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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #539303 February 13th 2012 8:49 pm
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Got the old Ford out Sunday and went loaferin' for a few. Needed to charge up the auxiliary power and test out the battery separator anyway. cool

When we got home we had a Thank You note from OPEC!! lol

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #539323 February 13th 2012 9:56 pm
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Put new belts on and worked on ripping out the interior.


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wrcsixeight #539495 February 14th 2012 3:05 pm
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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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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #539519 February 14th 2012 4:57 pm
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DROVE IT! grin


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #539541 February 14th 2012 5:24 pm
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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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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #539725 February 15th 2012 12:40 am
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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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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #539731 February 15th 2012 1:00 am
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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
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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.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #540035 February 15th 2012 8:24 pm
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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.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #541171 February 20th 2012 12:39 am
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Drilled my wiper cowl to put the wipers back on,


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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.


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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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