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6 hours ago, dimlight65 said:

Well... that does bring up an interesting point.  The short answer is: I don't know.  The long answer is : IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII doooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn't knooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.  But if I were to assume I've already killed resale, I might as well gopher the full-manual, reverse-pattern valve body, right?  In for a penny, in for a pound.  Thanks for enabling me Duncan!

 

I'm good at spending/wasting someone else's money!  I only ask because out here in the Californee Communist Collective, the seller is responsible for smog compliance, and removing emission equipment is not a good thing to do if the vehicle is '76 or newer.

 

I know other States require safety inspections periodically, or when a vehicle changes hands.  Surprisingly, we don't have safety inspections here, but if we did, I'm pretty sure the airbag thing would be a problem.  I was just asking about the legalities of it. (If there are any)

 

Screw resale value. Build it how you like it is my position.

 

Also, I was sitting at a traffic light today, and some dude pulls up next to me in a 1989 Doge Van that had a For Sale sign on it for $900.  I immediately thought of you guys :)

 

 

 

    

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16 hours ago, dimlight65 said:

Well... that does bring up an interesting point.  The short answer is: I don't know.  The long answer is : IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII doooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn't knooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.  But if I were to assume I've already killed resale, I might as well gopher the full-manual, reverse-pattern valve body, right?  In for a penny, in for a pound.  Thanks for enabling me Duncan!

I didn't know an old Dodge van had resale value! 🤣🤣🤣

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8 hours ago, goes2fast said:

I didn't know an old Dodge van had resale value! 🤣🤣🤣

I really want to get butt-hurt and defensive about that... but I pretty much don't have a leg to stand on.  Therefore, I shall fall back on my old standby of, "Aw, go grease wheezer!"

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On 7/25/2019 at 9:17 PM, Duncan said:

 

Does Texas have a safety inspection requirement?  Just wondering if you might run afoul of any government entities when selling the Dajiban with the airbag removed.  

 

In Texas you will not get in trouble UNLESS you do not disclose any know safety/emissions issues at the time of sale. 

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On 7/27/2019 at 9:33 AM, goes2fast said:

I didn't know an old Dodge van had resale value! 🤣🤣🤣

 

 

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So I went to have another talk with the witch doctor today.  I told him that I could get a low-mileage, used tranny for around $900 but I wanted to know what he would charge to install a manual valve body while rebuilding mine.  He said, "Ooo eee.  Ooo ah ah.  Ting tang.  Walla walla bing bang."  Y'know... because he's a witch doctor...  ok, sorry.  I'll be serious now.  He said if I brought him a valve body, he'd install it and the rebuild would be about a wash, price wise, with the used transmission.  So, off to the intergoogles I went, in search of a reverse-pattern, full-manual valve body.  The TCI unit I liked was on backorder at Summit, but Amazon had one in stock for the same price.  I should have it Friday.

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The van passed the safety inspection today.  So now I can go to the DMV Monday and pick up my "DAJIBAN" license plates.  Oh yes, I went there.  I did that.  I bought the plates.

 

And we messed with the shifter pedestal thingy a bit as well.  

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14 hours ago, dimlight65 said:

The van passed the safety inspection today.  So now I can go to the DMV Monday and pick up my "DAJIBAN" license plates.  Oh yes, I went there.  I did that.  I bought the plates.

 

And we messed with the shifter pedestal thingy a bit as well.  

I love it, too bad most people will have no clue what it means. 🤣

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6 hours ago, goes2fast said:

I love it, too bad most people will have no clue what it means. 🤣

 

I'm quite used to having to 'splain my license plates.  My Smart Car's plates say "AGENT 86" and I have to learn people about that all the time.

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You mean no one knows who Maxwell Smart was? 🤣

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Shifter pedestal tweaked and test fitting thereof...

 

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Fit up a more appropriate horn button too...

 

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On 8/12/2019 at 11:12 AM, datsunfreak said:

Shifter pedestal tweaked and test fitting thereof...

 

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Just curious if that shifter could mount on the floor and possibly make a custom shift handle?  I imagine with a 2-3 ft extension, the throw would be very long, though... 

 

 

 

 

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We looked at floor mounting with a long shaft... (IF yaknowhatImean!) but decided that the tower of power was the way to go.  I don't remember if we actually had a good reason or if it was a "that's the way the Daijibans in Japan are doing it" situation.

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