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  1. 3 points
    SkiZo This is how I deal with barn doors and a tarp attached to roof rack. Modified from another members design,can't remember who.Windguy maybe?? Standard conduit fittings.For wider tarp ,I have 2 pieces of foam pipe insulation with a slit that slide on to the top of the door.
  2. 1 point
    jrm223

    Disable auto door locking?

    Here's the same procedure that I used - note that each seat needs to be done individually, if you wish to have the passenger seat disabled, too. I did the full procedure start-to-finish separately for each seat - come to think of it, I did them several months apart after I had a buddy riding with me a few times in a short time span and the incessant dinging was getting annoying, lol. I've also used the procedure on my old 2011 Ranger back when I had it, so it seems to be pretty universal across models the past decade or so.
  3. 1 point
    Fifty150

    2016 Driver's Foot Rest

    Your plan A should be to buy the correct floor mats.
  4. 1 point
    G B L

    driver seat air bag leaks

    I am sure no mater how crappy you were in 86 , when you were in the Bronco II you felt like a Million bucks!
  5. 1 point
    OLDSCHOOLFOOL

    Disable auto door locking?

    It may be important as to what direction you are spinning. /s I feel your pain.
  6. 1 point
    Slamsit

    2010 XLT Slammed

    Yup. Another pic. Yall are gettin tires of em I know. This is the latest front end pic I’ve got. I’m actually going to see it this weekend. Real pics will drop along with a sound clip. We are finalizing the front lip installation.
  7. 1 point
    sKiZo

    Transit Connect Tailgate Tents

    I'm thinking a couple spring loaded adjustable shower rods to sit between the doors and hook a bungie net to those ... no mods required on the van at all.
  8. 1 point
    G B L

    driver seat air bag leaks

    Are you sure its the Inflatable Lumbar support and not How great you were in 1986 ? The lift on mine operates normally both up and down, it does not feel like air but I never looked at it now I willl
  9. 1 point
    Double Nickels

    Transit Connect Tailgate Tents

    Ozark Trail is a Walmart brand. Anyone selling it on Amazon is reselling at a markup.
  10. 1 point
    Don Ridley

    CD player removal

    The radio and CD player are one unit. Looks similar to this.
  11. 1 point
    sKiZo

    driver seat air bag leaks

    I read "driver's side airbag" and thought ... WTF ... I didn't think you had to blow those up ... just hit something? <G> That said, I think I've heard everything now. Never imagined a factory inflatable seat that used an air pump. Sounds like something you'd find in a clown car - does the pump make farting noises too?
  12. 1 point
    Fifty150

    CD player removal

    I think you're referring to the dash kit for installing an aftermarket radio. Sure, I guess you could put in a box instead of a radio. But as yet, nobody manufactures or sells a radio delete kit.
  13. 1 point
    windguy

    Locating a Race Red Titanium....

    I'm going to throw out a crazy/radical premonition that you prognosticators can toss around, beat up and chastise. What if Ford decides to drop the wagon version of the TC altogether? I've always had this thought that Ford imported the TC as a wagon model for the primary reason to skirt the chicken tax and they figured they could sell a few wagons along the way. But the primary purpose of importing the TC was to provide a cargo model to the viable commercial market. Based on the referenced WIKI link below, 85% of the vans imported are for cargo sales. Interesting to read about the Tariff Circumvention highlights. When Ford moves production to Mexico, the requirement to have the wagon version around is eliminated, if that was a reason. The question remains is there enough of a market to warranty its sales? Ford dropped passenger cars due to poor sales. Ford dropped the Windstar back in 1997 due to poor sales and didn't pick back up with a passenger van until 2010. That's a long gap in the market. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Transit_Connect Tariff circumvention Ford imports all Transit Connects as passenger vehicles with rear windows, rear seats, and rear seat-belts to circumvent the 25% tariff on imported light trucks.[1] The vehicles are exported from Turkey on cargo ships owned by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, arrive in Baltimore, and are converted into commercial vehicles at WWL Vehicle Services Americas Inc. facility: rear windows are replaced with metal panels and rear seats removed (except on wagons).[1] The removed parts are recycled.[1] The process exploited a perceived loophole in the customs definition of a commercial vehicle. As cargo does not need seats with seat belts or rear windows, presence of those items exempts the vehicle from commercial vehicle status. The conversion cost Ford hundreds of dollars per van but saved thousands over having to pay the tax.[1] Partly because of this, only the long-wheelbase, high-roof configuration is exported to North America. In most places the high-roof Transit Connect, like most Ford Econoline vans, is unable to access multi-story parking because of its height of 1.98 m (6′ 6″).[26] As of July 2018, Ford continues to employ the loophole but has been continuously in court over the practice.[27] On June 7, 2019, the United States won its appeal in the Federal Appellate Court. The court determined that the Ford Transit Connect was a vehicle for the transportation of cargo.[28] Since 2019 production, the conversion process of Transit Connects has undergone major revision. While all vehicles are still imported from Spain as passenger vehicles and converted to cargo vans (a process that happens to approximately 85% of Transit Connects imported to North America[18]), the conversion no longer involves the disposal/recycling of the removed parts; instead, the removed rear seats and rear windows are shipped to Ford in Spain for reuse.[18]
  14. 1 point
    jrm223

    Locating a Race Red Titanium....

