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Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 03-25-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By smshield
Re: Close to a build start. E350 Extended Question

You can get a lot of van for 11k.

With the 5.4 (My 2000 E250 extended has the 5.4) you're getting about 14-15mpg. My brother has an '08 E350 and says he gets about 18 highway with it packed...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 03-24-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,740
Posted By smshield
Re: Tow Mirrors Install E350 2006

Yeah, you have to chop off a pin, and widen the holes a bit in the door frames to fit the pins on the bigger mirrors.

I've got a pair of new tow mirrors in the garage. Project for a warmer
day.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 02-10-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By smshield
Re: Got my new tow mirrors!

These are the aftermarket I think, but super heavy duty. Well built.

I actually mounted one today and then had to take it off. They add 3" extra wide on either side, so half a foot total. Just...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 02-07-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By smshield
Re: Got my new tow mirrors!

Haha. Damn, you're right. I'll post up asap. Thought I'd do a picture thread.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 02-07-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By smshield
Got my new tow mirrors!

So I found a SWEEET deal on brand new pulloff tow mirrors on ebay. $103 shipped for both. They show up and look basically brand new.

Passenger side is power, driver is manual.

These things...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-24-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By smshield
Re: Quick signal bulb question

Thanks the heads up guys.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-23-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By smshield
Quick signal bulb question

This I'm sure is simple but I wasn't sure so thought I'd ask.

I just got these smoked turn signal covers to match my blacked out bumper and grill.
Covers: ...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-17-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,378
Posted By smshield
Re: My new kitevan project. 2000 e250 handicap high top

Thanks Gator. Yeah, everyone rides straps at our beach and I feel like it's holding me back. I just bought out the last of Best's profanity (wake style board) closeouts about a week ago, twenty-two...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 01-11-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By smshield
Re: Looking for Light Mounting brackets for aluminess bumper

Yeah, I'm doing a custom paintjob on my van and I was surprised how terrible most of the options were. I finally settled on a modified version of this random work van I saw. I think it's clean but...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-11-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,378
Posted By smshield
Re: My new kitevan project. 2000 e250 handicap high top

We're still figuring out the gear in the van and layout. I've got a custom flush mount swing out board rack idea for it that I'll post up here in new thread. It involves adjustable flag mounts. ...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-11-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,378
Posted By smshield
Re: My new kitevan project. 2000 e250 handicap high top

Thanks man. I'll that site out. Definitely hit us up if you're coming through the central US. We're in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Okkite.com
Forum: Van Body 01-10-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,177
Posted By smshield
Re: $6 to make your trim look like new

yeah, once you start using this stuff you start thinking of all the other ways you could use it.

Heck, since they've got clear and colors, I thought of a few other uses:

1) Spray clear on the...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-10-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,378
Posted By smshield
Re: My new kitevan project. 2000 e250 handicap high top

I can't say much about the toughness really other than the youtube videos I've seen of guys that have had it on their wheels for over a year and it still looks great.

I don't have any chips on...
Forum: Van Body 01-10-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,177
Posted By smshield
Re: $6 to make your trim look like new

Great questions. Same ones I had. Luckily plastidip has a great videos section that answers all these.

Dipyourcar.com is the main website. The forums there are great also, like here.

Here is...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-09-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,378
Posted By smshield
Re: My new kitevan project. 2000 e250 handicap high top

Okay. So now onto the front bumper.

Okay, so bolted the light bar on. Had to use a titanium drill bit. Mild steel bit wouldn't go through mister bumper. Titanium coated one went through like...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-09-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,378
Posted By smshield
Re: My new kitevan project. 2000 e250 handicap high top

Ok, had a little time thought I'd post some more pictures of the plastidip-athon I had over the weekend. The more I use it, the more I love it.

WARNING: Picture overload.

These aren't all in...
Forum: Van Body 01-09-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,177
Posted By smshield
$6 to make your trim look like new

Plastidip.

It's an awesome spray coating that I love. And it's removable. Pretty cool.

So take a look at the old stained plastic rear door handle/license plate holder.

Yuck right?...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 01-09-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,390
Posted By smshield
Re: Plasti-dip anyone??

I'm putting up a bunch of pics of plastidipping I did to my van this weekend. I can tell you there is no texture at all unless you shoot it with cold cans. You need to put the cans in a bucket of...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-08-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,784
Posted By smshield
Re: Suburban vs 4x4 Van in the snow

I'm on my fourth Wrangler. They are great for four wheeling, but are terrible if it's snowy/icy. They are really light with big tires so you can climb around in snow no probs. They are squirrely in...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-07-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By smshield
Re: Rugged Ridge Fender Flares

My dad has an '01 F350 superduty. I could make a template of his fenders and see how they compare I guess.

Every time he rolls up with that big ass diesel 7.3 it gives my 5.4 gasser e250 an...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 01-07-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,390
Posted By smshield
Re: Plasti-dip anyone??

Yup. Just dipped my bumpers and wheels and KC lights. Damn this stuff is amazing.

I put a thread up under home builds "kite van" with pics of dippin goodness.

I'm going to do my doghouse and...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-06-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,378
Posted By smshield
Re: My new kitevan project. 2000 e250 handicap high top

So I took my first "dip" into plastidipping this weekend. Turned out beyond my wildest hopes.

Decided to freshen the looks of the van (she has the typical ford faded grey plastic everywhere), so...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 01-06-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,911
Posted By smshield
Re: High output alternator experience

You're original problem as stated was exactly what I had wrong with my Jeep wrangler (2000). Replaced the alternator with a new one and the battery. Dodgy battery ate my alternator.

On the...
Forum: Member Classifieds 01-06-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By smshield
Re: FS- Awning Mounts, Cargo Basket, Catalytic Heater

Wow. Smokin deal on that basket. Wish I was in WA.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-03-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 202,215
Posted By smshield
Re: Hal The Van

That fuse/terminal block you asked about above will work just fine on your van/electrical system.

I'm always surprised when guys use fuses when doing heavy wiring. I'm a breaker man. Easy to...
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