Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-15-2019, 03:10 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
ShuttlePilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 392
Congrats, I think. I hope you will be able to bring us along, especially through pictures, with the project.

When I read your intro to this I had a memory of this video from another group I follow. It has a certain familiarity to it but a much different outcome. Not van related but in our social circle, you bought the Bugatti.

-Eric

__________________

__________________
2005 SMB RB 4x4 6.0 PSD
A rocket on the pad is safe,
but it's not what rockets are built for.
ShuttlePilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2019, 08:22 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
arctictraveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,668
[QUOTE=ShuttlePilot;250580]Congrats, I think. I hope you will be able to bring us along, especially through pictures, with the project.

When I read your intro to this I had a memory of this video from another group I follow. It has a certain familiarity to it but a much different outcome. Quote


Too funny, my thought process exactly right to the end. What the hell have I done?
__________________

__________________
Arctic Traveller
KC6TNI
2001 GTRV
Advanced 4wd
Agile Ride improvement package
www.arctictraveller.com
arctictraveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2019, 08:25 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,038
Quote:
Originally Posted by rallypanam View Post
I said what? I must have been drinking!

Just kidding, I still think you should sell your 5.4 GTRV to 86Scotty for $1200 and keep this one for yourself!
There Robb, fixed that for you.
__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2019, 11:32 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 19
Best of luck! Can't wait to see your results!
Eric06E350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2019, 09:37 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
arctictraveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,668
Quote:
Originally Posted by 86Scotty View Post
There Robb, fixed that for you.
ive always marveled at how willing Robb is to offer helpful advice. Trouble is, pretty much everything he touches turns to gold, not so much for me.
__________________
Arctic Traveller
KC6TNI
2001 GTRV
Advanced 4wd
Agile Ride improvement package
www.arctictraveller.com
arctictraveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2019, 10:01 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
TomsBeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Brentwood, CA
Posts: 675
Quote:
Originally Posted by arctictraveller View Post
...I just touched the transfer case and my finger went through the case, causing the salt / oil mix to poor out...

You probably remember my encounter with packed Bonneville salt eating a hole through my BW T-case, after a couple years, because I missed a teaspoon of built up salt. I'm surprised in your case, that the salt/fresh water mix ate completely through the case so quickly!



Water must have filled through the air vent while it was stuck in the Pismo stream, higher tide turned it into 100% sea water, which displaced the lighter than water oil high, heavier salt water sank low, and the salt started eating the magnesium casting from the inside out, like it was Alkeseltzer


But like you said, you've got another T-case. That alone would drive 99% of the prospective buyers away. With your recent experience that will be an 10hr job is all. It's the only thing on that van that's magnesium, so there's that.


I think I'd be saving the body, drilling holes in the bottoms of the doors, and low points in the rear quarter panels, peeling back all the floor coverings if that hasn't already been done.


Have you thought about a tow dolly, and towing it yourself with your van? Or maybe flat towing it with a tow bar?
__________________

__________________
1995 E350 7.3 Diesel, 4x4 high roof camper, UJOR 4" lift
TomsBeast is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.