I bought a camper (kinda)

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Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Post by steamjam » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:38 am

zelph wrote:I'm confused :? :shock: :mrgreen:
That was on your video. What you doing having breakfast on the beach :mrgreen: Did you change your mind? :o
Oh haha. Different van. That's my '89 2wd van.. :)

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Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Post by zelph » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:22 pm

So now you got 3, maybe four? :mrgreen: Is the lemon farm on the coast? Have you been doing any bee related activities?
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Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Post by steamjam » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:29 pm

zelph wrote:So now you got 3, maybe four? :mrgreen: Is the lemon farm on the coast? Have you been doing any bee related activities?
Well, 3 for now but that will go down to just one... :D

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Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Post by zelph » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:10 am

steamjam wrote:Welp. I did a full inspection of the V-Charger and this has gone from a "polish the turd and go camping" project to a near full tear down and rebuild.

Here is the front so ugly only a mother could love it!
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Here is the body damage to the driver side quarter. It looks worse then it actually is.
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The interior. yuk.
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We look forward to your renewal of this one :D

Hurry, get rid of the 2 so you can have some funds to start the restoration ;)
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Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Post by steamjam » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:43 am

In the end I think I'll prolly just keep my '89 2wd and just return it to being a passenger/cargo van. I'll just use it when I need yo while I go ahead and restore it as well. (It hardly needs anything but paint.)

Anyways I'll start a new thread on the Van Charger's restoration when I start on it (Sept, 2014).

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Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Post by zelph » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:44 pm

Ok, we'll look forward to it. I liked following your progress on the vw bug. :D

It's been a while since i did any bondo work. Had a lot to do on a 66 mustang years ago. Sold it and bought an International Harvester 4wd "Scout" sold it also after a few seasons of plowing snow from my driveway. It rusted away so bad parts were falling off while plowing :lol:
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Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Post by steamjam » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:37 pm

I was bored today deadheading a train:

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Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Post by zelph » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:46 am

Going backwards in time :D The dashboard was interesting, no cigarette lighter :mrgreen:

How often do you roll that down the tracks? What fuel does it use? what make and model?
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Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Post by steamjam » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:54 pm

Case in point as to why one should always carry a DVOM and a factory service manual:

The '89 quit runnin on me this morning.
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A quick read of the FSM and some easy DVOM work, VIola! found the culprit. A 5 minute walk to napa auto and 50 bux later, van runs great!
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Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Post by steamjam » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:59 pm

zelph wrote:Going backwards in time :D The dashboard was interesting, no cigarette lighter :mrgreen:

How often do you roll that down the tracks? What fuel does it use? what make and model?
No there is no cigarette lighter. There isn't a steering wheel, nor a gas gauge!.. :-D
I run that little munchkin of an engine two or three times a week now. Its a diesel/mechanical 1950-ish Plymouth switcher engine.

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