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Another 95 G20 project #739982
August 31st 2018 4:22 pm
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Well here it is, has it's quirks but I'm not complaining. Runs a little rough and has a stalling problem but only has 80,607 miles after getting it home and registered and all that. It will sit and run, although rough it will do it, but needs to be two footed to put it in gear or turn on the AC while at a stop. It stalls when coming to a stop or if you sudden ly let off the pedal. And the transmission doesn't want to start in first unless put there manually then it goes through the gears fine. The exhaust needs done from the y pipe back and needs rear wheel arches thanks to the damned running boards, they look nice but every where there's a screw behind about mid way, is a rust spot to go with it. It has good power otherwise considering the rough idle and stalling. I'm gonna start with the obvious stuff first like the exhaust so I can hear myself think while diagnosing the rough idle and stalling issue. Being over 20 years old I'm sure it needs a freshening up and good cleaning and with the low miles it's telling me it sat alot over the past 23 years and we've had ethanol in our gas for at least the past 13 or so years that I'm sure of, we all know that stuff is killer on a fuel system. For the transmission I'm not sure where to start or if I should just have a shop check it out, I've never been in a 4l60e before, I'm pretty sure that's what's in it since 4l80 was one ton stuff as far as I know. I'm guessing shift solenoids or something simple, it goes up through the gears fine if you put it in first manually but if you put it in drive or od it wants to start in third or drive.
After it's all good mechanically I'm going to have some body work done, replace grille and headlight doors, and bumper, and start my lift project on it, which should be a fun undertaking since there's not alot about it online. I'm hoping to add some good info and pick up some along the way. This van is kind of fancy, to me at least, it's a regency conversion, the pattern on the door panels is funky gray woodgrain velvety stuff buts it's kind of cool. It has the wood trim and storage the whole way around the top inside which I thought was cool because there's a lot of wasted space in the too of my Dodge van.
Gotta have good tunes too so speakers amlifier and subwoofer or two are in order. It has a decent jvc head unit already, same one as in my Dodge so I'll stick with it it works well and has a remote so win win. Some mood lighting tint and a good scrubbing is order too. Eventually I'm going to get a flat screen to replace the 95 tube tv in top. I'll have it hinged some how so I can use the extra space behind it for something else. Cross that bridge when I get there. Pretty excited to start getting this baby in prime condition again.

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98 Dodge shorty hitop mark iv
95 Chevy van 20 regency hitop conversion van
Re: Another 95 G20 project [Re: Dw89xj] #739987
August 31st 2018 8:05 pm
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Congrats on your new van, I like the color. I'd give it a good tune up and check all your vac lines and see if that helps your stalling problem.


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Re: Another 95 G20 project [Re: Gladiator] #739989
August 31st 2018 8:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Gladiator
Congrats on your new van, I like the color. I'd give it a good tune up and check all your vac lines and see if that helps your stalling problem.

Yeah I love this color too, I'm going to see if my buddy can match the color and fix up the bad spots for me. The running boards are leaving too. They look nice but every van around here with them seems to have similar or worse rust. Yeah I'm going do what I can and have to get help with the rest. Your van ain't too shabby of a color either lol


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95 Chevy van 20 regency hitop conversion van
Re: Another 95 G20 project [Re: Dw89xj] #739990
August 31st 2018 8:38 pm
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Should make for a great project.


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Re: Another 95 G20 project [Re: Dw89xj] #740069
September 04th 2018 3:31 pm
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Removed running boards to do rust repair, it looked nice with them but without it's a whole different attitude. I think it will complement the look when I get around to doing the lift and tires. 33s to 35s should give it the altitude to go with the attitude. Hopefully I can get this rough idle and stalling figured out this week, should be something simple. Exhaust getting ordered this week, walker stock y pipe, hi flow cat, and el cheapo chambered muffler with dual outs, gonna have to find a shop to bend me tail pipes, not sure if I want them straight out the back or one angled down behind each rear tire, maybe angled out at each bumper corner. Any of you have a preference on exhaust tip locations? I'm leaning on angled down behind the tires since I do use the back Windows but angled out at the bumper corners might look okay.

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98 Dodge shorty hitop mark iv
95 Chevy van 20 regency hitop conversion van
Re: Another 95 G20 project [Re: Dw89xj] #740089
September 05th 2018 12:25 pm
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I don't kn9w how I overlooked it when checking the oil and atf and adding seafoam but this baby has hydroboost and a big honking trans cooler. Two more reasons to bring it back to it's glory.


98 Dodge shorty hitop mark iv
95 Chevy van 20 regency hitop conversion van
Re: Another 95 G20 project [Re: Dw89xj] #740090
September 05th 2018 12:37 pm
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I have a decent amount of rust where the screws went through the running boards, it's not totally rotten yet but has bubbled around the screw holes pretty decently. Has anyone had luck using rust converter and then glassing it to build it back to how it should look? I have one area I'm going to have to pay to have fixed since my electric service won't handle a welder. But I can mud and prep for paint fine. It's all right at my level. I know the proper way would be to cut it all out and weld in new but some of the products out there work pretty well relatively quickly. I've used krud cutter rust converter with good results in the past but am open to something better or more advanced if there is something, I think the krud cutter has phosphoric acid as a main ingredient. Would muriatic acid work as a rust converter? It's quite a bit cheaper, I know it works great on masonry but not sure about rust or metal.


98 Dodge shorty hitop mark iv
95 Chevy van 20 regency hitop conversion van
Re: Another 95 G20 project [Re: Dw89xj] #740225
September 08th 2018 4:09 pm
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Praise the powers that be,, this happened in the driveway and not going down the road. Two vans down.

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Re: Another 95 G20 project [Re: Dw89xj] #740226
September 08th 2018 4:27 pm
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Re: Another 95 G20 project [Re: Dw89xj] #740239
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