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Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 06th 2005 8:44 pm
Hey, the Dodge guys have one. Why not us. Post up some pics! Brad
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1972 Half-ton shorty.

Posted By: RatVanMike Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 07th 2005 4:21 am
96 Astro daily driven family van.
Posted By: GreyBeardsGhost Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 07th 2005 10:51 am
 - 02 Savana. Best ride I've ever had
Posted By: Vanner68 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 12th 2005 2:31 am
I'll pop a couple of my Chevys in here....  -  -  -
Posted By: LuckyDog Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 12th 2005 4:11 am
my 84 GMC Vandura  -  - [ August 12, 2005, 06:55 PM: Message edited by: LuckyDog ]
Posted By: biker_2301 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 12th 2005 8:35 am
heres mine.. needs work tho... its my daily driver.  -
Posted By: chilllly® Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 12th 2005 5:40 pm
Got to be more GM's than this on vanning.com. [Wink] I'd love to see more Astro/Safari's. Like those wheels you have on the blue chevy, Vanner68! Heres mine.  -
Posted By: LuckyDog Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 12th 2005 11:11 pm
and here are some pictures from my first and second van my first van 93 G 20  -  - my second van 85 G 20  -  -  -
Posted By: van78ca Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 14th 2005 3:35 pm
heres my 78 shorty
Posted By: Capn Scurvy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 14th 2005 11:39 pm
nice pics. You Chevy guys will never catch us tho!! Har har har!!!! (c'mon...more vans people)
Posted By: chilllly® Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 15th 2005 2:57 am
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Originally posted by Cap'n Scurvy: nice pics. You Chevy guys will never catch us tho!! Har har har!!!! (c'mon...more vans people)
[Razz] LOL!!!! Love the chevy bowtie built into the wall. [Smile] More pictures people. [Big Grin]
Posted By: LuckyDog Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 15th 2005 9:50 am
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Originally posted by chilllly®: Love the chevy bowtie built into the wall. [Smile] More pictures people. [Big Grin] [/QB]
you want more pictures with the bowtie [Smile]  -  -
Posted By: LuckyDog Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 15th 2005 9:52 am
some more pictures [Wink]  -  -  -  -
Posted By: chilllly® Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 15th 2005 9:21 pm
Thanks! I really do like that alot. [Big Grin]
Posted By: Vanner68 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 17th 2005 1:59 am
Hey, chillllly...those wheels are from Prime Wheel, made for Starcraft Conversion...got em from a friend of mine for $30 after he took em off his pickup.
Posted By: chilllly® Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 17th 2005 6:27 pm
[Eek!] WOW! Give ya $35 for them. LOL!!! Really a great looking set of wheels.
Posted By: BCMark Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 22nd 2005 4:33 am
 - heres my 87G35, thinking of making 4x4 [ August 22, 2005, 10:44 PM: Message edited by: BCMark ]
Posted By: bairdvanner Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 23rd 2005 6:06 pm
ok, here are some pics  -  - [url=http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10104836fg.jpg]  - [/url][url=http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10104826ca.jpg]  - [/url][url=http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10104812xq.jpg]  - [/url] [ August 23, 2005, 02:10 PM: Message edited by: bairdvanner ]
Posted By: greyprimer70 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 23rd 2005 7:25 pm
This is my 70 GMC, 307, 2 speed powerglide. Have owned it for 10 years and it's a daily driver. Winter 1999  - Summer 2000  - August 2002  - gp70 [ August 26, 2005, 09:55 AM: Message edited by: greyprimer70 ]
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 23rd 2005 7:37 pm
Welcome aboard Greyprimer70!
Posted By: Capn Scurvy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 23rd 2005 9:04 pm
yes welcome. Nice van btw.
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 24th 2005 2:35 am
Fixed it for you.
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Originally posted by youngvanner:  -  - here are some pics of my astro... [/QB]
[ August 23, 2005, 10:36 PM: Message edited by: lordmodelbuilder ]
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 24th 2005 2:38 am
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Originally posted by youngvanner:  - here another of the front interior [/QB]
Posted By: youngvanner Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 24th 2005 2:50 am
ahhh....thanks...i was trying to figure that out
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 26th 2005 2:18 am
My chevy collection  -  -  -  - The 93 GMC and the 69 chevy have traded places.The 93 is now hogging up the garage space as I redo the engine and front end. The 95 GMC PU is my daily driver. The red Extreme Blazer is the wifes daily driver.As soon as the 93 gets back on the road it will serve as a daily driver also. The 76 Van will replace the 95 GMC puke up as a daily driver........Wookee [ December 16, 2005, 10:40 PM: Message edited by: wookee ]
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 26th 2005 12:35 pm
Hey, Wookie Nice Dodge behind your Chevy at the Nats [Big Grin]
Posted By: Pup E. Trucker Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 29th 2005 1:45 am
 - . This is my new baby. It needs a new back door on the passenger side. Hubby had a little accident with it. But its a van. Pups wife.
Posted By: greyprimer70 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 29th 2005 2:59 am
And this is my 86, too clean to pass on. $500 with a blown engine. No rust at the bottom of the door at all, inside or out. Next to nothing on the van at all, except for one small quarter size hole in front of the right rear wheel. Pretty solid for a 20 year old Michigan van !  - GP70
Posted By: GreyBeardsGhost Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 02nd 2005 3:12 pm
We need more pictures of the GM's
Posted By: Mp3Van Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 04th 2005 5:23 am
This is my 1977 Chevy G20 Panel Van. I'm still trying to think of a name for it. 305 2BL V8 -- TH350 Auto tranny -- 2.76 Rearend.  -  -  -  -  - [ October 04, 2005, 01:26 AM: Message edited by: Mp3Van ]
Posted By: GreyBeardsGhost Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 04th 2005 8:53 am
Really cleanlean looking van!
Posted By: Mp3Van Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 05th 2005 12:37 am
Thanks!
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 05th 2005 12:12 pm
How about Black Magic, or Black Bow Tie, or Black Tie Affair.
Posted By: Capn Scurvy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 05th 2005 12:57 pm
or 'Blackout'
Posted By: Mp3Van Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 05th 2005 3:45 pm
Ooh, I really like 'Black Tie Affair'... the only thing is it's actually a really dark blue. My other van is black, but it's a turd, so I won't waste the name on that van. I'll have to keep that one in mind in case I ever get it repainted.. I may end up eventually going with black. My family and friends have dubbed my two vans 'kidnapper van' - but somehow that doesn't seem like a good 'show' name [Wink]
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 06th 2005 4:19 am
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">My family and friends have dubbed my two vans 'kidnapper van' </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">It could work, but I would not paint it on the van anywhere. Cops would have a field day.
Posted By: StreetVan82 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 06th 2005 3:44 am
Cool van's!
Posted By: Bill Prestin Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 09th 2005 5:26 am
 - Here is my 2003 Chevy Express 1 ton cargo/passenger van
Posted By: Bill Prestin Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 09th 2005 5:29 am
Trying again.... Bill  -
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 09th 2005 3:54 pm
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bill Prestin:
[QB] Trying again....

Bill
Here is the link to Bill's picture. Not sure if you can link a pic from Yahoo or not. Nice van Bill!
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Express_Savana_vans/

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Posted By: cp0ff Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 10th 2005 4:28 am
hey Bill, I REALLY like your van!
the bumper/grille guard is sweet, and the deck on top is good stuff.
we used to climb the ladder and walk around on top
of my van (before it was mine) to take pictures on
our trips across country and I always thought that an "obsevation deck" would be a great idea over the standard luggage rack.
are the deck and bumper/guard custom fabricated, or are those available somewhere?
I really like the utilitarian look of your van.

cooool.

Chris Poff
Posted By: Capn Scurvy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 09th 2005 5:21 pm
THat is a nice looking ride. Love the color.
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 10th 2005 12:32 pm
Cool van, No I don't believe you can link them from Yahoo. I see a party on the rooftop [Big Grin]
Posted By: Mp3Van Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 18th 2005 10:46 pm
Really like the Express... I'm used to seeing the standard white work vans all around town, but this one really looks nice. Do tell where you got that brush guard...
Posted By: vanatic05 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 02nd 2005 7:29 pm
Newest addition to the family...  -  -
Posted By: GreyBeardsGhost Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 06th 2005 1:40 pm
I love your van vanatic05. Any interior pics?
Posted By: 67Econo Guy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 07th 2005 1:32 am
dont let Wayne see that naw trailer,
Posted By: Johan Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 07th 2005 2:12 am
Most of you have already seen it, but in case you havenae :  -
Posted By: vanatic05 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 07th 2005 7:19 pm
Sure, I'll post them up tomorrow....
Posted By: hotrod AL Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 01st 2005 7:23 am
Behold! The Crimson Ghost. 88GMC 5.7 efi V-8 with overdrive. 180,000 miles and runs like new.  -
Posted By: PepN8R Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 02nd 2005 2:05 am
Here is Shangra_La: 1985 Chevy Trans Aire Conversion 305/2BL V8 167,000 Miles Picked it up for $500. Put $200 into Timing Kit, Gaskets, Cap, Coil, Rotor, Pickup Coil, Coil and Battery. All that was really wrong with it was the pickup coil. The guy I bought it from had it tore down to Timing Chain. Runs like a champ for being 20 yrs. Needs timing dialed in. Got some slipping in reverse.  - [b]More Photos' Here[/b] [url=http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2155627]http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2155627[/url]
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 02nd 2005 1:01 pm
Not a bad looking van for $500. Good luck with it! Oh, yeah, the pickup coil ordeal, I remember that [Big Grin]
Posted By: Lifted4x4Astro Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 15th 2005 6:43 pm
Here is mine...Sweet Pickle Bus!  -
Posted By: GreyBeardsGhost Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 16th 2005 2:08 am
Really sharp looking van
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 16th 2005 2:48 am
looks like you got a good deal
Posted By: Longhair Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 16th 2005 1:08 pm
 - [Eek!] [Eek!] [Eek!]
Posted By: lostreception Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 22nd 2005 12:09 am
1st post here on the forums meet my ride [Smile] 90 G20  -  - [ December 24, 2005, 06:14 PM: Message edited by: lostreception ]
Posted By: GreyBeardsGhost Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 22nd 2005 12:43 am
This baby is to cool! We need interior pics. BTW, Welcome to the forums. I love that van lostreception!

