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Forum: Campfire 02-14-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,669
Posted By Pntyrmvr
My mother had absolutely nothing to do with mine.

My mother had absolutely nothing to do with mine.
Forum: Campfire 02-14-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Sleeping beauty

Hi,

Not a Sporty, but here's a photo taken yesterday of my 42 year old Dodge MB400 awaiting spring for more adventures.

Only minus 10°C.

Cheers,

G.38295
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-18-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Pntyrmvr
When you mount it up include a quick disconnect...

When you mount it up include a quick disconnect fitting on it so you can run a line to your outside camping appliances.

You can run a bbq, stove, lights, portable propane campfire, or anything...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-18-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Put a new drain pan on it with a drain plug or...

Put a new drain pan on it with a drain plug or buy a kit that will let you install a drain plug in the existing pan.

You’ll appreciate the plug at your next fluid change.
Forum: Van Body 01-06-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,473
Posted By Pntyrmvr
I believe Por15 suggests using a top coat paint...

I believe Por15 suggests using a top coat paint as the product has low UV inhibiting properties.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-06-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,432
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Go find a local glazier who knows his stuff. ...

Go find a local glazier who knows his stuff.

The glass can be cut to fit if the frame can be opened up at the seam where the ends come together.

Then he has it tempered, pops it back in the...
Forum: Campfire 12-30-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Pntyrmvr
I ordered mine directly from SMB east. Gal there...

I ordered mine directly from SMB east. Gal there shipped it to me.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-30-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Park it nose uphill and pressure wash all that...

Park it nose uphill and pressure wash all that crap out the back end.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 12-30-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By Pntyrmvr
I bought a California registered van 2 years ago....

I bought a California registered van 2 years ago.

The local Cali DMV sold me a no time limit trip permit. One way.

The day I left Cali I wrote the date on it with my departure address and my...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-28-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
That weight seems good for all that glass and a...

That weight seems good for all that glass and a big, tall top.
Forum: Member Classifieds 12-22-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Every seat I've bought in AZ wrecking yards has...

Every seat I've bought in AZ wrecking yards has dust in place of the foam cushions. The foam doesn't last in the heat.

Watch a couple of YouTube videos on seat repair. New foam install is pretty...
Forum: 4x4 12-22-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,993
Posted By Pntyrmvr
CB said it. Axle doesn't know what number is...

CB said it.

Axle doesn't know what number is stamped on it.

Physics is causing the problems.

Ripped out and broken parts sounds like the math is off. Way off.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-16-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Also keep in mind aftermarket seats won't bolt up...

Also keep in mind aftermarket seats won't bolt up to factory seat bases and vice versa.

I always moved the seat tracks as far back as possible on the mounts. Some mounts even had a second set of...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-16-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Interesting sight on those buckets. They might...

Interesting sight on those buckets. They might be from a position further back in a van as they have both armrests. Most conversions only use the inner armrests and rely on the factory door armrest...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-16-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Camping beverages. I will steal that phrase. ...

Camping beverages. I will steal that phrase.

Thank you.
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 12-16-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Funny thing about vans is sometimes, especially...

Funny thing about vans is sometimes, especially passenger vans or RV vans, they have a good possibility of just sitting out the years. I've bought 2 fifteen year old vans with 30,000 miles on them. ...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-15-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Wow that doghouse console sure is blue. If...

Wow that doghouse console sure is blue.

If you use those swivels up front be aware they are not symmetric about the center of the base plate meaning there is a left and a right version needed to...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-15-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
One note on replacement rear gear sets. The...

One note on replacement rear gear sets.

The cheaper the gears the noisier they will be even when properly installed.

Some people hear them and are okay with it, others wish they'd bought higher...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-13-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Here's photos of the gear ratio tag, and the BOM...

Here's photos of the gear ratio tag, and the BOM in 2 different zoom levels.

Note how faint the BOM stamping is. Expect to do some sanding or use a powered wire wheel. Still haven't found the...
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 12-13-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Not a Sporty top I believe. Decent value to get...

Not a Sporty top I believe. Decent value to get a family touring.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-13-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Check under the hood for the sticker showing what...

Check under the hood for the sticker showing what the van was built with. If legible you may see weight rating and gear ratio of axle.

Most times that sticker is missing or faded. If faded take...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-13-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Suggestions: Find the axle ratio tag on your...

Suggestions:

Find the axle ratio tag on your rear axle housing. Usually bolted to the differential cover. If not find the BOM stamped into the passenger side axle tube. Usually faces rearward...
Forum: Campfire 12-13-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Willie. On the road again. Clapton. Tulsa...

Willie. On the road again.

Clapton. Tulsa time.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-07-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Compatible does not necessarily mean bolt in. ...

Compatible does not necessarily mean bolt in. I'd try for a Dodge unit from similar years. That will be as close to bolt in as possible.

Use new u bolts. Retorque them after a few hundred...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-05-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,004
Posted By Pntyrmvr
Is the present rear end a full floater? ie do...

Is the present rear end a full floater? ie do the hubs protrude past the axle to wheel contact point?

If not try and find a full floater rear end out of a cargo van.

The 9 1/4" Chrysler rear...
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