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Entering the Kub Van World

Postby jbohannon » Sun May 04, 2014 6:23 am

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Just purchased a Kub Van yesterday! The first time I saw one of these was about 5 years ago, a customer of mine was driving it. I told her if she ever decided to sell it, let me know first. And last Thursday her husband came in and told me they wanted to sell it and let me have the first option at it.

Its in excellent running condition and just needs some cosmetic work.

Can anyone point me in the direction of:

Driver side vent assembly (need lever to pull to open, etc)

Original Windshield Wiper motor and assembly

Driver side window drive, regulator, etc.

Rear lift up door handle


Thanks!


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Re: Entering the Kub Van World

Postby Jacob » Sun May 04, 2014 11:49 am

Is that a single rear door that opens up like a flap? Interesting, I've never seen one like that.
Ser# 252, Built 4/84, Kubvan ex-Canada Post, ex-sandwich delivery van. 1.6NA w/ governer mod, 5 speed trans conversion.
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Re: Entering the Kub Van World

Postby jbohannon » Sun May 04, 2014 4:14 pm

Yep, single rear door that opens up. Can you help me source any of the parts? I think I found a workable window regulator from another thread.

Having a difficult time finding the side vent assemblies though.
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Re: Entering the Kub Van World

Postby Jacob » Sun May 04, 2014 4:42 pm

They are the same as those used on the larger Grummans as far as I know. Have you tried any of the online step van parts places? One I've looked at (but not ordered from yet) is stepvanparts.com
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Re: Entering the Kub Van World

Postby jbohannon » Sun May 04, 2014 6:44 pm

Going to give them a call tomorrow. Have you made any modifications to yours?

Going to get this one in the body shop as soon as I can. Been checking out pictures online, trying to decide on color. Thinking about pearly white now.
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Re: Entering the Kub Van World

Postby Jacob » Sun May 04, 2014 7:05 pm

Body is fairly stock, with the exception of a more comfortable drivers seat with a narrow bench seat next to it (making the whole front seating area into one big bench, more or less), and a 2 seater bench in the back, which flips forwards when not in use. Not much legroom in the back, but fine for kids.
Engine is a 1.9 TD, and I swapped out the auto trans for a 5 speed.
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Re: Entering the Kub Van World

Postby jbohannon » Mon May 05, 2014 4:24 pm

What kind of MPG do you get with the 1.9?
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Re: Entering the Kub Van World

Postby Jacob » Mon May 05, 2014 7:55 pm

About the same as with the 1.6 NA. 45 mpg (imperial).
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Re: Entering the Kub Van World

Postby Popgadget » Mon May 05, 2014 8:20 pm

I average just under 30mpg with a fresh 1.6na with automatic.
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Re: Entering the Kub Van World

Postby jbohannon » Wed May 21, 2014 1:58 pm

What have you guys insured it as? I called Geico earlier and they want me to insure it as a commercial vehicle.
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