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Old 06-21-2015, 12:46 PM   #39383
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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?
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It weighs 745 and takes up less room then the 350 it only makes 105 hp stock and 240 lbs of torque. If you find a a old ups truck it comes with all wires and computer and a Allison transmission.
I worked on those for 12 years in the Twinkie fleet. The bread and cake trucks were E350 stripped chassis with the aftermarket body mounted to them. If you found a E350 Van installing the 4BT Cummins would be a piece of cake. The only issue that I saw with these is the king pins wore out faster because of the additional engine weight. Some of the route trucks got 17+ mpg and had plenty of power to get around. I only had one with the Allison automatic but it was good too. That was on a Freightliner chassis though. As long as you service the 4BT on a regular basis and set the vales at the recommended interval you should be good to go!! Go for it!!

And again HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all the Dads out there!!
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:16 PM   #39384
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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?

Huh? what does Mother's day have to do with kickball?
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Old 06-21-2015, 02:10 PM   #39385
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Huh? what does Mother's day have to do with kickball?
Basically why I was again looking at the card. I will await either of the senders to explain this one. I did find it quite hilarious when it arrived and still think it a good joke.
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Just get a jk or tj and have the best of both worlds.
Dwayne, my Grand Cherokee is stock with lotsa creature comforts and my DW is not all that fond of the shorter Jeeps chassis and the ride quality. I have to get something with all the attributes she likes. Like at Earlene and Wayne's house, we have the same rule; I'm free to do whatever Denise tells me to do.
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Hows Sandee's shoulder holding out?
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Old 06-21-2015, 02:20 PM   #39388
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Hows Sandee's shoulder holding out?
The shoulder is doing fine. She is taking the minimum meds to help with swelling and discomfort. We think that in a few days when can get off the ones that maker her a tad groggy. Maybe we will re-evaluate because those meds make me less agitating. LOL
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Don whatever ones she doesn't use I am sure Denise can put to good use; anything to make me less aggravating has to work well for her. We are happy things are working so well so quickly.
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Had a friend suggest using larger crochet hook and using black leather strips to do something like this... pretty mutant, eh?


You woukd think so, but NOT......
I have been looking for a tire cover for mine and these and similar are all over the Inet....
So the mutant thing was plain black...... Almost unheard of and harder to find....
But i did get letters, that Larry was kind enough to apply.... Lol he knows I would never measure, i just eyeball it.

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Old 06-21-2015, 03:36 PM   #39391
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You woukd think so, but NOT......
I have been looking for a tire cover for mine and these and similar are all over the Inet....
So the mutant thing was plain black...... Almost unheard of and harder to find....
But i did get letters, that Larry was kind enough to apply.... Lol he knows I would never measure, i just eyeball it.

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Looks awesome Di! You inspired me the other day so I made noodles and fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp. Hunter said thanks lol. He loves pasta and I haven't been making much. To day is steak with the family.
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Since a few if you know how sick some of our grandkids have been I thought I would send an update on our eldest granddaughter. Thanks to all the prayers and her wonderful team of doctors she is doing great! 
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No one thought she would be doing this great and we had been told she would probably need a live transplant by now. Love the Children's hospital team they are amazing.


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Since a few if you know how sick some of our grandkids have been I thought I would send an update on our eldest granddaughter. Thanks to all the prayers and her wonderful team of doctors she is doing great! Attachment 97993

No one thought she would be doing this great and we had been told she would probably need a live transplant by now. Love the Children's hospital team they are amazing.


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What a little beauty! She looks like a blessing for sure, Colleen.

And your pasta looks delicious, too!!
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Since a few if you know how sick some of our grandkids have been I thought I would send an update on our eldest granddaughter. Thanks to all the prayers and her wonderful team of doctors she is doing great! Attachment 97993

No one thought she would be doing this great and we had been told she would probably need a live transplant by now. Love the Children's hospital team they are amazing.


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Thanks for the update Colleen. This is very good to hear. I don't think many of us were aware but I have kept the Ommms flowing. Docs are amazing these days and Children's has some of the best. So good to hear.
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Hey Jim. Looks great! Will let ya know when we get that way!

Let me know, looking forward to seeing you
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Since a few if you know how sick some of our grandkids have been I thought I would send an update on our eldest granddaughter. Thanks to all the prayers and her wonderful team of doctors she is doing great! Attachment 97993

No one thought she would be doing this great and we had been told she would probably need a live transplant by now. Love the Children's hospital team they are amazing.


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Wow.... Such a great blessing.... She looks good, so does your pasta..... Love it...



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