MG Metalworks Van Build

mgmetalworks

Explorer
Did you finally complete the build?
There's a longer and more detailed version of this story than what I'll get into here but the gist of it is that I shifted my focus over to multiple customer van builds and our Transit development earlier this year and I haven't had much of a chance to work on the Cummins van. However, it is together enough that I've driven it and it is pretty freakin' fabulous in every way...the power is so smooth and even with a very conservative tune, it has unbelievable torque. There is just no way to describe the sound and the feeling of the Cummins right next to you!!! It is WAY quieter in the van than any 7.3 or 6.0 too. Would love to get back to it...I just haven't had time to put the interior in and button up all of the little things. Jsweezy and mk216v have helped me peck away at the to-do list here and there but I probably won't get back to it until after the first of the year.
 

mk216v

Der Chef der Fahrzeuge
There's a longer and more detailed version of this story than what I'll get into here but the gist of it is that I shifted my focus over to multiple customer van builds and our Transit development earlier this year and I haven't had much of a chance to work on the Cummins van. However, it is together enough that I've driven it and it is pretty freakin' fabulous in every way...the power is so smooth and even with a very conservative tune, it has unbelievable torque. There is just no way to describe the sound and the feeling of the Cummins right next to you!!! It is WAY quieter in the van than any 7.3 or 6.0 too. Would love to get back to it...I just haven't had time to put the interior in and button up all of the little things. Jsweezy and mk216v have helped me peck away at the to-do list here and there but I probably won't get back to it until after the first of the year.
It's frickin' amazing. Definitely quieter than a Powerstroke. Love the "azz kickin' whistle." :)
 

mgmetalworks

Explorer
Almost forgot about the Cummins van didn't ya?

Had it out today for some data logging (dialing in the trans tuning). Flyby video here:

It has been a long road to get here but now the van is working well and is gaining my confidence for longer and longer trips. We had some trans issues early on (bad torque converter) and virtually no time to work on the van for many months but now I have things sorted and I'm having fun with it.
 

rebar

Adventurer
Nice work!
Im done with my frankenvan.. Sold my 95 cummins E350 and bought a 97 cummins truck 5 speed 4x4. 12 valve or nothing
 
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