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1972 Beauville Sportvan 20 #738294
July 15th 2018 11:36 am
July 15th 2018 11:36 am
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Santa Clara
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Just started a new project, 1972 Chevy Beauville - shorty.

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Last edited by Celestrail; July 15th 2018 11:37 am.
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Re: 1972 Beauville Sportvan 20 [Re: Celestrail] #738296
July 15th 2018 11:40 am
July 15th 2018 11:40 am
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Van Diego California
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Welcome to the site ....love the glass !


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: 1972 Beauville Sportvan 20 [Re: Celestrail] #738297
July 15th 2018 2:15 pm
July 15th 2018 2:15 pm
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Washington
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Washington
Welcome.


1975 Ford E-150 shorty
2016 Ram Promaster shorty
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7l
Re: 1972 Beauville Sportvan 20 [Re: Celestrail] #738306
July 15th 2018 11:09 pm
July 15th 2018 11:09 pm
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Santa Clara
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Removed the industrial grade bumpers and expedition rack. The front bumper was massive and the rack had to be cut up because it was too heavy to remove in one piece. At least the van was equipped with heavy duty springs at the factory, so the she carried the weight well.

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Here she is with stock style bumpers. I'll hope to hunt down a set of chrome replacements.

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Next up, I'll be sealing up the holes left by the rack.

And thanks for all the welcome messages everyone!

Re: 1972 Beauville Sportvan 20 [Re: Celestrail] #738307
July 15th 2018 11:19 pm
July 15th 2018 11:19 pm
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Santa Clara
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Time to seal her up...

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This is what each contact point looked like.

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Quick flap disc prep...

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Extract magnet that broke off...

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Copper pipe backer with magnets slipped in before squishing...

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No slag...

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Grind down...

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Repeat for 40+ holes...sealed up!

BONUS - Mirror delete - gonna go with the smaller early mirrors.

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Ugly

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Better

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Ready for finish work.[img]http://[/img]

Last edited by Celestrail; July 15th 2018 11:21 pm.
Re: 1972 Beauville Sportvan 20 [Re: Celestrail] #738308
July 16th 2018 12:17 am
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Washington
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Progress ! 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: 1972 Beauville Sportvan 20 [Re: Celestrail] #738313
July 16th 2018 8:37 am
July 16th 2018 8:37 am
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Illinois
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Looks like you made quick work of the holes. And yeah I like the window vans too. Good luck!

Re: 1972 Beauville Sportvan 20 [Re: Celestrail] #738320
July 16th 2018 9:57 am
July 16th 2018 9:57 am
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Michigan
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Welcome aboard! Nice little van, and off to a fast start.

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Re: 1972 Beauville Sportvan 20 [Re: Celestrail] #738328
July 16th 2018 1:45 pm
July 16th 2018 1:45 pm
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Sparks, Nevada
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From San Diego, right? Saw it off and on for sale for couple years. I have it’s twin.

Re: 1972 Beauville Sportvan 20 [Re: Celestrail] #738340
July 16th 2018 9:21 pm
July 16th 2018 9:21 pm
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Santa Clara
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Yup, it's from SD. Is yours sunflower yellow? Pic?

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