that would be great if you get the chance to measure. I would hate to order it an install and then find out we can't get it in the garage. As Mitch mentioned, with the transit roof sloping its hard to know just how much the max height will be. And don't want to eventually upside the tires a bit.You know I have measured the **** thing 3 times....And forgotten the measurement three times. I will measure it again and let you know. It will be 1.5 inches taller since I put new tires on it anyway.
I measured 9'0"over the rear axle at the highest point, and 8'11" at the front of the rack before the rack tapers downward. This is with bigger tires 255/70/R16. I would say you might just make it as long as the entry into the garage is level.that would be great if you get the chance to measure. I would hate to order it an install and then find out we can't get it in the garage. As Mitch mentioned, with the transit roof sloping its hard to know just how much the max height will be. And don't want to eventually upside the tires a bit.
thanks so much for taking the time to measure that. Now it's recorded for posterity! The entry to the garage is not at all level. Might have to do a cardboard mockup with 9' at the center line of the van before we buy.I measured 9'0"over the rear axle at the highest point, and 8'11" at the front of the rack before the rack tapers downward. This is with bigger tires 255/70/R16. I would say you might just make it as long as the entry into the garage is level.
it’s about 10 minutes outside of The Dalles in Oregon. Beautiful area on the Columbia River.Looks like you earned that first shot with a hike. Where was that at?
Spar varnish. Oh boy-I gotta write this one down.Build list according to priority:
1. buy van. check
2. IMMEDIATELY INSTALL CUSTOM HOOD ORNAMENT! CHECK!
3. Pick up beer. check.
4. Pick up more beer. check.
5. Build everything else. Che....almost
Bed is finished, trimmed, and ready for anything.
Installed some custom cabinetry designed by a small boutique Scandinavian cabinetry company called Ikea. I further customized the cabinets by adding 400lbs of VHB tape, nails, screws, construction adhesive, wood glue, lag bolts, regular bolts, angle brackets, tears, hammer blows, mental breakdowns and yelling. No level, plumb line or square was ever consulted, because references are only for people without this level of pure talent. Unrelated: For some strange reason my drawer fronts don't line up that great. Weird. Must be a manufacturer defect.
Cabinets installed. Next I needed a counter top. Pre-fabed laminate counter tops were running between 150-200 bucks, and butcher blocks countertops were in the same range. Both weighing a metric [email protected]%$-ton.
Living in Oregon, I figured I could get a live edge slab of wood for a similar price and weight. I went down to Oregon Wood Mill in Salem, picked through their hundreds of slabs and found a nice 96"x19"x2" piece of free-range, organic, non-soy, gluten-free, dry aged, conflict-free, farm-raised redwood (sequoia) for a 100 bucks. I carried it out under one arm, its about half the weight of laminated particle board or butcher block. I used Tennessee cedar to make a back/side splash, and have covered it all in enough Spar Varnish to macke suer eye weill nevir reade goode agayne. The stuff smells like confusion and makes my face feel numb.
After putting a few coats of varnish on yesterday morning, I regained consciousness and spent the remainder of the day anchoring that thing to the frame. This way I can make sure it doesn't become a scud missile the next time I stop short at an intersection.
"Did you hear? Jack Died"
"He was decapitated.... with some really well finished wood. It was beautiful, it didn't even scuff or scratch as it severed his vertebrate"
"He must have used Spar Varnish."
Also of note: While attaching the backsplash to the countertop with a bradnailer, one of the 2inch nails went into the cedar, banged a sharp left, exited the board, sailed through the air, entered my left thumb approximately 2mm lateral to the nail bed, completely exited the thumb midline on the front surface, then sailed back into the cedar where it thankfully remained for the rest of the incident.
Two inches of bent nail passed cleanly through my thumb without touching bone or thumb nail. That was like hitting the lottery. There was a tiny entrance and exit wound, a little bruising in between, but no damage. It hurt for like 10 minutes and I was back to firing more nails with little regard for safety. I'm typing with it right now. WIN. WIN.
Now I am going to work on some wall panels.....
You can also change your unlock options in the console display / settings so that the first unlock of the key fob (and I assume key pad) unlocks all the doors.
The lock settings are in the following menu on the transit information display (speed/trip odometer/temp/etc. display in the dash).How? I can't find any menu item that even hints at this.
Hey! I checked my door sticker and it said I was a cheap rascal and got no LSD. Could you let me know where the Christmas morning sticker is located because I'm a bit unhappy and would like a different answer.This had me curious, and finally motivated me to go check the door sticker. And Behold! It was like Christmas morning, I checked under the tree. Turns out I had an OEM LSD sitting there the whole time. The clutch-style LSD is a little more subtle than an Eaton Trutrac, but ****, for free, I'll take it.
The lock settings are in the following menu on the transit information display (speed/trip odometer/temp/etc. display in the dash).
Convenience -> Locks -> Autolock / Autounlock / Global Unlock / Custom Lock
I think Global Unlock is what you want in this case. There is more info in the manual “Information Displays” section.