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Old 05-16-2019, 10:18 PM   #1
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So I got myself a van...

For anyone that may be as excited or care about my latest project. You can follow me on Instagram @TheDirtVan. This will be my adventure van/sports mobile build. Iím starting off from a dump of a van that used to be a workhorse. Previously a Ryder delivery vehicle to a sound/stage guys hauler.

Dusty The Dirt Van is a 2003 Ford Econoline extended body with a 7.3l Diesel. Watch my progress @TheDirtVan on Instagram.

I already went to a pick your part and grabbed some pop out windows the side bar doors with windows, some weather stripping and a swivel seat. I swapped the doors already along with the ignition, so the keys match. Many plans that will come to life.

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Old 05-16-2019, 11:22 PM   #2
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Right on brother,how many miles on that beast?
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:02 AM   #3
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Congratulations. That's a nice haul at the salvage yard. We expect great things from your build.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:08 AM   #4
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You scored a seat swivel at a salvage yard? Thatís amazing!
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:52 PM   #5
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Let the build begin.....
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:10 PM   #6
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Agree with others, you seem to have coordinated you visit to Salave at an optimal time... Nice haul.
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Old 05-31-2019, 04:39 PM   #7
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Agree with others, you seem to have coordinated you visit to Salave at an optimal time... Nice haul.
T'was good timing indeed!

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Right on brother,how many miles on that beast?
165222, not bad

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Congratulations. That's a nice haul at the salvage yard. We expect great things from your build.
I have great expectations too hopefully my skills will be satisfactory to myself,hah.

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You scored a seat swivel at a salvage yard? Thatís amazing!
The swivel seat came from a 79' Dodge van, so it will need some finesse to work, but it shouldn't be hard (famous words).

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Let the build begin.....
So I guess my little update is that I have only cleaned the inside and engine bay but that was about 5 days of solid steam cleaning and power washing.
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Old 05-31-2019, 04:40 PM   #8
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Agree with others, you seem to have coordinated you visit to Salave at an optimal time... Nice haul.
Thanks, Oh and I have made a few other trips for some random things like the barn door step cover and dash vent. While looking for other things of course.
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:15 PM   #9
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Good start to a van project good for you

I followed your Instagram also
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You have a diesel. Ford did you a disservice with your fuel tank. Drop the tank and take a peak:







https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...fuel-tank.html
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