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Poster reallyheavychevy Offline
Posted February 12th 2009 3:36 pm
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My new $175 craigslist find- THIS is what you call a heavy chevy. VIN codes it as a chevy BUS, not van, and lists GVWR as 9,000lbs.Also states it is a full one ton van, despite non-floating rear...how intriguing...originally ordered by a helicopter service company in Hawaii. Big plans for this big chassis, heh heh...
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#262503 - February 12th 2009 4:49 pm Re: VAN BAILIN' [Re: reallyheavychevy]
chevyvan93 Offline
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Registered: June 19th 2008 12:22 am
Posts: 2751
Loc: michigan city indiana
nice chevy van.It looks like you have 8 lug wheels, I think ford and dodge 8 lug wheels will fit that van, check with somebody for sure. you can fix that up to be a very nice van, it dosent matter about the size as long as you like it and your vannin
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#262695 - February 13th 2009 9:57 am Re: VAN BAILIN' [Re: chevyvan93]
RhoeJaqueSwiftt Offline
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Registered: November 20th 2008 12:08 pm
Posts: 1542
Loc: Summit County, Ohio
Any Man that saves a Van from a potential future boneyard vulture feast is a Friend of mine. NOT that im saying picking at a Van at boneyard isnt the cats meow, if a Van is sitting there for whatever reason...The damage is done so let the good times roll!

Keep us updated on the progress!
and Welcome

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#262697 - February 13th 2009 10:25 am Re: VAN BAILIN' [Re: RhoeJaqueSwiftt]
NateNCBV Offline

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Registered: August 23rd 2005 12:00 pm
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Nice van..looks like a great start!
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#262781 - February 13th 2009 2:26 pm Re: VAN BAILIN' [Re: NateNCBV]
relaxedvanner Offline
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Registered: December 17th 2003 12:00 pm
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Loc: Calgary Alberta. Canada
Nice find. That thing is a beast.
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#264829 - February 21st 2009 2:35 am Re: VAN BAILIN' [Re: relaxedvanner]
Boomer Offline
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Registered: October 06th 2008 1:18 am
Posts: 221
Loc: Erie, PA, USA
As an owner of a former workhorse myself, enjoy the transition. I'll probably keep my paint for Nats. Is there a trophy for "Survivor Van"? HAHA! My thinking is this: Since my van spent 40 years on the job, (although less than 14,000 miles),it deserves some fun before transformation.
Mine has 8 lug spindles too... I guess I'll have to find some aluminum truck wheels huh? I'm guessing 16 inch wheels to replace my 16&1/2 wheels shouldn't matter...


Edited by Boomer (February 21st 2009 3:00 am)

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#264831 - February 21st 2009 3:10 am Re: VAN BAILIN' [Re: Boomer]
Boomer Offline
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Registered: October 06th 2008 1:18 am
Posts: 221
Loc: Erie, PA, USA
Hmmm... tried to add photos to that last post. Signature isn't working either...
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#264832 - February 21st 2009 3:11 am Re: VAN BAILIN' [Re: Boomer]
Boomer Offline
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Registered: October 06th 2008 1:18 am
Posts: 221
Loc: Erie, PA, USA
Ther it goes... bear with me guys... I'm a work in progress, just like my '68...
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#264842 - February 21st 2009 8:44 am Re: VAN BAILIN' [Re: Boomer]
newkirkinc1 Offline
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Registered: February 10th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 20233
Loc: Pittsburgh,Pa USA
Heavy duty,great find and good luck with it.
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#265092 - February 22nd 2009 8:38 am Re: VAN BAILIN' [Re: newkirkinc1]
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Registered: December 25th 2000 12:00 pm
Posts: 11150
Loc: Selinsgrove, PA USA
Good find there Heavy. Let us know how you make out with your big plans.
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