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79 Chevy Van ex Delta #731993
January 19th 2018 4:07 am
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This is my Van...
Ist a 1979 flattop. He came to me in a real [censored] condition. Metaldamages, without real Interior, and a 350 without power.
The engine is now complete new inside with a few Things to get more power.
the Interior is completly new. The seats are upholstert by my self with my little housewife sewingmachine.
this year i must have new Brakes and new Shocks,coil springs and so on.
my plan is to flip the rear axle and drop spindles in the front.
my Problem is that the most eby sellers dont ship to Germany aaand i dont know which drop spindles and flip kits fits in my van. And i cant send the parts back if they dont fit. it must fit at first time.
so i hope someone can help me.
by the way,is my english readable?

here some pics. more pics later.must search

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Re: 79 Chevy Van ex Delta [Re: obi] #732003
January 19th 2018 10:40 am
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Look classy on the interior.
I like the doghouse/carpet match. How did you glue it to the round areas without bunching up?
What did you use for the walls?

I'm working on the interior of mine from a donor van.
Without a helper, I had to cut pieces to hold the 1/2 plywood to the roof so I could mount it.
This photo shows how I got the exact height I needed. Then I lifted the 4 x 8 with my head and jammed the supports under it.
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Then I was able to put the donor vans roof panel in.
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Thanks,
mike

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Re: 79 Chevy Van ex Delta [Re: obi] #732004
January 19th 2018 11:27 am
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Looks like a great project! It's come a long way already and I look forward to seeing what else you do with it.

Your English is just fine. Better than many who were born into it.

As for lowering your suspension, the drop knuckles you need will be from a C10 pickup, There are 2 different versions that depend on the diameter and thickness of the brake rotor. The amount of drop will vary based on your desire.

The rear is already axle over spring, so a flip would only raise it up. There isn't much you can do to lower the rear without notching the frame rails.

Mine has 2.5" drop spindles in the front and stock sagging rear leaf springs. This is how it sits. I wouldn't recommend much lower than that unless your roads are very smooth. the tires sometimes rub the fenders even like this.

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Re: 79 Chevy Van ex Delta [Re: obi] #732006
January 19th 2018 12:49 pm
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Hey...thanks.
the walls are ääähhm shit in german say half hard woodfiber to this .and than leatherette(?). glue was Pattex Classic on the woodfiber and the same as spray on the leather. press it on and ready. the only shit with this glue is the Problem that you dont make a mistake, because its not corrigible.
the carpet at the doghouse is really simple. you draw a line where the dashboard ends, than cut two pieces carpet in this size. one left, one right, glue on both sides and press it on the biggest area. than up and down, where the carpet make cateyes you cut it and press on.ready...

to the rotor thickness, i mean i have the 1,25" Rotors, ist a g20.
and the rear axle is now under the leaf spring.

Re: 79 Chevy Van ex Delta [Re: obi] #732015
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Hey Tuner,
I like the 8" rally wheels with the beefy tires.
What size rubber is that?

The 5 lug are hard to find.

Re: 79 Chevy Van ex Delta [Re: Lettercraft] #732022
January 19th 2018 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Lettercraft
Hey Tuner,
I like the 8" rally wheels with the beefy tires.
What size rubber is that?

The 5 lug are hard to find.


It's got 225/70/15 in the rear and 225/60/15 in the front in that picture.

In my area it's the 6 lug rallys that are hard to find. The 5 lugs are everywhere around here.


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Re: 79 Chevy Van ex Delta [Re: obi] #732023
January 19th 2018 4:11 pm
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here in Germany 8x15 Rallys ....no way...never.
7x15 Series like small Stones at the beach.
which chevy from which year had 8x15 factorys?

Re: 79 Chevy Van ex Delta [Re: obi] #732024
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this year i want to ride 7x15 with 225/60 or 215/65front and 255/60 rear. but 255 on a 7j rim?? i dont know how it look

Re: 79 Chevy Van ex Delta [Re: obi] #732036
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Cool van. I really dig those seats.


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Re: 79 Chevy Van ex Delta [Re: obi] #732181
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Excellent work on that interior. Those seats are fantastic.


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