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dinocarsfast

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About dinocarsfast

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  • Region
    U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location
    Cleveland
  • Year
    2015
  • Current Vehicle
    2015 Transit ConnectXL
  1. Not sure if what your trying to say is not clear or if what your trying to say is wrong but I believe the cargo vans are more expensive to import because of the 25% "chicken tax" on imported trucks. Because of this all cargo vans were imported as passenger vans then converted to cargo vans then the seats and windows were shipped back to the factory.
  2. 2014 nirVANa build

    Nice work, do you stay in the Salt Lake City area or do you travel around a lot. I hope to have my van built before winter and able to have a long ski trip too!
  3. 2016 TC Arm Rest Removal

    I think the armrest comes attached to the seat on base versions when the center console doesnt have a padded surface. My van is very basic and doesnt have much but the armrest is attached to the seat
  4. roof racks

    I believe the side rails are bolted from the inside in 5 locations on each side. If you see a van without the side rails they will have plastic caps covering the holes. I dont have any pictures now but I think eddwal50's pictures show the 5 locations
  5. Made progress this weekend and replaced the engine

    Thanks but it was really straight forward, the weirdest thing that I found was how the AC compressor seems to be mounted without a spring belt tensioner and no way to adjust tension. I was once a BMW master technician before I went to college. I have constantly been working with my hands since then too so they dont lose their ability. But I knew what I was getting into when I bought this since I have recently learned that I can save a lot of money if I buy it broken and do the repairs myself
  6. I had some fun this weekend.... and made more progress on my camper build but I am still doing preliminary work getting the van operational. I was not able to start the old engine and test the electronics yet because I haven't gotten the Ford IDS scan tool and software yet but I went ahead and replaced the engine since cylinder 4 had a bent rod Luckily changing the engine went straight forward and I have it mostly buttoned up at this point. Currently I am waiting to see if initializing the keys to the car solves my last problem until I find something else wrong with the car. I really hope I don't have to many more problems and repair costs don't blow up to big and dip into my traveling funds but that's the way it goes sometimes, oh well.
  7. New owner of a 2015 LWB LT with

    Hi all, I recently bought a flooded 2015 LWB LT from an auction without knowing what it would need. It has a dual fuel Westport CNG system installed! I haven't gotten to work on it much, only on the weekends. But so far I bought a Ford wiring diagram shop manual and was able to find out why the basic OBD2 system was not communicating and now I am waiting until I get Ford Factory IDS communication tool and software so that I can initialize the keys and hopefully start the engine. Though if I am able to get the engine to start it will only run on 3 cylinders since cylinder 4 has a bent rod and I will need to replace the engine. Luckily LKQ near me happens to have at least 10 of these engines for under $600. The only problem with these junkyard engines is they wont have the hardened intake valves and seats that are needed for the CNG fuel. This might work better because I might just remove the entire CNG system and then have more space for the camper that I want to build. Or I might get a junkyard engine and replace the head with my old one, not sure yet. My plan is to make this a camper for me and my girlfriend. I hope to be able to stuff a lot of equipment into this including insulation and a webasto heater so that we can go on a ski bum ski trip in addition to other trips in the summer. I think I will be able to make a seat spinner so that I can turn the passenger seat around when we are parked and maybe the drivers seat but I'm not sure if we will need that depending on the floor plan that we eventually decide on. I also hope to fit a small stove and sink into the van. Sorry for the long post but I have big plans for this van and hopefully I will be able to keep you guys updated if people are interested. I tried to attach a few picture not sure if they worked but I will try to get them attached
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