Before I fitted the repainted headlight surrounds
After refitting the surrounds looks a damn sight better dontcha think??
I have just replaced... Show more the front seats with a pair of Recaro's in dark grey with black fleck . although I have had to make, some custom seat mountings for them.The passenger side seat does fit either facing forwards or backwards
the rear seats are custom built out of MDF and 2"x1" timber framing.And are designed so ,they fold into a bed or 2 separate seats, and are trimmed in dark brown leather. they are fitted but still need a bit of work to get them.to work correctly.
The floor in the rear is overlaid with some oak plank flooring that was going to, be thrown away from,a construction site so I liberated it and used it in the van.
The front cab area floor has been ,carpeted in a brown corded carpet for now until, I can afford to get a proper front carpet.
The door panels have been decked out, with the same brown corded carpet and actually look good as it contrasts with the,red painted doors. Show Less
Engine Had a bit of a engine swap to do see below
Well the old 305 engine has expired big time,2 of the pistons had rings break up and wreck the block, bu... Show moret luckily I ve managed to get a 350 ci Small block out of an 88 Corvette that was out of a friends car as he's just fitted a 454 in the search for more power..
15-9-07 found out today that the engine in my van has a load of performance parts fitted to it already by my mate before deciding it still wasnt fast enough for him, work done on the engine includes the crank being balanced,
I had to modify my Edelbrock inlet manifold slightly as the center bolts holes are more vertical on the newer engines, and the engine was originally a TPI injection model,also I had to change the flex plate to a 168 tooth one with the later hole spacings as its a 1 piece crank seal. and swap the gear on the hei distributor to a steel one as the new engine has roller lifters and the cam is a steel billet one,
The 600 cfm Holley carb is more suited to the new engine,although I think it could do with the jets changing to the next size up
Gearbox fully rebuilt TH-350
Axle stock 2.77 gearing although I have another axle with higher gearing that I might fit later on.
Exhaust While the engine was out I managed to get enough materials to redo the exhaust including Hedman headers for a Chevy van, into 3 " tubing and a crossover with Borla Turbo silencers and tailpipes that exit in front of the rear wheels on both sides2
Wheels and Tyres
Cragar 8x15 8 spokes painted grey/silver
I ve just changed the tyres to
General XP 2000 265-60-15's on the rear and 225-60-15's on the front which looks a lot better
the stock painted bumpers were removed and chromed ones fitted,the front one is actually a modified rear bumper as I couldn't find a decent chrome front bumper
the van has been repainted in Vauxhall Flame red and the doors have been reskinned as the rust was getting bad on the bottoms,and theres a small mural/painting on the sides and spare wheel cover that my girlfriend painted on to break up the monotony of an all,red van,
22-09-07 been thinking about changing the colour of the van to a light blue with a white stripe over the coming winter
A set of air horns have been fitted to the roof which get their air from a tank mounted underneath and is filled via a valve from any garage air line Show Less