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james843 08-21-2011 10:41 AM

post pic of your van
 
I looked and did not see a pic topic post pic of your van cutaway camper :)

james843 08-21-2011 11:09 AM

THE DAY WE FOUND IT

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/y...bus/748596.jpg
http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/y...20bus/4523.jpg

JWA 08-22-2011 05:52 AM

I believe there are individual user galleries along with a larger general gallery for such things.

As a work truck I've thought about the bus type vehicles; tons of interior room, great head room and plenty of customization options too. Sadly my neighborhood has a prohibition against any commercial vehicle especially those with dual rear wheels.

As a camper that body would also be excellent--basically just an empty room with wheels!

IDIDieselJohn 08-22-2011 09:55 PM

My motorhome. 1987 E350 6.9L Diesel, C6.
http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/t...hn/009-3-1.jpg


And why not, here a good friend of mines van.

1988 E150 300 straight 6, C6.

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/t...ohn/002-14.jpg

james843 08-22-2011 09:56 PM

nice is the motorhome single or dual wheel out back hard to see

IDIDieselJohn 08-22-2011 09:58 PM

Dually wheel.

james843 08-22-2011 10:05 PM

Cool. I want add dual wheels to the back of my bus but I don't know what it would take to do it. We took a trip a while back and had some extra weight on the way back home and it was all over the road made a 6 hour trip a 9 hour trip. I think that the dual wheels would help.

IDIDieselJohn 08-22-2011 10:14 PM

Dual wheels defenently help keep it stable, but what helps alot more is sway bars. I only have a front sway bar, non in the back and on a windy day, it's all over the road.

JWA 08-23-2011 05:15 AM


Originally Posted by IDIDieselJohn (Post 10726698)
Dual wheels defenently help keep it stable, but what helps alot more is sway bars. I only have a front sway bar, non in the back and on a windy day, it's all over the road.

This 100%! Installed a Hellwig rear bar and it makes a world of difference on my E250 cargo van, raised roof and all. Since I don't tow or haul more weight than the GVWR DRW's aren't necessary for me but they do enhance stability and load capacity quite a bit. Here's my '00 E250: http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...0Top-Rear3.jpg

Vanaroo 08-25-2011 08:32 PM

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/...n/DSCN1643.jpg

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/...n/DSCN1647.jpg


http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/...n/DSCN1640.jpg

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/...n/DSCN1646.jpg

SilverE350 08-26-2011 06:48 AM

Love that van, Vanaroo. Where do you find a clean oldie like that?

Vanaroo 08-26-2011 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by SilverE350 (Post 10739737)
Love that van, Vanaroo. Where do you find a clean oldie like that?

Thanks! It didn't look that good when I bought it. It had lettering on the sides and an ugly, faded paint job. I sanded it down and painted it with foam rollers and 3 coats of Rustoleum. Poor man's paint job!

When I'm in the doghouse (which is most of the time) I clean and paint any parts I have to remove to get to the one I'm working on. The only thing that hasn't been off yet is the pan and its next! Gasket has a little leak. Previous owner said van sat for 6 years and I think it just dried out and cracked.

SilverE350 08-26-2011 02:04 PM

I bought a 1989 F150 with a 300/6 brand new and drove it 22 years. Basically, my life outgrew the regular cab so I bought the E350. Anyways, that motor was fantastic and the only problems I had were oil leaks from siting too much while I was away trucking.

Vanaroo 08-26-2011 02:17 PM

I haven't tinkered with engines in over 30 years and I thought the 300 would be "simple" enough for me to work on. I've become a real "fan" for the 300.

IDIDieselJohn 08-28-2011 10:34 PM

I'm a real fan of your van! You have no idea how I'd love to find an extended panel van, with a sliding door with either a IDI Diesel or 300!

I will not accept any other engine!

I don't care if it's a half ton or a 1 ton though. I'd rather have a 1 ton though, better axle.


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