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Old 06-16-2014, 05:13 PM   #11
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Sure, I'll do that as soon as I get home tonight.

We have since removed the two rear captain's chairs and my husband built a little shelf under the driver's side rear window. Dog bed goes on top, crates underneath. Perfect to use as a little couch.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:30 PM   #12
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Nice SMB. I also like your cattle dog, reminds me of Mad Max!

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Nothing wrong with pink interiors. Our 89 has one.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:51 PM   #14
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EXACTLY what I keep telling him! Also, did you notice how the colors match the desert at sunrise / sunset? Can't beat that.

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Old 06-17-2014, 12:36 AM   #15
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Welcome from germany I am interested to see more pics
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:49 AM   #17
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Ok, here a few more photos, as promised.

This is when we first brought her home, the two rear captain's chairs still in there.


Benches in the rear - we sleep in the rear and usually use two panels of the PH bed for storage when camping. With the two captain's chairs removed, that gives us the area in front of the cabinets to stand, walk around or lounge with the passenger seat swiveled around


Good ol' Norcold fridge - will get an update eventually


Passenger side cabinet - plenty of storage. I went crazy and measured every nook and cranny, when to the Container Store and got plastic bins that fit perfectly. No space wasted.


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This is the only photo I could find that shows the front with the chairs removed. My husband built a bench under the window behind the driver's seat, which is now dog bed / crate storage / love seat couch


And a little happy camp photo, just for fun
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Anette & Scott:

Willkommen aus Sacramento! or Vítejte ze Sacramenta!

(Sacramento is as different a place as Germany or Czech as far as you Bay Area types are concerned.)

If you haven't come across my posts before, let me warn you, take everything I say with a grain of salt and cross check it because I am often wrong and for the things that I am not wrong about, I usually have a contrarian or unique view.

I noticed in your original post that you say you have a 351 engine but your van is 1992. I have had a 1993 Bronco and currently have a 1995 Bronco both with the 5.8L engine. I could be wrong but my guess is that your van also has the 5.8L. It is a derivative of the 351 for sure, but the 351 name conjures up images of the 351M vs 351C vs 351W debate which you don't want to be sucked down if for any reason you start a thread here or elsewhere inquiring about your engine. I once had a 4x4 van which had a 351C or was it a 351W or a 351M, I can't recall for sure. But it was a completely different beast than my 5.8L's. Anyway using the correct nomenclature will hopefully limit your need to wade through inapplicable posts.

BTW, the 5.8L is a great engine. But the old style catalytic converters had a tendency to plug up and warp the passenger side exhaust manifold (short side of the Y pipe) which it did on my 1993 Bronco. To avoid that from happening on my 1995 Bronco, I bought a direct fit Y-pipe with catalytic converter with the new California required CARB approved stainless steel bar code welded on from DEC off of ebay. And now my exhaust is so clear that some of the parameters did not even register at my last smog check.

I sold my 1993 Bronco at ~200K and the engine was still going strong. If well maintained (not overheated, well sealed air filter box, oil and oil and air filters changed on a regular basis) and not abused, my guess is that the 5.8L will last nearly 300K miles.

That E4OD transmission on the other hand is a known weak link. You may want to flush the transmission and install a new transmission filter and never overheat the transmission to ensure longetivity. (BTW, file this away for future reference, the only place to have a E4OD or its stronger offspring the 4R100 rebuilt on the West Coast is John Wood transmission (jwtt.com). But as an alternative OEM Ford sells a rebuilt HD variant for both.)
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Nice pics you sent. I love the floor plan you have. I have an RB with a floorplan near a 51 so sleeping in the pop top is usual.
Biggest problem i have is to store the bed blankets while driving... So sometimes i wish to have my regular bed upstairs in the rear like you.
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Thats a sweet set up. With the 2 captains chairs out, I bet it feels pretty roomy in there...perfect for the pooch too. Thanks for posting the interior pics!
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