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Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 02-18-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,504
Posted By Jack K
SOS in Loreto

Greetings eddyturn, we were both in Bill Burke's Anza Borrego class back in 2017. Sorry to hear of your breakdown in Baja, fortunately, it sounds like you will be able to continue the journey. It...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 03-28-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,359
Posted By Jack K
Those be the folks who habitually exceed the...

Those be the folks who habitually exceed the GWVR?

Sorry. Couldn't resist.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 03-25-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,507
Posted By Jack K
Reading these first hand accounts, didn't know...

Reading these first hand accounts, didn't know this sort of thing was that prevalent - yikes!



Agreed, the cabling plus clamp idea, maybe with lengths of rebar in the mix, looks like it...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 03-21-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,507
Posted By Jack K
[/QUOTE]Agreed it was a happy ending........ ...

[/QUOTE]Agreed it was a happy ending........

If scrap yards and similar recycling outfits didn't buy the precious metals inside the cat's there'd be far, far less of this BS.

I'm a bit...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 03-20-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,507
Posted By Jack K
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes, e.g. Darwin...

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes, e.g. Darwin Award!
Forum: General Sportsmobile 03-19-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,507
Posted By Jack K
On topic, a very satisfying outcome: ...

On topic, a very satisfying outcome:

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/car-crushes-catalytic-converter-thief-to-death-in-anaheim/2552702/...
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-02-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By Jack K
Congratulations! I've followed a similar path. My...

Congratulations! I've followed a similar path. My first vehicle many decades ago was a used '68 VW van, which is still my daily driver. But a fully converted E350 is so much more capable. Looks...
Forum: Campfire 01-27-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,486
Posted By Jack K
I used to take my van to the Alabama Hills quite...

I used to take my van to the Alabama Hills quite a bit in the late 80ís and early 90ís, sometimes using it as a destination, other times as an overnight stop on the way elsewhere in the eastern...
Forum: Campfire 11-26-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,500
Posted By Jack K
Bah Humbug. It would have been far more...

Bah Humbug. It would have been far more impressive if it was 20 miles from any ground vehicular access.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 11-01-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,034
Posted By Jack K
Sounds like a real decent offer. Only a couple...

Sounds like a real decent offer. Only a couple hour drive from SD.
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 10-05-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By Jack K
Well, I see that I've been doing it all wrong,...

Well, I see that I've been doing it all wrong, with a 4 foot cheater pipe and half inch socket wrench. Call it sweat equity. Got a couple of Milwaukee power tools - circular saw, 1/2 inch drill,...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-26-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,848
Posted By Jack K
I have 17" black powder coated steel rims with...

I have 17" black powder coated steel rims with BFG LT285/70R17 T/A KO2 tires. Made a point of specifying steel as part of the conversion at SMB West. Reason being that if the rims get damaged, you...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-23-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,902
Posted By Jack K
Agreed. We had our E350 converted in 2016. ...

Agreed. We had our E350 converted in 2016. There were some followup workmanship issues for which we returned the van on two occasions, which they took responsibility for and fixed to our...
Forum: Campfire 09-23-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,503
Posted By Jack K
Haven't seen the movie, but it fits just from the...

Haven't seen the movie, but it fits just from the title alone :~)
Forum: Campfire 09-16-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,503
Posted By Jack K
More like a cross between The Walking Dead and...

More like a cross between The Walking Dead and Woody Allen's Sleeper.
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 09-01-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,266
Posted By Jack K
I'm in the same part of the country, Orange...

I'm in the same part of the country, Orange County, a bit north of you, and have had to park our newly purchased in 2013 van in the driveway the past 7 years. I got a similar car cover as pictured...
Forum: Campfire 08-31-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,802
Posted By Jack K
It's always wrenching to read of another van...

It's always wrenching to read of another van stolen, glad to see a happy ending so quickly. As others have mentioned, look into installing a Ravelco, a company that claims that no successful thefts...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 08-12-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,284
Posted By Jack K
The same thing happened to me with an ExtremeAire...

The same thing happened to me with an ExtremeAire Magnum compressor airing back up on my third tire. Did a field repair by cutting off the ruptured portion and re-terminating the hose. After...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 08-08-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,670
Posted By Jack K
This shower configuration is somewhat close to...

This shower configuration is somewhat close to your description. It doesn't exactly snap automatically into place, there is some assembly required, takes about 5 minutes. Materials used were shower...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 08-04-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,322
Posted By Jack K
Isn't that the truth! I've lost track of great...

Isn't that the truth! I've lost track of great ideas gleaned from the knowledge base here. Just when my list starts getting smaller, along comes another innovative modification... Yes, welcome to...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-02-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,269
Posted By Jack K
[QUOTE=AKSeeker;278419]Ha VanDiesel, I like the...

[QUOTE=AKSeeker;278419]Ha VanDiesel, I like the 1000v shocker, but not being an electrician I ended up with a more "physical" solution. I found a small metal safe that would fit the spot, pulled off...
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 07-12-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jack K
This will be snapped up in a second!

This will be snapped up in a second!
Forum: General Sportsmobile 07-10-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,263
Posted By Jack K
[QUOTE=maxacceleration;276646] My curiosity...

[QUOTE=maxacceleration;276646]
My curiosity is... Can it even be done by a dealer tech? Will their tool even do it? Guess I'll find out tomorrow.

It sure can be done. My experience, after I...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 07-08-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By Jack K
Thanks for the info, good to know for those of us...

Thanks for the info, good to know for those of us who care about excellence.
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 06-21-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 32,614
Posted By Jack K
Understood, JWA. Working with glass takes great...

Understood, JWA. Working with glass takes great care. Your input is always timely and appreciated.
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