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billintomahawk 06-14-2019 03:37 AM

Tank-A Re-purposed Van build - Input Appreciated
 
Some history. $360 usd, included a full tank of fuel.
Would not restart when hot.
A low scream coming from the belt pulley area.
200 miles from home.

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Just the usual stuff. New belt, tensioner, pulleys, water pump, alternator. Radiator, transmission lines, oil change, transmission servoced, etc,etc. Three dead mice in the heater blower fan box blew the thermal fuse on the speed control.
Replaced and working fine now

bill in tomahawk

billintomahawk 06-14-2019 04:12 AM

Re: Tank-A Repurposed Van build
 
More.

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[IMG]https://photos.smugmug.com/Sprinter-build-out/i-6dNNp6X/0/88948ac5/XL/IMG_4571-XL.jpg[/IMG

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Slowly we turn....

bill

billintomahawk 06-14-2019 04:32 AM

Re: Tank-A Repurposed Van build
 
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Is there no end?

New tires from Walmart.
Oversized Hankook brand. $60 each mounted and guaranteed anywhere in the USA-Walmart.
Free rotation. Run at 42 psi, he's a big cushion.

Junkyard ladder $10, welded feet onto latter $30.

Junkyard windows from old RV, $20 each.

Holes cut with a angle grinder and a jig saw.

bill

billintomahawk 06-14-2019 04:44 AM

Re: Tank-A Repurposed Van build
 
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Winter is coming fast...Heat was need.

bill

ranchworld 06-14-2019 04:59 AM

Re: Tank-A Repurposed Van build
 
Nice work Bill.

billintomahawk 06-14-2019 05:06 AM

Re: Tank-A Repurposed Van build
 
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A little more to come before I fall out the back of the van and break my right hip.

bill

billintomahawk 06-14-2019 05:23 AM

Re: Tank-A Repurposed Van build
 
Gotta have a refrigerator white boy.

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So right about here I broke my hip falling out the back doors onto frozen ground.
Snap!
Then a long drag to the house and an ambulance and surgery and two months at my friends place on crutches.
The sawbones told me I had the hips pf a fourteen year old girl and that the bones were healthy so he pined my hip, no replacement parts. New old stock.

Like the van I am repurposed.

In desperation I bailed for Florida to get out of the ice and snow.
Those aren't my legs.

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I went with what I had handy, a single bed and a hotplate.

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It seemed like recovery took forever but it happened. The crutches became a cane and then the cane was left behind.

Now the build starts in earnest.

bill

Mickyfin 06-14-2019 07:39 AM

Re: Tank-A Repurposed Van build
 
Wow, inspirational to say the least.

johnshmit 06-14-2019 02:06 PM

Re: Tank-A Repurposed Van build
 
Did you fix your "no start when hot" issue?



https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fuel-Inject...75.c100623.m-1

billintomahawk 06-14-2019 05:13 PM

Re: Tank-A Repurposed Van build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by johnshmit (Post 777231)
Did you fix your "no start when hot" issue?



https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fuel-Inject...75.c100623.m-1

Yes, there was air in the lines caused by a leaking fuel filter.
I replaced the OEM water separating filter with a Baldwin filter without water separating ability(fewer places to leak) and redid all the connections with new clamps and hose where necessary.

Mostly I cut the rotten ends off the cloth covered hoses and got them well clamped. The problem went way and I saw no air in the clear line to the low pressure fuel pump. "02-3 years have a suck system different from '04 on.

It has not returned in 5k miles.

bill


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