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Posted By: lostreception Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 22nd 2005 12:50 am
Thanks, still very much a work in progress as far as the interior i took down alot of the exterior shots on this site but heres a little bit of the interior
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/543572/

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Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 22nd 2005 2:04 pm
wELCOME aboard. Nice looking van you have there.
Posted By: jeffnf Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 22nd 2005 7:33 pm
Shangra_La looks better than my 1993 G20 with 80k miles. ;-)
Posted By: Vanmanic Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 22nd 2005 11:28 pm
Nice ride. Welcome aboard. [Big Grin]
Posted By: Mat Mobile Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 24th 2005 5:41 am
In the sig.
Posted By: Wyatt Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 26th 2005 4:01 am
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Posted By: GreyBeardsGhost Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 26th 2005 9:33 pm
She's sharp Wyatt!
Posted By: hotrod AL Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 27th 2005 4:53 am
Looking good Wyatt! I love that rear shot. Louvers are a must when you own a G-Van. [Cool]
Posted By: cp0ff Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 25th 2006 12:50 pm
heres my Astro...  -  -
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 25th 2006 2:24 pm
Nice clean canvas! What are your plans for it?
Posted By: cp0ff Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 25th 2006 7:37 pm
not sure what will happen with it...
got alot of ideas.
it IS a daily driver, frequent light hauler,
and occasional tripmaker
and I do like the comfort of anonymity and abiguity of a plain unmarked astro, but I will be doing something with it.
I want to do some sort of subtle, futuristic, electro looking paint design incorperated into wide metallic stripe(s)... I'll be using rustoleum rattle cans and masking tape.

often needing to haul light, but bulky and irregular things justifies walls inside to protect the skin...

I've thought about lifting the rear 2" and getting
slightly bigger tires back there...

maybe, eventually make this the "2001 space odessy" themed van I've wanted?

more at this thread

who knows!?................

the Dodge still comes first for the trickin'
AND I've got a 71 VW squareback who's engine
I'm gonna rebuild soon for Amanda.

LOTS OF PROJECTS!
SO LITTLE TIME & $
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 26th 2006 4:00 pm
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> LOTS OF PROJECTS! </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I have the same problem!!!!
Posted By: cp0ff Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 26th 2006 9:43 pm
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"Open the rear cargo doors, Hal" "I'm sorry Chris, but I'm afraid I can't do that"
LOL [Big Grin] yeah,maybe I'll want to think about NOT shaving all the door handles and adding keyless, voice-command entry!
Posted By: Vantravlrs Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 27th 2006 6:58 am
Yes, Casey. Guess he was thinking "official GM owner's picture thread" meant "Grumpy Mopars". lol
Posted By: Jeff L Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 27th 2006 3:44 pm
Here is mine 88 G10  -
Posted By: GreyBeardsGhost Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 28th 2006 12:36 am
Nice looking Chevy Jeff!
Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 06th 2006 11:26 pm
Pep!! Good to see Shangra_La on the road!!
Posted By: Snotty Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 08th 2006 12:44 am
thats sweet! is that still around? or a pic from an old mag laying around?? LOL
Posted By: Capn Scurvy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 08th 2006 1:35 am
I have a magazine with the early Dodge version of the Hurst van in it.
Posted By: BvrWally Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 08th 2006 3:10 am
That Early Chevy Van was used by the Hurst Company in the late 60's early 70's and showed up at "Drag Strips" and repaired Hurst shifters, etc., for people.
B.W.
Posted By: zimmer Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 08th 2006 7:30 pm
1987 chevy from sweden 19 years old.  - [ February 08, 2006, 02:32 PM: Message edited by: zimmer ]
Posted By: snmvanner Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 13th 2006 11:11 pm
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Posted By: snmvanner Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 13th 2006 11:24 pm
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Posted By: snmvanner Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 13th 2006 11:42 pm
 - Finally got the pic in, thanks to my lovely fiancee!
Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 14th 2006 11:11 pm
Does anybody know where this place is at? Supposed to be in Indiana somewhere.  -
Posted By: Capn Scurvy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2006 1:26 pm
the horror!
Posted By: weird Harold Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 23rd 2006 5:51 am
just thought i would throw this pic of my new van on here  -
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 01st 2006 8:20 am
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Originally posted by CatFish: Does anybody know where this place is at? Supposed to be in Indiana somewhere.  -
Yhats a junk yard in california..........Wookee
Posted By: 84beast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 03rd 2006 4:33 am
Well here's mine not much to look at yet has a 305ho from an monte ss and a th350 with a b&m shiftkit [url=http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/lubejockey01/ThaBeast003.jpg]  - [/url] [url=http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/lubejockey01/ThaBeast002.jpg]  - [/url] [url=http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/lubejockey01/ThaBeast001.jpg]  - [/url]
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 08th 2007 4:31 am
Finally found this thread again. Bringing it back to the top. Alot of the picture links are gone, so please post up your GM vans.
Here's another pic of mine. Not much change since the start of this thread. LOL, Brad
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Posted By: Billvill Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 28th 2007 3:32 am
My old 87 shortie that I gave to a vanner but took back the 383 stroker motor. He is going to put a 4.3 in it.
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My 92 Beauville thats never coming back
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My 93 Beauville that I have now.
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Posted By: hirider Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 05th 2007 5:57 pm
Hey !
I believe those pics belong here !
1980 Vandura campwagon.
4.3tbi/700r4 fitted in
Paint and wheels to come one day...missing front skirt too...
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Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 06th 2007 4:40 am
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New,old wheels. Too bad the fronts won't work.
Posted By: Pat ALTRUK Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 06th 2007 5:31 pm
79 Chevy
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Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 06th 2007 5:38 pm
sweet I think the Cragers look much better than the Tubines........
.......Wookee
Posted By: hirider Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 06th 2007 8:07 pm
Pat, plenty of space in the gagarge, huh ! 2 inch higher and it wont go in lol !
Can you tell me the size of your cragar wheels with the offset if possible ??? Thanks
Nice van !
Posted By: Pat ALTRUK Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 07th 2007 5:50 pm
Hey, hirider Welcome to the forum!
When we built the house 2 years ago after the framing was done and the roof was on my wife says ..."Now your vans will fit in the garage right!"
There was a Long Pause and I said sure no problem.
The doors are 7 feet but I should of had 8 foot door built just for the extra room, the vans fit no problem ...Whew!
That picture makes them look alot closer than it is.

As for the rims they are (15x10 Back) (15x8 Front) spinners got on Ebay for $50
Posted By: Billvill Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 07th 2007 11:08 pm
Dito on the cragers.
Posted By: Rich Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 12th 2007 11:25 pm
here's some pic's of my buddies van that i am redo'n for him, its currently in the shop having all new interior done on it.
http://www.oldskoolvans.com
Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 13th 2007 11:52 am
Keep it going Rich. That van is coming along nicely! I had to chuckle...in a few of those pics, the dogbox looked a little lost. LOL!
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 14th 2007 2:56 pm
Here is the unforunate "down side" to building a "Daily Driver".
I had a no side door Early that I considered a "Show Van" but I wanted to drive back and froth to work in a van also.A co worker put this 77 up for sale freash poorly done black Imron paint job ,a 350/Th350 auto.I drove the van for a while.Rebuilt the 350, headers new exaust new tires on all four corners.It was supposed to go to the paint shop on Monday.
On Thursday night I was making the left had turn into out van club meeting and got nailed from behind by another van and drove into uncomming traffic.I got center punched by a Toyota pick up comming the other way.
My oldest dauhghter was in the van next to me in a car seat between the seats.Luckily she did not get hurt. All I got out of the deal was a nasty case of whip lash.The van did not fair out so well.I truly beleve if I was not driving a van it would have been allot worse.........

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I only got to attend 2 events with this van,"Van Stomp" and "Spring Thaw".I never got good any pictures of it before the crash.............Wookee
Posted By: OVANNER Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 14th 2007 3:12 pm
Wook, Glad to hear everyone is OK. Dam that is a solid hit. Here we go with the insurance question again.
Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 14th 2007 3:20 pm
Wookee...glad you and your daughter came out okay. Man that thing took a hit. Good Lord.
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 14th 2007 3:57 pm
Unfortunatly all I had a liability at the time.I bought the van back from the insurance company and had to sue the other guy who had nothing.
After 4 years of haggleing all I got out of the whole deal was $4,000.00.That would not pay for an amublance ride now a days.Nobody gets rich off of these things,except for the layers and the insurance companys.......

............Wookee
Posted By: Billvill Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 14th 2007 11:15 pm
That truck really took a shot ! I am glad to hear no one was hurt.
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 17th 2007 6:59 am
I had that van, a 71 Monte Carlo, and my Early.Looking back on it know I am real happy I was in the van.I don't think the Monte or the Early would have took the hit as well as this van did......

............Wookee
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 17th 2007 7:04 am
The really neat thing is 20 years later I have an Early and a 3rd gen again..........

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The Purple van will be a daily driver........

...........Wookee
Posted By: BvrWally Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 17th 2007 1:44 pm
You "Lucky Dog" you! smile
B.W.
Posted By: BvrWally Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 17th 2007 1:51 pm
I'd love to have a 3rd Generation, but we already have a '93 Astro & '94 Safari in the "Vanport" the '69 Vista-Chop in the garage, an '89 Dodge sitting in front of the garage and trying to squeeze a '67 8-Door Dodge somewhere when it comes back from restoration? And all of this on just a 65' x 50' lot! frown
B.W.
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2007 3:14 am
Don't feel like the lone ranger Rollie,my garage is FULL my 93 GMC is there waitng for me to get back to it along with an 86 Z28 that I am in the middle of redoning all the poorly done work I had paid sombody to do last year.I am really glad I don't have to feed them all........LOL
The 3rd gen is a factory a/c VAN it just needs some fairly minor TLC.It will be a "rat van" when it first comes out.Because it has power steering and brakes the wife will drive it.She fell in love with the 77 and has loved driving vans ever since.It will be set up to pull a trailer............