    What difference does Mercedes options make? Our van is based on the same core platform as the Focus, and the Focus ST has AWD, so it would be very easy for Ford to offer on the TC as an option. For that matter, they could easily offer manual trans (also available in certain Focus - Focii? And international TC's, obviously - add diesel options there, even), but that is essentially dead in the US because of ridiculous EPA & overbearing emissions junk; the computer needs the automatic to maintain maximum control of the engine & emissions. Ralph, most used vehicle websites don't have specific color names in their search because there are literally thousands of color names, so they just use generic "red" "blue" black" etc. So about the only real way to search is using Google itself (ala "race red Transit Connect Titanium for sale") - but then, you're also assuming that the selling ad specifically says "Race Red" instead of just "Red", again with the point about classified sites not having manufacturer-specific color names so then you're hoping for the sellers description to say it. The only way to know for sure if a particular red TC is "race red" is by looking at the pics yourself, so I predict you'll look at a lot of "red" TC's (not that there's all that many to begin with) before you finally find your unicorn. As other members have said in other threads about your search, why not just get a different TC Titanium for probably 1/4-1/3 of what you would be paying for a R.R. TCT, and get it repainted by a quality shop?? No three-year search, no waiting, no shipping a van across country, no paying insane premium prices because the dealer saw you coming from ten miles away, etc. But, hey, you do you.
  15. 1 point
    Tom899

    Locating a Race Red Titanium....

    Hope you find one, I love my Race Red! I still get many compliments. I have a friend that ordered one on November 18th, he's getting it at the end of this month, so 2 1/2 months, not bad. They are moving production to Mexico for 2021 model year, should be much quicker to get one then.
  16. 1 point
    zalienz

    Locating a Race Red Titanium....

    Yes, that's true and what I did. I got exactly what I wanted. But truth be told, you wait forever and then have to pay sticker price, because they know you want it. I managed a few discounts, but not much compared to the incentives for buying what's on the dealer's lot. More bargaining power. You be the judge.
  17. 1 point
    I find two XLT passenger wagons at Battlefield Ford in Manassas, Va. Race Red. Have no Idea where you are and don't know what you consider "loaded". Ford is going to limit your search so they can keep the stealership in control. I suspect the salesman did not divulge the location of that "one Race Red Titanium". Decide how far you want to travel, be patient and search within that area.
  18. 1 point
    sKiZo

    Vintage Technologies sliding windows

    Moral of that story - go with smaller windows? <G> Vintage Technologies is about 100 mile round trip from here, so I stopped by their shop so they could have a peek at what I had to work with, then went with their recommendations. They also marked the panels to show where to put them for the guy who did the install. Side windows are 21x14 (VT #WD07) , and rear doors are 16x14 (VT #WD03). You also have to match the trim rings to the body - TC used "0" thickness rings designed for thin panels like mine. Anyway - I figured most anything would be better than no windows at all, but was pleasantly surprised by how much visibility improved, both side and back, especially after gutting the cargo wall. I've also got a backup camera, but prefer to actually see what's behind me when driving. The smaller rear windows are a good fit for the back doors I think. PS - careful with sliders - you'll want to make sure the drain holes are pointing either down or back, or you could get some water inside. Mine are right and tight ... No complaints here, which is kind of a bummer as I really like to complain. ;-}
  19. 1 point
    mrtn

    2010 XLT Slammed

    You've gotten it all wrong, Betadon.
  20. 1 point
    Big Soul

    New Member

    Man Cave? On location......and that location is wherever the heck you want to be at that moment in time. That kind of homelessness by choice is not so bad. I do understand your point. I do need some wilderness refreshment.......how about opening the large barn doors that our transit connects have......does that count? Seriously that's why I love the TC so much. The van is so small that when I open all of the doors, side, back, etc. there isn't any van left..... just wide open wilderness...... but with a roof for shade.
  21. 1 point
    What kind of a church is that? Or was it a MLM conference?
  22. 1 point
    ModYourConnect

    MK2 Lowering Springs

    Hello Fifty150, Thought we would join to correct your quote as it is incorrect. The springs on the 2019 Connect have been changed. This is confirmed. The 2019 year model is a re-designed rear suspension with spring mounts that have been re-positioned in order to give the torsion beam more pre-load. This means that there are single-rate (instead of the more complex dual-rate) coil springs on the rear and an improved ride quality thanks to the damper tuning being broadened. The Connect 2014-2018 springs will not fit the 2019 model. Our Gaz rear shocks take into account the updated damper tuning for the 2019 model. Would like to say thank you for your kind words and support. Steve and John
  23. 1 point
    @mgordon - Great post on your first excursion. It didn't take you very long to get the van setup. Good work. Sorry to hear about your van problems. Crap. Hopefully you'll get that all sorted out and it will be smooth sailing going forward. Car camping in the winter must be cold at night. You have three dogs, so I've got a potential name for your new van. How about "Three Dog Night". Maybe you're too young to remember this band from the 60's/70's but there's some folklore to the origin of the name. Below is a thread regarding towing the TC and references the tow hook as GBL posted above. If you buy one you will never need towing again. If you have a trailer hitch the rear bumper doesn't have a socket for the tow hook. Just the front bumper. https://fordtransitconnectforum.com/topic/3188-towing-the-transit-connect/?tab=comments#comment-9497
  24. 1 point
    OLDSCHOOLFOOL

    Wheel Size Question

    275/45R16 on the back and 225/55R16 on the front. There is nothing remotely practical about this setup, but these things ride like silk and stick to the road like glue. Heavy rain....maybe not so much. They look really good on the Outback too.
  25. 1 point
    Spooner

    Wheel Size Question

    I recently put 18's on mine and really the ride is barely more rough than the 16's I took off. I'll take some pics tomorrow so you can see the offset but I think they turned out awesome.
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