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So Cal Shorty #730170
November 30th 2017 3:56 pm
November 30th 2017 3:56 pm
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Santa Ana, CA
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Kinda new here. Great site. I've learned some things and found a few hard to find parts here.
Here's my sexy boogie van:

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Re: So Cal Shorty [Re: pattherat] #730171
November 30th 2017 4:24 pm
November 30th 2017 4:24 pm
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Posts: 237
Californi-ay
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Van Nuys!

Re: So Cal Shorty [Re: pattherat] #730172
November 30th 2017 4:32 pm
November 30th 2017 4:32 pm
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Posts: 13,712
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What a nice ride !


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: So Cal Shorty [Re: pattherat] #730179
November 30th 2017 6:39 pm
November 30th 2017 6:39 pm
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West Texas
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Absouloutely. Welcome! Sweet Chevy there, Pat!


"Who New? Blue"
1990 Chevy G30 454
Church Van, maternity division

"Old Blue"
1988 Dodge B250

"Cabin Cruiser"
'94 Dodge B350 www.xplorermotorhome.com/
Xplorer MH model 230 230 hp MPI 360 LA Wedgy OD auto

Old vans never really die if we chose to let them live
Re: So Cal Shorty [Re: pattherat] #730180
November 30th 2017 7:03 pm
November 30th 2017 7:03 pm
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Posts: 93
Los Angeles, CA USA
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Details on the front suspension? Looking for that same stance up front. Beautiful van!


1973 Chevy G20 Long wheel base - Currently for sale in LA
1979 Dodge B200 Shorty
Re: So Cal Shorty [Re: pattherat] #730186
November 30th 2017 8:36 pm
November 30th 2017 8:36 pm
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Posts: 2,744
Michigan
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That's a great looking van.

Re: So Cal Shorty [Re: pattherat] #730190
November 30th 2017 8:46 pm
November 30th 2017 8:46 pm
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Virginia
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Hey Pat, That's BadAss.

I have a couple of questions:
Did you get the pix of the seat base?

About the van, The signal lenses are white. They changed from amber to white in '78 (I have a '78). Was yours white when you got it?
I've been burning up the interweb looking for amber units. If the '78 white lenses fit, that's good to know.

I bought a grill/front bumper combo on CL for $300 and need the lenses.

A good looking van is carefully planned.
What wheel/tire combo did you use?
Where'd ya get those pipes?
Love the mirrors...but how do you make right hand turns?

My wifes accord has a camera thet turns on when she engages the signal. I thought about putting one on my panel for safety.

Re: So Cal Shorty [Re: pattherat] #730191
November 30th 2017 8:50 pm
November 30th 2017 8:50 pm
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Posts: 389
Washington
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Very nice !!


1975 Ford E-150 shorty
2016 Ram Promaster shorty
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7l
Re: So Cal Shorty [Re: pattherat] #730212
December 01st 2017 11:38 am
December 01st 2017 11:38 am
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Santa Ana, CA
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Thanks for all the compliments.
Letterhead: I found some stock bases from another member here.
My van's a 71 which I think was the only year of this body style with clear turn signal lenses.
I'll keep an eye out for some ambers for you.
I bought the van like it is. I'm guessing it has cut or shorter front springs.
No right turns yet because I haven't been able to drive it yet. Just installed a wheelchair lift but still need a power seat base and hand controls.

I also bought a wrecked 2015 Camaro SS(in the background of the last pic) and plan to install the complete drivetrain and suspension under the van.

I'll post the wheel/tire combo today.

Re: So Cal Shorty [Re: pattherat] #730213
December 01st 2017 12:31 pm
December 01st 2017 12:31 pm
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Nice.
Here's a similar van blogger.

http://www.so-brian.com/categories/

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