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Thread: I'm building a van....Hot rod or not?
          
   
   

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    I'm building a van....Hot rod or not?

     



    It's been a very long time since I visited and I received a reminder....
    I'm building a 69 chevy 108 panel van and I'm not really sure if vans fit the definition of "Hot Rod"...
    I've installed a roller-cammed 305 TBI, 700r4 and posi out of a 91 GM wagon and set it rearward 18 inches...
    I also flipped the front axle and added a stabilizer bar and scratch built a custom engine housing....And many other custom details.....
    I've got a build blog with a lot of pics at vintage-vans.com in the "members showcase" section (AzDon's 108)....
    I could post some here if vans are welcome (?)
    It's been a challenging build because everything is laid out different than "hooded" vehicles....
    Anyway, just thought I'd check in...

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    Cool! Those old shoebox vans are awesome! Post some pics
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    “……..Cool! Those old shoebox vans are awesome! Post some pics……..”

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    Welcome back Don.

    A lot of the members here are old enough to remember the van craze of the 70’s (hell a few of us might even admit to owning one back in the day). Seeing what you’re working on would be welcome here.



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    Yes! Post some pic's and tell us about the challenges!
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    Hell, if it's got wheels or wings we like it! Share pics - it is mandatory! (well... almost anyway!) 8-)
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