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Another new guy #739610
August 21st 2018 4:46 am
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Hi, thanks for having me on this site. My name's Dan I have a 98 Dodge shorty hitop 1500 with a 3.9, and a 98 e350 hitop extended window van, and will soon aquire a 95 g20 hitop 5 lug with a 350. I'm a paraplegic so I'm now kind of forced into vans but ling before I broke my back I had an old late 80s econline conversion van my friends and I called the skin wagon. I always liked vans and growing up my pap always had at least one van in the driveway mostly Chevy's but I think an old 70s Econoline was in the mix and an early 90s Dodge for sure when I was younger. I'm hoping to gain some knowledge and pick up a few tips and tricks along the way. The Ford will be getting sold, I picked it up as a project to convert to 4x4 I was going to use a ujoint off-road kit, but with the Chevy coming the Ford has to go. So my plans changed as well, the Chevy will be hopefully getting a lift kit if I learn enough and will be locked rear. The Dodge is just going to be my run around van and has been getting spoiled with alot of new parts here recently but it's going to receive a couple custom touches but for the most part will be stock since the 6 cylinder doesn't have the power I'd like for towing and it hates going over the mountains with a small trailer and atv, plus loaded with our camping gear and supplies plus all the cripple equipment we take just in case while camping and traveling. Thanks again.


98 Dodge shorty hitop mark iv
95 Chevy van 20 regency hitop conversion van
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Re: Another new guy [Re: Dw89xj] #739613
August 21st 2018 8:57 am
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Welcome aboard Dan and Vans!

That lifted and locked little Chevy sounds like a plan! Going to be a pleasure with the 350 smallblock for sure. Chevy's workhorse motor. The Heartbeat of America. Should serve you well!


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Re: Another new guy [Re: Dw89xj] #739614
August 21st 2018 9:02 am
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Re: Another new guy [Re: Dw89xj] #739625
August 21st 2018 10:48 am
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Welcome to the site Dan ...


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: Another new guy [Re: Dw89xj] #739629
August 21st 2018 12:43 pm
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Welcome.


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Re: Another new guy [Re: Dw89xj] #739654
August 21st 2018 8:36 pm
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I thank you all.


98 Dodge shorty hitop mark iv
95 Chevy van 20 regency hitop conversion van
Re: Another new guy [Re: Wedgy] #739655
August 21st 2018 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Wedgy
Welcome aboard Dan and Vans!

That lifted and locked little Chevy sounds like a plan! Going to be a pleasure with the 350 smallblock for sure. Chevy's workhorse motor. The Heartbeat of America. Should serve you well!


I'm hoping it does pretty good, I've always been partial to gm and the 350 is always a winner in my book. It needs some work as anything it's age would but I'm pretty excited, it was gifted to me by a complete stranger so I feel pretty blessed. And for the price I can't see not sinking some money in it. I won't be hard core offroading so locked should do me well for the dirt roads and very mild trails we take to go camping, I just gotta get it up in the air some to avoid some of the rocks and ruts. The Dodge might eventually get lowered or maybe just give it a mild rake but like I said she's gonna mostly be stock just want to work out some of it's quirks it developed from sitting before we got it, and just aging in general.


98 Dodge shorty hitop mark iv
95 Chevy van 20 regency hitop conversion van
Re: Another new guy [Re: Dw89xj] #739656
August 21st 2018 9:00 pm
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Put a 454 in it ....lol

Gotta love a big block !


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: Another new guy [Re: Dw89xj] #739665
August 22nd 2018 1:49 am
August 22nd 2018 1:49 am
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Kansas City, KS, USA
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Welcome to the Club …. just joined myself …. hope to have some fun and learn some stuff!! smile


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Re: Another new guy [Re: frscke1] #739667
August 22nd 2018 1:52 am
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Originally Posted by frscke1
Put a 454 in it ....lol

Gotta love a big block !


Oh I'd love too, but for now the 350 with exhaust and whatever it needs and some gears will have to do, plus I know my wife isn't going to go for me building an engine in the house since I have no shop lol


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