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Old 12-10-2015, 04:56 PM   #21
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I like this all.

As for the bump steer, talk to Jeremy. I met him recently and he seemed like a guy who would want to help sort it out..
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:19 PM   #22
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Way cool build man! Your metal fab skills are impressive. I would've loved to have a moto van this nice when I was racing. I still hope to get back to it someday but too much going on with kids.

Anyway, I don't want to muck up your thread with unrelated questions but can you tell me how you posted your pics/thumbnails this way? I'm not having much luck with the new forum software, I posted some but they are huge.
PM me if you'd rather keep your thread about your van.

Can't wait to see more.

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Old 12-10-2015, 10:16 PM   #23
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Thanks 86Scotty! PM sent.
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rallypanam thanks!
I did get on the horn with Jeremy at WeldTec. I'm going to get him the alignment specs and go from there. The bump steer is likely due to a lack of chamber. While it is in spec it is on the very low end...
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Old 12-11-2015, 12:24 AM   #25
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rallypanam thanks!
I did get on the horn with Jeremy at WeldTec. I'm going to get him the alignment specs and go from there. The bump steer is likely due to a lack of chamber. While it is in spec it is on the very low end...

I'm following your Weldtec build closly since mine is sitting at his shop waiting a complete suspension overhaul........
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:21 AM   #26
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rallypanam thanks!
I did get on the horn with Jeremy at WeldTec. I'm going to get him the alignment specs and go from there. The bump steer is likely due to a lack of chamber. While it is in spec it is on the very low end...
Any updates on your van?
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I got the alignment specs and shared them with Jeremy at WTD. But, I think he just had a newborn added to his family so I have not heard back from him yet. Congrats btw Jeremy at WeldTec.

The specs are:
Left Right
Caster 2.8 3.2
Camber -0.1 0.0
Toe -0.1 -0.1

I think it needs more caster as described in the following blog: (just read what Harvard writes, useful info IMO)

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f87/e350-...er-158832.html

I ordered the Ingalls 59400 fully adjustable caster and camber bushing to get more caster while being able to retain the proper camber.

http://www.ingallseng.com/59400-full...olt-axles.html

Once I get those installed I will likely give another alignment shop a shot.
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:25 PM   #28
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I had a problem with the first LineX attempt go wrong and had it redone in the mean time. Now it needs paint from the lining up. Not typically the order in which things are done but that's where I'm at with this. It really looks good and is some thick and tough stuff. Another step closer to... Infinite tinkering.

You can also see from the pics how the van sits with the WeldTec 6" lift. The rear is on 2 1/2" blocks but will get springs too.
It's currently on 265/75/16 Michelin LTX M/S2 which have been great on-road tires. Close to 60k miles with even wear, smooth ride and tread left for another 10k.

Next on the list:
Bigger fuel tank with extra pickup line for an Espar air and water heater
Frame mounted rock sliders
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When you got the alignment, did the shop tell you that the caster was maxed out? When I got my Camburg kit installed, I asked the guy that did the alignment what the specs should be and he said to max out caster (~6) and 0 for toe and camber. Not sure if that's a direct comparison to your kit, but I figured I chime in with what Camburg does.
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I got the alignment specs and shared them with Jeremy at WTD. But, I think he just had a newborn added to his family so I have not heard back from him yet. Congrats btw Jeremy at WeldTec.

The specs are:
Left Right
Caster 2.8 3.2
Camber -0.1 0.0
Toe -0.1 -0.1

I think it needs more caster as described in the following blog: (just read what Harvard writes, useful info IMO)

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f87/e350-...er-158832.html

I ordered the Ingalls 59400 fully adjustable caster and camber bushing to get more caster while being able to retain the proper camber.

http://www.ingallseng.com/59400-full...olt-axles.html

Once I get those installed I will likely give another alignment shop a shot.
Thanks for the update. Your van is coming along nicely!! I can't wait to get mine back....
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