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by Ironhide
Fri May 31, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: ASV Outdoors & Camping
Topic: Northwest Overland Rally 6/20-6/23/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Northwest Overland Rally 6/20-6/23/2019

Hi, guys, it's time again for the NWOL Rally in Plain WA just north of Leavenworth Wa. About 2 hours northeast of Seattle. Check out these sites for more information. http://www.nwoverlandrally.com/ https://www.facebook.com/NWOverlandRally/ We went last year and had a blast! All kinds of rigs, vendo...
by Ironhide
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: HELP! Disaster of a day trying to r/r left front CV shaft.
Replies: 13
Views: 4971

Re: HELP! Disaster of a day trying to r/r left front CV sha

OK, Herbie, I know it's been 5 years since your post but how did you finally get it back in? I find myself in the same position with a left/front half shaft that came out with the stubby shaft attached. The story of I came to this point is long and embarrassing so I won't elaborate.
by Ironhide
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: DIY PosiLoc disconnect for S-10 front end
Replies: 4
Views: 2235

Re: DIY PosiLoc disconnect for S-10 front end

now that's my kind of solution! I had been fretting over having to buy a PosiLoc, but thanks to the innovative and inventive people on this forum I have the answer!
by Ironhide
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: ASV Outdoors & Camping
Topic: Northwest Overland Rally 6/28-7/1/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 926

Northwest Overland Rally 6/28-7/1/2018

Anybody into Overlanding in the Northwest region this rally will be located at Plain Washington. This will be my first time there. There will be vendors, classes, drawings, games. etc.

Google it for more details.
by Ironhide
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: EXHAUST
Topic: Looking for some suggestions on a muffler
Replies: 18
Views: 6548

Re: Looking for some suggestions on a muffler

Hi guys. I am more concerned about back pressure but want quiet and stealthy. I like the idea of double mufflers, but I have read that glass packs increase back pressure. Maybe two Magna Flows in tandem? Could be pricey? My ideal set up, cost be damned, would be Headers, high-performance Cat, Muffle...
by Ironhide
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: GENERAL PROCEDURES
Topic: Grill Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

Re: Grill Guard

Welcome to the forum. As far as a grille guard it's finding something that you can make fit. I am currently planning to adapt a Hummer H3 OEM front bumper, and a Landrover discovery OEM Grille guard, adding a custom brush guard. I usually go to Pinterest and youtube along with web searches for what ...
by Ironhide
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: ASV Outdoors & Camping
Topic: Covering Rear Windows for Camping
Replies: 22
Views: 10853

Re: Covering Rear Windows for Camping

I just got a roll of Reflectix reflective bubble insulation, cut to fit each window. Make sure its a tight fit. I don't need any hook and loop at the moment, just press in to fit and mine stay up. Although my front windows will need hook and loop. For the windshield I use a vehicle specific sun shad...
by Ironhide
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: ASV Outdoors & Camping
Topic: Anyone have beds in your van?
Replies: 41
Views: 27156

Re: Anyone have beds in your van?

This is how I did it. Stripped down a full size conversion van bed (Which I got free) and my buddy built a wood support system, and we added seat belts. Not the most secure for carrying passengers, but it will do in a pinch.
by Ironhide
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: EXHAUST
Topic: Got headers finally !
Replies: 5
Views: 3842

Re: Got headers finally !

Hi guys. I would like to get input on a couple of exhaust issues. First, what would prevent us from finding a a pair of used V8 headers, and cutting off the appropriate down pipe, and welding up the opening to the collector? Second, i have heard different views on what is the appropriate exhaust sys...
by Ironhide
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: DIESEL
Topic: change engine
Replies: 10
Views: 7354

Re: change engine

Thank you guys. I really haven't looked into the V8 swap, or for that matter performance/fuel mileage improvements to the 4.3. It just occurred to me as to what would a newer 6 speed auto transmission do for mileage? In any case I will press on with my research. I will post any revelations I come up...
by Ironhide
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: DIESEL
Topic: change engine
Replies: 10
Views: 7354

Re: change engine

That is true, and I am looking into that too. Problem is I'm only getting 13 mpg combined right now. Well you know I am pretty shrude and persistence leads me to some pretty good deals. The prospect of getting double the fuel mileage is very tempting, and having an extra 5 to 12 gallons of diesel wo...
by Ironhide
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: DIESEL
Topic: change engine
Replies: 10
Views: 7354

Re: change engine

I have been researching a diesel swap for my 2001 Safari. The ultimate would be the new Cummins R2.8 crate engine, the first of a new series of crate engines with everything you need to install it. The "kit" includes electronics and wiring. You can view these engines on youtube. The catch is it cost...
by Ironhide
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: MEMBER'S VANS PICTURE/VIDEO POST
Topic: My poptop converted van
Replies: 26
Views: 15488

Re: My poptop converted van

Dude! that is such a cool interior! Makes me want to redo mine! Great Job. That is the reason I really enjoy this forum, all the ideas that are posted. Anybody in the Northwest area that knows of any type of pop top donor van that fits our vans, PLEASE let me know!
by Ironhide
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: Hello from Mount Vernon, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 3493

Re: Hello from Mount Vernon, WA

My wife loves it also. We've gone on a couple of a few trips so far, and the van has been so comfortable. I am getting ready to do some overlanding next summer.
by Ironhide
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: Hello from Mount Vernon, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 3493

Re: Hello from Mount Vernon, WA

Thanks Astrolander, always admired your GTRV conversion. As you did, I am keeping my eye out for some kind of pop up top to install on Ironhide. I plan to continue to improve on this build as I am able. Really doing deep research on a diesel conversion and trying to narrow down the best engine for t...