Vanning.com logo
Boxdin
Site Navigation


Advertisements
Recent Posts
New to vanning
by SeattleVanDude - May 18th 2022 12:26 pm
rubber dust boot
by frscke1 - May 18th 2022 12:09 pm
dodge van measurements
by Wedgy - May 18th 2022 12:00 pm
Van built into house as bathroom!
by SDMickey - May 18th 2022 12:52 am
Porthole and Sunroof Question
by oldskool73 - May 17th 2022 4:10 pm
Featured Links


Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 91 of 645 1 2 89 90 91 92 93 644 645
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #560706 May 07th 2012 11:56 pm
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 5,262
Blendor Of Fine Schnapps
Offline
Blendor Of Fine Schnapps
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 5,262
gave it a good bath and vacumed the inside


starwars
tom wyckoff
interstellar space truckers

[Linked Image]

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx

AdSense long
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
Deb #560725 May 08th 2012 7:53 am
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 724
Likes: 2
old hand
Offline
old hand
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 724
Likes: 2
Originally Posted by Deb
Parked her for good. After driving her everyday for 15 1/2 years, through life changes, jobs, truck-ins, good weather and bad, Betsy can no longer go down the road safely. My steering wheel was up and down instead of the correct way so I mentioned this to Rick. As the steering wheel was being moved, I'm staring past the drivers wheel and noticed (and HEARD) the steering box literally jumping up and down and back and forth. I thought for sure the front end was going to collapse. Six men have looked at her and told me there is no hope, she is too rusted out. I am so sad I can't stand it. She still looks good and purrs like a kitten. It's going to take a huge bottle of Jack on a bad weekend for me to tear her apart and ship her away. I'm seriously thinking of taking out my etched windows and turning her into a flower bed. I just can't think of her leaving my driveway.
On a happier note, Rick finally got his 8-door back out of the shop it had been in over 2 years. He's a happy man, I'm a sad girl frown

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]





That's a shame.....Isn't there any way you can get a spare frame, at least the front section and join it up (either by welding or bolting)??
There must be some vanners in your area that could give some advise. smile


1983 E-100 Shorty
East Islip,NY - Queens,NY
"Sweet Spot"

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #560754 May 08th 2012 10:38 am
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,460
D
pooh-bah
Offline
pooh-bah
D
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,460
deb, a replacement subframe can be had for her at the jy, its a little work to swap everything out, but your van CAN be saved!


2003 Grand Caravan

Member Vanatics Van Club-Spfld, IL
Member Florida Van Council
Member Central Florida Vans,-Orlando, FL

[Linked Image]

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #560798 May 08th 2012 1:06 pm
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 271
enthusiast
Offline
enthusiast
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 271
Threw a huge tarp over it since I woke up this morning with a wet bed frown I found the leak coming in through one of the built in window shade screws. Not sure how to fix it but I'm going to start by putting silicone along the joint where the fiberglass top meets the van body. Fingers crossed that works.
[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]
'87 Ford e250 Starcraft camper van v8 5.8L 351W-HO
Wayward Pussy Inn|Facebook
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #560828 May 08th 2012 3:52 pm
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 271
enthusiast
Offline
enthusiast
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 271
Just took the interior window trim off and found these two huge holes in the metal *sigh* now I know where the water is coming in, I just gotta find it on the outside of the van so I can seal it.

[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]
'87 Ford e250 Starcraft camper van v8 5.8L 351W-HO
Wayward Pussy Inn|Facebook
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #560835 May 08th 2012 4:03 pm
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,460
D
pooh-bah
Offline
pooh-bah
D
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,460
dropped off my driveshaft to be cut down, found/remarked/installed all my dipsticks and picked up some wiring connectors for my alternator wire.


2003 Grand Caravan

Member Vanatics Van Club-Spfld, IL
Member Florida Van Council
Member Central Florida Vans,-Orlando, FL

[Linked Image]

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #560836 May 08th 2012 4:04 pm
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 18,213
Likes: 2
Supreme Master
Offline
Supreme Master
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 18,213
Likes: 2
Good luck a wet bed is no fun


Everyday above ground is a Good Day!!!
Never Stop Vannin'

Member of Break Away Vanners
Host of Spring Break
At Shenandoah Acres Family Campground

Owner & Creator of Wizard's Van-In Videos
Member of Riding High Truckers from 1982 to 1996
2nd Member of The Toopa Sinner Tribe
Member of Free Bird Vanners 1996 to Present
Member of Cape Atlantic Truckers South Jersey
Host Club of Freeze Out
Certified Nats Judge
Member of Shenandoah Valley Vans
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #560838 May 08th 2012 4:06 pm
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,460
D
pooh-bah
Offline
pooh-bah
D
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,460
Depends on why/how it got wet!


2003 Grand Caravan

Member Vanatics Van Club-Spfld, IL
Member Florida Van Council
Member Central Florida Vans,-Orlando, FL

[Linked Image]

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
draggnastro #560840 May 08th 2012 4:12 pm
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 271
enthusiast
Offline
enthusiast
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 271
Originally Posted by draggnastro
Depends on why/how it got wet!


Heh, there was no fun in my bed getting wet today.


[Linked Image]
'87 Ford e250 Starcraft camper van v8 5.8L 351W-HO
Wayward Pussy Inn|Facebook
Page 91 of 645 1 2 89 90 91 92 93 644 645

Moderated by  Astro, nautic1 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Donate


discovery
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 2 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Luckyone0one, cars054, BiscuitGravy, Newburgh Plumbing, DFLINTSTONE
12301 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
SDMickey 159
lukester 103
frscke1 40
Wedgy 25
dat521 16
Forum Statistics
Forums68
Topics38,520
Posts543,982
Members12,302
Most Online177
May 8th, 2013

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4