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Old 06-06-2016, 08:37 AM   #51
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Woo Hooo! First place at the all Fords nationals.

Ford performance put a pic of the van on their facebook page too. Outta 3100+ cars!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9073819&type=3

You folks have got to get in on this next year.

PS: I owe a blog post, changed up the accessories on the front/rear.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:13 AM   #52
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Put up a video tour of the van if you are interested.
https://youtu.be/9-ulqeyXMCk
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:23 PM   #53
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Great video, thanks for posting. How is the polished aluminum holding up? Any maintenance issues?
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:32 PM   #54
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Great video, thanks for posting. How is the polished aluminum holding up? Any maintenance issues?
Of course since it's raw aluminum it wants to rot, stain, get patchy, etc Every 6 months or so I go to town on it with mothers aluminum polish, and then spray and polish with s100 polish/corrosion protectant (it's actually marketed for motorcycles). Same procedure front and back.

It should be covered with at least a spray on detail wax when washed or it will pit. Not as bad as it sounds IMO. 2-3hrs of work for front and back every 6 months or simple spritz wax when washed.

I use a power washer with a soap/wax combo on the whole van when I clean it, so spray on wax isn't even a separate step.
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Oh one thing on the raw aluminum, it does scratch lightly. So expect scratches on the back bumper where you step and load. Not awful but visible.
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It sure looks great! Wish I had the oomph to do the original polishing. I'll be ordering a few Aluminess parts and would love to have that shine, but will likely need to go powder coat... sigh.
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Quick update on the bumper. Backed it into a brick wall. Like 1mph and 1/2 inch off at a loading dock. Anyway, sanding wheel and 5 minutes and the scuff was gone.

That's why raw aluminum is aaaawwweeeesssooommmmeeeee. Totally worth the effort.
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:22 AM   #58
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Quick update on the bumper. Backed it into a brick wall. Like 1mph and 1/2 inch off at a loading dock. Anyway, sanding wheel and 5 minutes and the scuff was gone.

That's why raw aluminum is aaaawwweeeesssooommmmeeeee. Totally worth the effort.
Hmmmm me likey.... and compliments the XLT chrome soooo nicely.
But then so many outrageous features on your Doom Van!

Who did your insulated pop top?
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Hmmmm me likey.... and compliments the XLT chrome soooo nicely.
But then so many outrageous features on your Doom Van!

Who did your insulated pop top?
Colorado Camper Van! Ordered it that way from the start.

RSN going to post our camping trip to the beach.
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:21 AM   #60
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Love the van! Looks sweet with the spare tire on the front, sorry if it was already covered but how is it attached?
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