...........Wookee
Posted By: Rich Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 23rd 2007 11:13 pm
updated the webpage on our 79 chevy shorty, will have more pics next week,. was supposed to went this weekend and got pictures but i blew the rear diff out of my suburban this morning http://www.crazz.org/rear
the van webpage is http://www.oldskoolvans.com
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 28th 2007 4:20 pm
Bumping this thread back to the top. Please show us your GM vans.
Here's mine as of a couple weeks ago. Brad
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Posted By: AndyG10 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 28th 2007 4:31 pm
ahhh well here my 78 G10

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Posted By: Radarlove Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 13th 2007 2:12 am
My 76 shorty....I bought it brand new.. [email:http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd26/radarlovevan/VanMemorialday07009.jpg]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd26/radarlovevan/VanMemorialday07009.jpg[/email]
Posted By: Radarlove Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 13th 2007 2:19 am
again? [email:[Linked Image]][Linked Image][/email]
Posted By: Snotty Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 13th 2007 2:30 am
sweet ride!
Posted By: Meanmachine Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 13th 2007 2:41 am
Nice, is that the original paint?
Posted By: Radarlove Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 13th 2007 3:04 am
It is the original paint......it does need painted though..
Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 13th 2007 3:48 am
This van would get my vote in a van show. I just love nice clean stock appearing vans.
Posted By: kevin nh Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 14th 2007 12:40 am
nice van you got there...........
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 14th 2007 5:04 pm
SWEET,the original Black is not that hard to match up and "cut in".......
another long term van owner......

the van "Black Gold" thats in this thread had most of its original Black factory lauquer paint still in tact on that van.The custom mods were done and then "cut in"......

.........Wookee
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 15th 2007 11:56 am
Still looking great Don.
Posted By: Dodges 3 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 20th 2008 4:52 pm
Bumpity Bump.

I was looking for a different thread, and thought I'd bring this dead thread back into the scene.
Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 20th 2008 6:28 pm
I guess I need to gather up the pics of my GMC and post them here.
Posted By: BradofCanada Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 29th 2008 5:42 pm
1987 GMC Vandura

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Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 30th 2008 7:33 am
Very nice Brad!
Posted By: Dodges 3 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 01st 2008 5:00 pm
WOW...Brad, what not gaming?? Get out there and do some work on that van, before it rusts out from under ya.

You Chevy guys, will never catch up to us Dodge guys. 13 pages, whats up with that??? rofl
Posted By: matchstickBGV Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 01st 2008 9:48 pm
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Posted By: Dodges 3 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 01st 2008 10:04 pm
Looking good Matchstick. It's nice to see another factory window van, getting done up.
Posted By: vanticipation Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 01st 2008 10:08 pm
[Linked Image][Linked Image]lots of work to do
Posted By: matchstickBGV Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 02nd 2008 11:05 pm
thanks brad, windows aren't so bad. Mine are covered from the inside. Way I see it, vans are kind of like muscle cars, you'd take a four door if it was in the right shape and right price.

I'm right there with ya vanticipation. Lots of work. Luckily I've got about 52 years left to work on if I base my guess on the average life span of a non smoking male.
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 03rd 2008 12:05 am
Looking good Matchstix,thats a good way to look at it.They all take time.
Posted By: hippieluke Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 04th 2008 2:47 pm
the shorty

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and the diesel

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Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 20th 2008 5:57 am
The shorty is looking nice......

a busy day in my back yard

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The Blue Early is a 79,000 mile survivor

........Wookee
Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 20th 2008 9:11 pm
Did you buy that van Joe????? Holy smokes she's sweet! Is that a '64?
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 21st 2008 2:57 am
no Nate, I did a little work on it......

It is a pretty sweet original survivor


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.......Wookee
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 24th 2008 9:35 am
Here is my little bunch of Chevy Vans

My first Chevy Van, bought in 2005, it's a 86' Beauville 6.2 Diesel
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This is my 65'
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this is my 69' before ive got the windows welded.
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this is as you can see after welding
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Kaare
Posted By: hippieluke Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 25th 2008 12:45 am
very nice
Posted By: VankyPanky Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 25th 2008 12:56 am
Way Cool Vans! VP
Posted By: Wyatt Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 30th 2008 3:31 am
Nice 1986 Beauville 6.2 Diesel I got one as well .. I hate the fuel prices LOl .. Nice pics.. Check out mine beauville 6.2l
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 30th 2008 6:25 am
Thanks guys!!

nice one Wyatt!

by the way, with those outrages fuelprices you guys got over there, maybe you should convert to liquid propan, make it a bit fun for your wallet again.

Kaare
Posted By: hippieluke Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 31st 2008 2:27 am
ya its up there i want to go vegetable in my diesel van the red one
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 27th 2008 3:32 am
I was looking through my pictures over the weekemd and found this picture.......

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This was taken at Spring Thaw the year I went for an ambo ride.......

Here are pictures of the same van taken at Keystone Madness this year.......
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........Wookee
Posted By: matchstickBGV Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 27th 2008 3:58 am
that thing is a monster.
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 10th 2008 8:13 pm
[quote=wookee]I was looking through my pictures over the weekemd and found this picture.......

Hey Joe, Do I see a 454 badge on that 4X4 van? Any pics of the engine area?


Posted By: 67Econo Guy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 10th 2008 10:25 pm
love the new paint job on the chevy!!!!!!!!1
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 10th 2008 10:40 pm
Now that looks great.
Posted By: jeffnf Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 10th 2008 11:54 pm
Very nice 4x4!
Posted By: Radarlove Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 11th 2008 2:11 am
Really nice!!
Posted By: nautic1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 17th 2008 4:56 am
They have done a great job building that van up. Looks great.
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 03rd 2009 2:01 am
Thought I would bring this back to the top. Here's a pic of the 454 in my 72 shorty. I drove it the 13th of Dec & noticed alot of water coming out of the drivers side exhaust. Didn't think much of it. Tried to start it on New Years eve & the engine was locked up. Today I pulled out the plugs on the drivers side & #7 cylinder was full of water. Pulled all the plugs & it still wouldn't turn over. Rings must be rusted.
Anyways, I started tearing it down. Not sure if I can get the drivers side head off in the van. Not much room. Darn bigblock! Great way to start the new year.:( Brad
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Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 03rd 2009 3:00 am
Geez..that's a tight squeeze!

Have fun! grin
Posted By: Radarlove Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 03rd 2009 7:41 pm
And I was complaining about working on my smallblock....lol
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 04th 2009 12:57 pm
That is definately tight,good luck with it.
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 05th 2009 1:36 am
Well, I continued work on van today. After I pulled the starter, I was able to turn the engine over by hand. Starter must have been stuck. I was able to get the drivers head off with the engine in the van. Not saying it was easy, but it can be done. I couldn't really see anything wrong with the gasket, but the engine has been together for 24 years. Just hoping the head or the engine block isn't cracked somewhere.
Will pull the other head off & get them both checked. Oh what fun. Brad [Linked Image]
Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 05th 2009 11:49 am
Holy smokes...yeah I'd say there's water in there! Hopefully it's not a cracked head.
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 05th 2009 11:58 am
Doesn't look to bad in there for the age. Funny it looks like there are 2 different pistons in it. The one with the water has a ring in it while the next one doesn't?
Posted By: Dodges 3 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 06th 2009 1:46 pm
Originally Posted by wookee
I was looking through my pictures over the weekemd and found this picture.......

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This was taken at Spring Thaw the year I went for an ambo ride.......

Here are pictures of the same van taken at Keystone Madness this year.......
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........Wookee


I couldn't remember if it was painted this way, at Spring Thaw 08. And after checking my pics. I find that it is.

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Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 07th 2009 4:18 am
Took the head in & was going to have them pressure check it for cracks. Found a big crack next to the valve in # 3. I wasn't even looking at # 3 because #7 cylinder had all the water. Needless to say, I am done for the year now. Brad

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Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 07th 2009 10:31 am
Bummer Dude. Why done for the year tho? Check with your local NAPA. They used to sell refurbished head kits for a few hundred bucks. Swap them out and go. Unless of coarse these are not stock heads?
Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 07th 2009 11:53 am
Good excuse for a set of Edelbrock heads now right? smile
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 08th 2009 12:25 am
Those would be nice.
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 10th 2009 2:53 am
Edelbrock heads are 999.00 each! My van isn't worth that! I just located a pair of used heads from a good friend. Hope to have the van back running by next weekend. WOOOOHOOOO,Brad
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 10th 2009 4:26 pm
Well that turned out good for ya.
Posted By: jeffnf Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 12th 2009 9:33 pm
Good luck getting the van running again. I hate it when one of my vehicles won't run.
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 13th 2009 6:24 am
I picked up the heads this evening. Just gotta clean them up & have new guide seals put in them. Should be running Sat.
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 13th 2009 11:07 am
Sweet! Glad it all worked out for you!
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 13th 2009 11:25 am
Brad, if you go with the ford style rubber "unbrella" valve seals you will find they work ALLOT better thanthe brass press in style that Chevy uses.
I have used them in a hi milage 305 and I am getting ready to put them in the crate 350 in the "Beast"
the good thing is while you have the heads off you can undo the valve spring keepers slide the seals down the valve stems and reassemble them.
I had to use compressed air in each cylender to install the ones I replaced........

....... Wookee
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 15th 2009 2:21 am
Bad news, nobody will just do the guide seals. Gonna cost me $500.00 & up to do the heads. Putting the van out to pasture now. Once again, I am done for the year. Brad
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 15th 2009 3:21 am
Brad, the Ford style valve seals can be installed with out any machine work.
You might have to rent a valve spring compresser tool but thats it.
If you don't mind a puff of oil smoke when you first fire up the engine stick the heads on and run them.
How many miles does this big block have on it?

