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Old 06-21-2015, 11:21 AM   #39383
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Happy Fathers Day.

Have a house full, both daughters spent the night with all 4 DGC...
Of course I still had to make crepes today.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:30 AM   #39384
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Happy Fathers Day.

Have a house full, both daughters spent the night with all 4 DGC...
Of course I still had to make crepes today.
A mutants w☆☆k is never done. BTW - your jeep looked awesome... hope ours comes out looking as good.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:48 AM   #39385
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A mutants w☆☆k is never done. BTW - your jeep looked awesome... hope ours comes out looking as good.
You having your CRV redone as a jeep?
Probably would be cheaper to just go out and buy a Jeep.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:57 AM   #39386
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With the old 1/2 million about to click over on the odometer I am starting to think about replacing my 1994 Jeep GC. I was looking at a Chevrolt Tracker like the one pictured. 4 X 4 Automatic (Denise is terrified of standards, mine included) so it has to be auto. I chatted with a guy who hauled a Suzuki Grand Vitaro behind his unit (same vehicle rebadged) and he was mildly enthusiastic about it. Anyone heard good or bad about these units?
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:57 AM   #39387
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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?
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.
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You having your CRV redone as a jeep?
Neat - mine is going in tomorrow for its make-over, can I ask for a Jeep-looking Equinox in return too???
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:09 PM   #39389
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Neat - mine is going in tomorrow for its make-over, can I ask for a Jeep-looking Equinox in return too???
Couldn't hurt to ask. Lol.
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Morgan I still in school and still lives at home. I still have that job!
Sorry dood, that's a lifetime gig. Even when she's all grow'd up, you'll always be daddy.

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With the old 1/2 million about to click over on the odometer I am starting to think about replacing my 1994 Jeep GC. I was looking at a Chevrolt Tracker like the one pictured. 4 X 4 Automatic (Denise is terrified of standards, mine included) so it has to be auto. I chatted with a guy who hauled a Suzuki Grand Vitaro behind his unit (same vehicle rebadged) and he was mildly enthusiastic about it. Anyone heard good or bad about these units?
Just get a jk or tj and have the best of both worlds.
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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?

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So, I bought a used stir pump for my Hydronic Heating System (Aqua Hot) from a guy in the States.

USPS, (in all their wisdom) somehow thought it would be better to ship it to Israel first.

Just got word it's back in Canada and cleared Customs.

Might have endless hot water for my holidays yet!

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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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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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