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Old 04-08-2020, 11:09 PM   #1
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The Family Weekender Build

Picked up an 2013 E350 XLT passenger this last fall. This is my first American van. 3 VWs prioir. Click image for larger version

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My goal and budget was to get this thing two wheel drive light off-road capable. Went with a Weldtec 4” lift, custom leaf pack and stabilizer up front. Very happy with the work done. They used my van in a comparison video between my 4” and their shop van with the 6” lift.

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Put some falkens and and procomps on.

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Old 04-08-2020, 11:19 PM   #2
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I installed the must have upgrades from 1der. The door talon and passenger swivel.
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I removed all the benches and installed a cvc seat for my daughter.
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:30 PM   #3
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At my work we use a very talented experienced carpenter, so I talked to him into taking on my platform bed and storage build project. Funny process. He has never worked on vans before but with my concept and his skills it came out just how I wanted it. Very happy with the end results. I got inspired by the solidwoodworx designs. He finished it over three Saturdays.

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Test fit the Dometic setup that I picked up on CL.
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:37 PM   #4
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Third Saturday it all came together.
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I purchased a lucid 5” memory foam queen mattress from amazon for 100$. Fits perfect. Threw that in and got the slider positioned for the fridge. I plan on covering the plywood bottom with something, just haven’t settled yet.
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:45 PM   #5
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Last thing I finished on the van was the aluminess tire carrier. Pretty straight forward install.
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Next on my to do list is house batteries. I go back and forth between the solar contained units and making up my own. Nothing is going happen now anyways with the Virus thing.
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Old 04-09-2020, 04:39 AM   #6
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Well done, looking great.
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:25 AM   #7
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Well done, looking great.


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Old 04-29-2020, 01:02 PM   #8
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The Family Weekender Build

Ordered some coin flooring for the platform base. With the helpful advise from @villageidiot I got the trimming down with 3/4 aluminum angle.
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Coming together very nicely - should be proud of that work!
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Old 04-29-2020, 02:23 PM   #10
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I installed the must have upgrades from 1der. The door talon and passenger swivel.
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That's pretty much standard equipment these days. Or should I say one of the first things to add when building out anew.

I swear by mine---a wondermous device for sure.
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