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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Asked VanagonDwellers on Etsy to make me a stripe based on a design I found on an Ancestral Puebloan pottery sherd. I like their work, just couldn't see it on the Van. This morning I found the place:
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

That looks really good, Dan!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

11BC2 wrote:
One cool aspect of owning a previous Bundeswehr Doka is repainting it!
A quick rub down with a scotch brite pad and thinner, a few beers later ...VOILA!!!...finished.
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cool!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

got the windows tinted
here in europe cant tint all of them but still looks ok

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

I think you have achieved the ultimate level of black out. Looks fabulous, but for gods sake never paint that aluminum rim, it's just the right amount of flash.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:40 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

vino de vano wrote:
I think you have achieved the ultimate level of black out. Looks fabulous, but for gods sake never paint that aluminum rim, it's just the right amount of flash.


i agree! it even matches with the front lights hahaha
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Not today... but the Syncro works well, even with the front VC slipping


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Performed tuneup tonight. Spark Plugs, cap, rotor and new fuel filter. Sprayed out the Aux Air Valve for good measure while I had the Air Filter housing off.
I only had 2 Yrs of usage on these parts, but it was time.
Air filter had already been replaced.
Idle , which wasn’t bad before, was very smooth with the new parts.
Checked tire pressure and drove home from work.

Still need to install a hose I ordered a few weeks ago , and 10cents heater valve heat.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Installed GW DRL module...relatively simple & effective. I plan to follow up with LED bulbs from SuperBrightLED's...

Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

The pop-top all-around seal (GW, 5 years ago) decided one part would stick to the van, the other to the pop-top.

Fixed the back with ABS cement as an experiment - not hopeful - and the sides with DAP contact cement. This is after several months of the top not being opened, and very high daytime temps.

Verdict on the glues tomorrow...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Put in the T3 Swaybar and end links, changed the oil and put in new rubber matts all throughout. Now to wash the beast.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Installed my new kitchen cabinet and electrical setup.
the latter with a 100Ah lifepo4 and 160W solar
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

^^^ LOVE the look of all that...very nice! Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

rontv wrote:
Installed my new kitchen cabinet and electrical setup.
the latter with a 100Ah lifepo4 and 160W solar
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is that under the drivers seat? above the rail?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Yes its under the driver seat.
first i put some insulattion on the body and the a wooden board.

the chair fist fine but as i already had a swivel unit i left it there too. I like the increased seatring height.

the swivelling itself wont work anymore ar the battery fits in the cabinet length and width wise but is protruding slightly in height. (need to make a new cover)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Strange that my A/C not working in October would bug me, but it did.. I got the hatch open, found a Very Loose belt, which I replaced only 4k miles ago. So, replaced it, and then checked the pressure of the refrigerant. Low! Ya, I've got leaky lines. Set up fans and 'installed' another "12A replacement" environmentally safe refrigerant.. 312K miles, on my known to be inaccurately low#'s odo.

Will report back Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Joined the Blazecut club

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:41 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Apologized to it for remarks I've made about the difficulty working in its engine compartment. I've been trying to replace the head gaskets in our big Dodge highroof and the Vanagon is practically a breeze by comparison.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

With an engine the size of potato, of course it's easy to access.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

radar5667 wrote:
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Hmmm...why all the tubing above the AFM? Just curious...

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