Vans!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hayduke, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. WMD

    WMD Adventurer

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    Sup dude, heard you were a resident of the mountains now. Guess that means Chris @ U-Joint will be doing yer conversion.
    Good thing I just had pos-trac installed on mine. I wanted to do 4x4 but too much coin for me.

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  2. Devo 1

    Devo 1 lurker extraordinair

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    You absolutely stole that van. I watched the auction. It"s interesting that it has the 03 and up mirrors and seats.
    Congrats! :clap
  3. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    I hope you do a build report in shiny things.
  4. Jamie

    Jamie .

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    Mine, too, and it sure is tempting.:eek1
  5. 225

    225 Been here awhile

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    Oh yea. I'm sourcing axles as we speak.

    I know. I couldn't believe it. I called the guy to arrange pickup and he said the same thing. He also said they have a sister van to that one with 600k on the clock. So I guess they have been taking care of them.


    Actually, I am starting one today.

  6. supercub

    supercub ass-less chaps rule!

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    :freaky

    THATS BAD ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
  7. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    OK, I never looked at the last Van that I posted, it did seem like a good deal, but I had reservations about it as it lived on the north Oregon Coast.

    Then today I see this..............................

    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/rvd/3622864562.html

    I just need to stay away from this thread and craigslist :1drink
  8. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Any decent hot rod shop can do the Ujoint kit
  9. kkesler

    kkesler Adventurer

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    I know what I had to pay to get a clean, decently appointed 05 6.0 XLT passenger van that didn't have a zillion miles on it. For 1000 bucks I will take 1 to have as a spare, when can I come get it?
  10. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    I should've provided more context, I was pulling your leg :lol3




    Ko
  11. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    Thanks, I'm discussing with few shops right now. I wanted to find a shop willing to do the whole thing, versus just the 4x4 conversion then look for someone for the rest.
    I wished there were more salvage yards for RVs around here...



    Ko
  12. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    Wow, that van looks nice :clap I drove a van with that setup, and it was slow, but managed an average of 22mpg with it. Oh, and it is quiet, there's barely a hint of being a diesel cruising at 55mph.


    Ko
  13. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Try a cabinet shop
  14. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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  15. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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  16. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    Seems a little steep for a van that doesn't even run.

  17. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    damn that's cool.. But just keep in mind that the 6.2 will need an aftermarket turbo system of some sort otherwise it will be a complete dog especially at altitude. Also they get a bad rap because of the fuel system but it you replace the injection pump with a quality unit it should be good for a long long time...
  18. Hotspice

    Hotspice Satellites not acquired

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  19. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :tb I love it.

    Might need some new carpet, though. :lol3
  20. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy

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    That thing is sweet!