.......Wookee
Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 05th 2009 9:36 pm
Here are some shots of my van
1989 GMC 2500 (GALAXY CRUISER)
http://s474.photobucket.com/albums/rr106/GMCVAN

I think I got it now!
Posted By: Wizard78 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 05th 2009 9:54 pm
Cool Galaxy
Posted By: hippieluke Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 12th 2009 4:31 pm
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Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 12th 2009 4:40 pm
Damn recliner chair in a van....I love it! Great looking van!
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 12th 2009 5:49 pm
Originally Posted by GALAXY
Here are some shots of my van
1989 GMC 2500 (GALAXY CRUISER)
http://s474.photobucket.com/albums/rr106/GMCVAN

I think I got it now!


Galaxy, where did you get the pass and rear captain chair's from... I like the reclining deal... Certain year van? or they custom?


Smitty
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 12th 2009 5:51 pm
Brad - if you need 454 heads... LMK around what year and what not, i got a few buddies that dirt track race and use 454.... Let alone i got some buddy's with JET boats and a few have 454 heads stacked sky high on his shelfs, let alone blocks and what not...


Smitty
Posted By: Vanmanic Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 13th 2009 8:29 am
Those reclining seats are da bomb!
Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 13th 2009 3:51 pm
There's a Ford for sale in my area with that same roof.

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Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 14th 2009 9:59 pm
Hey Nate thats a close match, but on mine the front side window is much longer.
(see pic in Luke's post)
BTW thanks Luke
Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 14th 2009 10:06 pm

Galaxy, where did you get the pass and rear captain chair's from... I like the reclining deal... Certain year van? or they custom?
Reply:

The seats were custom made by kellogg conversion co.
They were in Elkheart IN.
Went out of busness years ago.
The seat on the pass side was in the back, I moved it when I built the cabinets.
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2009 12:13 am
too bad its illegal to toss my lazy boy in there... seats look awesome.
Ill have to check out junkyards and see if possibly any conversain vans had them or bought them etc.
def a must have right there smile


Smitty
Posted By: 65dreamin Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2009 4:47 am
galaxy that van is awesome
Posted By: Ram4ever Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2009 9:40 am
Galaxy, that's a really awesome van you've got there! The Kellogg recliner seats just blow my mind - you're so fortunate!

A question about your window tint - I've seen that purple looking tint in some vans at the boneyard and on some of the popout windows I pulled. I had asked about it here a couple of weeks ago... the general consensus was that that the tint was a dark dye which was unstable. Was yours originally darker and turned purple over time?
Thanks.

Clear skies!
Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 16th 2009 3:16 pm
Hey Ram4ever, the two windows in the front doors I did with light smoke window tint. All the other windows were done with limo tint (that is the darkest) I think that from sitting in the sun at van runs it has faded a little. The color that your seeing may just be a reflection.
Posted By: Ram4ever Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 17th 2009 5:05 am
Thanks Galaxy!
Posted By: Ram4ever Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 17th 2009 11:24 pm
I really like the idea of Galaxy's Kellogg recliner chairs, so I poked around and found that there are still recliner chairs made for vans. I saw these VIP hi-back recliners at www.customvan.com

VIP hi-back recliners

And these Heritage Hi-back recliners:

Heritage hi-back recliners

Not cheap! But the price for the upgrade to leather is surprisingly low. Now, about that lottery ticket...

;0)

Clear skies!
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 1:50 am
Ram4ever, ive been on that webpage b4 and never even noticed that... Thanks.
ut gotta think the comfort of those seats are worth it... exspecially if ur married, hahaha make the wife fall asleep all recliened back on a trip... nicee...

Smitty
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 12:46 pm
One thing you have to watch with the newer recliners is most of them are made for the rear of RV's. They are a bit wider than a standard front seat. If you use them in the front you may have to remove them to get the dog house off. Just watch the width.
Posted By: vanatic05 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 1:01 pm
Also recliner may only mean that only the back of the seat reclines and no foot rest involved.
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 1:05 pm
totally not cool. before i buy im sure ill call around and get the full scoop. it's gotta recline and footrest... thatd get the wife off my back for long trips... if there in te back fine by me smile

but if one were to have it as the passenger seat you know, i dont think i've owned a vechile that wasnt a challenge to work on * doh !!!! *
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 1:48 pm
Originally Posted by Blue77
that'd get the wife off my back for long trips... if there in the back fine by me smile


rofl haha
Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 2:34 pm
Another item of note on the seats, they are full power!
One switch to recline the back
And a second switch to move out the footrest.
None of that stuff was working when I bought the van, probably about 20 hours
on each chair to get them working
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 4:39 pm
now ur just rubbing it in. next your gonna tell me that you have a button to turn the rear bench into a bed with the flip of a switch. hehe
well thats good i didnt know ya when the seats didnt work. i would been the ass of a friend saying you should just part with them... hehehe laugh
def nice


Smitty
Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 4:44 pm
haha You got it bro!
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 4:49 pm
are you being serious?
Posted By: vanatic05 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 4:57 pm
Most newer conversions from late 80's to current have motorized rear bench that folds down to a couch.
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 5:04 pm
Wtf... i totally didnt know this... i guess i needa read through the forums alot alot more than i have been lately. and ive been doing it alot!
thats crazy... hmmm guess ill be spending some money to live in the comfort... then agian the wives seat will have to be done by hand. ill cheap out on that one laugh
j/k


Smitty
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 5:05 pm
Yup mine has a power fold and a power slide. Although, one of the switches is broke so I have to switch the wires on it to put it back lol
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 5:14 pm
and i thought performance parts for my lightning was expensive....
i think luxury tallies up there pretty good.


Smitty
Posted By: Gooch Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 5:26 pm
Our van also has the switch to turn the back bench into a bed.
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 5:35 pm
the only switch mine will have not just for the headlights but the pump for my airmatress when i need to blow it up :D:D


Smitty
Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 6:32 pm
My '94 originally had a power sofa/bed. I removed it and built a real queen-size bed in the back.
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 6:54 pm
I had a queen size bed, but it was hard to mount seat belts for the kids to.
Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 18th 2009 7:34 pm
[quote=Blue77]now ur just rubbing it in. next your gonna tell me that you have a button to turn the rear bench into a bed with the flip of a switch. hehe
well thats good i didnt know ya when the seats didnt work. i would been the ass of a friend saying you should just part with them... hehehe laugh
def nice


Yea, the rear bench / bed is power also. I moved the switch up to the dash for ease of operation.
It is also fun to play with when someone is sitting back there lol
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 13th 2009 4:12 am
On the road again shift That is all. Brad
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Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 13th 2009 6:35 am
Originally Posted by Lordmodelbuilder
On the road again shift That is all. Brad
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LMB
is that foglights behind the grille?
overall looks very nice.
i hope to get my 77 working/running better here before VAN Jam


Smitty
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 13th 2009 10:37 am
Looks very Nice Brad,comming along nicely.
Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 13th 2009 10:38 am
Looks nice Brad. That's got the 454 in it right? What did you end up doing about the heads?
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 13th 2009 1:18 pm
HHHUUUMMM a rust fee Cali "Shorty" with a big block.......
Life is Good.......LOL

......Wookee
Posted By: vanatic05 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 13th 2009 1:31 pm
Looks great Brad..how is she running?
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 13th 2009 5:43 pm
Cali Rust free.... Not!
Actually, the lights behind the grill are old Dick Cepek 185,000 candle power driving lights grin Yes, they are bright! Here's a pic from a few years ago when I was mounting them. [Linked Image]

As for the head, after having 3 shops tell me they wouldn't do just the valve stem seals in the head I did locate, I went ahead & put the original head back on. I checked everything with a straightedge & all was good. I think the head gasket was the only problem. Torquing the head down in the van was not fun,but I did manage to get it done.
Has been running a week now & drove it almost 200 miles up & back to the EconO West event Sat. Ran 175-180 & still seems to run real nice. Brad
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 13th 2009 5:50 pm
Now those will light the way Brad,glad to hear you got it running again.
Posted By: ScottyD Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 24th 2009 2:04 pm
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Looking to give her a makeover, but keep it orginal. Any suggestions? Thanks
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 24th 2009 4:03 pm
Well, what look are you thinking about? Are you going to keep it lifted or lower it down? Will it be used for work,fun,camping etc? there are lots of ideas here on vanning.com & you might also look at my sites. They are listed in my sig. Welcome & good luck.Brad
Posted By: spaceman&maria Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 25th 2009 12:46 am
i think it would look great by a chrome grille , paint job , chrome exhaust tips and a windshield visor . without going overboard , but yet it would complete the exterior keeping 99% stock except for visor . there ya go a brand new van . and maybe even paint rims same as van with new chrome lug nuts . yea thats it . good luck with it.
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 25th 2009 12:22 pm
That would be a good start and look good!
Posted By: Shnoogens Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 28th 2009 8:41 am
heres the beast, still waiting to pull her out, good thing is someone stole the gas years ago so i dont have to clean the tank, just replace a few stolen hoses, some new antifreez and oil and a tune up, check the rest of the fluids and she should be good

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Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 29th 2009 10:44 am
Oooooooh! I'm loving those solid rear doors grin
Posted By: Shnoogens Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 02nd 2009 3:22 am
ty lol the one needs repair, they have it at the junk yard but they said its $55.. for one door... i was like eff that lol
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 02nd 2009 11:31 am
Always liked the solid rear doors!
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 02nd 2009 3:32 pm
50 bucks is a pretty good price for a rust free solid rear door.......
They are really hard to find!!!!!

......Wookee
Posted By: Shnoogens Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 02nd 2009 9:02 pm
well i went back out today and the one i need is gone, the other is still there.. damn shooulda got it when i had the chance lol
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 31st 2009 9:31 pm
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Thought i would add mine now!
Ours is our avatar
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 01st 2009 9:24 am
Can't get mine on there!
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 01st 2009 2:15 pm
Originally Posted by newkirkinc1
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Thought i would add mine now!


