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DeLee360van
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New 360 Van owner, Michigan

#1 Post by DeLee360van » 1 year ago

Hello! I'm new here! I dived in and grabbed a 360 Van! It's a bit rough, but runs. The person I bought it from lives near Atlanta, so I am still arranging the details to go there to transport it back (unless someone around me happens to like driving and is going that way!!)

I'm very excited to fix this little guy up and have it in my garage. I've got many plans for it, to include small flea market and farmer market runs on the weekends and the Dream Cruise on Woodward. But I have a lot of work to do!

Brakes/rear passenger window are the first things to get fixed up before I start restoring it. Oh, I need the triangle vent window in the drivers side as well.

Here a link to the photos; it's a bit right but it runs.
https://imgur.com/gallery/zmpav

Anyone have a picture of a 360 Van next to a Smart Car or a Mini Cooper?
Look forward to talking to you all and learning about this wonderful van!
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#2 Post by rogerbhp » 1 year ago

Congrats on finding and buying a really rare and sought after vehicle! They're hard to get into good running condition but well worth it when you do! I suggest you put your location onto your icon on the left side of the page.

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#3 Post by 2stroketurbo » 1 year ago

DeLee360van wrote:Hello! I'm new here! I dived in and grabbed a 360 Van! It's a bit rough, but runs. The person I bought it from lives near Atlanta, so I am still arranging the details to go there to transport it back (unless someone around me happens to like driving and is going that way!!)

I'm very excited to fix this little guy up and have it in my garage. I've got many plans for it, to include small flea market and farmer market runs on the weekends and the Dream Cruise on Woodward. But I have a lot of work to do!

Brakes/rear passenger window are the first things to get fixed up before I start restoring it.

Anyone have a picture of a 360 Van next to a Smart Car or a Mini Cooper?
Look forward to talking to you all and learning about this wonderful van!
Image my van wedged between two smarty cars

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#4 Post by DeLee360van » 1 year ago

2stroketurbo wrote:https://i.imgur.com/CWPAXk0.jpgall and learning about this wonderful van!
Image my van wedged between two smarty cars

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I meant a modern smartcar but that'll do!
Your van has me within an internal conflict regarding color scheme.
You pulled off the colored/painted bumper look very well. So I'm debating on this or "Stanley" chrome style.

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#5 Post by DeLee360van » 1 year ago

rogerbhp wrote:Congrats on finding and buying a really rare and sought after vehicle! They're hard to get into good running condition but well worth it when you do! I suggest you put your location onto your icon on the left side of the page.
I located another one prior to this one but decided against it due to missing parts and it was not running. The one I bought is from someone that bought it recently. Or I think he did. He may be a member here as well. Great guy from my dealings with him. I may still have to call that other one if I can't find glass or figure out brakes. Time for me to dive into the site and read up on this stuff!

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#6 Post by 2stroketurbo » 1 year ago

Dive In the company's greatImage

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#7 Post by Heartmotorworks » 1 year ago

I think I parked next to a smart car here
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#8 Post by Sigmaz » 1 year ago

Like this?
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The size makes the Smart look like a minivan by comparison
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#9 Post by DeLee360van » 1 year ago

Sigmaz wrote:Like this?
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The size makes the Smart look like a minivan by comparison
That's a great picture. But I meant the 360 van next to a smart car.
I think a smart car is taller than our little vans. I own a 2006 Honda Insight as a daily commuter; and looked up the dimensions: the van is smaller than that. And that car is TINY.

I can't wait to get my van to Michigan and start working on it.

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#10 Post by 2stroketurbo » 1 year ago

Image how about a Subaru van compared to a pug?

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#11 Post by DeLee360van » 1 year ago

2stroketurbo wrote:Image how about a Subaru van compared to a pug?

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LOL :lol:

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#12 Post by ogiebendogie » 1 year ago

Like this?
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#13 Post by DeLee360van » 1 year ago

ogiebendogie wrote:Like this?
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I love it!!!!!!!!
Great picture!

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#14 Post by books1 » 1 year ago

Hey Mark, didn't your dog have a starring role in "Men in Black"? :)

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#15 Post by 2stroketurbo » 1 year ago

Image I have been searching for the mother ship all this time

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#16 Post by books1 » 1 year ago

With the amount of vehicles you own Mark, that truck should be your next acquisition!!

(Can I ask where you sourced that photo? all we've had so far of that truck is a fuzzy B&W shot!)

