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Old 06-21-2015, 08:45 AM   #39369
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Hah!!!!! As soon as I get the OK from my navigator, I've been working on her with suggestions and such, we'll just have to see how long it takes.

Cheers !!!!!

And Happy Fathers Day to all you Mutant Dads out there, have a great day
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:45 AM   #39370
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:10 AM   #39371
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I was thinking budget build. But if you want a jk set up with a 4 cylinder Cummins ....

Dwayne, I have been considering (as a toad) locating a '62 Ford van like the one that I once had. It was a well used telephone repair truck when I bought it. With some TLC and a year of restoration, I had a nice little utility handymans van.

In a moment of weakness, I allowed the spouse to convince me to sell my cherished van and buy something newer. Well that's all water under the bridge now, so like I was saying the urge to get another restorable small van is growing strong.

The way I envision the restoration would be to completely dismantle it, then purchase a small diesel for repowering and build it back up around that somewhat heavier engine. The question is ... do you think I should move the engine a foot or so toward the rear to take some weight off the front axle? The way the stock engine is situated, the center of mass is very close to the center line of the front axle.

Next question ... is this the type of restoration that you would be interested in taking on? No time constraints like we see on the TV reality car shop shows. Those guys are more into acting like wild animals than doing a restoration.

Do you know what the small Cummins weighs? Suggestions on transmission brand, type?
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:16 AM   #39372
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Dwayne, I have been considering (as a toad) locating a '62 Ford van like the one that I once had. It was a well used telephone repair truck when I bought it. With some TLC and a year of restoration, I had a nice little utility handymans van.

In a moment of weakness, I allowed the spouse to convince me to sell my cherished van and buy something newer. Well that's all water under the bridge now, so like I was saying the urge to get another restorable small van is growing strong.

The way I envision the restoration would be to completely dismantle it, then purchase a small diesel for repowering and build it back up around that somewhat heavier engine. The question is ... do you think I should move the engine a foot or so toward the rear to take some weight off the front axle? The way the stock engine is situated, the center of mass is very close to the center line of the front axle.

Next question ... is this the type of restoration that you would be interested in taking on? No time constraints like we see on the TV reality car shop shows. Those guys are more into acting like wild animals than doing a restoration.

Do you know what the small Cummins weighs? Suggestions on transmission brand, type?
Wow... I had a good friend with the same sort with lovely green paint - 3 speed shift on the column. My first van was a 1969 Ford Super Van. It's engine was more front than the earlier ones which had the engine almost between the seats as I recall with metal engine cover. Would be an interesting project.
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It's not the long long trailer but it's long...
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It's not the long long trailer but it's long...
That almost qualifies for a third axle. Nice unit though and I guess its the one we were chatting about last evening.
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That almost qualifies for a third axle. Nice unit though and I guess its the one we were chatting about last evening.
It is indeed the one we talked about. Lol. They bought it and drove here...
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Just sitting here looking at my mother's day card and wondering how many other mutants got asked to join the groups kickball team? I wonder at my abilities to play shortstop though as I am a bit tall and just slightly overweight, well OK the truth be out slightly is an understatement. If the inviter knows the rules could that person e-mail them to me so I can bone up on the rules?
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It is indeed the one we talked about. Lol. They bought it and drove here...
Did you get a mutant application form to him? That guy is true grit when it comes to mutancy.
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Morgan I still in school and still lives at home. I still have that job!
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Did you get a mutant application form to him? That guy is true grit when it comes to mutancy.
Would have but it was late and we don't know sign language. Everything was communicated through the wife and 2 little boys. They were indeed mutant material!
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