Yup, and centimeters matter when driving and parking in crowded Japanese cities. These are almost universally seen there because they're so practical.Yeah, just so the driver can see what's happening below the window. I guess it's kinda like the poor man's backup cam. :smiley_drive:
Yeah, I was happy the rad/water pump/hoses/timing belt were just done by CCA just before I bought it. Some gauges definitely are high on the to-do list before we take it too far. Nice to have plenty of resources on the Island!Another islander here. I had a Delica for many years and now I have a Pajero shorty. I would advise you to have the cooling system checked out top to bottom as these 2.8 diesels are prone to overheat and crack the head. A pyrometer install gave me piece of mind. Other than that these things are built like tanks. By the way, Coombs Country Auto is definitely the go to guys on the Island.
Hey Joe! I just picked up 100 sq ft direct from http://www.fatmat.com/. I figure that this in combination with the subfloor/flooring will be more than enough insulation for the floor of the van. For the sides I might just use the Fat Mat and call it a day since the cabinets will be on one side, and panel/carpet on the other. Should tone down the road noise enough while keeping the heat/cool in the van. In reality this thing has giant windows and sunroof so most of the heat will transfer through the glass anyways.Very cool build! A co-worker had a Deli and it was so strange to drive.. not just on the right hand side but also being right over the steering wheels.. such a trip. My girlfriend contacted you guys over Instagram I think (I'm not much for social media).. we're the West Coast Wanderin' folks.. hi!
Where did you source the FatMat from? Shipped in from elsewhere in Canada, or from south of the border? I'm looking to do some insulation myself. Have you looked into more OEM-level sound deadening jute material?