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The Jeep forum I'm on has this thread. Thought I'd bring it here. The idea is to post quick little things that really aren't special enough to have their own thread.

I go first.

Seven (my new parts van): Removed the rear drive shaft and mounted two donuts in the front. Then towed it to my brothers house.

Loaded up nicely, once Grumpy was used to shove it up the ramps.


Uhaul thinks we're moving a Dodge Neon. They won't rent tow dollies to move an Astro, they are supposed to be too wide.


The only good reason to use donuts on an Astro.


Plenty of room now.




We didn't bring Grumpy to the unload point and couldn't push Seven off the dolly. Our solution, set it's parking brake and pull the dolly out from under it. Worked beautifully. Unfortunately I didn't take pics or video of that.
 

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haha, that's awesome. Thanks for the tip on the donuts... I might end up taking advantage of that tip someday.
 

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Great pictures ihatemybike, thanks. I just don't understand why you didn't just upload them here like AstroAustin suggested to you. Those links may become obsolete or deleted in time. Great pictures none the less, thanks.:)
 

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nice rear window , was somebody shooting at you?
Haha yeah, that window is interesting. It was like that when I bought it, guess the PO didn't like the thought of paying to have it really replaced.
 

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I pulled a video recorder out of the back of mine. I stored it in there for a few days.
:chevy:
 

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Looked at it sitting in the driveway(been driving my S10 the past few days) and imagined, again, about what it would look like lifted.
 

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imagined, again, about what it would look like lifted.
I'm sure you can't think of anything but wonderful looking.
 

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Thats a pretty nice looking parts Van or at least whats left. :cool:
Drove it today(running awesome!) and wished my window motors were working..........hopefully in the next week! I was wishing it wasn't so damn rusty, so I could justify putting a lift on it. (Really wanna know if I can fit 235/75/r15's on there without a lift? And without damaging anything?)
 

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Got the pneumatic/hydraulic jack and regular ol' jack stands out of it this morning to help drop the tank on my Bravada - 'cause I had to replace the fuel pump. What a chore...

Then put 'em back in ;)
 

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Thats a pretty nice looking parts Van or at least whats left.
Yeah, the guy that bought it for the front sheet metal before me should have fixed what was wrong with the engine instead. I've seen the before pictures and I think he would have made a decent return on the flip.
 

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Definatly should have fixed it! That would have made a great Van. :naughty:
 

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ihatemybike said:
The Jeep forum I'm on has this thread. Thought I'd bring it here. The idea is to post quick little things that really aren't special enough to have their own thread.
Going along with this idea, this weekend's tasks are:

-replace rear brake line (master cylinder to axle)
-finishing the side pipe install
-fixing transmission leak
-starting ram air hood

Sorry, no pics.
 

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New rule..........can't speak of sidepipes or custom hood scoop unless you have pics! :naughty:
 

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P71CVMAN said:
New rule..........can't speak of sidepipes or custom hood scoop unless you have pics! :naughty:
Sorry, I either have time to do the work or take pictures, which do you prefer?
 

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Fitted this a couple of weeks ago...its froma Landrover Discovery but i made it fit..... :lol: ..cover was made by a mate sign-maker..
 

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well, it wasnt today, but it was close enough.

sat, i pulled apart the insides of my slide door, the conversion (champion coach or something like that) company used some cheapo plastic to hide the white metal underneath, the plastic had the miniblinds attached to it (otherwise i would have just pulled the entire window frame plastic out!) up top and do make the slide door look aesthetically pleasing. the plastic creaks and croaks when driving, esp in hotter weather. ive tried alot of things, painted antiseze on the entire plastic back side that touches the paint/door, but this time was the winner. i fig that the leading edges around the window could be a cuplrit, so i went to wallymart and picked up some 3$ rools of closed cell foam weatherstripping. 3/16 wide, i took a sharpie and trace around the frame, then cleaned surface on the paint/door, applied foam the entire circle around where the plastic frame could even come close to touching the door. re assemble, and :banana: yay. no creaks, or plastic sounds!! i was so happy, that i washed the van (to have it storm a few hours later). but my hockey team won (both games) and it evened out the karma. all ends well.
 

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astro355 said:
P71CVMAN said:
New rule..........can't speak of sidepipes or custom hood scoop unless you have pics! :naughty:
Sorry, I either have time to do the work or take pictures, which do you prefer?
You do the work first..........but eventually we are going to die without pics here....
:lol:

Dropped the Van off at my buddies house who is replacing the power window motors for me. Nicest guy ever! :rockon:
 

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Today I flashed the LS1s computer to turn the Z28 fans on @180 degrees instead of 195. I have a leak where the "tubes and hoses" guy spliced my LS1 compressor into the Astros AC system that is gonna be a bear to fix.
 

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Driving home from work today, I had a rock bust the windshield. Son of a...........!
 
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