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Old 01-10-2014, 03:51 PM
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What? Huh? ?
No wait that's scuba diving. The other might be deadly poisons. Guess most of us are screwed.

Look, if taking about it/legalizing it, keeps away the shady creeps then all the better.

PLaying around in /with a van is awesome. I'm not the guy to say who is what? Somebody mentioned the Ateam van and I had to smile. Its cool.

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Spinn, I guess I'm still not quite following you but was it the reference to weed back in the middle 70's that upset you? It was the 70's, it was just part of the culture back then.
I like this thread for the guy to build a 70's style van. Brings back memories.......that is all I was talking about.
Maybe I am dense on this one, I don't know!
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:44 PM
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No, weed does not upset me. It is pretty relaxing actually.

It was a poor attempt at humor. We can move on.
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I haven't smoke the stuff in decades. Did my fair share back then! Sorry, just didn't completely catch the humor. We''ll move on.
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Well kids, went to actually look at the thing in daylight. Daylight reveals much lol, so first, the good
1. Hit the key, it starts right up, runs quiet and smooth, choke works, and it feels good.
2. The frame and floors and rockers are virtually perfect and rust free.
3. All brake lines, fuel lines etc look clean and in excellent shape.
4. All the hanging toggle switches actually control inside lighting
5. All the inside lighting are stained glass fixtures cotroled by previous mentioned toggle switches,
6. All the center dash trim I thought was missing was simply removed to remove the cup older covering the doghouse
7. The dash cluster surround is all done in the same diamond pleats as the rest, its amazing.
8. Every light , interior and exterior work perfect.
9. It moves under its own power.
10. It came with a free rocking chair.



The bad
1. It needs a clutch, pretty much right now
2. It needs a wheel cyl
3. It needs tires, and has a flat currently
4. Rust....not terrible, but one section of the drip rail is bad, and caused rust on the side the size of a twoonie,
5. 4 out of 5 of you have no idea what a "twoonie" is
6. Paint is thrashed pretty bad in several spots.
7. The roof vent at the rear is smashed, leaking, and generally screwed.
8. The sunroof up front is leaking due to dried up and split caulking
9. The rear section of the headliner is soaked, and will need replacing.
10. Its filthy in every capacity right down to moss growing on the running boards and rear window louvers

Sooo, plans have changed slightly, clutch and wheel cyld as well as shoes are ordered, I'm going to remove the rear vent, cut a patch, butcher it into place with speed screws and a sealer, replace small rear section of headliner with blue fur. Major interior cleaning, steam cleaning of floors and velvet walls in the rear. Reassembly of trim and install tunes....
Outside is getting some grinding, some ghetto repairs to minor rust involving bondo, fiberglass and anything else I can do cheap and dirty. The wheels are getting painted gold with new chrome nuts and center caps, sidepipes will be chrome with the stainless heat shield powder coated gold. New BFG 275/60/15 and 235/60/15's. Mask off van, then its getting Blitz Blacked, letters done in gold across side with self proclaimed non exsistant rod shop "Bygddy Kustoms" (this is on an iron cross on all my cars currently lol)
Drive the snot out of it far and often. I have given myself a $1000.00 budget to completion putting me at $2500 total investment.
Will finish collecting parts and paint for another month and a half then get it home and get working on it!
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A disco ball would be nice. {:-)
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Life size cut out of Farrah Fawcett too. Nice rocking chair. Hate to see that custom paint go by the way side. You could probably redo the 2 tone blue for not too much money if you like shooting enamel. Keep us posted
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Life size cut out of Farrah Fawcett too. Nice rocking chair. Hate to see that custom paint go by the way side. You could probably redo the 2 tone blue for not too much money if you like shooting enamel. Keep us posted
I don't "like" shooting anything that doesn't come out of a spray can lol. This is going to be a first and a learning experience. That's why the choice of Blitz black, I love flat black, Dad has blitz black on his hot rod and it looks good, has held up well and was easy to spray. Im going to get stupid with the hood and spare tire cover with lace and gold and stuff lol.... should be fun.
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