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  1. I too called John a few times and got no answer and know he only has the land line. I saw the news and evacuation map and I'm also hoping that they are somewhere safe and the fire didn't get to close but you can't tell from the reporting I've seen. Scott...
  2. Well I see that Keiser31 answered you question on removing/replacing the engine thru the door with no problems. I myself went thru the side door as it was an option and available along with working with my engine puller. Not much more to add, good luck with whatever you decide to do. I know somewhere back in my thread I reference the Vintage_Vans site which could also provide more specific info on just these old vans. As far as stepping it up, not's not going to happen in the near future as I have had my hand full with other projects, maybe next year I'll get back into it. Scott...
  3. I totally agree that the car looks amazing, illusion accomplished for sure. Regarding the Canon camera, it may have a close-up setting that will make a major difference when taking near object pictures, my Canon G10 has that feature and makes a big difference, just a thought. Scott...
  4. Wow, looks amazing and what a great color when it's basically all together. You've made a lot of progress...
  5. Roger, I've followed since the beginning and replied early on your skills, I still always pretty much shake my head in amazement every time you post an update. I've run out of words to express my thoughts and often smile at the amount of talent you have shown while documenting this build thread. This is and will be one of the top threads I will always remember and am very happy that you did decide to post it here. I'll be disappointed when the build comes to an end as it is something that I and I'm sure many others will miss. Scott...
  6. Roger, Still following along and will be here in the background until you finish. I too went out and viewed your video and it was amazing to watch. I also want to pass along that this is the first video that I'd taken the time to watch in at least 3 to 4 years and well worth it. Scott...
  7. I saw that Peter said that even the external links would be addressed in time. With that said I too would hate to see this thread go away as there is a lot of info that I caould draw on/utilize. Lets hope that in time all goes well with the tasks that they still have to complete with this forum upgrade and all the great info in this thread is back the way it was. Scott...
  8. Thanks for the update. Even the parts in primer give the car some depth, it looking real good. The amount of work/hours that went into the El Camino I'm sure would surprise some but it sure shows. And I don't know, but can a Farmall Cub tractor be described as cute?, that's how I see it at least. It's for sure has to be the little brother in the family. Like I mentioned if you have the time to post an update it would appreicated. I'm thinking most of us that like to follow this type of thread is im more awe of the work and quality being performed and what some might find as repetitive can be
  9. I was thinking about your project and realized that it was coming up on a whole month since you last updated this. I'm assuming that the holidays played a roll in maybe a good portion of the time span but maybe you're on an extended holiday. No matter, take however much time you need. Just passsing on a note of interest, so whenever you get a bit of time to provide an update. there are a number of us here that will be looking forward to it. Scott...
  10. Martin, try not to let this project slide like I've let mine as I've really liked following along and was more than amazed at the progress you'd made and the quality that you put into what you do get done. Also, reading that you are taking your transmission in made me think that it was something that I could also do while my project is on hold. I've had a few people tell me that I could probably do it myself but I've never been inside one. I along with plenty of others will be watching for your updates. Scott...
  11. Jason, I mentioned in an earlier post that if you would like to comment on what your plans might be for your van/pickup and post a couple pictures to feel free to dao so. I'm sure others maybe interested too. Scott...
  12. Thanks, I sprayed this with some PPG paint and a HVLP gun. The pictures are taken with a Canon camer. Scott...
  13. It's Wednesday, Jan 6th, 2016. Again this is an update of activities performed some time back as the van project is currently on hold and I'm more than hoping to get back to it this up coming spring/summer. This task covered the the restoration of the sliding side step that allows passengers entering the rear of the van a step up into the passenger area. The first thing to point out is always be careful when buying parts sight unseen. The van was missing it's side step when I got it and it took awhile to find one. I did see a photo before purchasing it but the photo did tell the entire story
  14. Thanks all for the nice comments. As I mentioned it was hard to put this project on the back burner but I will get back to it. The only other task that I completed that was not posted here was the side step which I'll post tonight. One way that I managed to handle not working on my own project was to view other threads here and seeing the talent that is out there. I'm ok with what I've accomplished so far but see that there is still a lot that I can learn as I read/follow other projects. As far as the glazing, I learned about it from a neighbor who is a body guy and the PPG store guys w
  15. This is Tuesday night, Jan 5th, 2016. I mentioned that I would organize and pull together some pictures of the heater that I restored some time back, the following covers the heater task. First up are a few pictures of what I started with: I had went thru the blower motor some time back and covered this in an earlier post. I've included a couple picture just for reference: The biggest part of the task was to get a heater valve to work in its original location. The original valve looks like this: The closest replacement valve looks like this: Not only was it short and the head would never
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