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Old 03-14-2018, 08:00 AM   #11
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If you’re converting to 4x4 next, why new tires and brakes and ujoints?
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:02 PM   #12
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So we finally got a day without the threat of rain so the drip rail got done! Yea! I first ground out the whole entire roof rail with a heavy wire wheel on a die grinder. Then repaired the rust issue shown previously. Then treated the whole drip rail with rust-mort to get down in the nooks and crannies. Today I feathered the factory paint away from the drip rail. Prepped the drip rail and sprayed a good epoxy primer around and inside the drip rail to cover any bare metal. Then I went over the entire drip rail with 3-m seam sealer to keep the water out for many years to come.. this is the job I did not trust the body shop to do! I don't want rust to come through my new paint job!
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:52 PM   #13
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Rallypanam- to answer your question, Just to drive it.. tires will go on my dodge when they are replaced.. might do the axle swap first leaving it two wheel drive till I can afford to do the transfer case.. main reason �� 4x4 swap and paint job = 20k so it's going to take time. I need it safe and driving.. between modifications.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:03 PM   #14
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progress pics

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Old 04-08-2018, 05:14 PM   #15
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body shop time

No updates lately vans at the body shop getting the roof re-sprayed and the minor dings and dents removed. Hopefully will resume on the build out soon..
stay tuned..
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:37 AM   #16
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Its back, and getting better!

Its been a while since I have posted and the van has underwent a lot more modifications. The body shop took several weeks and now I have a completely new looking van! The 4x4 swap is underway and the front axel is in, waiting on the trans shop to install the transfer case this week.
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:00 PM   #17
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Sweet!!! What did the trans shop do? Swap it to 4x4 or put in a 4x4 trans?

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Old 06-07-2018, 03:26 PM   #18
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its getting the original 50k mile trans updated and changed over to 4x4. New planetary gears, heavy duty clutches, new valve body, dual disk torque converter, etc.. don't want to have trans issues with the new 35" tires!
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:34 PM   #19
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Here are some progress pics

Its come a long way, it feels good to get something done this week! yea!
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:01 AM   #20
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The body looks good---kudos to the body shop!
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