the plate across the top. Has anyone seen this before? Is this anything to worry about? How is it fixed?


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Re: I just got this 1976 Chevy Van 'shorty' [Re: Rathbone] #724629
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Nice ride Rathbone !


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Re: I just got this 1976 Chevy Van 'shorty' [Re: Rathbone] #724636
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Thanks!
I'll need to find some chrome headlight bezels, a door extender and a lot of other things. If anyone is parting an early Chevy, feel free to contact me.


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Re: I just got this 1976 Chevy Van 'shorty' [Re: Rathbone] #724639
June 11th 2017 8:35 pm
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That's a great looking van. What part of Florida are you in ? We have a vannin next weekend near Deland.


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Re: I just got this 1976 Chevy Van 'shorty' [Re: Rathbone] #724656
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Nice and congrats!


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Re: I just got this 1976 Chevy Van 'shorty' [Re: Rathbone] #724659
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Congratulations on finding the van you were looking for! cheers

Re: I just got this 1976 Chevy Van 'shorty' [Re: Rathbone] #724664
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I live in Palm Coast. I'm not far from Orange City or Deland. But I'm not into camping.


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Re: I just got this 1976 Chevy Van 'shorty' [Re: Rathbone] #724666
June 12th 2017 11:27 am
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You are more then welcome to come out for the day if you want. Meet some vanners . We have a few day vanners who don't stay over.
We won't make you camp. cheers


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Black Magic: 1985 Dodge B-250
Serenity:1985 Chevy G-20
The Outcast:1983 Ford club wagon
Freedom:1990 Ford E-150
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