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Old 04-08-2016, 03:31 PM   #21
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Hello all,
It's been a while since I've been on here and I miss it. After having a truck/slide in camper for 2 years I went in search of a van as my adventure rig. I missed the off road ability of a capable 4 wd van.
I found this 2003 7.3L EB 4x4 (Denver Fleet conversion)! It's a high mileage rig that has a newly rebuilt tranny and the motor was pulled and gone through. The 4wd system has almost no miles on it. It was a prison transport in Arizona in its past life.
A new blank slate to do my own build on.
Can I be first in line for my next van? Loving your last one!
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:17 PM   #22
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Hey man! Glad you're enjoying it!
I missed it so much that i've come full circle and building one.
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:23 AM   #23
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Still continuing the slow process of a build while still using the van on regular getaways.
Made a galley box out of baltic birch, added a few layers of sound deadening, cut in openings and installed fender vents, and swapped in a full float D60 w/4:10's and a Detroit TruTrac up front.
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:28 AM   #24
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Oh, also made a side door panel, put 35" Toyo Open Country AT's and AR Mojave wheels on it.
Edit to add: Can any forum mods move this to the Homebuild section?
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:32 AM   #25
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Those 35's fill out nicely!


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Old 10-23-2016, 10:04 AM   #26
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...Edit to add: Can any forum mods move this to the Homebuild section?
Done.


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Old 10-23-2016, 11:20 AM   #27
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Looking good! Like the 35's and the Toyo's are awesome. Love mine a lot. Keep up the build thread, like seeing your progress.
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:40 PM   #28
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Snowmobile vents? You must be getting pretty good at installing them. Isn't this your second or third install of fender vents?


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Old 10-23-2016, 04:46 PM   #29
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Laughing....the vents are my second install. I think years ago I did a writeup on my vent install on my previous SMB.
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Old 10-23-2016, 04:53 PM   #30
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Got my swivel base from 1der the other day so I decided to toss it in. Great quality and built very stout!! Once I installed it I realized that my previous SMB had a little storage cubby under there to not only be aesthetically pleasing but add a space for stuff I don't need.
I fabbed up some brackets and painted them (not pictured) and made some panels.
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