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Old 06-25-2021, 11:58 AM   #11
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It's simply held on the top of the 3rd brake light with rigid velcro and can be easily bent to adjust the camera.
I'm fumbling around with a design something like a miniature version of 1der's awning Z-brackets. Would probably hold 100 of these light weight cameras. Maybe mine is overkill..
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Old 06-25-2021, 03:48 PM   #12
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the van looks good! what kind of suspension does it have? is it a-arm?
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Old 06-25-2021, 09:24 PM   #13
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the van looks good! what kind of suspension does it have? is it a-arm?
It's exactly the same as a GM pick-up truck and most other trucks on the road.

Independent front (yes, A-arm) and live rear axle.
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Old 06-26-2021, 09:31 PM   #14
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Lol, thanks Whit! Ill post all of the wholesome action right here.
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Old 06-28-2021, 10:58 AM   #15
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Awesome, thanks for posting Eric. Looking good and yep, nice to see another GM.

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Old 07-10-2021, 08:40 AM   #16
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A day before a recent trip my only Amazon Prime Day purchase showed up, a Viair OBA setup. I needed it for the trip so I got busy installing and it paid off. We wound up aired-down for over half of our trip. What this means to the uninformed is that we were off road enough to need it a lot! The OBA was priceless.

The van came with an Aluminess rear with lots of storage, a feature of Aluminess rears I didn't even know about before i bought this van. Good place to mount and hide a compressor. Not really much of a pic but you get the idea:

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Only one chuck since I have a 50' hose. Tank mounted under van:

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Old 07-10-2021, 09:55 AM   #17
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Congrats!!! Looks awesome.
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Old 09-30-2021, 09:03 AM   #18
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Big surprise. And perhaps an easter egg for anyone interested in this van. Everything I said at the beginning of this post is true. I love this van. Always have. It is about 80% of what we want. However, it took a total of ONE trip for her to declare that vans are the way for us and shes' not interested in fooling with anything else. I agree. Between a few vans I've owned over the last few years we have played around with an Ursa Minor Jeep pop top, a truck with RTT and now that same truck with a Super Pacific pop top. All fun, none as ideal as a van for the way we like to travel.

That said, I'm in the process of ordering a new Transit AWD. The Chevy is a great van but we want a new van. I'm going to try something I've never done. I'm going to order a new vehicle with all the options I want in the color I want. Those who know me know I might keep it a few years or a few weeks.

All that said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this wonderful Chevy AWD and I will be upgrading it slowly unless someone expresses interest. It isn't advertised anywhere, this is just a hidden nugget for the fine folks of the SMB forum, for now. I have a CRL window about to go in and several other parts I'm adding slowly. If I get to the interior this winter it will be refurbished in to a '50' with galley behind the driver and foldable bed/bench seat towards the rear instead of the current platform bed.

Since life is no fun without van pics, here she is on Cinnamon Pass on a picture perfect day this past summer.

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Well that happened fast! Not surprised....looking forward to seeing your work happen on the Transit. Any idea of lead times on them right now?
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... I'm going to try something I've never done. I'm going to order a new vehicle with all the options I want in the color I want...
So a white AWD Transit. Sounds exciting!


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