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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: Gladiator] #747409
April 16th 2019 11:53 pm
April 16th 2019 11:53 pm
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Georgia, USA
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Originally Posted by Gladiator
Looks good Kursed congrats.

I've been having to hold the steering wheel off center to go straight so I got an alignment today, they made a few corrections but the steering wheel still seems to have to be held slightly to the right to go straight although it didn't help that it was a windy day. The corrections they made should at least help tire life though.


Get it level and straight ahead then pull some string on it to check your toe. We did that on race cars back in the day.
I set my own front end with a ball of string, a good 24" level and some thick (oiled up) plastic bags. grin


"The best break anybody ever gets is in bein' alive in the first place."

Porky Pine
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #747649
April 24th 2019 6:45 pm
April 24th 2019 6:45 pm
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Posts: 272
Ohio
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Posts: 272
Ohio
Woo-hoo found the Python alarm and remote start brain boxes I'd been looking for since getting the van back.

My Grandma had the system taken out in 1999 just before she traded the van in, cause she thought we'd install it on a different car but we never did. I was going to install it on my first car but found some pieces were missing and had been left in the van. I still need to buy a siren speaker though, not sure what happened to it.

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1995 Emerald Green Chevy G20 350TBI Gladiator conversion
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #747659
April 25th 2019 12:56 am
April 25th 2019 12:56 am
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Posts: 3,466
Maryville, TN
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Maryville, TN
I have a remote start waiting install, been waiting 5 years, I wish I knew how, I put a pigtail on my ignition connection under the steering wheel, no cutting or tapping the factory wiring.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #748923
May 26th 2019 9:47 pm
May 26th 2019 9:47 pm
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Posts: 53
MN
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MN
Pulled the engine and transmission. Upgrade time!


Jason
1984 Chevy G20 5.3L/4L60E
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #748928
May 26th 2019 10:39 pm
May 26th 2019 10:39 pm
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 95
Canada, BC
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journeyman
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journeyman
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 95
Canada, BC
Finished my tail lights mods:

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Put in new windshield wiper motors on the top so my wipers can be hidden under visor cap:

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If it's broken- I'll fix it! If it's not- I'll break it to figure it out how it works so I can fix it.
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #748930
May 26th 2019 11:07 pm
May 26th 2019 11:07 pm
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 14,440
Van Diego California
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Posts: 14,440
Van Diego California
Thats different .... cool !


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #748932
May 26th 2019 11:51 pm
May 26th 2019 11:51 pm
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 95
Canada, BC
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Posts: 95
Canada, BC
Thanks man! Nothing is good enough for me out of the box, I just have to have things my way:)


If it's broken- I'll fix it! If it's not- I'll break it to figure it out how it works so I can fix it.
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #749325
June 06th 2019 7:43 pm
June 06th 2019 7:43 pm
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 91
Seattle, Washington, USA
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Posts: 91
Seattle, Washington, USA
Removed the ride assist shocks from the back in favor of some KYB gas-a-justs. The ride control shocks coupled with the air bags even at minimum was way to hard unless I had a ton of people and gear back there. I decided I'd rather have the adjust-ability of the air shocks. So! I'm now about to go on a test drive to see if I'm happier!

- Rich


1991 Dodge B250 Zephyr Conversion. "Bi-frost" 74,000-ish original miles and counting.
- 318TBI; has headwork and other bolt on upgrades. Runs strong and smooth!
- Powertrax locker
- 3" aluminum radiator.
- Rear air springs, rebuilt suspension, steering stabilizer.
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: RichardB] #749326
June 06th 2019 8:25 pm
June 06th 2019 8:25 pm
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 96
Suffolk County NY
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journeyman
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Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 96
Suffolk County NY
Originally Posted by RichardB
Removed the ride assist shocks from the back in favor of some KYB gas-a-justs. The ride control shocks coupled with the air bags even at minimum was way to hard unless I had a ton of people and gear back there. I decided I'd rather have the adjust-ability of the air shocks. So! I'm now about to go on a test drive to see if I'm happier!

- Rich


What a coincidence, I had ride assist shocks on the back of mine and took em off Tuesday. Rode like trash. How do you like the adjustable shocks?

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #749371
June 09th 2019 7:27 pm
June 09th 2019 7:27 pm
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Posts: 91
Seattle, Washington, USA
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Posts: 91
Seattle, Washington, USA
It's a lot nicer when empty now. Still a little hard because of the air bags even at minimum pressure. But I'm much happier. I do think for me either the air bags or ride assist shocks would have been fine by themselves, but the the paired combo was too much unless the van was loaded down pretty heavy.

Today I mounted a set of contractor style cross bars to the roof. And fabricated custom brackets to attach my Yakima spacebox to them. Taking a road trip with 5 other guys in August, we need to have some of our gear up top!

My wife scored a roll out awning a few months back, I was looking at that today. Decided to order some box aluminum to make a custom mounting strut thing so it can attach to the uprights for the roof bars. This will be great for fall and winter camping because we can have a dry spot at the side doors to take shoes off in and not muddy up the carpet. That will be a next Saturday, or maybe an after work project this week.

Cheers!

- Rich


1991 Dodge B250 Zephyr Conversion. "Bi-frost" 74,000-ish original miles and counting.
- 318TBI; has headwork and other bolt on upgrades. Runs strong and smooth!
- Powertrax locker
- 3" aluminum radiator.
- Rear air springs, rebuilt suspension, steering stabilizer.
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