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My Family is also doing a build for 5 people. We have a '16 extended high roof.

Progress so far is a raised fixed bed in the rear like Morey's and second row seat for 3. We are now head scratching to figure where/how to put dinette and kitchen.
i have saw full kitchen slide outs with stove, sink and 12 volt cooler from under the bed out the back doors, but of course that would mean cooking outside. but with the back doors themselves and a tarp you could semi enclose it.

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With our plan the under bed space will be sleeping quarters for two of the kids.
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Here comes another Transit conversion: VanWilder

After some moments of white knuckled driving across Nebraska to deliver Van Wilder home it was apparent that the light load of beer and stock tires would not do for the remainder of the winter, if we wanted to stay alive.



Safely home.



So the first upgrade for us was to replace the stock rubber with some studded Hakkapeliitta LT2 studded tires sized 225/75 R16. They fit without a issue and also gave a bit more aggressive look and ground clearance. Planning on a 2" lift and larger tire for the summer and fire road exploration.



Alignment was a bit off so that added to this upgrade.


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Well, winter has returned to Colorado with a vengeance today and I was able to finish the blog post for our fan install.

The fan install went well and took us just over 4 hours to complete. The homeschooling part took almost the same amount of time LOL.. We also put in some floor mats and installed the Ford air deflector to the hood for some road debris protection.


The parts for the electrical system are finally arriving and once the weather warms up we will spray in some insulation.
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Looks like one of our adapters under there. Thank you. We purchased the same floor mat for our cab and I was amazed how sharp the cleats on the back were. I spent 30 minutes grinding them down with an angle grinder and flap disk. Lets the mat lay down better, imo. I hope you reconsider spray foam. Any panel warping will really show on that nice color you have. Have you considered using Thinsulate? Hope you are not offended by my asking.

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Found a pic on Pinterest of what VanWilder may look like in the near future..
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That's h2otraveler's Quigley/Aluminess van btw. Esteemed member of the forum with more pictures and comments on in his posts.

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Looks like one of our adapters under there. Thank you. We purchased the same floor mat for our cab and I was amazed how sharp the cleats on the back were. I spent 30 minutes grinding them down with an angle grinder and flap disk. Lets the mat lay down better, imo. I hope you reconsider spray foam. Any panel warping will really show on that nice color you have. Have you considered using Thinsulate? Hope you are not offended by my asking.


Thanks for the suggestion on grinding down the backside of the mat, I will give it a try. Yes, it is one of your adapters. Next time I order one I would appreciate the inclusion of some beers from Everybody's Brewing in White Salmon, I would appreciate it.

We will never be offended with suggestions or questions from others and welcome them all. We have really looked at all the insulation options and settled on the foam for insulation. We are going with the Green Foam system and spoke to their representative over the phone and switched from open to closed cell after speaking to them. There is a local conversion company and they pretty much use foam exclusively without any issues. There are some horror stories out there and from what we could tell it was in the application of the product i.e. spraying into a rib or cavity without enough expansion room, using a cone nozzle on a panel with narrow strips of foam, skin of vehicle is below recommended temperature and can warp panels with temperature difference, etc... We will take plenty of pics and video so you can relived the process with us, success or failure. Hopefully success!


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Hello fellow Coloradoans! And craft beer lovers! Thats a good haul

What differential is your van? are you expecting that RWD will be adequate for fire roads and full on winter snow? I am struggling with the price for Quigley 4x4, but I REALLY want it!

Edit: I see its LSP meaning Limited slip?
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Thanks for the suggestion on grinding down the backside of the mat, I will give it a try. Yes, it is one of your adapters. Next time I order one I would appreciate the inclusion of some beers from Everybody's Brewing in White Salmon, I would appreciate it.

We will never be offended with suggestions or questions from others and welcome them all. We have really looked at all the insulation options and settled on the foam for insulation. We are going with the Green Foam system and spoke to their representative over the phone and switched from open to closed cell after speaking to them. There is a local conversion company and they pretty much use foam exclusively without any issues. There are some horror stories out there and from what we could tell it was in the application of the product i.e. spraying into a rib or cavity without enough expansion room, using a cone nozzle on a panel with narrow strips of foam, skin of vehicle is below recommended temperature and can warp panels with temperature difference, etc... We will take plenty of pics and video so you can relived the process with us, success or failure. Hopefully success!


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Which floors mats are those?

Hoping to do my fan this weekend.

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I want the extended length so I can put my boys in the very back and not hear them.
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