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BrentG
12-31-2006, 08:18 PM
Friday Jesse (van-man) newbie, and I took his van out for a test run, it did well, heres a couple of pics playin around

Toy_Runner
12-31-2006, 08:38 PM
pimp van dude
love the 3rd pick the bridge toyota [36][36][36]

jeeper
12-31-2006, 08:40 PM
LOL



He posts in the newbie section about havin a van -not mentioning its a 4x !


Your funny dude ! ---See ya tomorro at stave -Bruce

Taxidermy
12-31-2006, 08:54 PM
cool [cheers]

J20
12-31-2006, 10:02 PM
holy shit i just had beer come outa my nose[9] [9] please tell us the specs on this trailer park machine[36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] EDIT sorry dude but thats a pretty scarry steering set up.......time for high steer

sparky
12-31-2006, 10:05 PM
sweet damn kool machine there buddy.......love 4x4 vans ...a rig the whole family can enjoy...............:party0010:

Troy
12-31-2006, 10:33 PM
holy shit i just had beer come outa my nose[9] [9] please tell us the specs on this trailer park machine[36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] EDIT sorry dude but thats a pretty scarry steering set up.......time for high steer


haha who cares its a vaaaan maaaan[stoned]

Legend
12-31-2006, 10:38 PM
sweet ass ive seen that thing around town cool to seeit in action

goldie
12-31-2006, 10:39 PM
wow when you said van... i was thinking a minvan, towing kids around soccer mom thingy (not that there is anything wrong with those)... now i'll rephrase what i said in the new members thread. your van will totally make it up there. :) :) i like the first pic..

youngun
12-31-2006, 11:21 PM
sweet.

DirtyComanche
12-31-2006, 11:26 PM
I'll agree that some high-steer should be in order.


I bought the parts mike stuff and it was quite reasonably priced for 2 knuckles, 2 arms, and all the hardware. Junkyarding it can be done quite a lot cheaper.

BrentG
01-01-2007, 01:52 AM
It's Jesse's van, He work with me at JCM, yes I agree with the steering setup, he's the only one driving it, and he has no money, so that was the best way to go, it is actually done with a bender and not heated, hasn't had a problem with it yet.
He's got 1/2Ton axles from a wagoneer, a 208 t-case and custom front suspension, I think it has 22" of travel in the front, but the shocks are holding it short. tires are 35" BFG muds.

the_balls
01-01-2007, 02:45 AM
i've seen that thing a few times around the ditch, good to see it gets used and abused too

nykoma
01-01-2007, 07:31 AM
holy shit i love that. [cheers]

VAn Man
01-01-2007, 09:35 AM
Aside from a little bump steer it drives awesome! Of course there's alot of improvements to be made as time and money are available.

PUNK
01-01-2007, 09:39 AM
Now theres something you dont see every day...thats cool...

VAn Man
01-01-2007, 09:49 AM
Can anyone tell me what's the best rought to go with high steer for a dana 44? it's from an old junker wagoneer i found in someone's yard so i'm not sure what year the axles are but i san't really find any difference from any other dana 44 except for the length

sbags
01-01-2007, 10:40 AM
holy shit i just had beer come outa my nose[9] [9] please tell us the specs on this trailer park machine[36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] EDIT sorry dude but thats a pretty scarry steering set up.......time for high steer

Yeah no doubt! Thems thar some really skinny pipes for steering any tire, littleown a 35', otherwise it's pretty damn cool, shudda come that way from GM!!!

big mudder
01-01-2007, 10:51 AM
Can anyone tell me what's the best rought to go with high steer for a dana 44? it's from an old junker wagoneer i found in someone's yard so i'm not sure what year the axles are but i san't really find any difference from any other dana 44 except for the length

if you want to do it cheaper you can just do crossover then you just need a passenger flat top knuckle crossover arm and a drag link

VAn Man
01-01-2007, 10:58 AM
I think the pic makes the steering look thinner than it really is. it is the stock 1/2 ton jeep stuff

VAn Man
01-01-2007, 11:23 AM
if you want to do it cheaper you can just do crossover then you just need a passenger flat top knuckle crossover arm and a drag link

sounds like the easiest way to go for me since i'm so broke i can't afford to pay attention. is there anything available that's already drilled?

whitlers
01-01-2007, 12:21 PM
haha wow

get stuck
01-01-2007, 03:12 PM
haha that things awsome[36]

jeepboy
01-01-2007, 04:05 PM
Wouldn't be my vehicle of choice....but cool none the less.....That thing is awesome!!

cherokeeinprogess
01-01-2007, 04:20 PM
Hello nice van man

big mudder
01-01-2007, 04:55 PM
sounds like the easiest way to go for me since i'm so broke i can't afford to pay attention. is there anything available that's already drilled?


