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Old 06-14-2019, 05:07 PM   #11
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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.

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And you got the van for $360? or did I read the post wrong? thats an amazing deal, and I am glad you put together this little build thread!!

It looks great so far, hope to see what all you do with it bill. Sorry about your hip, but glad to hear you are recovering!
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:40 AM   #12
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Back at it.
I decided I needed a refrigerator and well actually i had a great frig, only one problem...it didn't work.
I did everything, I flipped it upside down, ran it on electric and gas both. I put a nice Nepalese cloth paper insert on the door...but...it didn't get cold, in fact it made heat, it got hot.

I called RV Cool and talked to Wick, the owner and chief guru. I told him what I did and his comment, "That was good exercise!".

According to Wick the solution was simple. Buy a new cooling unit.

https://www.rvcool.com/

My model-Dometic 2410 made in 1974 in Sweden
Rebuilt cooling unit $480 including shipping and that included prepaid core return shipping.

Was I nuts...?? 1974?



























All done now...new unit installed and foil taped, thermal mastic-ed and silicone sealed in place. Was it easy, heck no but it's done now and tested on both electric and gas. RV cool's instructions are very precise. Follow them COMPLETELY!!!

And now little frig makes ice, the thermostat works and all is well and yes...it has been repurposed.



Hang in. The purple potatoes got planted.

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Old 06-15-2019, 01:55 AM   #13
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I smell gas.





















So all the real wood came from a torn down bleachers section 2x10s resized, the plywood was salvaged form my insulation delivery shipment. I had to knock off the glue pools off with a chisel.

As for the old cupboard insert, man I laid out $25 and cut it to fit.

Can you dig it?



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Old 06-15-2019, 02:55 AM   #14
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Bill, this is awesome. Nice work! Please tell me more about what kind of paint you used and how you painted the van.
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:41 AM   #15
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Bill,
What a wonderful read and visual feast. It brought back memories of when I cut the passage through my T1N cargo panel. After removing the glass I cut the gasket that held it to fit the remaining sides. Then I cut polycarbonate pieces to fit in each side and lined the pass through edges with aluminum trim. Just a small curtain at the pass through keeps the heat or cool where you want it without blocking your view.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:24 AM   #16
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Bill, this is awesome. Nice work! Please tell me more about what kind of paint you used and how you painted the van.
RJV,
Rustoleum all the way.

https://www.rustoleum.com/product-ca...tective-enamel

Wheels too.

Very little prep.
Washed with detergent and well rinsed, may have used a sponge mop to get up high.

Only use this Rustoleum enamel. Do not use the acrylics, they dry to fast to level well.

Tape with this, it's expensive but very worth it.

https://www.target.com/p/frog-tape-1...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

Use a good brush.
2 1/2 inch or so.

Do it once, don't go back. Do a second coat, it will go fast.

Shade and no wind are your friends.

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Old 06-15-2019, 05:30 AM   #17
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Bill,
What a wonderful read and visual feast. It brought back memories of when I cut the passage through my T1N cargo panel. After removing the glass I cut the gasket that held it to fit the remaining sides. Then I cut polycarbonate pieces to fit in each side and lined the pass through edges with aluminum trim. Just a small curtain at the pass through keeps the heat or cool where you want it without blocking your view.
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Gary, that's a great tip and I'm with you on blocking the opening.
Warm and cool are so much better.

I love the light in the back and the cab gets great solar for heat.

I might do a full curtain for privacy??

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Old 06-15-2019, 02:50 PM   #18
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RJV,
Rustoleum all the way.

https://www.rustoleum.com/product-ca...tective-enamel

Wheels too.

Very little prep.
Washed with detergent and well rinsed, may have used a sponge mop to get up high.

Only use this Rustoleum enamel. Do not use the acrylics, they dry to fast to level well.

Tape with this, it's expensive but very worth it.

https://www.target.com/p/frog-tape-1...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

Use a good brush.
2 1/2 inch or so.

Do it once, don't go back. Do a second coat, it will go fast.

Shade and no wind are your friends.

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Great, thanks. This is the same stuff I've used on touch-ups on my 2006.
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Old 06-22-2019, 05:35 AM   #19
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Hacking away.
























































And well in case you are bored(to tears).

Keep going....my favorite song.






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Old 06-22-2019, 02:05 PM   #20
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Liking your build thread.

Thumbs up on the Last Waltz version! I love the false start, Neil's sideways look and "They got it now Robby."

K D lang does a nice version of "Helpless" as well.

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