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Old 01-02-2018, 10:38 AM   #71
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A few new additions: Door Talon and a Ram Mount for an IPad that we use for nav and music.


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Old 04-26-2020, 10:36 AM   #72
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The latest: Flooring

We've had our van for almost 7 years......and for at least 6 of those years I've been dreaming of getting rid of the stock, early 90's french blue carpet.

With all of our local mountains/communities on lock down this seemed like the time to do it. So, a few weekends ago I walked out to the van with a box cutter and cut a huge hole in the carpet. It was pretty abrupt but I figured at least that would commit me to doing it.

My parent's happened to be putting new flooring in their cabin so I grabbed a bunch of their current flooring and ordered new vinyl flooring for the cab.

While I had it torn apart I covered the floor/firewall/wheel wells with a bunch of 80mil Noico.

Behold!
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Old 04-26-2020, 11:28 AM   #73
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Looks great! Nice work.....
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Old 08-04-2020, 08:37 AM   #74
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Steering Damper

Installed a Bilstein steering damper over the weekend. Super easy install with the factory Ford brackets.
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:16 PM   #75
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New additions: Hella lights on the bumper and another set on Vantage Optics A-Pillar mounts. Install went well on all of it. Getting the switches mounted where I wanted them required some cutting/grinding on the steel plate behind the plastic panel but it all worked out.

Hopefully the days of searching for a campsite with a flashlight out the window are a thing of the past.
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Old 09-27-2020, 11:24 AM   #76
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Nighttime shot.....still need to aim everything where I want them.
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Old 09-27-2020, 01:52 PM   #77
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New stereo.....got sick of all the cables and wanted Bluetooth.
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Old 02-04-2021, 12:25 PM   #78
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Awning

New Thule awning. The bag on my old ARB awning was starting to get a little crispy and the all black case on this Thule was too much for me to resist.
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Old 05-11-2021, 06:51 PM   #79
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New Rack Setup

Iíve been tinkering with a cargo/bike setup on the back of my van. I wanted something that could carry one bike and a decent amount of gear......all lockable and on a swing away. Hereís what I wound up with:

Kuat Pivot hitch mounted swing away
Thule T2 tray(just one complete tray)
Harbor Freight cargo carrier

I cut the cargo carrier down a bit to create room on the 2Ē spine for the Thule tray. Once that was sorted out I had a friend weld up the cut ends and sprayed the whole thing in Rustoleum bed liner.

Next I scrounged the aisles of Home Depot looking for lockable bins that would fit properly. These Plano bins are perfect. I bolted them to the rack and have padlocks for each one.

The jerry can wedges in between the two bins perfectly, just pure luck there.
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:37 PM   #80
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How’s that bike rack holding up? Looks like a great idea! Good work.
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