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Old 03-19-2019, 11:38 AM   #21
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Update!

Alright. Shimmed the injectors. It was a huge PIA, but lessons learned. The van seems to have liked the change, but we haven't had a cold enough night since I have done it to see if it has made a difference with the cold start issues. Hoping to post a quick video in the next week that talks about that in detail for anyone who is interested.

In other news, one wall has been re-insulated after pulling out the fiberglass from the previous owner. From the outside van skin there is: Sound deadening, 2" XPS + spray foam, and reflectix. The 2" was kind of a pain and 1.5" would have been better, but oh well it is all up and fits behind the original wall panel.

We also found some windowed 60/40 doors at a junkyard, a little annoyed because they came from a work van and look the part, but we'll try to clean them up and I think the windows will be worth it. If someone is looking for some clean 60/40 cargo doors without windows let me know because I've got them.
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:50 AM   #22
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We also found some windowed 60/40 doors at a junkyard, a little annoyed because they came from a work van and look the part, but we'll try to clean them up and I think the windows will be worth it. If someone is looking for some clean 60/40 cargo doors without windows let me know because I've got them.
I have the same type doors for the rear---in VGC and free to good home, all hardware, latches, seals etc included.

They're here in/near Columbus OH which might be a downside. PM me if interested.
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:48 PM   #23
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Alright, so we have made it past the first major hurdle!

We got our roof installed! Sadly, I quickly found out that the previous owners floor construction was too thick for me to stand in the van. They had used 2x4 framing for the subfloor with a 3/4" topper.

This led to us redoing 2/3 of the floor, to create standing space. The last 1/3 would've been an extra PIA to remove because of how it tied into the framing, and since it will live under the bed anyways we decided to leave it. We were able to pretty quickly gain ~1.25" which means I can stand for now. I may be rubbing once we put ceiling panels up, but better than a crooked neck all the time.

To be honest I am pretty tired of redoing the PO's work and excited to start building our own furniture, etc. They did a great job of building everything and it all looked and felt solid. It was just the details that led us to have to redo a lot, such as the extra thick flooring, or the fiberglass insulation.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:36 AM   #24
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In other news, one wall has been re-insulated after pulling out the fiberglass from the previous owner. From the outside van skin there is: Sound deadening, 2" XPS + spray foam, and reflectix. The 2" was kind of a pain and 1.5" would have been better, but oh well it is all up and fits behind the original wall panel.
Very, very late noticing this but what spray foam did you use, where and how much? Was it something specific for use in automotive applications?

Some of those formulations have been known to cause problems due their interaction with sheet metal and applied behind paneling. I don't mean to alarm you but this could be problematic, going undiscovered until its cause considerable body damage.
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Very, very late noticing this but what spray foam did you use, where and how much? Was it something specific for use in automotive applications?

Some of those formulations have been known to cause problems due their interaction with sheet metal and applied behind paneling. I don't mean to alarm you but this could be problematic, going undiscovered until its cause considerable body damage.
Wow, I had no idea. I used Great Stuff, which I've seen recommended across the internet. We mostly used it for gap filling between foam board and didn't really fill the ribs with it as some people recommend. I can't find any info on spray foam reactions, but I do see instances where it warped/damaged the body paneling.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:22 AM   #26
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