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The day has come, I have joined a minivan forum! I ordered an SX Prestige, I've been sent pictures of the van received at the dealer today. Next steps are paying and getting a shipper lined up.

I come from the ls community, I have a 14 ss and a 57 belair wagon with an ls3. I powder coat in my spare time, and I won't leave my van "stock"... wheels, tint and debadge where possible.

Looking forward to learning and contributing!
 

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Melba toast? I assume you are referring to the rust bucket, her name is Betsy and that's a LS376/495 under the hood. That's an LS3 6.2L 495HP option, for those who don't speak LS. It's mated to a 4L80e, 3200 Circle D converter, Moser 12 bolt and CTS-V Brembo brakes. There's much more to the car, but for now, it's relegated to daily use while the carnival makes its way here.
 

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Very cool. Looks like a ton of time and energy went into Betsy. When you get your Carnival, you’ll feel like you’ve fast forward into the Jetson’s era but with not quite the same punch as an LS376/495.

Melba Toast is a Dazed and Confused reference. And similarly, Betsy has some muscle.
 

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Garage storage redone to accommodate the longer vehicle. Also, I took the opportunity to paint the walls and ceiling. The walls are metallic blue and silver, venetian blue and platinum to be specific. Pretty pleased with the new arrangement!

This is before:
Interior design Automotive design Gas Machine Retail


New shelves:
Purple Violet Rectangle Wall Flooring


Finished:
Automotive tire Motor vehicle Automotive design Automotive wheel system Event
Tire Wheel Automotive parking light Car Vehicle


The van will move spots tomorrow when we're out for church.
 

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Great job on this. I like the color combination.

Does your door swing open into the garage or into the house? I sort of looks like it swings into the garage but couldn't be sure. Also, looks like you have 400A service to your house?

And, I love the large screen TV in the garage. :)
 

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Thanks! The door swings into the house. I do have a 400A service, we added the second service last spring for the tankless water heater and a 220v outlet in the garage for an oven. In place of the tanked water heater is an air compressor. All said, I can (and do) now powder coat in the garage when needed.

The TV was never a priority, but if I powder coat, I do it on Saturdays. Texas hasn't been living up to their end of the bargain, but now, I can watch/listen to Texas games when I powder coat or turn wrenches.

And I like to add pictures when possible, so here's a shelf of caliper samples I powder coated:
 

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Thanks! The door swings into the house. I do have a 400A service, we added the second service last spring for the tankless water heater and a 220v outlet in the garage for an oven. In place of the tanked water heater is an air compressor. All said, I can (and do) now powder coat in the garage when needed.

The TV was never a priority, but if I powder coat, I do it on Saturdays. Texas hasn't been living up to their end of the bargain, but now, I can watch/listen to Texas games when I powder coat or turn wrenches.

And I like to add pictures when possible, so here's a shelf of caliper samples I powder coated:
Looks great. I wish I had a garage like that and the ability to powder coat. 😍 Not wanting to take us down a rabbit trail but curious about your tankless water heater and experience.
 
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