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oricha1984 07-24-2018 09:17 PM

Finally, a project van !!!
 
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Cool van to learn some new skills and have some fun on it.

https://www.ggauctionsonline.net/cgi...071172/showall

EastCoastCB 07-24-2018 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by oricha1984 (Post 282222)
Cool van to learn some new skills and have some fun on it.

https://www.ggauctionsonline.net/cgi...071172/showall

Is that over in Apopka at Gideons?

I've watched but never bid on anything. Stuff there seems artificially high priced.

SWEEEEEEET van!! :thumb::thumb:

oricha1984 07-24-2018 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 282227)
Is that over in Apopka at Gideons?

I've watched but never bid on anything. Stuff there seems artificially high priced.

SWEEEEEEET van!! :thumb::thumb:

well, that one is as cheap as it gets for an extended van.
no complaints from me based on the prices I've been following :smile:

EastCoastCB 07-24-2018 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by oricha1984 (Post 282228)
well, that one is as cheap as it gets for an extended van.
no complaints from me based on the prices I've been following :smile:

There's a nearly identical van at a local church I've been keeping an eye on. If I ever see it for sale its MINE!

Congrats again, man! I love those classic GM vans.

oricha1984 07-24-2018 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 282230)
There's a nearly identical van at a local church I've been keeping an eye on. If I ever see it for sale its MINE!

Congrats again, man! I love those classic GM vans.

thanks dude, I figured this a good start for me.

BlackJohn 07-24-2018 09:41 PM

Raul, you feeling ok?

You did what?

I can hardly believe what I read here.

Lots of fun there and a good choice bud.

Lots of learning for you ahead and basically seems like a very sound vehicle.
Just right for your family to start with.
Enjoy man, glad you finally found something you like. :thumb:



John

oricha1984 07-24-2018 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackJohn (Post 282236)
Raul, you feeling ok?
You did what?

I can hardly believe what I read here.

Lots of fun there and a good choice bud.

Lots of learning for you ahead and basically seems like a very sound vehicle.
Just right for your family to start with.
Enjoy man, glad you finally found something you like. :thumb:
John

yeah, it only took . . .
2 years + LOL:angel:

BlackJohn 07-24-2018 09:50 PM

Now you will need to buy lots of bandages and hire a nurse. :rofl:
Be careful with those pinkies man!


John

Johnny Mullet 07-24-2018 10:11 PM

Those are great old vans!

oricha1984 07-25-2018 04:11 PM

Roaches !!!
 
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Went to get van today.

Money breakdown:
Van - $1250
New tag, registration, fees - $550
Insurance $150/year
Total $1950

The Good:
4 new nice looking tires
working AC
Starts, stops, no issues on the drive :biggrin:

The bad:
Roach infestation (left the van at a local home depot) - planning on stripping everything down to metal and plastic, then fumigating everything. :hide:
Engine oil leak - There was oil dripping everywhere, and they even had old engine oil bottles & funnel stored under the hood within the engine . . . :confused:

The bright side - it was a church van so... the roaches are holy & the oil has been blessed ! :dance:

cadillackid 07-25-2018 04:16 PM

dude thats awesome!!!!!!



I love these vans!!!!! oil leaks on a 5.7 were somewhat common and most of them are pretty straight forward to fix..the most common failure being the PCV valve sticks and causes the crankcase pressure to go up and blow oil everywhere.. been there and fixed that $12 part and 10 minutes to put it on...



-Christopher

oricha1984 07-25-2018 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 282411)
dude thats awesome!!!!!!
I love these vans!!!!! oil leaks on a 5.7 were somewhat common and most of them are pretty straight forward to fix..the most common failure being the PCV valve sticks and causes the crankcase pressure to go up and blow oil everywhere.. been there and fixed that $12 part and 10 minutes to put it on...
-Christopher

Something else that I forgot to mention.
No antifreeze in the reservoir. :banghead: I didn't notice any oil in there. But I'm wondering if there might be head gasket issue.
I kept an eye on the temp gauge and it stayed cool through the 1.5hr drive.

Will update later today

brokedown 07-25-2018 04:30 PM

Congrats! Glad to hear you finally pulled the trigger!

