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ujoint

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Awesome! Looks so good in the snow. Can't say how much I miss Mammoth! I'm hoping that next year the kids will be ready for a trip that way.
 

151fab

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Awesome! Looks so good in the snow. Can't say how much I miss Mammoth! I'm hoping that next year the kids will be ready for a trip that way.
FYI, June Mountain is 20min north on 395 and totally free to all under 12 years old. We have four little ones from 12 - 6 yrs. We spent our money on lessons for them there and came out of it spending less than just the lift-tickets would have been for them anywhere else.
 

ujoint

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FYI, June Mountain is 20min north on 395 and totally free to all under 12 years old. We have four little ones from 12 - 6 yrs. We spent our money on lessons for them there and came out of it spending less than just the lift-tickets would have been for them anywhere else.
Thats awesome. We'll be out for summer trip 2020 if all goes as planned.
 

151fab

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Should get a little Cali van gathering going. Bring the mountain bikes.
In the meantime there’s this (hope it’s okay that I post this on your thread Chris):
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If you're near San Juan Capistrano on March 16, plan a visit to the 1st SoCal Adventure Expo. Vehicle show and tell; ebike and mtb demo; beer and food; vendors from outdoor industries (camping, adventuring, off-road, etc.).

About the So Cal Expo | SFO Adventure Expo

You can also enter your vehicle to win some cool prizes and t-shirt ($25).
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I have no affiliation with the above, btw.
 

Grump E-Vet

Active member
Friend of ours wanted a rack for his Promaster. We made the mounts along with a ladder and rack flooring/solar/fan/AC. Turned out nice!
Sweet now could you take one of these PMs and body swap it onto a Ram 1500 chassis (check the FCA site with the upfitter dimensions and drawings it could work) like you did with your panel truck onto an e350? A Dangel conversion using a PTO or the Poclan using the hydraulic motors like they are doing in Europe, would be interesting as well. I know that being unibody, FWD with a transverse engine makes it harder but they are doing these conversions on a bunch of Fiat Ducatos (along with other European copies of that van but those are all diesels with a longer trans than the PMs). So if a shop in the US could figure out making something like their system work here or the body swap (here is hoping) they could do well. Just to ward off any “just buy a Ford or Sprinter” comments my dad and a bunch of my family either retired from or worked for FCA mostly as engineers. So it is Mopar or no car over here, also I have a TBI so if you argue with me it is because you want the terrorists to win!



https://www.poclain-vehicules.com/en/our-activities/4WD-Hybrid-Hydraulic.php

https://www.dangel.com/en/dangel-0

https://www.fiatcamper.com/en/news/fiat-ducato-4x4-expedition

https://newatlas.com/westfalia-amundsen-offroad-camper-van/53845/
 

ujoint

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Sweet now could you take one of these PMs and body swap it onto a Ram 1500 chassis (check the FCA site with the upfitter dimensions and drawings it could work) like you did with your panel truck onto an e350? A Dangel conversion using a PTO or the Poclan using the hydraulic motors like they are doing in Europe, would be interesting as well. I know that being unibody, FWD with a transverse engine makes it harder but they are doing these conversions on a bunch of Fiat Ducatos (along with other European copies of that van but those are all diesels with a longer trans than the PMs). So if a shop in the US could figure out making something like their system work here or the body swap (here is hoping) they could do well. Just to ward off any “just buy a Ford or Sprinter” comments my dad and a bunch of my family either retired from or worked for FCA mostly as engineers. So it is Mopar or no car over here, also I have a TBI so if you argue with me it is because you want the terrorists to win!



https://www.poclain-vehicules.com/en/our-activities/4WD-Hybrid-Hydraulic.php

https://www.dangel.com/en/dangel-0

https://www.fiatcamper.com/en/news/fiat-ducato-4x4-expedition

https://newatlas.com/westfalia-amundsen-offroad-camper-van/53845/
Sounds like a fun project, too much fun for me!
 
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