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2003 Chevy express 3500 #496
03/10/2019 10:30 AM
03/10/2019 10:30 AM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 237
Virginia Beach, Va
JIM Offline OP

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Virginia Beach, Va
Got this van for work because it's Express Access.. meaning the side panels open so you don't have to crawl inside all the time.

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Drivers seat was a little rough so I found some on ebay.
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These were taken out of a 2017. I assume it was a conversion because these are new. [Linked Image]

My Safari had automatic head lights, keyless entry and remote start. SO... I spent the week installing all that good stuff in the Express.
Also installed a backup camera. The express has the Perfect place in the headliner to mount the monitor.
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The Accessory plugs didn't work. Guy I got the van from said they quit Years ago when he plugged in one of those little inverters for a laptop. Said the whole van filled with smoke.
GEE I WONDER WHY!!!!!!!
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I know a lot about a lot of things BUT I still have a lot to learn.
Life is what you make of it. So, why not make a working machine to make it easier.
Re: 2003 Chevy express 3500 [Re: JIM] #497
03/10/2019 10:32 AM
03/10/2019 10:32 AM
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Virginia Beach, Va
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Took a little work to get to the wires.
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So the dash is all tore apart and I'm thinking this radio doesn't have blue tooth either. Up graded that too. Added some brighter lights for the inside. I need to be able to read the specs on capacitors and contactors and stuff like that part numbers etc.
I got these lights on Amazon they are actually for under the bedrail on pickup trucks.
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Definitely brighten up the back of the van. Notice the orange glow from the stock dome lights....


I know a lot about a lot of things BUT I still have a lot to learn.
Life is what you make of it. So, why not make a working machine to make it easier.
Re: 2003 Chevy express 3500 [Re: JIM] #498
03/10/2019 10:35 AM
03/10/2019 10:35 AM
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Virginia Beach, Va
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Still waiting on the shelves to arrive. I ordered them from American Van.
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I know a lot about a lot of things BUT I still have a lot to learn.
Life is what you make of it. So, why not make a working machine to make it easier.
Re: 2003 Chevy express 3500 [Re: JIM] #500
03/10/2019 01:03 PM
03/10/2019 01:03 PM
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Posts: 170
Arrowsmith, Il. USA
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WOW! Jim you have been busy!! Looks like a nice van! They can take a lot of work to get them set up the way you need them.


"A machine you build yourself is a vote for a different way of life. There are things you have to earn with your hands."

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