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Charlie99909, cornfarmer, NateB, Raff, Rusty_Pancelode, Scrojira, Tim_M, Wedgy
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What Did You do To your Van Today? #517546 12/04/2011 3:09 AM
by wrcsixeight
wrcsixeight
Hello Vanners!

I had a good day today. I Found and fixed an annoying rattle that turned out to be a loose upper shock bolt.

Then I removed my rear door handle. The Thumb press decided to no longer rebound on it's own many many months ago.
Found a broken spring. So I Fab'd up another and got her working again good as new with only minimal cursing involved. Did not throw a single tool though, I'm getting better.

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After this success, I installed some new prothane dust boots to replace 2 which prematurely split. One on a tie rod end, one on a 3 month old Moog draglink. A pitman arm puller made the job super easy. I also regreased all my zerks

Then I installed a new PCV valve grommett.

Not a bad day. Casa Dodge is happy.

What did you do to your Van today?

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #764874 Aug 18th a 02:40 AM
by Gladiator
Gladiator
Sweet find Charlie.

Packed the van up and took Dad camping at Deer Creek in Ohio. He's staying in a tent while I'll be sleeping in the van for the first time tonight.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #765043 Aug 26th a 03:12 PM
by CatFish
CatFish
Pulled the windshield on the GMC to address some surface rust at the gasket. Sanded, cleaned and prepped. Second time for this and I wanna get it right this time....
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #764974 Aug 23rd a 03:57 AM
by DrCaldre
DrCaldre
Did sound deadener and polyfill on my rear doors and "door panels" today. They sound outstanding. I love that I can hear how good they are insulated when I slam em shut.

Got a beer with my girl to celebrate with some tunes.

Power stop front kit, and literally every new part for the rear drums have been delivered.

My three new conversion windows showed up from Parkins today as well.

I've got a lot of work ahead of me.
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #765049 Aug 26th a 07:58 PM
by Scrojira
Scrojira
This morning before work I finished up installing my front carpet. Glad that's crossed off the list!

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #765191 Aug 31st a 04:30 AM
by Scrojira
Scrojira
Today I insulated my engine compartment & doghouse, then tore up the rear carpet and replaced it with some killer black shag.

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I had nothing but trouble with that OCC rear carpet. The two layers separated and bubbled up right in the middle of the van and after trying several different adhesives (two of which were recommended by OCC), nothing I did would get them to stick together again. It was a nightmare. Thankfully they gave me my money back. I'm much happier with the shag!

Hopefully I can get the dash back in tomorrow.
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #765061 Aug 27th a 06:30 AM
by Rusty_Pancelode
Rusty_Pancelode
If you keep that up, you're going to have to change its name.
lol
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #765181 Aug 31st a 01:53 AM
by DrCaldre
DrCaldre
Looking very familiar Scrojira, nice work. I just replaced my dash speakers and cleaned up some wires on Friday. Speedo cable gave me a bunch of trouble re-mounting the gauge cluster until I rerouted it over the air duct.

I also threw caution to the wind and just pulled the trigger on the whole kit and caboodle accessory drive kit from Chevrolet. "yolo"...or whatever
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/NAL-19418818
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #765454 Sep 10th a 05:02 AM
by Charlie99909
Charlie99909
I scored a sweet vintage piece for the bed I'm planning on building.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #766027 Oct 4th a 12:57 AM
by frscke1
frscke1
WHAT DID i DO .... I went out and raced it ....lookin for some Horsemeat .. found one but he shakes his head No
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #766057 Oct 5th a 02:00 AM
by Scrojira
Scrojira
Today I installed my stereo and some wood trim on my dash.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #766251 Oct 12th a 12:36 AM
by Deathorvictory
Deathorvictory
Finished my custom lights for the van. Now to decide where they fit best.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #767379 Nov 12th a 12:42 AM
by Deathorvictory
Deathorvictory
if a glass company cant tell you what gasket to order and install, its time to find another installer.
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #767397 Nov 12th a 04:46 PM
by CatFish
CatFish
What Scrojira said.
I changed mine myself last time.
Both the locking strip gasket and the new glass will have 853 in the part number regardless of the manufacturer.
Also a thin line of 3M 08509 will seal the deal. Best stuff on the planet just don't over do it.
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #768005 Nov 30th a 07:11 PM
by Scrojira
Scrojira
Originally Posted by Charlie99909
So full sheets of 1/4 plywood to keep the curve and then your finished panels screwed into that? Do you have any pics of the process? I just want to wrap my head around it. I was trying to build it the way it was previously which used the strips but I don't like the gaps it is going to leave me with that I would need some metal edge trim to fix.

Thank you

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #769170 Dec 30th a 11:23 PM
by Charlie99909
Charlie99909
Originally Posted by cornfarmer
Originally Posted by Charlie99909
I know which one you’re taking about. I was going to grab it for someone and they got back to me way late. I’m glad you were able to snag it. That’s the van I got the Martin RV sunroof from.


Is that why the roof was falling down? rofl


Yep, he had screwed that fiberglass insert into it and I removed just enough screws to rip it down. I got some stagnant water in my face for my troubles. LOL.

Up here in Sacramento the junkyards are still very busy and most vans with anything good inside are made quick work of in a week or so.
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #769549 Jan 11th a 04:12 AM
by Rusty_Pancelode
Rusty_Pancelode
I'd consider the dinosaur a score and would put him somewhere funny in my shop.

My wife would be glad to know that you found the pieces to the puzzle she was working on recently.
lol
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? #770543 Jan 31st a 06:37 PM
by Rusty_Pancelode
Rusty_Pancelode
Cool steering wheel.
(I have the same one)
Got two different horn buttons for it...
The one like yours, and the black one with the red, white and blue ring.
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