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Old 03 May 2009, 09:28 pm
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here is a pix of my conversion. i gutted the back doors, welded them shut, formed and welded a panel on, shaved the door handles. i gutted the inside and an putting in an oak plywood floor and sides.
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Old 03 May 2009, 09:37 pm
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and what was wrong with it in the first place to rip it all apart?

Just wondering... LOL

or did you simply want a panel van looking cruiser?
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Old 03 May 2009, 10:23 pm
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Looking Good WaynePV and please keep showing us pictures of how its going.
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Old 04 May 2009, 12:17 am
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here is a pix of my conversion. i gutted the back doors, welded them shut, formed and welded a panel on, shaved the door handles. i gutted the inside and an putting in an oak plywood floor and sides.

Keep the pics coming..
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Old 04 May 2009, 09:50 pm
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well this was our daughter's first car, we bought it with 130k miles, she drove it ,got in a finder bender , now has 180k and we couldn't give it away. So I decided to use it for a project car to practice welding/painting. plus thought it might be fun to have a mini panel.

antifreeze started to disappear and it over heated. so we tried to find the leak. no luck, so replaced the water pump, timing belt, head gasket. the inside looked good so we'l see if it goes an other 180k.

I discovered that when I pulled the battery cables then replaced, wow a considerable increase in power. and that was before I read anything about that, so it was NOT a fignewton of my imagination. the engine runs really strong. 5 speed.

hope to get the paint on in the next couple weeks, you WILL see it coming.

cheers, wayne
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Old 07 Sep 2012, 07:32 pm
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That is unbelievably... COOL! I'm a part time Santa and I would love a "delivery van" for my visits. I Have seen kits that just cover the back windows (doors & handles still there)and I had even thought about getting a convertable and making a fiberglass shell making it a true "2 door" but I would lose the back hatch but YOURs, sir, is pure genius :-) it's got the true panelvan feel! I think I'm going to try to move the henges on the back hatch to make it an ambulance type door.
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Old 07 Sep 2012, 09:15 pm
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Take lots of pics the rest of the way.
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That is unbelievably... COOL! I'm a part time Santa and I would love a "delivery van" for my visits. I Have seen kits that just cover the back windows (doors & handles still there)and I had even thought about getting a convertable and making a fiberglass shell making it a true "2 door" but I would lose the back hatch but YOURs, sir, is pure genius :-) it's got the true panelvan feel! I think I'm going to try to move the henges on the back hatch to make it an ambulance type door.
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i 'liked' and you replied to a 3 year old post
Hey and sucked the rest of us in to.
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Old 08 Sep 2012, 09:31 pm
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Did it start as a convertible????
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