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Old 12-27-2017, 08:00 AM   #81
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Nice ! Your van is coming along perfectly !
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Where did you get the bumper? also any tips or sources on the water/methane injection on a 7.3?
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:45 PM   #84
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For the front, page 4, post #36....

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It's the thunderstruck elite in plain steel with winch mount, 2" receiver, and 4 light holes.
The rear is an Aluminess. That saga started in post #1 and finally ended with pics on page 8, post #75.
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Nice ! Your van is coming along perfectly !

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For the front, page 4, post #36....

The rear is an Aluminess. That saga started in post #1 and finally ended with pics on page 8, post #75.
Hey somebody is paying attention! lol. It took Aluminess 3 shipments and 4 months to get me my whole order...at least they only charged me for shipping the first one.

Front is a thunderstruck bumper from bumpersuperstore.com in smooth steel, with dual 3" cube light holes, winch mount, and front receiver (which I keep a step in so I can work on the motor)

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also any tips or sources on the water/methane injection on a 7.3?

The kit I am using is from cooling mist. It is the stage 2 diesel kit with a 7 gallon tank upgrade. Www.coolingmist.com It has a gauge that shows boost and let's you adjust the boost pressure set points on the fly the progressive spray start and full flow.

I didn't get a chance to finish the controller install before we left town, but I'll post details when I finish that up. Easiest place to add it is to delete the AIH and put the injector in that port with a boost gauge adapter to act as a bushing to step down to 1/8" npt.

Also I found methane adds a lil power boost but is not necessary for cooling, and hard to source when driving across country. Now I run straight water. I was filling up the 7 gallon water tank when I filled up with diesel each time.
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So I drove the van about 1,000 miles to our Colorado home yesterday without issue. Was loaded down with our family of 5 plus 3 dogs and 2 teenage friends of my son.
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Here's as far as I got on the cabinet before we left.

I need to find the trim ring for the blue ray player, it came out of the wrecked van. (so did the tv)
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Going to clean up the openings and make doors for them when we get back from snowboarding
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Good morning bluebird Colorado skies!
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Dude!!! You must win an award for the fastest van build-out ever accomplished!!
Way impressive.

(Seriously....is there **anything** with these vans that you can't do/build yourself?
You are the man....)

Big congrats on making it all happen so your vacation could happen!!!
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