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Old 05-21-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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New to me Sporty

I have been a long time lurker but the timing was right and I picked up a 2 WD 2003 EB 50 High Top V 10 with 53,000 miles on her.

I flew from Michigan to Long Beach to pick up the van last Thursday. The couple I bought it from met me at the airport and I left with the Van. It was exactly as described.



I made my way across I-70.

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and I couldn't drive through Flagstaff and not take a little detour South on the first day of Overland Expo. I parked next to a nicely equiped sporty so my van can see what she will be like after transformation.

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Goal of short stop at Expo was to check out some of the rigs, look at wheel and tire combos, and talk to a couple of vendors I am likely to use over the next few months. Met Chris of U-Joint and then layed my hands on all of the aluminess products. I was amazed that many of the more substantial builds on the expedition portal were there. I could have stayed for hours/ days but I had made promises prior to my quick cross country adventure.

Made it back to Michigan on Sunday in the early afternoon. Nine States and 2,470 miles. Hopefully I can do this drive again but take my time.

It was quite the shake down drive. I can't beleive I have waited this long to get a sporty!
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Re: New to me Sporty

Welcome to the SMB world of constant upgrades. You are just at the beginning of a wonderful journey. Hope to see you on the road sometime!
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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Congratulations! What are your transformation plans? 4X4?
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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What a beauty ... I love the TV aerial ... now everyone will want one.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:57 PM   #5
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Re: New to me Sporty

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What a beauty ... I love the TV aerial ... now everyone will want one.

http://www.lafayetteradio.com/html/deta ... search=266

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Old 06-04-2012, 12:25 PM   #6
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:27 PM   #7
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"What are your transformation plans"

She is going to head to UJoint for a bit of a makeover.

"4x4"

Yes

Right now my build sheet says Ujoint 6 inch lift with 35's and 4.10 gears. She will look a bit different then.

Yanked the running boards and it looks better already.
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Sounds like a GREAT build plan!
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ARB Differential Covers - Nodular Iron With Dipstick And Drain Plug
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