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#539495 - February 14th 2012 2:05 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
DrBob Offline
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Registered: October 29th 2009 1:21 pm
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Loc: Stephentown NY
Cleaned Rat/mouse nest off motor top. Pics under Dodge forum.
Had headlight go out last nite, changed that. {what fun, screws have never been out. Heat and Blaster.}
Tightened up Battery turnamels.
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#539519 - February 14th 2012 3:57 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
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Registered: June 14th 2009 2:29 pm
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Loc: Leesburg NJ
DROVE IT! grin
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#539541 - February 14th 2012 4:24 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
Bandvan Offline
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Registered: November 08th 2008 5:45 pm
Posts: 596
Loc: Northern Vermont
Fired my 87 4x4 Ford up and drove it around the yard a couple of times to check for anything odd in the drive line. Put it in 4x4 and locked the hubs... nice and tight! Nothing other than some tire rub from the 33s at full lock. Plates and inspection this week...sweet.

Then proceeded to the shop, had a safety meeting and stared at the 77 Dodge for an hour wondering where to start/ where to go from here....... totally at a loss.
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#539725 - February 14th 2012 11:40 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
Cherry Offline
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Registered: February 03rd 2012 4:39 pm
Posts: 238
Loc: Traveling
Stood inside it staring at the stuff everywhere then went back inside for some herbal remedy. Tomorrow I plan to unpack it to reorganize everything and decide what sort of TV I'm putting in.
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#539731 - February 15th 2012 12:00 am Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
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Registered: April 30th 2010 8:57 pm
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Loc: San Diego
A new squeak developed from under somewhere.

Today I found it to be coming from my fairly recently installed lower control arm bushings.

I should have re torqued them at some point after install. I guess the teeth on the new bushing flattened out, or dug in, but I got nearly 7/8 more of a turn on both of the fine threaded bolts.

SQUEAKICUS ENDICUS!

Oh, here is what my previous LCA bushings looked like when I replaced them


BTW, Cherry, buy a newer 12 volt TV. Using an inverter to power a tv in not only less efficient, it causes a lot of inteference and many of the inbetween stations will be knocked out.


Edited by wrcsixeight (February 15th 2012 1:07 am)

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#540035 - February 15th 2012 7:24 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
mrmattvan Offline
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Registered: December 31st 2011 9:23 pm
Posts: 590
Loc: Georgia (the swamp)
Fought with my TPS screws, i think ford used locktite on em or they are just rusted in..gonna cut a decent flat head slot with the dremel tomorrow...Almost finished removing the old chipped paint from my wheel wells with aircraft remover..cant wait to finish em.


Edited by mrmattvan (February 15th 2012 7:31 pm)
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#541171 - February 19th 2012 11:39 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
Boot Offline

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Registered: November 16th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 3116
Loc: Myrtle Beach, SC
Drilled my wiper cowl to put the wipers back on,





And now that the motor is broken in and my leaks have been resolved, I put the engine cover back on and built a new drink tray. The engine cover was smoothed and the ashtray shaved.





The dash is done, except for the new radio mount. That'll come later.
Also put a new shifter handle on.


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#541177 - February 20th 2012 12:10 am Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: Boot]
wrcsixeight Offline
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Registered: April 30th 2010 8:57 pm
Posts: 1919
Loc: San Diego
I investigated why my High beams no longer functioned.

When I disconnected the Dimmer switch, I knew I was onto something.


All fixed now.

Also installed a new ignition switch.

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#541187 - February 20th 2012 1:20 am Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
draggnastro Offline
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Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 4460
Loc: Springfield, Illinois
Boot, your van stirs up inappropriate feelings toward it. That thing is gorgeous!
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#541194 - February 20th 2012 2:36 am Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
Uncle_Fester Offline
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Registered: May 26th 2007 10:41 pm
Posts: 8931
Loc: On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
Boot, that sweety gets better and better every time I see it ! WOW does not begin to cover it !
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