Its very rare to find one pre drilled from the factory but i have seen some i believe some older fords had them drilled and maybe even some dodges i doubt you will find one but if you do it makes it a lot easier

NickB
01-01-2007, 05:47 PM
Nice van dude, welcome aboard. Take the advice kindly, but don't let the others ruin your day with bad comments. You did alot of work and are out there.[cheers]

Taxidermy
01-01-2007, 07:35 PM
nice van [15]

HEAVY METAL
01-01-2007, 07:39 PM
I think the pic makes the steering look thinner than it really is. it is the stock 1/2 ton jeep stuff


ya but it never came with that bend in it.... crossover will solve that problem but done know if you have enough room for it....correct me if im wrong but if those r waggie axles should already be flat top no?

VAn Man
01-01-2007, 08:19 PM
ya but it never came with that bend in it.... crossover will solve that problem but done know if you have enough room for it....correct me if im wrong but if those r waggie axles should already be flat top no?

No unfortunately they're not flat top. Oh well not like I'm not used to doing some modifying or searching for the right parts for that matter

HEAVY METAL
01-01-2007, 08:23 PM
pm pumpkin... im sure hes got a passenger side flat top for ya.....or truckstuff....oyu only need the one side to do croseover..

runner
01-01-2007, 09:22 PM
Sweet van you got there! [cheers]

VAn Man
01-01-2007, 09:28 PM
pm pumpkin... im sure hes got a passenger side flat top for ya.....or truckstuff....oyu only need the one side to do croseover..

Thx. I'll probably be looking into it soon... the bent drag link is a temporary solution. at least we used a proper hydraulic bender to do it. it's taken quite a bit of abuse so far but the bump steer is annoying on the highway...

Kinslayer
01-01-2007, 10:59 PM
That's a sweet unit, that's for sure. Should give us some specs - how much is custom and whatnot.

ottoman
01-01-2007, 11:27 PM
sweet van . i'm doing the same to my old ladies sidewinder safari . what did you go with for drive train

VAn Man
01-02-2007, 06:56 AM
sweet van . i'm doing the same to my old ladies sidewinder safari . what did you go with for drive train

At this point I didn't do anything to the drive train except modify the tail shaft on the tranny to fit the t-case. Only prob i nahe right now is locating an electronic speedo sensor to work with the np 208. without it the tranny plug has to be unplugged or it won't shift till redline

Kinslayer
01-02-2007, 01:57 PM
http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Pages/Parts_S10-Reluctor-Diff.html

You need something like that.

TWOZEROFOUR
01-02-2007, 02:30 PM
solid van dude, i built a toyota 4x4 van years ago. Thats sucker have a 4.3 in it or u swap a v8?

THE BIG MUDDER
01-02-2007, 07:59 PM
sweet van man no pun intended[36]

VAn Man
01-02-2007, 09:07 PM
solid van dude, i built a toyota 4x4 van years ago. Thats sucker have a 4.3 in it or u swap a v8?

still the 4.3 for now. if it ever kicks it I'll go with a small block. does pretty well as is though.:dontknow:

craig24
01-02-2007, 09:08 PM
Got a good battery yet? [f]

VAn Man
01-02-2007, 09:14 PM
Got a good battery yet? [f]

battery, starter, ignition module

Toyquad
01-02-2007, 09:28 PM
pimp van dude
love the 3rd pick the bridge toyota [36][36][36]


hmmmm i wonder who did that

4x4fun
01-02-2007, 11:53 PM
i was driving back from kelowna and saw that thing pass me on a flatbed. Pretty sure it was the same one! looks badass! gotta love the 4by van.

VAn Man
01-03-2007, 07:57 PM
i was driving back from kelowna and saw that thing pass me on a flatbed. Pretty sure it was the same one! looks badass! gotta love the 4by van.

No fortunately it wasn't me it's never been on a flatdeck since I've built it.:D

flipper
01-03-2007, 09:34 PM
Thats kinda cool. Now camperize it! Any one done a VW westifalia?

VAn Man
01-03-2007, 09:41 PM
Thats kinda cool. Now camperize it! Any one done a VW westifalia?

I'm not sure if anyone's lifted one but I have seen a factory 4x4 westfalia

craig24
01-03-2007, 10:02 PM
Good deal. Just had to poke fun :)

muddy mud skipper
01-04-2007, 02:23 PM
killer van.

epic3
01-04-2007, 03:44 PM
holy shit i just had beer come outa my nose[9] [9] please tell us the specs on this trailer park machine[36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] EDIT sorry dude but thats a pretty scarry steering set up.......time for high steer

Steering looks alot like my Scouts:eek:

epic3
01-04-2007, 03:45 PM
Thats kinda cool. Now camperize it! Any one done a VW westifalia?

I've seen em lifted with 31's and front rear lockers