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Old 07-09-2015, 06:42 PM   #1
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Picked up a 2000 7.3l Sportsmobile

I bought my van from nateGWS a few months ago. It was in great shape for the mileage and had the exact interior I was looking for. I'm a dirtbag mountain biker so I do a lot of primitive camping and go off the beaten path a lot.

It currently has a Quigley conversion, but that will be gone in a few weeks. Going with a full Ujoint 6" kit. Stage 2 front axle with dual Fox 2.0 front and single rear. Switching to 35's. Level 8 Bully Pro 16x8.5 with 315/75r16 BFG KO2's. If anyone is interested in the Quigley parts let me know. I'll have front and rear Bilsteins, Deaver front coil springs, the whole front axle assembly, and 4 Procomp 16" wheels/Bridgestone ATP's with decent tread also a stock spare with Bridgestone ATP.

I swapped out all the halogen Hella 550's and bullet lights for LED lights and bars. I have bad night vision and the stock headlights are so terrible so I retrofitted some FX-R 3in Bi-xenon projectors in some black housings.


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Old 07-09-2015, 06:49 PM   #2
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All the lights on.
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:08 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

Looks like some good changes already, and even better changes in the works.


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awesome! any pics of the inside?
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:23 PM   #5
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Terrible color! Terrible engine!




Congrats!

And for those that are wondering, Nate has a bunch of pics in his gallery. Looks sweet.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:37 PM   #6
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Love that van. I look seriously at this one when it first went on the market in Florida. The floor plan was great. Having a full bath would have been nice for the wife, but I wanted it to fit in the garage. Congrats. Look forward to seeing your build.

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Old 07-09-2015, 10:07 PM   #7
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Thanks guys.

The indoor shower and the massive amount of storage was key for me. The interior layout is pretty unique and great for a single guy traveling around. I do plan to add a 3rd solar panel since the fridge is pretty huge and in warm weather it tends to draw a lot of power from the batteries. I'm sure I'll have tons of questions for more experienced Sportsmobile owners, but for now I'm just trying to enjoy it as I make a few major modifications.

I had a rear bumper mounted aluminum box made to store a couple 7 gallon water jugs and other items. I'll post some pictures of it tomorrow. I had limited space with the 2nd propane mounted back there so it's got some unusual dimensions.
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Nice van! Welcome.
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Great looking ride man... can't wait to see the UJOR conversion as well! Cheers
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Thanks for joining... love the van. Welcome to the madness
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