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Newbie in NC
#764571 August 08th 2020 9:06 pm
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Hello, just got my 1983 Chevy Shorty here in North Carolina and starting to hopefully move it forward. Was a New Mexico van for most of its life so there is very little, to no rust! Was a plumbers van but really was to abused except for the ladder rack which was the first thing to go! Has a 305 V8 in it and it runs, but will need some love. Got a small list of items that I need to run down that are not coming up too easily on the internet. All in all, just wanted one of these for a long time and now I have one to work on! First thing is to change out front tires for something a bit smaller in size as they rub.Looking forward to reading all the information I can find on the site...

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Welcome from Florida.
Nice looking van.


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Tim_M #764579 August 09th 2020 7:15 am
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Welcome from San Diego. Nice find, Look forward to your progress & pics,

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welcome from Pittsburgh! Looks good.


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Tim_M #764597 August 09th 2020 2:59 pm
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Howdy from just down the the road. Did ya feel the earthquake last night?

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Hello to all...and thanks for the welcome. I really didn't feel the earthquake...because I was already out in the garage. The wife and daughter sure did! Second one since we moved here many years ago.

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welcome to the site from Pittsburgh!


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Tim_M #764656 August 11th 2020 10:17 am
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Welcome form SC. I was in NC till 2016.


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i am in south Greensboro if you want help or just get the vans together.

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Thanks to all for the welcome...and so many near here! I will be asking a bunch of questions after I get through looking at the existing information for my little van. I hope to out and about as soon as the virus decides to go away...look forward to meeting many of you!


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