The latest blog post is up!
Want to know what really happened in Mojave to break a hip? ..... find me at a campfire.
Got an update for fixing my glass. Safelite: $450. Ew. So I reached out to my Jeep friends. Found a glass place to do both for $150. Yes.
I just ordered a side window for the driver's side. Working out installation, but it should brighten up the interior while also giving passengers on the bench seat the ability to see left and take in the views!
I have to admit that, at first, I was not into window vans, but in the end I bought one so my passenger/s could enjoy the views as well.
Yea, I didn't care, but then we went out to Mojave and I felt bad that my passengers couldn't see out of the left side. It's easy enough to get a window put in and it'll benefit me as well. Why not?
I have a question for van land: What do you guys use for changing tires to lift. Using a hi-lift (probably) but what mounting points do you use? If I had aftermarket bumpers, I'd use those, but I don't. This is next up in my build...having a full-size spare and the ability to install it, too(common sense)!
Once I get my lift and tires on, I am planning on getting a properly sized bottle jack that fits under the axle. That way there is minimal lifting needed to get the tire off the ground, and it will take up minimal space in the van.
The van doesn't have the endless suspension travel or 42's that the trail rig has, so a good bottle jack will suit my needs well for the van. (nice and compact is a plus too, will be able to store it out of the weather , eliminating the need for constant TLC, cleaning and lubrication)
81 E-350 Quigley "The Spirit of Adventure"
78 Bronco on tons and stuff
85 Nissan 720 DD
factory jack with a 4x6 block of oak timber works well for me IN the van. home i use a floor jack which is barely adequate, need to buy a bigger one