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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2017, 03:11:13 PM »
Make sure to inspect that rear closely. Was s weak point in our Astro, believe the spiders went.

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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2017, 02:23:43 PM »
Make sure to inspect that rear closely. Was s weak point in our Astro, believe the spiders went.

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the one that dropped out looks pretty good. LOL, thought about putting in a power trax locker while its apart but too many mixed reviews for street driving.
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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2017, 05:56:23 PM »
Working on the new roof rack as well as a replacement window motor. Made a wise decision and had the shop charge the A/C. I could have figured it out but time is limited these days and I (forgive me) didn't feel like buying the tools to do it at home.
Dented the heck out of the roof but its cool, my plan is to scratch and dent the old dog anyway.
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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2017, 11:53:09 AM »
I wont get hired as a fabricator any time soon. It'll work for my needs.
Oh notice the little box on the back of the rack. Its empty, thanks Amazon. Looks like I get to reorder my window motor.
Good news A/C stayed cold all the way home. Was completely empty with no leaks found. Yet! I suspect it'll show some dye sooner than later.

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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2017, 09:54:22 AM »
Great project!!
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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2017, 08:09:46 PM »
Nice work on the roof rack. I keep meaning to do the same thing for my SUV because even with the back seats folded down you can't hold shit in it.
I use my wife's Honda Accord when I need to haul anything long. I can fit up to 9' in her car with the back seat folded down and still close the trunk.
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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 02:21:42 PM »
Great project!!

Thanks! The Mrs. Gallbladder decided to challenge me for my weekend. Guess who won? Did manage to get a few hours out yesterday but very little on the rack. Did saw a round tube in half for the rack. That's it.
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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 02:30:01 PM »
Nice work on the roof rack. I keep meaning to do the same thing for my SUV because even with the back seats folded down you can't hold shit in it.
I use my wife's Honda Accord when I need to haul anything long. I can fit up to 9' in her car with the back seat folded down and still close the trunk.

Thanks! My wife's Avalon has a opening that opens in the back seat that allows long items but I doubt she would be happy me dragging anything over the leather interior. LOL
My old Scion XB could haul 8' studs and such with the seats folded down. Surprised a few people.
 
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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2017, 01:09:31 PM »
Still at a snails pace on the rack. Its coming along. Forgot to show my new pin striping from my last trip.
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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2017, 01:24:23 PM »
That looks just like Nevada pinstriping. :mr:

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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2017, 05:12:22 PM »
You did call it a rough road van,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,just saying :POKIE:
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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2017, 05:18:03 PM »
I backed out of a couple roads that were more for lifted Jeeps and such. Didn't want to get stuck. Make no mistake I had a big smile on my face as the trail became decreasingly wide. Or increasingly narrow.
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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2017, 01:00:19 PM »
Could coat the sides with bed liner
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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2017, 01:08:21 PM »
Could coat the sides with bed liner

Too Billy Bob for my taste.  myopinion
I do plan on using that for the rack I am building. Might help conceal my not so internet hero welds. LOL
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Re: Rough road van
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2017, 02:04:05 PM »
Could coat the sides with bed liner

Too Billy Bob for my taste.  myopinion
I do plan on using that for the rack I am building. Might help conceal my not so internet hero welds. LOL

OK, bed liner with flames,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and sidepipes :))
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Re: Rough road van
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