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Hey All,
It has been quite some time since the world famous Lorrie Van Haul visited DodgeTalk. Much has happened, and much more is in the works.

For those of you who already know Lorrie Van Haul, she and I would like to say "Greetings" Again.

For those of you who don't know who Lorrie Van Haul is, you might like to visit here to get acquainted:

http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=275562

And here:

http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352735

Lorrie is fine. She and I have been doing quite well for the past few years.
She grows sweeter&more loving day-by-day. Since the addition&debugging of her Big-3 HEI System, all it takes is two pumps on the Acceleration Pedal (one to set the Choke on her MIGHTY 225 Slant-Six's Bendix Stromberg Model W Carburetor, and the second pump is to give her Intake Manifold a shot of gasoline), turn on the "Run Switch", and just barely touch the "Start Switch" and Lorrie leaps to life instantaneously. She idles at about 950 RPM while on the Choke, but as soon as the Acceleration Pedal is pressed, she settles into a turbine smooth 600 RPM Idle.

She is a daily driver, and chase truck for Ms. American 3.14159, the ONLY 1964 Ford Galaxie 500, Four-Door, Hard-Top, Fast-Back, Police Interceptor that Google find on the WHOLE World Wide Web.

Ms American is presently just an inch away from being back up&running, after having been up on Jack Stands while she had her ENTIRE Hydraulic Brake System Refrubished&Restored, along with her ENTIRE Front Suspension&Steering System.

As soon as Ms. American (also known as "The 3.14") is insured, inspected, registered, and licensed, she is going to become the daily driver, while Lorrie Van Haul's ENTIRE Front Suspension&Steering System gets Refurbished&Restored.

Our re-arrival here on DodgeTalk is due to the WONDROUS time we had while Lorrie was being Refurbished&RestoModded nearly five years ago. Everyone was so amiable&helpful, and things that needed doing, but the necessary knowlege of how to do them was lacking got accomplished due to the GREAT assistance by those who daily followed the rebuild of Lorrie Van Haul.

Well, Lorrie NEEDS your help again. We are just beginning to do the research for the parts&knowledge necessary to COMPLETELY Refurbish&Restore Lorrie's Front Suspension&Steering System.

Have already found that the 1967 Dodge P200 Front End is identical to the D100 and D200. The problem that we are encountering is finding a Front End Rebuild Kit (if there is even such a thing).

Have check with Kanter, PST, eBay, Amazon, and various other parts suppliers, and either I don't know that for which to ask, or maybe there just isn't any, which would surprise me no end.

Will be checking DodgeTalk Daily for responses, and be providing updates if, when, and as progress occurs.

Anyway, it's GREAT to be posting here again. Thanks to all in advance for relevant information. Lorrie and I will hang in here, if you all will hang in there.

JCAllison
 

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Hey All,
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Afternoon Update:

Have been doing the research necessary in preparation for the refurbishment&restoration of Lorrie Van Haul's Front Suspension&Steering System.

Have been quite surprised to find that all of the parts necessary are being made by FCRCMachine in Stockton, California, and sold by numerous retailers at slightly differing prices.

Here is what has been found:

http://www.jegs.com/i/Rare+Parts/202/RP30350/10002/-1

http://www.autozone.com/1/products/114949-king-pin-set-30350-rare-parts-30350.html

http://fcrcmachine.com/i-14215204-rare-parts-king-pin-set-1957-1971-dodge-a100-a108-d100-d200-d300-p200-p300-30350.html

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/RAP0/30350/02856.oap?year=1967&make=Dodge&model=P200+Van&vi=5223138&ck=Search_02856_5223138_741&pt=02856&ppt=C0106

In addition to finding the above parts, have found a YouTUBE video showing how the rebuild is done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhCz2p4DsNY

Then in looking for the Steering Box should it be found to be necessary to replace it, found this:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Steering-Racks-Gear-Boxes-/33589/m.html?MMake=Dodge&MModel=P200+Van

Anyway, it will be another couple of months before Ms. American will be up&running as the daily driver, so will be able to be ordering the parts and deciding on how to do the R&R.

Will keep you all updated if, when, and as progress occurs.

Hope this finds you all doing well.

JC
 
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