EastCoastCB 07-25-2018 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by oricha1984 (Post 282412)
Something else that I forgot to mention.
No antifreeze in the reservoir. :banghead: I didn't notice any oil in there. But I'm wondering if there might be head gasket issue.
I kept an eye on the temp gauge and it stayed cool through the 1.5hr drive.

Will update later today

If not smelling sweet antifreeze in the exhaust or seeing any white smoke/vapor its probably the intake manifold gasket. Those are notorious for going south.

1olfart 07-25-2018 10:38 PM

Congrates Raul. Not sure you could have gotten a better choice(GM 350) for a place to practice the things you have learned over the last couple of years. A couple of bug bombs, A good wrench to remove the seats, and you (and the family) are off to the good life. You have been diligent for the that few years, and have asked a lot of good questions that should have you miles ahead of a lot of folks. When ya'll come to visit the families in Texas, let me know. we are planning a move back to the DFW area, as soon as the wife retires, and look forward to seeing those kids. I may even have found my "oddball" build by then.

oricha1984 07-26-2018 07:40 PM

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Step 1. Chemical warfare.Attachment 24464

dropped 2 cans in there today.
I'll drop 2 more tomorrow.

:hide:Man, there must be over 500 roaches in there !!! :hide:

oricha1984 07-26-2018 07:40 PM

tire and rust
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2dP0G5uPAM

two keys. one for door and one for start.
everyday learning something new :wink1:

oricha1984 07-26-2018 07:42 PM

Orange vs Green ?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xhRcHM1ro0

brokedown 07-26-2018 07:54 PM

Gonna need some Ospho!

BlackJohn 07-26-2018 09:42 PM

Raul, check the coolant. soon and get it filled so that bottle is at the max hot level. Just pour premixed antifreeze, 50/50 likely but Dexcool from GMotors.

star finding out the oil leak and clean up small areas as you go. Tighten clamps etc, check wiring to the best of your ability and becareful of your pinkies ffs.....


John

oricha1984 07-26-2018 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackJohn (Post 282805)
Raul, check the coolant. soon and get it filled so that bottle is at the max hot level. Just pour premixed antifreeze, 50/50 likely but Dexcool from GMotors.

star finding out the oil leak and clean up small areas as you go. Tighten clamps etc, check wiring to the best of your ability and becareful of your pinkies ffs.....


John

Since everything is leaking.
For now, I'll just keep all fluids topped off with what ever is cheaper/adequate from orally/AutoZone.

Step One. get rid of the infestation and strip down to metal and plastic inside.

Step Two. Address all leaks. Flush/change all fluids.

Step Three. Treat all rust spots.

Anything else you guys can think of. Shoot away!

BlackJohn 07-26-2018 10:09 PM

Brakes, wipers and light checks and or inspections.
You will be transporting precious cargo, no?



John

oricha1984 07-26-2018 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackJohn (Post 282815)
Brakes, wipers and light checks and or inspections.
You will be transporting precious cargo, no?



John

No precious cargo in there until that thing is more reliable.

But yes, long list of things to check / repair.

oricha1984 07-27-2018 07:48 PM

Back doors don't open.
I press on the outside noob and it feels loose (as if not connected to the mechanism)
I looked inside but didn't see any handle.

Any suggestions to get it oppened ?

BlackJohn 07-27-2018 09:21 PM

[QUOTE=oricha1984;282951]Back doors don't open.
I press on the outside noob and it feels loose (as if not connected to the mechanism)
I looked inside but didn't see any handle.

Any suggestions to get it oppened ?[/QUOTE


Give us pics inside and out. You must be able to open from the inside. Likely the rod has dropped down inside the door and needs connecting to the handle.


Or a big can opener might do it.
Check online for video on how the door works and to repair.



John

oricha1984 07-27-2018 09:28 PM

[/QUOTE
Give us pics inside and out.
John[/QUOTE]
Yeah, my bad. I'll make a video or pictures from now on when ever I encounter a problem.
[/QUOTE
Check online for video on how the door works and to repair.
John[/QUOTE]
Already on it. Planning on removing the inner panels.