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#17 Post by ogiebendogie » 1 year ago

I don't know if you are still looking for glass but... windshields are available from Garm on ebay (micro image) and all of the other pieces are flat and can be made. The glass you want is tempered, clear and 3mm thick. This place in Washington lists 3mm glass as something they do. The glass on each side of the car is a mirror image of the other. Eg. they should be able to make a wing window from either side. https://www.sandersreproglass.com/
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#18 Post by PLEINALR » 10 months ago

How's the progress on your van?

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#19 Post by DeLee360van » 1 month ago

Here’s my progress: I finally arranged for it to be shipped to Michigan. It arrives tomorrow :shock:
I’m excited!

I’ll take pics and let you all know what I think.
The previous owner said that there isn’t any dope in the tranny; because he couldn’t find a fill plug.
Thoughts on this? I’ll start diving into the forums again!
More tomorrow..

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#20 Post by subaru360nut » 1 month ago

Welcome to The Club! Hope you drive your van for longer than I did.
I drove my 360 van every day for 40 years & 2 months.

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#21 Post by J.Blakeman » 1 month ago

DeLee,

Where in Michigan are you? I am in Muskegon, and have just a few parts left. Not sure what things you need, but I am restoring a truck right now. I have a 69 Pickup, a 70 pickup, a 68 Hot Dog Vendor, and my brother has a MINT 68 Van. If you need any help with things, let me know.

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#22 Post by DeLee360van » 1 month ago

J.Blakeman wrote:
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DeLee,

Where in Michigan are you? I am in Muskegon, and have just a few parts left. Not sure what things you need, but I am restoring a truck right now. I have a 69 Pickup, a 70 pickup, a 68 Hot Dog Vendor, and my brother has a MINT 68 Van. If you need any help with things, let me know.

Thanks,
Jon
Hi Jon! I live in Royal Oak. This is a whole new endeavor for me. So I have no idea what I need and don’t need.

The van runs/drives. Except right now; no dope in tranny. Brakes need to be done. Other than that; restoration. I know I have a back seat; but need to restore it all. Can’t wait to dive in.

I will be interested to reach out to you to see what is needed. And your brother’s van could assist with figuring things out.

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#23 Post by kjrcace360fan » 1 month ago

Welcome to the club. We're here to help.
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#24 Post by oldone » 1 month ago

Welcome aboard!!! Read & ask ?s, it will help from ruining a hard to find part. Also throw NOTHING away til you have another in hand. I still keep s things that are broken or damaged, for patterns or small bits. Garm will have your brake rebuild parts.

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#25 Post by DeLee360van » 1 month ago

Van arrived about an hour ago.
Not in the condition I was expecting at all. :shock:

It was sold as running and drivable. But no brakes.
This think Is not turn key ready to run. Sadly I’m a bit at a loss for words to describe it. It seems to be a MUCH bigger project than anticipated.

Initial reaction was to sell it to someone else and free my driveway of it. Before I even got it in the driveway I got a honk from someone driving down the street and heard him yell “that’s cool!” So now I think I just need to take a step back and think about it. I’m not hopeful of a “Stanley” look-a-like. Even though that would be cool. But I’ve got a lot to do for this thing to be close to being ready for driving around.

At least I got a back seat. Lol. I can smile at that. No brake pedal or throttle line hooked up to the carb: But I got a back seat. :lol:

Right now all I could do is laugh and throw a tarp on it.

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#26 Post by J.Blakeman » 1 month ago

The worse thing you could do is cover it with a tarp. It holds the moisture in, like a greenhouse.
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#27 Post by PLEINALR » 1 month ago

I'd love to check it out sometime. I'm only 30 minutes from you right now. I'm moving to toledo next week.... I will still be in the area for work and Toledo isn't that far.

I still have yet to see another van besides my own. It would be fun. My van and garage is all packed up right now otherwise I'd invite you over. Your welcome to come down to Toledo to check it out anytime once we get settled.

My mother in law is at my house right now helping us pack the house up. So I'd enjoy sneaking off for an hour or so. :)

Stephen

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#28 Post by DeLee360van » 1 month ago

Sad and as quick of a reaction this may be; I’m leaning towards selling this. I think it can be restored and not just a parts van.

More to follow

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#29 Post by DeLee360van » 1 month ago

PLEINALR wrote:
1 month ago
I'd love to check it out sometime. I'm only 30 minutes from you right now. I'm moving to toledo next week.... I will still be in the area for work and Toledo isn't that far.

I still have yet to see another van besides my own. It would be fun. My van and garage is all packed up right now otherwise I'd invite you over. Your welcome to come down to Toledo to check it out anytime once we get settled.

My mother in law is at my house right now helping us pack the house up. So I'd enjoy sneaking off for an hour or so. :)

Stephen


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Wanna set something up Monday evening? To get your opinion on things?

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#30 Post by PLEINALR » 1 month ago

Sounds good!!

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