Hey, that's not a sweet 4x4 van......
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 01st 2009 4:33 pm
Its better Ken lol
Posted By: Wizard78 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 01st 2009 4:39 pm
nice
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 01st 2009 4:41 pm
Originally Posted by newkirkinc1
Its better Ken lol


Nothing is better than a 4x4, cept maybe an angle chop.... Oh, you just sold one of them lol
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 01st 2009 4:45 pm
haha
Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 01st 2009 5:08 pm
BRUISED
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pretty glad i picked her up... he was gonna take it the next week to the crusher......
Posted By: vanatic05 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 01st 2009 5:18 pm
Originally Posted by newkirkinc1
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Thought i would add mine now!


Nice van Jim..welcome to the hightop TMW club rofl you will love the hightop especially when putting clothes on in the morning.
nice catch Smitty
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 01st 2009 5:47 pm
Originally Posted by vanatic05
you will love the hightop especially when putting clothes on in the morning.


But not the TMW's lol
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 01st 2009 9:33 pm
Good one Ken rofl but i have lots of room now!
Been working on the 72 the last couple days. Installed these new captains chairs & repainted my dash black. The seats came with swivel bases & they recline...price was free! Oh, gotta have a working 8-Track player too! One day the interior might be finished. Brad

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Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 09th 2009 4:54 pm
Wow man, that dash looks awesome!
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 09th 2009 4:56 pm
Is that an old pioneer super tuner.......
The seats look comfy
The interior is looking great Brad....

.......Wookee

Posted By: Blue77 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 09th 2009 5:16 pm
Looks awesome brad, i've been looking for a good 8 track player.
i have 150 8 tracks just sitting waiting to get played laugh
Posted By: relaxedvanner Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 09th 2009 5:33 pm
Good score on the seats, and the rest of the cab section looks great too.
Posted By: vanatic05 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 09th 2009 5:49 pm
Looks very nice Brad..dash looks great buddy..cheers
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 09th 2009 6:27 pm
Great score on the seats! Dash looks great too.
Posted By: NateB Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 09th 2009 6:40 pm
Nice job Brad. That tilt column turned out real nice!
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 30th 2009 4:13 am
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Posted By: chevyvan93 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 30th 2009 5:41 am
Love that white chevy white paint always makes them look real clean, cant wait to see what you do to your early Brad, Love them earlys and mids
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 30th 2009 11:52 am
Yes that white one is very nice!
Posted By: Lordmodelbuilder Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 30th 2009 4:23 pm
More pics of the 2nd Gen Chevy. Owner has had it since 71! Is in the upholstery shop right now. Brad
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Flairs are for an older Mustang & notice the heart shape around the gas filler. Those wheels are original U S slots! 10" in back! One sweet early!
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Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 31st 2009 1:25 am
Oh my is that nice also,sweet and cleandrool
Posted By: chevyvan93 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 31st 2009 4:18 am
Yes very nice to
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 31st 2009 1:35 pm
Very nice details on the white one!
Posted By: soundhd Here's my 78 - September 02nd 2009 8:56 am
The Sound Machine.

1978 G20; Shortwheel base; 350 V8- 4 Brl; TH-350 Trans; 3:42 gear; Hedman Headers; Dyna Max mufflers (exhaust exits out each side under the running boards...sound like a Hot-Rod); PS/PB/AC/Tilt Wheel



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Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Here's my 78 - September 02nd 2009 10:07 am
Looks sweet there Soundhd,like it a lot.
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 22nd 2009 6:10 am
got me some new rims for my 65, hope to go mount them on on sunday, might get that classic stanse on my Van

Turbines rules, dimensions are 215x60x14 in front and 295x50x15 rear.

same same but different cheers
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Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 22nd 2009 12:51 pm
Those look great.
Posted By: G_10 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 16th 2009 5:04 pm
Been wanting a full set of those 15" turbines for my van as well. Always LOVED that style wheel. I have a very similar set on my 78 Caprice Classic. :-)
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 17th 2009 2:52 am
i have been collecting that type of rims the last couple of yrs, found some 9x15 with the big lug pattern for my chevy shorty this summer, i have now 28 turbines smile most of them are 4.5 and 4 3/4 pattern.
Posted By: YouCanDoItInAChevy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 09th 2010 11:03 am
hey yall whats are those rims on the right of your pic, the big ones. i have set of those as well but missing one.
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 09th 2010 3:00 pm
im not sure what brand they are, it doesn't say on the backside either. i just checked your other post on your wheels, im quite sure it's not western wheels. all of those western wheels with the same spoke pattern i have seen, the spokes don't end level with the rimside. im quite sure that we can rule out E/T also, since i have a set of those with same pattern and the don't look the same at all. i will go down to my other garage later tonight and check the Appliance rims that i have for my panel Truck, haven't seen those wheels in about a year, so i might need that to get a smile on my face. i'll let you know as soon as i have checked them out, heck, might even take some pics of them smile

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Posted By: YouCanDoItInAChevy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 09th 2010 10:11 pm
alrighty man much appreciated
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 27th 2010 3:44 pm
the turbines are mounted, now i just need to lower the van a bit in the front smile
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need to get it down a bit in front!
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might need some flares shocked
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but the cops might not notice the wheels when they see these :P
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got me a wing also, need a little fixing and some flat black paint, then i should be good to go smile
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Posted By: LostSheep Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 27th 2010 3:49 pm
Lookin' good Malle! cheers
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 27th 2010 4:10 pm
Thanks!
the Trush pipes will not be used before i get my 292cid in my Van, need some split-headers also coffee
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 27th 2010 9:49 pm
Nice sidepipes ya got lol
Posted By: 65dreamin Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 27th 2010 10:16 pm
nice van!how do lower the front,my 65 has the same setup as yours.
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 28th 2010 2:20 am
Originally Posted by 65dreamin
nice van!how do lower the front,my 65 has the same setup as yours.

Thanks!
haven't had time to figure that one out yet, but as soon i come up with the right plan i will let you know smile

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Nice sidepipes ya got lol

Thanks!
hmm, got a set for my 79 shorty as well yay and ofcourse as you can see on the bottom right in this picture, some 9X15 Turbines for my shorty shift
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Posted By: burr_78g10 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 07th 2010 4:50 am
Here's my 1978 Shorty G10 -

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Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 08th 2010 1:16 pm
Nice Van!
Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 08th 2010 2:39 pm
Originally Posted by burr_78g10
Here's my 1978 Shorty G10 -

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Hmm I think I saw that van somewhere before...
Oh I know, it was in your other post. lol
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 09th 2010 12:11 pm
Sweet and clean!
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 09th 2010 4:20 pm
Very nice Van!
Posted By: JJsRYD Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2010 4:40 am
I thought that since i am moved to Vegas and have some down time, i would post up a pic of my van.

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Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2010 12:11 pm
Nice looking van ya got.
Posted By: EllanVannin Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2010 12:47 pm
Originally Posted by Malle
got me some new rims for my 65, hope to go mount them on on sunday, might get that classic stanse on my Van

Turbines rules, dimensions are 215x60x14 in front and 295x50x15 rear.

same same but different cheers
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Wow man, I can't find one set over here on this side of the pond!
Posted By: Nutty_Nik777 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2010 9:50 pm
my restored chevy shorty running new zz4 v8 1976

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Posted By: chevyvan93 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2010 10:34 pm
very very nice Nutty
Posted By: monkeyman Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2010 10:58 pm
Yeah that is a sweet van! Especially with the ZZ4. My stock 350 is pretty tired.
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2010 11:07 pm
Sweet Nick!
Posted By: PYSCHOWard Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2010 11:27 pm
She looks Sweet Nik, i really like the overhead console.
Posted By: Nutty_Nik777 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 16th 2010 1:01 am
thanks yer its going to be a highway 61 style van got everything to complete it just need the porthole windows now and I am ready to go...... will get some pics of her crusing the uk streets. that'll be strange to see. as far as I no there isnt another over here from the 70's era
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 16th 2010 2:56 am
That's a very sweet Van Nutty!
Posted By: Nutty_Nik777 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 19th 2010 12:05 am
now got a name for the van
THE BLACK PEARL
Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 19th 2010 12:26 am
Originally Posted by Nutty_Nik777
now got a name for the van
THE BLACK PEARL


Great name!
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 19th 2010 3:42 pm
yeah Love it!
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 20th 2010 8:18 pm
digged out the 65 today, just had to take it for a spin with the new shoes smile

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Posted By: soundhd Here's the "New" GMS Sound Machine a 78 Shorty... - April 30th 2010 11:21 pm
Well it's finally pretty much done....still need to get the seats re-upholstered and will do some engine "dress up" this coming winter but the outside is finished...

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Well it's finally pretty much done....still need to get the seats re-upholstered and will do some engine "dress up" this coming winter but the outside is finished...

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VERY VERY NICE!!!!
Very nice sound. I'm diggin the flames. Nice colors.
Bolted on a set of 17" Torque Thrust II wheels today. grin
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Van looks great Brad!!
The wheels and the "West Coast Stance" look killer....

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AWESOME wheel choice Brad, looks Great.
Those look sweet Brad,nice choice.
The van looks great Brad.
Posted By: PYSCHOWard Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 02nd 2010 6:38 pm
Originally Posted by Malle
digged out the 65 today, just had to take it for a spin with the new shoes smile

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Forgot, the New shoes look Great Malle. Hopefully All that White stuff is History.
Posted By: 87ChevyVan Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 05th 2010 7:59 pm
Well, she ain't a fancy surf van or camper, but she's a sweet old girl.

1987 G20 Bonaventure. It was my Mom's van. She had been very ill for the last 3 or 4 years, and it pretty much sat during that time. In Feb 2010 I brought it over to my place so I could drive it every now and then.

Mom passed in March, so she's officially mine now.

With the exception of a factory-sponsored re-spray about 15 years ago (you guys are well aware of GM's paint problems in the late 80's I'm sure), she is 100% original. Only 44k original miles. Even the belts and hoses are original. Only fluids and maint items have ever been replaced.

