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happy new owner of a 1966 G10 #728982
October 16th 2017 11:58 am
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Hello all smile

My name is Sean and I'm in the Oakland California area. I've got a small 2 door sports car and was looking for something bigger. Was thinking about a Toyota 4runner, maybe a first generation old style... looked at a couple and nothing really worked out. In the meantime, there was an ad on c/l for this 1966 Chevy van ... scooby dooby doo!

[img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/jg4e5jcftkr2wat/vanny.jpg?dl=0[/img]

It's got a stonkin 292 straight six ... sounds great, smells like gas and gets about 13 mpg. Manual steering! I actually *love* the manual steering!

So many possibilities ... my plans for now are to fix little bits like stripped out door handle studs, fix hvac switches, and somehow increase the security on the doors -- they are going to be super easy to slimjim right now and the glass is really thin. Interesting problem. Future plans ... although I love the straight six as a unique powerplant I'm giving serious thought to a modern ls based engine ... say maybe a 4.8 with a new transmission. Hopefully could get back some gas mileage with that plus better starts and stops and lose the gassy smell.

Anybody in the SF Bay Area ??


Salutations!!

se habla espaniol

Update: Just found out about the Northern California Van Council on Facebook. Woot woot !

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Re: happy new owner of a 1966 G10 [Re: scubidu] #728984
October 16th 2017 12:15 pm
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Welcome to the site .... there a few in your area .....again welcome


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Re: happy new owner of a 1966 G10 [Re: scubidu] #728985
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Welcome. Nice score.


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Re: happy new owner of a 1966 G10 [Re: scubidu] #728990
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Re: happy new owner of a 1966 G10 [Re: scubidu] #728994
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Re: happy new owner of a 1966 G10 [Re: scubidu] #729009
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Re: happy new owner of a 1966 G10 [Re: scubidu] #729012
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Re: happy new owner of a 1966 G10 [Re: scubidu] #729019
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Hideeho there Sean, Welcome to the site!

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