Greetings from the PNW

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Greetings from the PNW

Postby powervalve [OP] » September 20th 2020, 8:26pm

Hello! After far too long of wanting a van to use as a rolling base camp and gathering invaluable information from this site and countless knowledgable users, I'm happy to report I'm a new member of the crew with a new to me 2005 Safari AWD! Picked it up back in May in SLC and drove it back to Seattle where I've been slowly picking away at the to-do list I have for it. Trying to balance weekends between working on the van and using it to get into the mountains. I know how much photos are appreciated around here, so here are a few that I have:

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As I took possession of my Safari


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Picking up supplies on the return journey


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Bed platform was a priority


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I wanted a modular design that I could put benches in without removing the platform


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Platform folded and hidden away


As much as I wanted the option of putting both benches in without removing the platform, they haven't both gone back in since removing them, ha! Planning on a 2" lift and some new shoes soon. You all are the experts around here and I've learned a lot and continue to learn. I'm open to any suggestions or tips. Thank you all for an amazingly helpful site!
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Re: Greetings from the PNW

Postby sixsix » September 21st 2020, 12:52am

Welcome from Northern Ky.
Thanks for joining and Sharing - nice ideas !!
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Re: Greetings from the PNW

Postby markmitch » September 21st 2020, 2:39am

Welcome from NorCal -Nice looking van!
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Re: Greetings from the PNW

Postby powervalve [OP] » September 21st 2020, 4:40am

Thanks for the compliments! :ty: It's good to be part of the community. Hopefully I can remember to take photos when taking on projects! :pray:
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Re: Greetings from the PNW

Postby backinabox » September 27th 2020, 6:21pm

Welcome and congrats on the nice GMC ...great idea for the platform looking forward to your progress :thumbup:
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Re: Greetings from the PNW

Postby AstroWill » September 27th 2020, 8:53pm

Welcome to the site!

powervalve wrote:Hopefully I can remember to take photos when taking on projects! :pray:

I tend to do that a lot. I just want to get in there and get it done, then when I'm done I'm like, damn should have taken some pictures of that.

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