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Posted By: vanatic05 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 05th 2010 8:31 pm
Very nice looking van..your mom took excellent care of her for sure...
Originally Posted by Lordmodelbuilder
Bolted on a set of 17" Torque Thrust II wheels today. grin
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Wheels look really sweet Brad..nice choice..
Sorry to hear about your Mom. Nice score on the van. I'm not a window van fan, but she is a beauty.
cool vans i'll have to try to get pics up of my 71 chevy g10 sport van.
Posted By: James_Black Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 20th 2010 4:44 pm
Originally Posted by Nutty_Nik777
my restored chevy shorty running new zz4 v8 1976

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This is the sweetest chevy van I have seen so far. Great job sir!! smile

Posted By: frscke1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2011 5:29 pm
Sweet another TMW club member....i love the windows

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Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 15th 2011 10:59 pm
Looks real clean and well taken care of!
Posted By: Cliff Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 21st 2011 3:12 pm
Here is mine.a 83 G20 Conversion Van. I have started gathering parts for a male over.

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Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 21st 2011 3:51 pm
Nice conversion!
Posted By: Wizard78 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 21st 2011 5:23 pm
Yeah That Very Nice smile
Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 21st 2011 7:34 pm
I have been following your other thread. I look forward to see what you make of it! chevy
Posted By: Cliff Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 21st 2011 9:54 pm
Thanks,I'm still looking for parts and it's slow going since I am on disability.
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 28th 2011 9:27 pm
new rustbucket smile

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Posted By: Wizard78 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 28th 2011 9:35 pm
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Van shift
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 29th 2011 3:28 am
Very nice Malle
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 01st 2011 11:50 pm
Thanks guys!!!

this Van is aqtually good from a far, far from good shocked

it need some tlc laugh
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 02nd 2011 4:47 pm
Looks good from this side of the pond lol

I like the paint.
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 09th 2011 6:10 pm
Thanks Ken, now i just wonder what kind of ports that will fit this Van :P
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 12th 2011 3:11 pm
Originally Posted by Malle
Thanks Ken, now i just wonder what kind of ports that will fit this Van :P


Sure! Cut some more holes in it lol
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 12th 2011 9:12 pm
i have been thinkin about some baywindows actually laugh
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 13th 2011 1:56 am
Originally Posted by Malle
i have been thinkin about some baywindows actually laugh


eek BAY WINDOWS



Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 13th 2011 4:41 am
needs to see what's going on outside you know :P

naah, i will keek the panels the way they are (i think)
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 13th 2011 1:02 pm
Originally Posted by Malle
needs to see what's going on outside you know :P


Why? It's scary out there grin
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 13th 2011 9:33 pm
i know, but im afraid of small closed rooms also shocked
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 14th 2011 4:03 am
Originally Posted by Malle
i know, but im afraid of small closed rooms also shocked


Compared to the two early 90's you have the LWB late model will seam like a mansion on the inside......

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Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 15th 2011 12:44 am
Originally Posted by wookee
Originally Posted by Malle
i know, but im afraid of small closed rooms also shocked


Compared to the two early 90's you have the LWB late model will seam like a mansion on the inside......

......Wookee


i know, the bedroom is like the 17th door to the left shocked

but anyways, not going to cut holes in it yet, even though i got 3 pairs of ports that i need to use sometime :P

by the way, i had some rims lying around that did nice on the 81 :P
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Posted By: karensirett Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 15th 2011 9:57 am
whoops i post mainly in this part of the forum but i put all my van pics HERE as you can see a lot of work has been done already, my hubby has done more since these have been posted i will try and get more photos up loaded at some point
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Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 15th 2011 4:04 pm
Looks nice
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 15th 2011 6:46 pm
looks nice and clean smile
Posted By: Wizard78 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 15th 2011 8:28 pm
Nice Wook
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 16th 2011 3:48 am
Not mine... I thought a linkless picture fits better here.....

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Posted By: karensirett Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 16th 2011 8:29 am
whoops sorry again should have posted the picture myself blush
Posted By: Jerkbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 13th 2011 6:36 am
This is my new van. Cost me $1000. It's a 76 4x4 that needs some electric work, but the engine ran strong....Apparently too strong. I guess I was going over 80 on my way home, and didn't even notice since the speedo is one of the electric issues lol. I had someone following me since it was a maiden voyage (2 hours) and he kept falling behind. I figured it was just because he was in a ford or something, but oh well. Anyway here it is.

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My brother is in this one, and he's 6'1" just for perspective.

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Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 13th 2011 10:38 am
Very nice one and a great price.
Posted By: River_Rat Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 13th 2011 11:09 am
I bet people moved out of the way when they see that rollin up behind them. Lol. Looks pretty tuff.
Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 13th 2011 2:39 pm
Nice score on the 4x4, good luck with the the van! chevy
That van was for sale down near me last year. Looks like it's a home done 4x4 conversion. Good luck with it & keep us posted. Brad
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
I took a few new pics on the way home from a Vannin' this weekend smile
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Posted By: HighwayStar Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 13th 2011 11:59 pm
Originally Posted by Malle
I took a few new pics on the way home from a Vannin' this weekend smile
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Great pics !......... cheers
Posted By: HighwayStar Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2011 12:00 am
Originally Posted by Jerkbeast
This is my new van. Cost me $1000. It's a 76 4x4 that needs some electric work, but the engine ran strong....Apparently too strong. I guess I was going over 80 on my way home, and didn't even notice since the speedo is one of the electric issues lol. I had someone following me since it was a maiden voyage (2 hours) and he kept falling behind. I figured it was just because he was in a ford or something, but oh well. Anyway here it is.

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Cool 4WD..... cheers
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2011 3:54 pm
Originally Posted by Jerkbeast
This is my new van. Cost me $1000. It's a 76 4x4 that needs some electric work, but the engine ran strong....Apparently too strong. I guess I was going over 80 on my way home, and didn't even notice since the speedo is one of the electric issues lol.


actually the factory speedo in that year van is cable driven.
Of coarse it is hard to tell what they did when the conversion was done......

.......Wookee
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2011 4:18 pm
Nice score on the 4x4! Great pics Malle!
Posted By: River_Rat Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2011 4:34 pm
Cool pics
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2011 11:36 pm
Nice pics guys.
Posted By: AdamH Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 15th 2011 2:10 pm
Originally Posted by wookee

Of coarse it is hard to tell what they did when the conversion was done......


You're telling me! I have a Ford NP205 Transfer Case tail-shaft in my 78 Chevy. The speedometer cable is factory from the speedometer down but there is an 'adapter cable' of sorts that has a female side for the end of the Chevy speedometer cable and a Ford style plug in speedometer gear on the other side. unfortunately that's the cable that broke and I'm having a hell of a time trying to find a replacement that will work.
Posted By: BigJohn Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 02nd 2011 12:20 pm
Hi all,

Just worked out how to put up an image so here is my 1987 G20 conversion, had a pretty good interior when I got it 6 months ago but was in need of much TLC.

I decided to take out most of the woodwork as some of it was in poor condition and some of it had been replaced (badly)

It came with really great chrome wheels but they were too large and rubbed in a few places, I decided it would be better to get something that fitted and was lucky enough to find these original '77 Cadilac wires(not hubcaps)

Quite a few jobs already done (exhaust/shocks/park brake/door seals) with many more to do.

Some rust holes in the rear floor around the wheels and the smaller side door is bad at the bottom (see photo), not sure what to do with that.


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Posted By: SFS60 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 02nd 2011 12:39 pm
That would definately be a "REPLACE" !!
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 02nd 2011 2:52 pm
Way easier to un bolt the rusty one and throw it away then work fixing it......

.....Wookee
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 03rd 2011 12:26 am
Yep, replace it so much easier!
it's too bad Nova Scotia is so far away - i have a '40 door in white with fixed glass that is very rust free...
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 05th 2011 11:48 am
welcome aboard! Good luck with your new van!
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - September 27th 2011 6:45 pm
whoops i did it again smile

got a gift from my girlfriend, hope to pick it up this friday smile

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Posted By: draggnastro Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - September 27th 2011 6:52 pm
sweet! just ditch the windows in the side!
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - September 28th 2011 9:57 am
Thats a nice one.
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - September 28th 2011 11:14 am
Looks sweet! Congrats!
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - September 28th 2011 11:21 am
SWEET cheers
Posted By: Galaxy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - September 28th 2011 1:02 pm
Originally Posted by Malle
whoops i did it again smile

got a gift from my girlfriend, hope to pick it up this friday smile

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Wow, that looks like a really nice early Chevy! There are some great body mods on there, and cool looking interior.
Congratulations! chevy
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - September 28th 2011 6:57 pm
thanks guys, this Van is in sweden at the moment, i have never seen it live, but i had a friend of mine check it out and i'm told that this one is in very good condition bodywise, but it has been sitting for several yrs so i should trailer it home. the strange thig about this is that all the other earlies i got has been bought more or less at the same distance from where i live as this one (6hrs+), this is the best looking one and this is the only of them that not will be driven home shocked
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 01st 2011 1:22 pm
Long day yesterday, woke up at 6am, go to work at 7am. ready to go to sweden to pick up early at 6pm ready to pick up early in sweden at 10pm, eat some pizza with fellow vanners at 11pm, go home at midnight. home at 3:30 am, take of the early at 3:45am trailer parked and im ready to go to bed at 4:30am shocked

was it worth it, but ofcourse smile



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Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 01st 2011 5:47 pm
Looks like it help up very well.
Posted By: SFS60 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 01st 2011 6:11 pm
DAMN !! Where i live there's 2011 model car's that have more rust on them then that van !!!
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 01st 2011 6:21 pm
this seems like a very solid built Van, ofcourse it need a little tlc, and i have not control of what parts of the interior that is still there or missing. anyways, not going to do much changes on this Van, i'm quite sure that i'm gonna give it some other wheels. i have a few different ones, but i'm not sure where to go. western mags, ansen sprint mags, shelby serpent II or appliance steel spoke. descissions descissions shocked

also thinking to give it some flake in the paint, live it up a bit smile
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 02nd 2011 2:57 am
SWEET bow
I'm glad you got her home safe....















Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 02nd 2011 3:33 am
A few pictures of this van was seen on the V.C.V.C site a couple years back.From the pictures it did looked like it attended van events on the other side of the pond.
I did not know it was powered with a small block.
I like every thing about it except for the placement of the windows on the drivers side.
Good looking 1st gen......
It really does not look like it will need much to get her road worthy.

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Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 02nd 2011 7:53 am
Originally Posted by wookee

I like every thing about it except for the placement of the windows on the drivers side.
Good looking 1st gen......
It really does not look like it will need much to get her road worthy.

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it was built in early eighties, and as we can see with most of the vans built back then, stupid was very popular windowwise. i hope to get it on the road with norwegian plates before next season, hopefully there will be a easy winter here smile
Posted By: Superbeast Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 03rd 2011 4:21 pm
Originally Posted by Malle
stupid was very popular windowwise.


haha lol

Congrats on getting home safe and good luck with it.
Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 03rd 2011 7:28 pm
Thanks Ken smile
Posted By: wookee Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 04th 2011 8:42 pm
Actually there where lots of vans built in the 80's that did not have stupid window problems......
70's 80's 90's name the year the problem still occurs.

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Posted By: Malle Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 26th 2011 12:40 pm
got me a winterbeater today smile it's a TFW Van 91 G-20 6.2 Diesel. reverse is missing and there is a little rust here and there. but drives good smile

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Posted By: 93GMC Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 26th 2011 1:37 pm
Got mine back on the road yesterday smile
Posted By: Captain_E Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 18th 2012 4:43 am
Congrats 93GMC. The 92-95 Body style is one of favorites.
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 18th 2012 9:27 am
Congrats!
Posted By: ITravel Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 23rd 2012 12:57 am
Originally Posted by Captain_E
Congrats 93GMC. The 92-95 Body style is one of favorites.


And I love it! But how come you read so little about them on Vanning (and the internet in general)?
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 23rd 2012 1:16 am
Great pics guys.
Posted By: Captain_E Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 02nd 2012 11:48 pm
No Chevy pics since March???? C'mon yall how about a few more pics!!!!
Posted By: frscke1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 03rd 2012 12:11 am
Originally Posted by ITravel
Originally Posted by Captain_E
Congrats 93GMC. The 92-95 Body style is one of favorites.


And I love it! But how come you read so little about them on Vanning (and the internet in general)?



They are not old enough for the hard core Vanners...I love mine

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Posted By: Captain_E Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 03rd 2012 12:57 pm
Beautiful Vans frscke1. I have some kin people that live in Rancho Bernardo and Poway. Havent seen them in over 30 yrs I reckon.
Posted By: frscke1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 03rd 2012 3:26 pm
About 10 miles out from me ....str up 67 to Poway...Time for a Vacation to San Diego.....
Posted By: Captain_E Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 24th 2012 7:40 pm
Dont see a trip to Socal anytime in the near future but, who knows.
Posted By: Wizard78 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 24th 2012 7:43 pm
Go Captain Go
Posted By: Captain_E Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 24th 2012 7:45 pm
I cant remember if I posted a picture of my van on this thread or not so here's one;
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I think this van would look sharp with the blacked out headlight and turn signal covers. That is my next planned upgrade.
Posted By: Wizard78 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 24th 2012 7:47 pm
Kurk with customvan might have them
Posted By: Blag Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 24th 2012 8:03 pm
This is my favourite photo of our vandura. Taken maybe 15 years ago when it was in good shape. Lovin the original hubcap on the front wheel, I wonder can you still get them?

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Posted By: ghey4shortys74 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 18th 2012 7:36 pm
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Posted By: Lee7673 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 18th 2012 7:49 pm
Nice!!!!
Posted By: spanishfly Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 13th 2013 1:10 am
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Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 13th 2013 1:24 am
Looking good Spanishfly. Love those wheels.
Posted By: HighwayStar Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 13th 2013 4:01 pm
Awesome van !!! cheers
Posted By: Bikertrash00 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 13th 2013 5:11 pm
cheers to GM!
Posted By: spanishfly Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2013 12:59 am
Thank you GM Boys,I love all Shorty Vans but GM Shorties are the BOMB in my book. shift[Linked Image]
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2013 1:40 am
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Thought i'd throw mine up here also.Its getting close to being done lol
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Posted By: Lee7673 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2013 3:01 am
NICE!!!!
Posted By: Corey101 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2013 3:14 am
Gotta love them Chevys!
Posted By: Corey101 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2013 3:23 am
Where can I find those side pipes like a lot of you guys have on your shortys I'm loving them big time!
Posted By: HighwayStar Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2013 1:33 pm
Originally Posted by Corey101
Where can I find those side pipes like a lot of you guys have on your shortys I'm loving them big time!


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Posted By: HighwayStar Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2013 1:33 pm
Originally Posted by Corey101
Gotta love them Chevys!


___________ chevy... drool
Posted By: HighwayStar Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2013 1:34 pm
Originally Posted by newkirkinc1
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Looking good Jim !! cool
Posted By: spanishfly Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2013 6:12 pm
Jim, I love your van especilly the front grill. I recently viewed all the pages of your build thread. You are a van Gogh of vans. bow[Linked Image]
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 14th 2013 10:55 pm
Thank you lol just love them Chebby's lol
Posted By: Nerolus Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - August 13th 2013 5:34 am
Just got this 1976 G20 5.7L V8 with a slipping transmission for $850 and drove it home. Engine is great. Bringing into the transmission shop tomorrow to get their diagnosis/price and hopefully I won't go flat broke. Fingers crossed for a good deal, else I go dig through the Craigslist ads and settle for something shifty.
Came with a free canoe rack that required no holes drilled and a set of studded snow tires.

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Posted By: blacktopkid Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 28th 2013 1:45 am
My '88 G20.

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Posted By: Captain_E Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 28th 2013 2:10 am
I'm sure I've posted on this thread before but thought I'd do it again with a shot that took last week down on the river.
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Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 28th 2013 10:07 am
Nice shot.
Posted By: Captain_E Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 29th 2013 6:26 pm
Thanks Jim.
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 29th 2013 7:20 pm
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Posted By: Captain_E Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 29th 2013 10:52 pm
Nice.
Posted By: Wizard78 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 30th 2013 8:47 pm
Sweet
Posted By: al55 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 31st 2013 12:51 am
Originally Posted by newkirkinc1
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Posted By: al55 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 31st 2013 12:53 am
Originally Posted by blacktopkid
My '88 G20.


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cool chevy all this pic needs is the movie is SuperVan playing on the screen!!!!
Posted By: al55 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 31st 2013 12:55 am
Originally Posted by Captain_E
I'm sure I've posted on this thread before but thought I'd do it again with a shot that took last week down on the river.
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Beauty shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cool
Posted By: rshields711 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 31st 2013 1:37 am
Bowties
Posted By: Captain_E Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 02nd 2013 8:25 pm
Nice Shot!
Posted By: Star Dreamer Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 02nd 2013 9:28 pm
As long as we are doing river shots:

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Posted By: Captain_E Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 03rd 2013 12:50 am
Ya gotta love "River shots". Beautiful van.
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Posted By: skippy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 12th 2014 6:48 pm
Originally Posted by Captain_E
I'm sure I've posted on this thread before but thought I'd do it again with a shot that took last week down on the river.
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Sweet !!!! where'd you get that flare kit ???
Posted By: skippy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 12th 2014 7:05 pm
used to be a serious astro addict ......

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but as of late , i kinda went back to the full sized vans . the wife still has her astro .....

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but i've gone back to the full sized chevy conversions . the green one is a parts van now cuz i found frame rot by the back wheels . the white one has all new suspension & steering componants , new shocks on all 4 corners all new brake system including rear lines , new cooling system , tune up etc.....
my wheels & tires will be swapped over very soon & then i can start o the interior mods ..

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heres my 95 astro high top i gave up to go back to the full sized rigs ....

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chevy fanatic till i die !!!!
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 12th 2014 7:36 pm
Those are some nice rides.
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 12th 2014 9:39 pm
Very nice indeed!
Posted By: skippy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 23rd 2014 1:03 am
Thanx Guys !!! guess i have a thing for white vans huh ?
Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 23rd 2014 12:06 pm
Originally Posted by skippy
Thanx Guys !!! guess i have a thing for white vans huh ?


Doesn't everyone? grin
Posted By: Rusty Pancelode Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 24th 2014 8:43 pm
Originally Posted by CatFish
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Thanx Guys !!! guess i have a thing for white vans huh ?


Doesn't everyone? grin


Not me!
Wait...



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Posted By: Hoagie Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 24th 2014 10:09 pm
Here is a couple from before I got it running.It was sitting inside since 1988,I felt it needed some air. chevy 1978 G20


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Posted By: DesertRat Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - October 25th 2014 8:48 pm
Nothing wrong with White...

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Posted By: mainstay Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 07th 2014 5:00 pm
2004 AWD 1500:

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Posted By: frscke1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 07th 2014 7:47 pm
Wow GMC now welds there rear on like Ford & Dodge.... what happen to the uni body ?
Posted By: 84vandura Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 28th 2014 7:43 pm
Well i never really added any pictures of my van on here because it was sitting in the body shop for the first part of this summer so i figured now i might as well jam them up here, let me know what yas think.

