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Re: Tuner4life's 1985 Chevy G20 4 Speed Build Thread [Re: tuner4life] #746638
March 26th 2019 11:14 am
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I like that book markin the site.....


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
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Re: Tuner4life's 1985 Chevy G20 4 Speed Build Thread [Re: tuner4life] #746651
March 26th 2019 9:14 pm
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Canada, BC
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Me too! I don't like that price but idea is really cool, I'll consider having one.


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Re: Tuner4life's 1985 Chevy G20 4 Speed Build Thread [Re: tuner4life] #746671
March 27th 2019 8:17 am
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It is a bit more expensive than some of the others I've seen, but supposedly this one is designed more like an actual fridge than a cooler and will get colder and use less power. It also has better than average reviews for what it is and isn't $1000 like an ARB..


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Re: Tuner4life's 1985 Chevy G20 4 Speed Build Thread [Re: tuner4life] #746713
March 28th 2019 9:37 am
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My wife has been practicing for the upholstery work and I think we have settled on this design for the seats. We will be using the 1991 Toyota Cressida seats posted previously, and redoing them in this style:

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This is just a test on scrap material, so do't mind the random colors and marks, but the seats will be black leather overall and the diamonds are going to be a dark Charcoal leather. All visible stitching will be blue as will be the piping around the perimeter. I'm pretty stoked for these!

Planning to work on the HVAC box tonight..


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Re: Tuner4life's 1985 Chevy G20 4 Speed Build Thread [Re: tuner4life] #746716
March 28th 2019 1:50 pm
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Your wife did a good job! And she is just getting started? wow


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1988 Mark lll G20 --road runner

Re: Tuner4life's 1985 Chevy G20 4 Speed Build Thread [Re: tuner4life] #746741
March 29th 2019 6:14 pm
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Michigan
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Those test panels look great!

Re: Tuner4life's 1985 Chevy G20 4 Speed Build Thread [Re: tuner4life] #746837
April 01st 2019 2:07 am
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On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
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On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
You might want to give this article a read, before you decide as it has a ton of great information on 12v refrigerators....

https://www.thewaywardhome.com/12-volt-refrigerator/


My van :
1991 Dodge B-250 (Junk Yard Dawg)
5.2 tbi V8, auto trans, and junk yard parts....


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Re: Tuner4life's 1985 Chevy G20 4 Speed Build Thread [Re: tuner4life] #746846
April 01st 2019 8:26 am
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Indiana
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That's a good article! ^ I've read through it a couple times now. Lots of good info!



Here's where we sit after this weekend. The HVAC box is out and i'm waiting on the replacement parts to arrive. Warrantying the heater core that started leaking after less than a year, also the Evaporator core while I'm in there. The A/C compressor is also getting replaced because the Clutch bearing has started making noise. Going to replace all the seals while it's apart. On top of that, I'll be wire-wheeling the firewall where the box mounts and completely refinishing that surface and resealing to avoid rain leaks that I was getting before.

What is the best sealant/adhesive/whatever to use between the HVAC box and the firewall to prevent rain leaks?


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After getting the HVAC out, I started working on the sound deadening. Using Noico Deadener from Amazon. It's pretty good stuff for a fraction of the cost of Dynamat. I have friends that have been using it with good results. Anyways, I got the left wall and right wall behind the barn doors done so far. Going to be doing the roof skin tonight. I am pretty impressed with the results so far. Before when you would knock on the sheet metal walls, it would resonate and echo badly, but after putting this stuff on, that effect is greatly reduced.


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Re: Tuner4life's 1985 Chevy G20 4 Speed Build Thread [Re: tuner4life] #746856
April 01st 2019 3:28 pm
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newnan
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totally non related to HVAC... but what size speedo and tach are you using in your van?


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1988 Mark lll G20 --road runner

Re: Tuner4life's 1985 Chevy G20 4 Speed Build Thread [Re: tuner4life] #746857
April 01st 2019 4:21 pm
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Just stock gauges for now..



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