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Old 09-28-2009, 05:33 AM   #51
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Finally made some good progress...

Gas lift and ball catches on sink lid to reduce rattle and hold the lid open

New side panels & rear speakers with added wall insulation

I still need to cover the outer insulation on the rear lower panels

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Old 09-28-2009, 05:36 AM   #52
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Rear view of storage compartments, track system and bed extension

(Seek should recognize the latch...)

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Old 09-28-2009, 05:43 AM   #53
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Leather covered steering wheel from Germany (I think the same as Opa_R no blue stitching though)

It's the same 390mm wheel as in the MB Viano

Easy install 2 torqx and a 10mm Allen screw (disconnect the battery before fooling with the airbag)

110 Euros, feels great!

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Old 09-28-2009, 05:47 AM   #54
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Upgraded radio to the JVC KD AVX40 and added homemade Ipod dock

The second tilt position matches the dash slope perfectly...

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Old 12-13-2009, 04:24 PM   #55
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Dude your van is amazing!! I wish I had the shop to get this precise!!!
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:32 PM   #56
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Your van looks great, did you fabricate the sink frig. unit, or can it purchased as a unit. thanks rex
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:04 PM   #57
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Your van looks great, did you fabricate the sink frig. unit, or can it purchased as a unit. thanks rex
I made it from scratch...

Sortimo makes an outdoor module based on their storage solutions


peek around their site, I got a lot of inspiration from their work...
(Plus they make the VW Multivan wall table and transforming track table...)

http://www.sortimo-speedwave.de

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Old 12-17-2009, 07:05 PM   #58
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Dude your van is amazing!! I wish I had the shop to get this precise!!!
Ha, I started with an $89 Skill Table saw and a good carbide blade and a homemade crosscut sled...

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Old 11-03-2010, 10:16 PM   #59
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Aux battery replacement:

My original aux batteries were refurbished, $25 each. They lasted almost 4 years with very poor capacity in the last year. so I sourced replacement batteries.

My new batteries are Powersonic 12750 75AH Gel cel batteries. They have nearly identical dimensions although I did have to rework the battery hold-down because of the different terminal configuration.

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VW Multivan T5 floor-group and seats with aluminum tracks,
Aluminum galley with fridge microwave and sink, 2 Powersonic 75AH gel-cel, Xantrex XM1800 Inverter,
18" G-Wagen "Ashtaroth" wheels Cooper Discover H/T Plus 265/60 R18, Koni red shocks,
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:03 AM   #60
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George, Can you describe the wiring and fuses that you use for your aux battery setup?
I have one of those same batteries and I am thinking of adding a second one.
What wire gauge from your alternator to your battery bank, fuse sizes for the alternator run, fuse for between batteries, fuse for the inverter?

Thanks!
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