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Old 09-03-2016, 10:07 AM   #31
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Congrats on the Van, like others I'm looking forward to see what you do .
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:27 AM   #32
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As far as MGs kit is concerned. If you can work on a VW bug then your more than qualified to install his kit.
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:32 AM   #33
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Thanks everyone

Oh no thank you! Now we get to sit back and watch you spend your money like we would like to do and watch you use your skills we wish had to build another great vehicle lol. Please start today with the build!
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:19 AM   #34
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Wow, that thing looks super clean, let the fun begin..
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Old 09-13-2016, 12:04 PM   #35
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First things first - it needs a name!

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Old 09-13-2016, 07:38 PM   #36
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First things first - it needs a name!

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She already named it.



I know there is at least one other 'sylvan' out there but I named our motorhome 'Hers' so I had to give her this one.

Too bad it isn't a white van. I've always wanted to name one 'booty white'.


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I love that name and never would have thought it had an actual definition behind it. Makes my "Tan Hot Dog" look pretty weak...
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:10 AM   #38
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Normally it's an adjective meaning "relating to the woods" or similar. As in, "The Sportsmobile fit perfectly in the sylvan environment."
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Normally it's an adjective meaning "relating to the woods" or similar. As in, "The Sportsmobile fit perfectly in the sylvan environment."
Oh, I know it's a bit of a stretch, but she likes it so that's all that matters. To me it's just a van I'm happy to be driving, rust and all. I've done a few small mods I'll post pics of soon, but mostly busy working on Twogone's van these days. It sure is nice to go get 12' lumber and fit it inside!

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Old 12-23-2016, 05:51 PM   #40
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Back in the game, again. Between a few jobs for other folks I've been rounding up parts for my van and driving it to work every few days. I slept in it one night, on the long rear bench, and realized that wasn't going to work. Apparently I've reached the age where I need something akin to a real bed to sleep on.

So, I've done some small mods, added some USB plugs and power points, etc. and a swivel from Ray (1der). The big Truckfridge will live inside the side door for the duration. It's convenient to grab stuff in or out and it makes a great coffee table.







After realizing how the big bench is not going to be a sleeping option I think I'm going to butcher the other 3 rows of seats I have and make a multi-section folding bed instead of a raised platform. I'm considering the VW bed hinge kit or making my own and then I'll make 50ish closets on the driver's side rear.

I picked up a clean set of my favorite F250 wheels and added adapters to mount them until I can get an MG f250 front axle under the van. Then I should have the rear spaced out correctly since I'll have to keep the rear adapters but lose the front.



And I added some gutter towers, an old solar shower and awning and mounted some black bumpers I had for now. It looks a bit mashed up to me right now. Imagine these wheels black when I get bigger tires after the 4x conversion. Also, I've got to do something about the grill.





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