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tractorstyleH355watt.jpg
Typical tractor style light146 viewsJust a standard 55 watt tractor style light using a nice and cheap H3 bulb,I ran a 10g wire fused off the batt thru the firewall to the back and up along the dutch door channel to the roof,you could splice into your reverse lights but you will not have the juice needed to properly do the job.
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Yoke168 viewsThis is the pinion yoke, you need this longer yoke if you do not intend to lengthen the drive shaft. This will get you within about 1/4-3/8ths inch of the stock length, which is perfectly fine for these applications. The U-joint you have to use with this is a Precision 459 U-joint. It has 1 1/8th and 1 3/16ths caps and this allows you to connect the 1350 series Astro drive shaft to the 1330 series pinion Yoke.
m_EGR_being_removed.jpg
370 viewsWell,after a few days away from the van I decided on how I wanted to remove the broken bolt,but 1st I unplugged the EGR connector and removed the EGR.
I had stopped into my local crappy tire and picked up a bolt removal kit,the kind where you drill into the end of the bolt about 3/16" then turn the bit around and use the bolt extractor,which in theory, bites into the bolt and unscrews it from its death grip.
In reality the bolt extractor simply breaks off, just as everyone said it would.
There are much better extractors out there,which I will soon show you
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Hyd pump bracket211 viewsWelding up the pump bracket.

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trim.jpg
351 viewsJan 27, 2011
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480 viewsJust threw that in it got black interior three years ago.This was during its tranformation process.Jan 23, 2011
van_front_paint.jpg
425 viewsI just painted it and pulled off masking tape pulled it out front for photo op.Sent pic to mom she was worried about it.She bought it new.Jan 23, 2011
van_at_walmart.jpg
480 viewsGirly man tires I used to paint it and bumper put onJan 23, 2011