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MORE GRATZ,PA PIX

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Added by Nick Thegreek on June 5, 2013 at 6:40pm — No Comments

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Added by Nick Thegreek on June 5, 2013 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Pix of the MELTDOWN AFTER THE THAW IN GRATZ,PA

HERE ARE A FEW PIX FROM THE…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on June 5, 2013 at 6:34pm — 1 Comment

more of the Whydah

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Added by Nick Thegreek on June 5, 2013 at 6:02pm — 2 Comments

more of the Whydah

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Added by Nick Thegreek on June 5, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments

The "sea Witch" is re -christened !

Hi Pat and everyone . It has been a while since I last posted. If you will remember I started a project called "The Sea Witch -A 1995 dodge b1500 cargo van. work on her still continues to this day but I wanted to update my blog with some new pix. Since we last spoke I have renamed her the "Whydah" in tribute to the famous pirate ship of Captain "Black Sam Bellamy" she was sunk off of Cape Cod in 1777 only 2 of her crew of 146 survived. in recent years she has been discovered and…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on June 5, 2013 at 5:45pm — 2 Comments

Been busy

Hi all, I have not disappeared off the planet! Been working feverishly in my back yard removing old dead Maple trees and getting the ground ready for a garden. Still have a mess but it is taking shape. Got the corn,collards and a few tomato plants in the ground as well as sweet peas. Also took some time to build a composter out of a 55 gallon steel drum.

Got big plans for the end of the month! There is going to be a get together for those who are into vans. Lots of very custom vans…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on April 13, 2013 at 5:58am — No Comments

Huston we have lift off!!

 Been looking online for a power cable for the Sea Witch van project. Found a 25 foot 12 gauge 3 wire heavy duty extension cord on Amazon.com for 18.00 plus shipping..which is very cheap if you have ever priced them.

Got it in the mail and yesterday hooked it up to the mail electrical junction box at the rear of the van. Plugged it in to the house power and low and behold the van did not burst into flames nor did any circuit breakers go berserk ! Now I have 110 power when parked at a…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on April 3, 2013 at 5:28am — 1 Comment

More touches to the Sea Witch

Been trying to get a bit more done to the van project.…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on March 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Here I am collecting a bit of belly button lint!

Custom vans and  a weekend get away plus Belly Dancers!

Here is a photo of one of them during a performance dropping into my lap!

Added by Nick Thegreek on March 28, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments

A little repair work on the Class C

Well it is time to change out the old tired batteries in my GMC Class C  -Got a couple of new batteries and after working on my van I decided to do some work on the camper. Prying the old battery out was a chore! They sure don't leave you a lot of room to remove the battery. The problem is that the battery tray is up so high that with the height of the battery you barely have room to lift the battery out from under the front fender. Plus the tray was rotted and rusted. Solution was to remove…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on March 28, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments

Sea Witch went sailing!

Got back a day early from the shake down cruise to the lower end of the state. Gotta say I am more convinced about the Chrysler products since my old van 129,000 miles gave me almost 19 MPG in the mountains! She ran flawlessly the whole way we put a little over 600 miles on her this weekend.

Reason for the trip was that my GF who is a photographer as well was scheduled to do a photoshoot of a Belly Dancing event on Friday and Saturday. Had a great time!

Added by Nick Thegreek on March 25, 2013 at 4:31am — 3 Comments

trying to wrap up some odds and ends

Just finished up adding the hand made wooden accents for the dash and the doors. Rustic beaten and weathered looking wood veneer to round out the nautical look.

When I get back fro my trip I will begin to finalize the far rear section with carpeted door panels hidden storage for lug wenches-jacks etc and close off the rear spare tire storage area from view.…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on March 21, 2013 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

more on the dodge van

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Added by Nick Thegreek on March 15, 2013 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

More work completed in my Custom Dodge van "Sea Witch"

Been hard at it the last few days. First I fabricated the wooden storage boxes for the side doors. The carpeted the sides and bottoms to keep stuff from rolling around and rattling. Then attached them to the doors then I cut Masonite…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on March 15, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

The "Vardo" pretty interesting

Check out this home built Gypsy Wagon!

http://paleotool.com/the-vardo/#

Added by Nick Thegreek on March 5, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

More progress

Well the CD/AM/FM I ordered came in damaged so down to Walmart I go .Did not see one like the one I ordered on the shelf but a nice lady was willing to go in the warehouse and found one for me! IT was real ugly putting that player in the dash! I don't care how easy they say the instillation is ,,it is never straight forward! But got it in and it works..the radio anyway have not tried the CD player yet.

Got Dash cover I ordered too and it fits great!

Hopefully today I will go get the…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on March 4, 2013 at 5:49am — 2 Comments

Yesterday finished tearing the dashborad apart

The dash of my Dodge van is in pieces! I tore it apart and repainted the whole thing. Today will attack mounting a new CD/AM?FM radio into the dash. Going to try to carpet the engine cover box . Cut and mounted the new speakers in the fronts of the bed partitions.now have to run the wiring.

Also got the 1inch by 6 inch wooden plank mounted down the center of the ceiling too just waiting for the new dome lights to arrive.  A lot of little details but it is starting to take…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on March 2, 2013 at 6:52am — No Comments

More progress on my custom van

Yesterday worked out well I got the plywood in covering the bed area and finished up the ceiling panels plus added both partitions and finished up paneling one wall in the bed area. Hopefully I can finish up the opposite wall today.

Added by Nick Thegreek on February 27, 2013 at 6:02am — No Comments

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