So I thought I would start this thread to show everyone what's going on and share ideas. I have had chevy pathfinder vans for 20 years now. This will be my 3rd one. I have worked on a ton of 2x4 vans also. Chevy has always been my favorite from when I was a little kid. So my first van was an 86 carbed van. Just a ratty old cargo van with 2 seats and a sliding door that never worked right and a ton of rust. I found a 92 chevy van that was 2 wheel drive and swapped everything over to it and made it a 4x4. In 2012 I purchased a Ramjet 350 crate engine and put in the van. I had a lot of fun in the van but years have past and the rust has once again won the battle. 2 years ago I found an 89 g30 2 wheel drive for sale in Las Vegas NV and bought it and flew a buddy there and he drove it back. It is in immaculate shape other than being white which will be taken care of shortly. I am getting ready to place an order for an atlas 2 transfer case. The van will have an nv4500 manual transmission in it. Already have the hydraulic clutch pedal installed. I will try to remember to post pictures as I go. Going to set the motor in soon.
I appreciate it. It's a nice alternative to seeing crappy insulation that blows out over time. Posting a picture of the red van. Tore it all to heck today. It was a nice day to work outside in Indiana today. The steering columns are different between an 89 and a 92 so having to engineer some custom parts. I believe I'm going to be able to use the brake pedals from both vans so my clutch pedal will look stock. Will post some pics soon. Getting ready to place the order for the atlas 2 transfer case this week.