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Getting the body work done
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Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 28th 2014 8:22 pm
Very nice!
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 29th 2014 1:41 am
Very nice.I really the new paint.Did you install that sunroof yourself? Don't think I have seen a high top with one.I also the the trailer pics with your wheelers.
Posted By: Wizard78 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 29th 2014 1:50 am
Looks Great
Posted By: 84vandura Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 29th 2014 2:43 am
Thanks guys, I love it, but no i didn't install it, came with it in 1984. my grandmother bought it brand new and i'm pretty sure she got it loaded. it was leaking, so I did have to pull it and take it apart to repair the weather seals and the frame but that's it
Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 29th 2014 6:37 am
That's very nice!
Posted By: frscke1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 29th 2014 4:12 pm
Originally Posted by Star Dreamer
As long as we are doing river shots


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Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 29th 2014 5:57 pm
Great river shots
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 31st 2014 12:07 pm
Yeppers! Nice Friske
Posted By: JIm_Rockford Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 24th 2015 12:47 am
Mine..little dirty right now..
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Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 24th 2015 3:29 am
The new shoes look nice!
Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 24th 2015 3:39 am
Can't remember if I've posted here in a while...
Here's the Chevy and it's little tow-buddy last August in the mountains.
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Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 24th 2015 3:42 am
Same week..different campground.
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Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 24th 2015 3:46 am
Just south of Savannah last September. Penny likes her GMs!
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Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 24th 2015 3:53 am
At a KOA in the GMC on the way to the RC Cola and Moonpie Festival in TN last summer. We're always the littlest motorhome.
They still charge for the whole space even tho we only use a little bit of it...... lol
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Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 24th 2015 4:03 am
Our loafering pal at Little River Canyon in Alabama last summer.
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I wish winter would move the hell out. Time to get rolling again. Haven't been anywhere since Freeze-out! Going on two whole months now!!!!
Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 24th 2015 4:15 am
At Deal's Gap a year ago...need to go up and make a 2015 lap before the two-wheelers take it back!
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Ok...I'm done over-posting for now..... lol
Posted By: JIm_Rockford Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 24th 2015 1:05 pm
Love that blue color looks like a great setup.
Posted By: tuner4life Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - February 24th 2015 2:21 pm
I love Deals Gap and the Tail of the Dragon! Only ever been there in sports cars though. I'm sure it's a completely different animal in a van!
Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 09th 2015 3:35 am
Ok...where's all the pictures?
It's gonna be spring someday right?

We escaped to Savannah for the weekend. 289 miles each way but It was warm and the sky's were blue.....
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Stayed Friday and Saturday night at the Savannah South KOA.
The littlest motorhome.....
Loafered during the day.
It's a very clean campground and was packed at night. Some RVers had to dry camp in the parking lot! Some heading north and some heading south. Everybody's ready for the winter to end!!
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 09th 2015 10:59 am
Ours is in the garage waiting for an event lol
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Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 17th 2015 3:11 am
Need some GM pictures here!

We took the GMC and went loafering to the Georgia mountains this weekend for a picnic.
Turned over 306K miles and countin'... good ole Quaker State oil. grin
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Posted By: frscke1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 17th 2015 4:33 am
I only went to Home Depot for building mat'l .... good old Mobil One.


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Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 17th 2015 4:35 am
lol
Posted By: tuner4life Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 18th 2015 12:12 pm
I think your speedometer is broken... Or something.. shift
Posted By: jcd74 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 18th 2015 12:30 pm
Yeah the trip odometer knob is in the way, and you can't tell how fast he was really going!
Posted By: frscke1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 18th 2015 2:45 pm
Yep on my red '92 the trip od is in the upper left corner, but the '92 has it on the bottom right. I could be going 110 mph & it still says 90mph.
Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 18th 2015 3:13 pm
Originally Posted by tuner4life
I think your speedometer is broken... Or something.. shift


I think mine's off! I was doing 90.... well maybe.... angel
It could happen... lol
Our little 305 mouse won't quite do like the big 'uns. blush



Posted By: jcd74 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 19th 2015 12:42 am
My best last summer beach runs
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Posted By: DesertRat Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 19th 2015 3:06 pm
Winter is my time for fun, gotta play before it gets over 100 degrees

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Posted By: frscke1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 19th 2015 3:16 pm
Oh so true, watch for flash floods they can take your van faster than I can blink.




GOOD TIMES
Posted By: skippy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 26th 2015 7:27 pm
took a few pics today while i was waiting on the wife at the Dr's . had to bring the camera to get a pic of my lighting control panel so the guys at east coast customs could see if they can replace it for me . its a low voltage unit with a circuit board , not the typical switch type .


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Posted By: mainstay Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 12th 2015 4:41 pm
2004 AWD. 3/4-ton Suburban springs, MAX keys, longer Bilsteins:

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Posted By: JIm_Rockford Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 29th 2015 3:55 pm
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Posted By: James_Black Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 31st 2015 11:48 pm
Did you ever fixed the tranny problem?
I love the color and graphics in your van.
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 01st 2015 3:49 am
Every one here knows how bad I have been wanting a Chevy again. This came home with me today. It's a project for my oldest son and I.His van his ideas.Him putting money he earns and labor into it.Unfortunately he is only 13 now ,so I will have to drive it for awhile and keep all the fluids moving. grin

The trip home was about 70 miles and she ran great.

1985 Chevy G20
305/3speed auto
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Posted By: Sammy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 01st 2015 3:58 am
Hi Luke, Thats a great looking van, Nice of your son to let you drive it till he can drive. lol yay cheers
Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 01st 2015 6:39 pm
Good looking van!
Guess you're also about outta room in the driveway! lol
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 02nd 2015 2:57 am
Originally Posted by Sammy
Hi Luke, Thats a great looking van, Nice of your son to let you drive it till he can drive. lol yay cheers


It will be tuff but somebody had to do it. shift
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 02nd 2015 3:00 am
Originally Posted by CatFish
Good looking van!
Guess you're also about outta room in the driveway! lol


I got the room,but not the budget.
Posted By: frscke1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 02nd 2015 3:52 am
Oh Luke we all know it will have 300K on the clock before he is of legal age to drive ....lol
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 02nd 2015 4:56 am
Probably will.lol
Posted By: Sammy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 03rd 2015 1:04 am
Post some more pictures Luke, Thats a nice van you found cheers
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 03rd 2015 3:18 am
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Posted By: CatFish Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 03rd 2015 4:07 am
Luke, has he decided on a name yet?
Posted By: Sammy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 03rd 2015 5:07 am
Thats a nice van, liked the pictures with your kid, he looks like it's his van, hope he lets you drive it, lol Very nice wheels on it cheers
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 03rd 2015 5:11 am
Originally Posted by CatFish
Luke, has he decided on a name yet?


We have named her Serenity.

Going to get some better pics and start a readers ride thread.
Posted By: Dyno_Dave Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 06th 2015 4:06 am
Excellent! Yet another generation of vanners. Looks like a great start. Is he going to join the forum?
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 06th 2015 10:09 pm
That's cool can't wait to see the pics
Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - December 07th 2015 2:56 am
He probably will join.As far as pics go I need to get off work and make it home before dark.
Posted By: kane Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 10th 2016 1:37 am
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Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 10th 2016 2:49 am
Nice looking van Kane cheers
Posted By: MACE Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 10th 2016 3:06 am
Yeah great stance on that rig man.
are those 31"s?
Posted By: kane Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 13th 2016 8:21 am
Yes sire @MACE. 31"x15"x10.50
Posted By: MXDUDE Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 22nd 2019 1:39 pm
Here is a few

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Posted By: NEmery Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 22nd 2019 4:41 pm
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Posted By: 1959 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 24th 2019 6:11 pm
amcochrane - Is that an old style grille on a newer (80s) van? I ask cuz the color scheme, emblem, mirrors and belt molding look newer. Please tell me yes......
Posted By: amcochrane Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 24th 2019 6:14 pm
1959- yes it is. '86 beauville with a '77 front grill and bumper. I saw the swap done on Hot Rod Garage and found the parts by chance for a price i couldnt refuse.
Posted By: NEmery Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 24th 2019 6:22 pm
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1959- yes it is. '86 beauville with a '77 front grill and bumper. I saw the swap done on Hot Rod Garage and found the parts by chance for a price i couldnt refuse.

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Originally Posted by NEmery
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1959- yes it is. '86 beauville with a '77 front grill and bumper. I saw the swap done on Hot Rod Garage and found the parts by chance for a price i couldnt refuse.

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Thank you!
Posted By: 1959 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 24th 2019 6:58 pm
I will have to find the vid on HotRod Garage. Was your Beauville originally 4 headlites?
Posted By: amcochrane Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 24th 2019 7:46 pm
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Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - May 24th 2019 8:27 pm
Good looking van.
Posted By: Hairoinn Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - June 13th 2019 4:21 am
Front end replaced just in time to do a motor swap. Free 402 BBC.

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Posted By: Woody414 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 31st 2020 12:36 am
Just joined the club.
94 GMC Ex Milwaukee PD Paddy wagon van.


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Posted By: DrCaldre Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 31st 2020 12:50 am
Hell yea!
Posted By: newkirkinc1 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 31st 2020 12:08 pm
Nice!
Posted By: Wedgy Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 31st 2020 12:56 pm
Cool little Shorty, nice score! And welcome
Posted By: Lee7673 Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - July 31st 2020 2:01 pm
Welcome! Nice score. Keep us posted with updates
Posted By: Team_RBN Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 16th 2020 6:22 am
A night cell phone shot. Lots of work to do, tires are very cracked from sitting 10 plus years. Surface rust on roof needs immediate attention. I am thinking of painting rallyes black, removing running boards, rack and ladder.
I do a lot of rocky crappy road excursions, thinking a large basket rack for roof, and rear door passenger spare tire holder with some sort of box for my generator and additional battery.
Add inverter to inside of passenger rear door for a stand alone system for charging laptop, camera batrerys ect.


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Posted By: Rusty Pancelode Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 16th 2020 11:31 pm
Cool.
Those sound like good ideas.

I painted my rallyes black.
It was the cheapest mod that made the most difference.
I like them that way, but I guess I like them silver too, because I thought yours looked great when I just saw them.
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Posted By: lukester Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 17th 2020 2:35 am
Nice vans guys
Posted By: Team_RBN Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - November 17th 2020 7:27 am
Thank you. ☺
Posted By: SDMickey Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - January 23rd 2021 6:13 am
Never had the pleasure of a "van" Paddy wagon. Nice score.
Posted By: shorty_82_XL Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - March 19th 2021 3:21 am
Bought this 79 G20 today! Waiting on delivery so I can get started on it.

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Posted By: redsroundeyes Re: Official GM owner's picture thread..... - April 27th 2021 3:16 pm
Recently got in the game, been driving and repairing daily.

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Recently got in the game, been driving and repairing daily.

That's a fine looking shorty. Start a build thread in the "Reader's Rides" section and keep us posted on the progress. We all love following along with builds and repairs.

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