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Old 01-25-2013, 01:36 PM   #31
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Re: 1973 Chevy Step Van Conversion

We're still here!

Got the floors all down, putty in, sanded, and stained. I really like how the grey stain came out, especially after a few layers of poly.



After poly. This does not do it justice at all, but that's what we got for always working on it at night.


End desk going in, seat back in, and the very nice white edging that Allie fabricated and installed to cover up the edge of the flooring.


Edging on the other side.


Cabinets starting to go in. Power box hides under the large piece next to the wheel well.


Everything cut in to the waste tank. Scary cutting in to that expensive piece of plastic.


Power is hooked up and tested. AC works, 12V system works, no issues in wiring.. big success

With the seat back in, we took it for a spin around town and it still handles like a dream.

We've got plumbing down, but have one last question - we need a piece of 3" pipe to run from the outlet of the tank to the output to the outside where the gate and everything is. It'll be about 2 or 3" long max. I can't find ABS at all... is it okay to just use PVC and silicon caulk the crap out of it (put it all around slide it in, put more on the outside) or am I asking for a leak? I'd rather cement it in, but PVC and ABS no like each other.

Thanks for looking and thanks for all the help!
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:01 AM   #32
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Re: 1973 Chevy Step Van Conversion

Hey Guys --- I'm in the same boat. Just need a couple of feet of ABS pipe. Here is what I found as probably the best deal here locally. The Depot...

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/vpc-3-i...l#.UQP9d_Kbmzk
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:39 PM   #33
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Re: 1973 Chevy Step Van Conversion

any 'finished' pics??
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Re: 1973 Chevy Step Van Conversion

Home Depot sells a combo glue that is made to glue ABS and PVC together. I used it on my bus project and it works just fine. You will find that in time, silicone sealer fails to stay bonded to either ABS or PVC though sometimes there is no choice. In those cases a split collar and a stainless steel hose clamp helps the system last longer--best to avoid the problem if you can.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:51 AM   #35
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Hmmmm, Something very odd here...the post above with the pipe was NOT put here by me...Tango. What's up with that Moddies?
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Surely there is more to report! I am starting my own project, and eagerly await more.

Thanks!

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