Started removing rug on side doors.
Also that break fluid looks nasty!

oricha1984 07-27-2018 09:30 PM

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oricha1984 07-28-2018 05:53 PM

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Some patch work... this will do until I can get to it.
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oricha1984 07-28-2018 05:55 PM

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Had some time in the middle of the day and got to work on the passenger seat area.Attachment 24575

oricha1984 07-29-2018 05:24 PM

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I come to work on the van after work and ... Florida weather...Attachment 24606

o1marc 07-29-2018 05:40 PM

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I come to work on the van after work and ... Florida weather...Attachment 24606

Just wait 10 minutes, it'll stop

EastCoastCB 07-29-2018 09:37 PM

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I come to work on the van after work and ... Florida weather...Attachment 24606

Welcome to my world!
I've got THREE buses to work on, around 80 yards to mow, and every minute I have to spare it seems to be raining!

oricha1984 07-29-2018 09:45 PM

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Finally stopped raining and I was able to get some work done.
Also, I found the computer ;-)
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oricha1984 07-30-2018 08:14 PM

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Decided to drop the driver and passenger seat in bleach water.
Decontamination 101Attachment 24617Attachment 24618

oricha1984 07-30-2018 08:27 PM

engine
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE4tSdS4Y88

oricha1984 07-30-2018 08:33 PM

hose leak
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NNSFjcPJ4E

I need help with this one.
Location: on the driver side of the engine. hoses connect from above to near the oil filter.
What are these hoses called and suggestions.

BlackJohn 07-30-2018 09:32 PM

Wipe them all down first and tighten each fitting again. Then see if you have leaks and where.
Where do they come from above? Maybe the leak starts up there. And check the filter for snugness and give it a bit more too.


John

EastCoastCB 07-30-2018 09:33 PM

Looks like you've got a remote mount oil filter and one of the hoses or fittings is leaking.

oricha1984 07-30-2018 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackJohn (Post 283642)
Wipe them all down first and tighten each fitting again. Then see if you have leaks and where.
Where do they come from above? Maybe the leak starts up there. And check the filter for snugness and give it a bit more too.
John

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 283643)
Looks like you've got a remote mount oil filter and one of the hoses or fittings is leaking.

I didn't thinking about cleaning/wiping down to better assess :banghead:
I'll make sure to tighten everything in there tomorrow.
but from what I could see. The leak seems to come from where the rubber meets the metal end cap.
Also, I ordered a repair manual :biggrin:

BlackJohn 07-30-2018 09:54 PM

With all your money, just buy 2 new hoses from GMC dealer or hydraulic shop. Makes for peace of mind knowing they are in top shape.



John

oricha1984 07-30-2018 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackJohn (Post 283660)
With all your money, just buy 2 new hoses from GMC dealer or hydraulic shop. Makes for peace of mind knowing they are in top shape.
John

Money? Hehe, I think you meant loans. lol
Yeah, stopping by the GMC/Chevrolet dealer might be a good idea.
ty

EastCoastCB 07-31-2018 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by oricha1984 (Post 283665)
Money? Hehe, I think you meant loans. lol
Yeah, stopping by the GMC/Chevrolet dealer might be a good idea.
ty

You need a local mom n pop parts shop.

oricha1984 08-01-2018 07:42 PM

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Not much to report.
Removed 1st passenger seat and dropped it on a second pool
Floating roaches . . .Attachment 24644

oricha1984 08-11-2018 09:59 PM

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Slow progress.
Removed last seat. And even got the rear door open.
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EastCoastCB 08-11-2018 10:02 PM

Yay, I love when the doors open!

oricha1984 08-18-2018 07:33 PM

Does it have a cabin AC filter ? Where is it ?

https://youtu.be/GwraWcaTrDc

oricha1984 08-19-2018 02:09 PM

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Removed more paneling.

Planning on buying some 'adhesive remover' to get rid of the insulation glue.
Also, will spray everything with baby soap solution and wipe down.Attachment 25154

oricha1984 09-04-2018 01:27 PM

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oricha1984 09-08-2018 12:22 PM

Cheapest place to buy car battery?

EastCoastCB 09-08-2018 01:53 PM

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Cheapest place to buy car battery?

Rural King, Walmart.


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