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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Looking nice! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the winch. Is that shifter cables I see under the van too?? I'm looking forward to seeing more of that too.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

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Looking nice! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the winch. Is that shifter cables I see under the van too?? I'm looking forward to seeing more of that too.


I still have a little to do on both areas. The winch needs to have a mount created that will attach to the frame rails and the shifter needs the last bits of metal added. Its located where the coolant hoses normally go through the hump under the heater core. Pics will come in a little bit. It takes so long for all these mods, yet its moving forward.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

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xoo00oox wrote:
Looking nice! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the winch. Is that shifter cables I see under the van too?? I'm looking forward to seeing more of that too.


I still have a little to do on both areas. The winch needs to have a mount created that will attach to the frame rails and the shifter needs the last bits of metal added. Its located where the coolant hoses normally go through the hump under the heater core. Pics will come in a little bit. It takes so long for all these mods, yet its moving forward.



check out the last video I posted in my SAH quattro thread, I did something interesting with the shift cables using the stock vanagon shifter and front shift rail. Custom shifters can consume a LOT of labor.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

I don't really understand why I'm building rock sliders for a road and sand surf van, but I thought it was a good idea. Yeah, I don't know why. Anyways


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Had to cut out the jack points for a new size.


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Parts being used.


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Drilled and tapped the tube and solid shaft that will mount the rock sliders.


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Here is the rough placement.

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So the solid shaft will be the mount for the rock sliders. Welded in the rock slider portion.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Here you can see the design of the attachment points. It worked out well. Warning: Blood is below like promised.
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So wail cutting off the solid bar sticking out the end, The grinder with a large cut off wheel kicked out of my hands and on to my knuckle causing a good 9 hour emergency room night.

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All sewn up and ready to go back to work. Later I looked at the grinder and discovered what more then likely happened is the grinders gears stripped and that caused the quick binding and release. The grinder was trashed and I will never buy a Milwaukee grinder again. If they would have used steel gears and not plastic [email protected], then I would not have cut into the joint of my hand. Mad



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I added some tubing to the rock slider on the sliding door side for LED lights. I hate not seeing where I'm steeping in the dark. Especially if has rained.. Shocked

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The angle of the Lights. I only did two because I didn't want to disturb the middle of the sliders strength.

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Now they are in the pile of stuff going to the powder coater.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:15 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Looking good, Jason. Keep up the good work!

Can't wait to see this beast on the road.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

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I will never buy a Milwaukee grinder again


I don't see a milwaukee grinder in your shop.. looks like a makita or knock off. Milwaukee makes some of the best tools period. They also sell all parts to consumers in house. Very nice to deal with.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

You may be right. Its the grinder on the ground in the picture and I would check, but don't have it anymore. The grinders trigger design was really nice and big and that was the whole reason I bought it. O-well, Lesson learned the hard way.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

blackglasspirate wrote:
Looking good, Jason. Keep up the good work!

Can't wait to see this beast on the road.


Hopefully sometime this year. Well, Maybe. Confused Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Next comes the bumper and sub frame. All I wanted was to be able to tow and have good backup lights.

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This will insert into the frame rails and bolt on the inside of the engine compartment.

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My welding skills are coming along.. kind of proud of this one.

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Housing for the light. Kind of also works as a crush zone in case of impact.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

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Should be good light for backing up.

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Added place for D rings/ crumple zone. Screw in points for the bumper cover also.

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little more shaping

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:12 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Next came the bumper cover. I have to admit that I made this harder then it needed to be, yet it turned out ok.

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They say you shouldn't cut corners when you work, yet I'm ok with it this time Very Happy

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In the end I added about 70 pounds of bumper weight to the van. Its a lot, yet its also a lot of protection for the rear. Moving forward I will see if I can reduce some of the interior weight to make up for the bumper. Its do-able.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Im an old guy with all my fingers, toes, eyes, and no stitches - about 15 years ago I started buying redundant safety equipment and keeping it with the power tools.

Yesterday I was grinding off four BMW exhaust manifold bolts and put a nice scatch on my facemask when the grinder ejected a bolt head off. I was pissed at scratching it right on my sightline.... Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

You know, I thought the welder would be most dangerous tool to use, but the grinder puts a hurting on me all the time. Lucky to have all my fingers at this point.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:18 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Did a little Seat work after the swivels where powder coated. First I cut up an old seat and took the rails. Then welding them to the base of the swivel seats. Now they slide in and out like a normal seat for easy access. There is a bolt in place to keep them from sliding around.

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Some time ago I found the sliding drawer on samba classifieds. Good deal I couldn't pass up.

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I didn't like the space in the corners, so they where welded closed. Now no peeking into the lock box.

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Moving along.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Are you shaping that board with the grinder? Wink

I don't understand all the metal work and welding for the drawer, did you change ideas along the way?

Keep up the good feed Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

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Are you shaping that board with the grinder? Wink

I don't understand all the metal work and welding for the drawer, did you change ideas along the way?

Keep up the good feed Smile


I found the plasma cutter goes right through foam very efficiently. Shocked Laughing That blank will be next summers fun board at some point.

Like all good plains, I cut before thinking and had to back track. The good news is the metal is thicker then the original and now the drawer is more secure. If only I could work in hindsight, the van would be done and it would be a much better job then I'm doing now. Anyways, I'm having fun. Dirty fun, but fun.

If you think that looks wonky, I got some good stuff coming up later... lol... the carnage is not done yet... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Ocean. Your build is inspiring. I have had a set of used swivels to put into my van for a year and couldn't bring myself to weld them in permanently. Your seat rail solution is the answer my pea brain failed to figure out. Thanks. Now I just have to aquire a set of seat rails!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

gersopher wrote:
Ocean. Your build is inspiring. I have had a set of used swivels to put into my van for a year and couldn't bring myself to weld them in permanently. Your seat rail solution is the answer my pea brain failed to figure out. Thanks. Now I just have to aquire a set of seat rails!


When you do it, make sure to use a thin shim on both sides the of seat rails when welding the seat frame. Otherwise it could shift and then the seat would be to tight. I also needed to add one bolt to secure it. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:15 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Well itís been along time since my last post. Work has been taking up all my time. I was able to get all the bumpers and odds and ends to line-x for coating. Here is a very loose fitting.




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I think the shine will fade a little over time. Should be nice in the end.
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