Originally Posted by Flux
Hey Brian, if you see that one again, crawl up under there and see how that mounts to the frame flanges!! Nobody will think you strange for crawling around under a van at a trailhead.
Haha, funny you say that Flux.....!
I think the owner of that van lives on the same street here in Orange that I lived on until a few months ago.
When he first got that van (last Spring, I believe), I noticed that it had the Action Van 2WD lift kit in it......the same suspension lift kit that I was still looking into getting for my own van. So of course I immediately pulled over and started ogling his rig.
I had to be seriously disciplined with myself....to NOT crawl under it, which I badly wanted to do.......but I definitely DID squat and peer in his fender-openings and under the front/rear bumpers.....though I made sure to stay at least a good 5-6 feet away from the van, JUST to make sure I was far enough away to not appear to be messing with his rig.
Despite that, after about 3 minutes of me doing my best to appear harmless while simultaneously staring at his rig....his wife opened the door of their house and called out (very pleasantly, I must say) "Heyyyyyy.....can we help you?"
Hehe, when she found out I lived right down the street and was another "van person," she was instantly super cool. She laughed about how people are frequently asking them questions about the van. I've still yet to catch up with that guy and check his rig out with him, but I see him cruising it quite often in the Orange area. Really get the sense he might be doing quite a bit of that trick custom work himself.
Very tasteful and cleanly-constructed stuff!