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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:05 pm

Well, I have been laid up for years, I havnt done more than grocery shopping/and doctor appointments in a long long time. I can't drive a manual transmission any more. I can't sit in a tiny car anymore.
So I started looking for something I could drive, I am also unable to work... let's not get into that, as it's a sore subject.
So... I started sitting in people's trucks, and vans, I found that I needed a swb chevy van for sure, or a mid 90's dodge. They both had a great possition that I felt like I could drive for a while in. Or move around.
After about a year of looking, missing a few because of health of finances, I found this.
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wayno » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:40 pm wrote: Everything is either tight or actually rubbing.
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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:09 pm

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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:16 pm

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Post by wayno » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:37 pm

Welcome, it's been a while.
Did you buy the van?
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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:39 pm

So... this homeless man offered to pose with my new van...
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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:47 pm

I did get it. 950$. 1976 g20, deluxetc options, original paint. Some one (second owner, 2015) did yank the 400sb and th350, chrome bumpers mirrors and grill.
But the 3rd owner kinda got it put back together.
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Post by wayno » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:49 pm

The ad says it needs work, what does it need?
I had a van like that in the late 1980s, I lived in it a couple years and had a gym membership so I had a place to clean up/take showers, I was on my 3rd winter when I rented a room in a house with two other guys, I bought that house 8 years after that and am still there, 28 years at the same address.
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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:14 pm

It needs alot of little things, the guy who yanked the 400/350 combo did not care about this van, so he kinda cut shit.
The kids that dropped the 350/th400 in it, just did the best they could I guess.
The electric kick down is not hooked up, the vacuum modulator is bad, the dipstick is homemade and incorrect.
The engine needs a rear main, and valve cover gaskets, rear brakes chatter, and bind on heavy breaking.
Few of the gages are hooked up, and I've got a power drain, but. ..
No rust. None.
And exempt for the few dents the last few owners put in it its in pretty great shape. Considering it's life the past 2 years.
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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:15 pm

It just failed to load more pocs, after trying for like 30min, gotta reset dome shits and try again.
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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:45 pm

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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:46 pm

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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:50 pm

It also has a crack started at the slider latch, some one screwed a plate over it, but I should have it welded up soon.
And they crimped off a mechanical oil pressure line, that opened up today shooting a nice fan of old oil all over the manifold.
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Post by wayno » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:51 pm

This was mine, I was heavy into hanggliding back then, mine was a gas hog, I am parked in front of the place I had my photos developed.
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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:58 pm

Nice!
I'm not expecting to great of mileage, but I will try to tune it up, and get the best I can.
The whole only shifting at wot thing is hard on the mileage lol.
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Post by RedBanner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:00 pm

That would have to have been so cool, to fly a danger kite all day and then just pullout and crash.
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Post by wayno » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:12 am

I lived in that van and a Mustang 2 when I could not afford to buy gas for the van for a few years, I had a job, I just few hanggliders so much(3/4 days a week camping) that I just didn't see a reason to rent anything, especially during the summer, food and gas were my big expenses.
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Post by Laecaon » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:01 am

I can see the appeal. Portland (Saint Johns specifically) has a pretty decent Van scene. Im glad you got something you can drive and enjoy.

Im sure you will get it working better in no time. And with a 350, parts will be forever cheap.

That green is great too. Not too bad of a deal.

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:24 pm

Needs more pics down by the river...and maybe some SUs.
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Post by Taterhead » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:00 am

Sexy underages??^^

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Post by RedBanner » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:46 pm

I can do the river one..
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