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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #785165 November 15th 2021 12:26 am
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Tried to remove my subfloor. A few screws were a total bitch to remove without stripping the heads. Gonna be sore tomorrow. Then I realized that the storage hutch would need to be dismantled to get it fully out, so f*ck that noise. I was at least able to look underneath and there are no water stains on the bottom of the plywood. I'm gonna roll with it, so I sprayed the stained area with H2O+bleach and will let it dry a few days, then hit it w/ the Kilz. Then put in the real floor and bolt in the bench seat.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
cornfarmer #785167 November 15th 2021 3:58 am
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Originally Posted by cornfarmer
Tried to remove my subfloor. A few screws were a total bitch to remove without stripping the heads. Gonna be sore tomorrow. Then I realized that the storage hutch would need to be dismantled to get it fully out, so f*ck that noise. I was at least able to look underneath and there are no water stains on the bottom of the plywood. I'm gonna roll with it, so I sprayed the stained area with H2O+bleach and will let it dry a few days, then hit it w/ the Kilz. Then put in the real floor and bolt in the bench seat.
Yeah, I own the tool for striped screws, good thing because I strip Phillips inserting them, I put down bamboo in my 73, its supposed to be tough, my accident, head on collision was so hard it all came up from the floor, was screwed and glued, guess that 302 wasn't so gutless. I can say that carpet does so much better at dampening noise, my shorty will be like riding in an empty beer can, removed the floor and dropped an aluminum sheet on the floor, nice ans smooth place to roll around in my floor now, I kind of wish I had put down some sound deadening material. I got some deck paint, thick stuff, trowel it on, was great on plywood. Hows yours, is it quiet as you drive down the road?


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #785177 November 15th 2021 11:34 am
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No hand washing here. We got our first snow yesterday. Too warm for it to stick around much, but turned all the trees and lawns white.

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #785210 November 16th 2021 2:38 am
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I am close to driving, but I forgot the stupid seatbelt has 2 anchor points, I thought I was done until I saw the other side of the belt dangling, gotta get to a welder to have a plate put on my seat track to anchor it. I'll need thicker metal plates for my hand controls to be mounted, it gives a little, twisting effect, my other was mounted on a plate I had welded up, no such way to mount it here, this is 4 pieces of angle bolted together, handcontrol bolted between them. Dad crawled under hopefully for the last time to bolt in the angle iron that my seat belt buckle attaches, can say its bolted down hard core. My big six idles great now, steady, moderate, not too loud, nothing like my E350, I'm pretty pleased with it, hope to find someone to tune it for more power in the future. I need to get some cables made up at Home Depot for the wheelchair lift, what I bought is too long, but I was able to make it work, for the first time it lifted the bridge plate, no self destructing on the way up, dads amazed with it, he worked hard getting it mounted, was his second, not that he wants a job installing them. The doghouse needs pushed forward on the bottom, then I can drill the mounting holes in the new floor, gonna make a jig to do it, a brace with a screw jack to give it a little push, I want it placed right, I'll have to put thread inserts down. While trying to get the throttle attached to my gas pedal, the right brake on my wheelchair shattered, yeah composite, fancy name for plastic garbage, there goes $150 that could be used elsewhere.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #785265 November 17th 2021 8:02 am
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I've been ignoring mine for a few days due to the freeze plug disaster. Hopefully get back on it in a few days.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #785334 November 18th 2021 4:22 am
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Got my mess cleaned up, all tools are gathered, awaiting the coming rain tomorrow, I hope there are no more leaks, and if that windshield so much as drips, there'll be hell to pay, if they have to pull it to reseal it, the glass man will put the damn clips in for the trim, as he should have done in the first place, I detest half ass work, they know the trim requires clips, they should have them on the truck when they come out for the job, I call no trim installed a job not completed!


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #785352 November 18th 2021 11:07 am
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No kidding. Hope your van stays dry.

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #785357 November 18th 2021 12:26 pm
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I had a "professional" windshield guy nearly break the door glass on my MR-2 because he installed the weatherstrip clips incorrectly.
He also cut an 8" strip out of my headliner.
This was from a "reputable" nationwide installer.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #785446 November 20th 2021 8:38 pm
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Tire shop told me they'd not put 255/70R15 on my van, as if they'll not go on stock rims, which my rims are aftermarket, tho I haven't a clue on width, but know the tires will go on 7" wide rims, so I gotta buy rims for the rear. As if the addition of rims aren't bad enough, the tires I want are unavailable, all I can get is those damn cooper tires, I have a bad history with that brand, they all come apart on me. I'm considering calling discount tire tomorrow and canceling my order, get the Milestar Street Steel tires elsewhere, I really need to get my van, gonna have to pry it away from dad I'm afraid, he seems to be attached to it, always an excuse for me to leave it with him, rain getting in, puddled up front, I need a look under the dash while someone shines a bright light in the vent at the windshield, I believe the rusty bitch is likely leaking there, but could be the windshield. At this point I almost want to sell the damn thing, no one will let me drive it.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #785451 November 20th 2021 8:47 pm
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I was able to install some 2x4s as support cross beams on the walls for the interior support. The van is progressing with the paint, so it’s looking up.

Non van related, I had a hell of a time with my F150 getting it started and running. Everything points back to bad gas and needing to drop the tanks. I finally did a compression test, just to be sure, and they’re all reading within the normal compression for a 35 year old truck. Saved me 2k on having to get a crate engine if it was toasted.


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