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by WE7X
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Shock Absorber choices?
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Shock Absorber choices?

I now have the parts to raise my '98 van a couple of inches, bu I am wondering if there are 'Good" alternatives to the Rancho shocks I see often mentioned. I do not do "Off-Road' stuff, but I do get on a lot of logging roads and easily passable flatland tracks occasionally. I am wondering if there i...
by WE7X
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: CHASSIS
Topic: '98 AWD Steering Box
Replies: 9
Views: 2155

Re: '98 AWD Steering Box

I want to Shout-out to a Less Schwab Tire Store, for stepping up the extra effort to help with a steering box issue. It has been over a year (May 2108) since I had the new steering box installed, and I had immediately complained to the installer that it was 'tight'. I was told to "let it loosen up ...
by WE7X
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: Front diff swap
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Front diff swap

My goodness; what an impressive shop. I am so jealous!
WE7X
Issaquah, WA
by WE7X
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: REAR AXLE / DRIVE SHAFT
Topic: G80 & GT4 for 2004 AWD Astro Conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 1844

Re: G80 & GT4 for 2004 AWD Astro Conversion

Buyer be ware! I would suggest you be sure to get some sort of a guarantee and a right to return for any reason, if you buy a used diff. I bought a couple that looked good, and felt good in my hands; but upon having a rear end shop inspect them up, finding a significant amount of wear that would oth...
by WE7X
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: Tacoma Wa. parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: Tacoma Wa. parts

I sent you a PM
Rod Johnson - WE7X
Issaquah, WA
by WE7X
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery randomly draining for no explainable reason
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Battery randomly draining for no explainable reason

Sorry, I just found your note.
Did you find the culprit to your battery drain problem?
If not, PM me, and we can go from there. I have quite a lot of experience in automotive and industrial electrical stuff ( made my living at it). What year is the van?
by WE7X
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Need little help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: Need little help!

One thing I have found handy working on my van (only 1-1/2 years of ownership ); I keep a small stock of stainless steel #8 oval head sheet metal screws and the matching 'finish washers' handy. Most good quality hardware stores will have them, and the better purveyors of nuts and bolts ( such as McM...
by WE7X
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: ELECTRICAL
Topic: Stuck rear hatch
Replies: 16
Views: 6869

Re: Stuck rear hatch

I finally found the 'Round-Tuit' needed, in conjunction with a day of fair weather. I opened up the back hatch and removed the hatch inner panel, wiper assembly and bush-button/lock switch. Having a 'spare' switch assembly in hand, from a Pick-A-Part, I suddenly realized the donor lock was going to ...
by WE7X
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: BODY
Topic: Body Part Gap Filler?
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Re: Body Part Gap Filler?

IMHO< you do not want BONDO. It is brittle, like all regular body fillers. I would suggest either going to an automotive paint store ( NAPA may have it, or could get it) and ask information for body seam sealer ( your application may not be right for this, but it will get you and the clerk on the ri...
by WE7X
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: MEMBER'S VANS PICTURE/VIDEO POST
Topic: Eastern Sierra Pics
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Eastern Sierra Pics

Great Pictures!
How is your spare mounted? Is it mounted directly on the door, or is here some other support structure that is not seen? What do you have for a rear bumper?
I have the dutch door configuration, but I am looking at all options for the rear.
by WE7X
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: ELECTRICAL
Topic: Stuck rear hatch
Replies: 16
Views: 6869

Re: Stuck rear hatch

Well, my rear hatch suddenly decided to not want to open. It sounds like maybe the unlatch motor/solenoid is failing. I can hear something trying to actuate, when I press the button, but not enough to release the hatch. I finally removed the inner hatch handle, and trim piece. I can see the linkage,...
by WE7X
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: BODY
Topic: Grill Guard
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: Grill Guard

I sent you a PM, regarding the grill guard.
by WE7X
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: BODY
Topic: Grill Guard
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: Grill Guard

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts ... 54817.html

This ad showed up in the Portland Oregon Craigs List.
He says he can make most anything, and has pictures of some nice stuff, but it is all custom, so it is not cheap.

Rod J
by WE7X
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: LINKS
Topic: potential for grill guards, rear bumpers etc
Replies: 0
Views: 363

potential for grill guards, rear bumpers etc

An ad from Craigslist
Located in Vancouver, WA; near Portland Oregon
https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts ... 54817.html
by WE7X
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 292273

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Yes, I would try starting with a pair of very small holes; one under the inlet port, and one under the outlet port.
You can always make them larger, if desired.