The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Viper shtf » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:32 am

It's looking great Dawg!
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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Tater Raider » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:35 pm

It really is. You do good work.

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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Dawgboy » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:23 pm

Thanks guys. 1 bite at a time, That's how I eat an elephant...

Just scored for free, an aftermarket under dash AC system too! Only piece missing is the condenser, which is fine as I will probably have to use a ducted fan system under the van for it anyway. It's old skool, with a Saginaw 2 cyl piston compressor!
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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Dawgboy » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:52 pm

My dad had this in the back of the garage, and asked if I wanted it... I immediately said YES, as the pump alone is valuable to the Off-road crowd for OBA, but it seems to be complete, Other than the condenser, the pump has compression on both cylinders, and it's all Chrysler.

A couple (Rhetorical) questions:

Will a 170 turn this?

Will it still go up a hill?

Can I convert it to run R-134 refrigerant?

Any idea where I can find specs for this?

If you look at the back of the dash unit, there are two copper tubes coming out in the bottom corners, are those to a heater core?

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This one, Just under the refrigerant hoses, and on the right outer corner. Heater hookups?
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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Dawgboy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:00 pm

I decided to "upgrade" my fuse panel a little. Replacing "critical systems" fuse with a manual reset Buss circuit breaker.

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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Viper shtf » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:47 pm

I say leave it R-12. You can still find it if you look, like on Craigslist.
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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by DJH » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:13 pm

As long as the R-12 system isn't leaking it will outperform an R134 system. If you can keep it, do so. If not, it's not super difficult to do the conversion. Change a couple fittings, have the system evac'd & refilled pretty much. (the oils have to be changed but a good evac & refill will handle that.)
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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Dawgboy » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:18 pm

It's "fully evacuated" In fact I don't have the condenser, but I'm pretty sure I could snag something at the boneyard to work.
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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Tobias05 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:53 pm

Love it. Keep up the great work.

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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Dawgboy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:20 am

Picked up a new daily ride yesterday. Managed to make my escape from The VA to a new higher paying job, and suddenly needed a commuter that I can carry clients in.

Enter my "new" 03 Toyota Camry. It's got "everything", was very well maintained (full service records) Low miles for it's age, and they just replaced the CV's, the struts, tires, all filters, and did a tuneup. Very "grey man"...

What this really means, is the Van becomes the Hanger Queen again, and I can start taking it apart and re-doing the suspension and other drive train work!

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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by URBAN ASSAULT » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:47 pm

This might be just right for you, and most of the hard stuff is done already...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-E-Series-V ... ars_Trucks

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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Dawgboy » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:42 pm

So... I know who built that Econo. He did a very good job too, buts been 10-12 years since he built it.
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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

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Dawgboy wrote:So... I know who built that Econo. He did a very good job too, buts been 10-12 years since he built it.
How cool is that? It really is a small world after all.

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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Dawgboy » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:58 pm

Not that small... We frequent the same boards. He sold it 8 years ago. to the present seller.
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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by URBAN ASSAULT » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:35 am

Ahh... that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.

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Post by Dawgboy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:18 pm

In other news... That Full time job I have been striking for at the university of my choice finally coalesced on Friday with a formal offer I could not refuse. I cannot say how Happy I am to be escaping the Byzantine ridiculousness that is the VA medical Center!

So April 28 = start of my first full-time position since November 2011. I've been part time and broke for most of that time. So after a couple months, I will be starting to dump a lot of money into this project and getting DONE!
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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by DJH » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:52 pm

Congrats on the job! :clap:
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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Dawgboy » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:43 pm

Dammit!!! I acquired more rolling stock this morning. 1974 Honda CT(Trail) 90. it's got 4000 miles on it.

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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by DJH » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:31 pm

Ohhhh... shiny...
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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Dawgboy » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:15 am

Here it is coming home.

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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Murgatroy » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:40 am

Almost looks like it was made to go there.
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Post by Dawgboy » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:51 am

It does, right? Story is I had a friend staying with me for a few months while he was breaking up with his wife. They are both close friends and are doing it amicably, but he needed a place to live before he started a big contract in Northern California (Humboldt). I have been drooling on this slightly broken bike since he bought. it. He loaded it up on the bumper of his pickup a couple days before he was set to go, and it broke the bumper mounts. At that point he decided to cut his losses and sold it to me. I ordered a new coil and spark plug, Which arrived yesterday. I need a battery and a front brake cable, but otherwise it's good to go. It has almost 6K miles on it, but it was rebuilt 5 years ago and has no appreciable wear. Going to do a compression check this AM, get the plug and coil in it and get the battery charging. Then I get to go see the wife for the pink slip, the Pillion seat, and a baggie of hardware. The only thing missing is the tool set. I cannot be more happy! These are very fun and capable little bikes and this little "SweetPea" is in great shape. My son is just beside himself with the desire to spin it around the neighborhood. Maybe tomorrow, or today if it will start from a good SLA battery.

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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by TacAir » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:31 pm

Dawgboy wrote:It does, right? Story is I had a friend staying with me for a few months while he was breaking up with his wife. They are both close friends and are doing it amicably, but he needed a place to live before he started a big contract in Northern California (Humboldt). I have been drooling on this slightly broken bike since he bought. it. He loaded it up on the bumper of his pickup a couple days before he was set to go, and it broke the bumper mounts. At that point he decided to cut his losses and sold it to me. I ordered a new coil and spark plug, Which arrived yesterday. I need a battery and a front brake cable, but otherwise it's good to go. It has almost 6K miles on it, but it was rebuilt 5 years ago and has no appreciable wear. Going to do a compression check this AM, get the plug and coil in it and get the battery charging. Then I get to go see the wife for the pink slip, the Pillion seat, and a baggie of hardware. The only thing missing is the tool set. I cannot be more happy! These are very fun and capable little bikes and this little "SweetPea" is in great shape. My son is just beside himself with the desire to spin it around the neighborhood. Maybe tomorrow, or today if it will start from a good SLA battery.

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Re: The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

Post by Dawgboy » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:10 pm

So I've been away a while. I started a new job, moved, had a little heart thing that ended with 4 stents... And have become mostly Vegetarian. I'm finally getting my shop back together to get back to work on this project. She's a runner, I drive her every couple weeks, and moved my household in it except for 2 loads of big items in a truck.

Looking forward to updating with interior pics soon.
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