Vha Vha Vega..

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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby bigair49 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:41 pm

Woo hoo she passed with aces!
Guy at the garage was blown away by the lack of rust. So off to get my stickers and go for an afternoon drive :th: :th:
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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby bigair49 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:28 pm

I had a fun little cruise last night You get a lot of looks and thumbs up driving this old girl some pointing and laughing :lol: but it is so much fun. When I got home I thought I would clean the inside of the windshield cause there was some streaks and things in my vision. And that's when I realized that the bottom of the windshield has come unglued. Not from the windshield itself but from the car itself "..... I hope that it's not rusted out. I am bringing the car to a glass shop in the morning so they can pull the glass and check the window channel :? From what I can see I think it's do to improper cleaning and sanding when the car was painted and the glue had nothing to hold on to........fingers crossed that it is not all rusted out ..More on this as it unfolds
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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby Kenova » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:59 pm

Even if it is rusted out it is still fixable.
It would be a bummer, but nothing to panic over.

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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby waybad » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:19 pm

fun fun fun!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby bigair49 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:01 am

Good and bad news on the window channel good is that there is no holes or anything bad is that there are no hole or anything in the BONDO"..... :censored: but it's not that bad and I will fix it properly when I strip the car down for paint.
In the meantime some good paint will help and the window will be ok for now.
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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby bigair49 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:36 am

Alright so the windshield is back in and the spot where the bondo was is only about 2" long on the passengers side and I would say about 1/4" wide or so. Not as bad as I thought when he told me over the phone :th:
There is a little show and shine in town on Saturday my wife is gonna take the vega and I'll be taking my 78 G10 should be fun!! :dance:
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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby bigair49 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:05 pm

I didn't get many pics from the show but here are a few.
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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby monzacoupe » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:21 pm

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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby Monza Harry » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:46 am

OK bigair49 I need some details on that there Van! I grew up in the '70's and Vans and Vega's were all there was! That van looks pretty "Killer" too! Harry
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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby bigair49 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:12 pm

I missed the 70's (born in 74)... but I just love every thing that was 60's and 70's cars, music and the whole vibe.

My van is a 78 chevy G10 that I bought at 16 with a loan from my mother. long story short it's been a work in progress with ups and downs ever since and has gone through some changes over the years. here is a link to more about the Chevy Van.

http://www.vanning.com/threads/ubbthrea ... /its-alive
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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby spencerforhire » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:35 am

That takes me back; in the late 1970's I worked at a custom van shop. Memories from that part of my life are a bit "fuzzy". :wink:
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby 1100kaw2 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:37 pm

That Van is Bad A$$. I would love to find a nice shorty cargo like that.
Glad your Vega has turned out to be a good buy. Enjoy.... till you get tired of the power thing. Its cool thou.
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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby bigair49 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:06 pm

Thanks guys the van and I have many stories....
ya I am having mixed feelings on which way to go with this project. At first I was with out a doubt thinking V8 conversion 5 lug conversion and frame connectors ext. but this old girl is pretty rust free and unmolested and the 4 banger runs relatively good at this point. I've had it to a couple small shows around town and people walk up and say gotta be a V8 and look in the engine bay and just can't believe it the original 140 in there. I know I can do some things and still be able to return it to original BUT....once I start one thing leads to another and well half way will ruin this car so i think its all or nothing hence the reason on on the fence with this one.

I did power wash all the interior panels to get most of the Glossy tan paint off of them and gave them a rattle can paint job with some flat black vinyl paint. They look pretty good but some of the panels were pretty sun dried and got chewed up from the power washer so I sanded them down. The interior looks so much better now.
Im still working the kick panel vents (what a PITA to get them out) I got some 3M strip caulk to seal them up. more to come stay tuned for more updates !! :dance:
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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby sportriderok » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:41 pm

Jess, I just finished reading your entire build thread on your van, and if your Vega turns out half a good, we are in for some good entertainment! Get to work!
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Re: Vha Vha Vega..

Postby bigair49 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:42 pm

Hey thanks for the complements guys!! and Thanks for checking out my Van Build thread. That was a rescue mission and a I must say I hope I never have to do that again but it was well worth it and in the end I learned a lot
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