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  1. brian94ht

    Kitchen Kit/Chuck Box

    I'm pretty confident in the strength of the box. The strength doesn't really come from the thickness of the wood so much as the multidirectional panels, their joints and the epoxy's ability to make that more of a monocoque. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monocoque Its stiff, solid, beats like a...
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    Rear ladder gear bag

    Im interested in one of these if/when you start making them. The roll top is smart, makes it waterproof and usually adjustable in size. Its how dry bags are made, https://amzn.to/2tpltqP
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    Kitchen Kit/Chuck Box

    Howdy, thanks. Yes, I mostly applied with a brush, I did use a plastic scraper to help push the epoxy into the fiberglass tape and spread it around. I did a final pass with the brush using the "tipping" method. I was working quickly to assemble it because I didn't know how much time I had. I did...
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    Kitchen Kit/Chuck Box

    Been following this thread since it started. Thought I would make my contribution. For the past 25ish years I have carried my kitchen kit in many types of containers. Being a carpenter I always knew I could build a chuck box but felt that wood wasn't the best material for a strong, lightweight...
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    Why buy a van when you can RENT one!

    Why would it be harder with a rental? Pick it up on your lunch hour and leave town earlier because it has everything but groceries already on board. I mentioned to Nate at trekkervans that clients could use a grocery delivery service and have them delivered to the rental shop during their...
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    Fold-able, packable 100w solar panel recommendations?

    No extra heat that I have noticed. I will take a look the next time I have it charging.
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    Experience on bed liner paint

    I would advise against doing such large areas like a vehicle, by hand vs spraying. If you do so, work with very small sections at a time. Its a real bummer when the foam roller starts coming apart leaving little chunks in your texture and you cant get the texture consistent because the coating...
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    Fold-able, packable 100w solar panel recommendations?

    I have followed this thread since the beginning and wanted to chime in with the direction I went. Having a black camper van means I prefer to park in the shade and most of the areas we camp are heavily tree'ed anyways so a portable panel has always been my primary consideration for this...
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    I'M BATVAN! ...a 2006 E350 V10 DIY Ujoint Conversion

    I went back and looked at the shop manual for the 2006 E350, 501.14.12, regarding trouble shooting the keyless entry system does ask that you retrieve codes and if they do not pertain to clear/erase them. This is the beginning of the troubleshooting sequence per the manual. For what its worth...
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    I'M BATVAN! ...a 2006 E350 V10 DIY Ujoint Conversion

    Recently the last of my two key fobs had bit the dust. I made them last as long as I could. Even after the tabs had broken off that the key ring attaches to I just drilled a hole right through the corner and threaded the ring through the body. But now, even with new batteries they would not lock...
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    I'M BATVAN! ...a 2006 E350 V10 DIY Ujoint Conversion

    I did "adjust" my old box and it felt good for a while but then slowly degraded. This box says not to touch the set screw or it will void their warranty. As for healing up, its been a long slow recovery. Continued camperizing…. My chateau van (like most) came with the second row removable...
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    FOUND Vans For Sale!

    99 7.3 wagon, $8.1K https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/fordpassenger-van/6567361098.html
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    Not So Subtle E350 Shuttle - 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Coil Build

    Seems like a perfect opportunity for you to install the parts from ujoint and with no other changes of course, cure death wobble.
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    Not So Subtle E350 Shuttle - 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Coil Build

    Thanks for posting Gregor, super frustrating I'm sure. I don't think the frame flexing, shaking all over is causing the wobble it's a result. The tires start wobbling back and forth long before the oscillations get to the mounts and frame. Sure, that stuff needs to be stronger to take the...
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    Howdy, interested in pics, pricing, and more details of your van 4x4 conversion kits with...

    Howdy, interested in pics, pricing, and more details of your van 4x4 conversion kits with coilovers. The pics in your for sale ad don't seem to be loading. Thanks, Brian
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    UJOR Build Thread

    So the 05 and up coil spring axle conversion is becoming a "coil over shock" conversion? Like with adjustable ride height Coil overs? Is there going to be any reasonably priced shocks or is this putting us into King shock category? I guess I'm standing by for more
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    Sprinter Van with Toyota 22RE 4 Banger

    Not sure about the v6 for space? It's what was in the van you are replacing, same 3.0 displacement even. Have you measured the length of your I4? You might find that since it's one cylinder longer than a v6 that it won't fit. You should call Advance Adapters and see if they are willing to make...
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    Sprinter Van with Toyota 22RE 4 Banger

    Some thoughts on this as I think Sprinter shells ARE going to need inexpensive re-motor options. The MB motors are to expensive to purchase/rebuild, and the service tech doing the work falls into the same expensive category. I would suggest a 2gr-fe, http://mywikimotors.com/toyota-2gr/ 3L v6...