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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #764418 August 04th 2020 10:10 pm
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Nice fit Gladiator & they look tight. smile

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Gladiator #764441 August 05th 2020 10:12 am
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Gladiator

I've never put on a set of headers, the shop that's going to weld up my exhaust system wants three hours labor to put them on, which seems about right. But after seeing how easy it seemed for you, I want to just do it myself, only the shop is ~130 miles from where I live. Sooo I'd have to drive that far on open headers. What do you think haha?

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2010 E61
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #764442 August 05th 2020 10:28 am
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Are your headers the long tube version? If so they might be slightly harder to slip into place but with enough room underneath the van I'm sure you could install them without too much trouble. That would be an interesting drive for sure, by the end you'd either want to keep it that way or you couldn't wait for the full exhaust to be installed lol.

With the shorty headers I was able to slip them in through the dog house opening. I went with the drop in Fel Pro gaskets instead of the ones it came with. Bolt clearance is very tight on some, I will need to get a 3/8 drive flare nut wrench in order to torque some of the bolts.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
Gladiator #764443 August 05th 2020 10:47 am
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10-4, yeah I got long tubes, maybe I'll let the shop do it. I did have a set of JBA shorty's like those on my 2008 Mustang, they were great, you'll like them.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #764507 August 07th 2020 1:20 pm
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Picked up the steering gear. Sector shaft is a bit shorter, couldn’t make any sense of it. Never heard of a difference. Hopefully no issues.

Still need to get the bushings cut to convert the idler bracket, decided I don’t trust myself with the tolerances, farm it out shortly.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #764608 August 09th 2020 11:48 pm
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I finally assembled my Venturi Vent out of two vents. Now it almost looks brand new.

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I went to a swap on Saturday and found some cool NOS Cal Custom, a magazine, and another Suntune tach from the 70's/80's. I spent less than $8 on everything. It was a good weekend.

I hate using NOS Cal Custom parts because their packaging is so cool.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #764617 August 10th 2020 7:56 am
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Charlie. You are unreal Lucky Bro. GREAT finds , That mgazine is awesome. God what I wouldn't give to know what happened to my old Truck n' magazines and comic books. Knowing my mom; she most likely donated them or gave them away to a neighbor kid after I moved out. ( she definitely put in the trash my Farah Fawcett & Raquel Welch posters she "made me " hang on the "inside door of my closet ) devil

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #764751 August 13th 2020 11:28 pm
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Got the van back from electrical Tuesday, finally! She also needed an idle arm, tie rod sleeves, and some ball joints, so I got to pay for that. Also found out I need a whole new rear brakes. I'm hoping that valve opens up on its own after the job.

My ECS module was just not plugged in, so that sorted out my code 43 and CEL. It's bolted on that plastic panel, which came out when I stripped the interior. It's so small, I'm a dumbass and didn't even see the module on that panel.

I had to jerry-rig my accessory bracket by my power steering pump since the top bolt is broke off in the block, and the bracket is broken too. You can see the photo. I feel like did the best I could without taking apart the accessory drive. The belt ain't perfectly straight, but it looks much better than before. Planning to weld up a piece of flat bar to the bracket so it can sit flush against the block. I'm definitely open to other suggestions that don't include taking the whole accessory drive off.

Put in my 6x9's in the rear doors, they sound awesome. I didn't take a photo, so I'll do that tomorrow for you guys. Time to buy some 4x6's for the dash. When I pull it, I'll take the time to hook the cigarette lighter back up and replace some gauge lamps that are out.

Planning on slapping in the new horns tomorrow and hope the stock units are just blown and still getting power. Haven't looked to see where they are yet, sadly it's not in my book.

Took the van to the trail today for the first time as well. So a good day for the ol' chevy.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #764780 August 14th 2020 9:25 pm
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Heres the photo of my "pro" speaker install 🙂

I literally just finished repairing my horns. Put in some Hellas. They're hella sick....

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #764803 August 15th 2020 9:08 pm
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Washed mine lol


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