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  1. sKiZo

    Fog lights

    I'd also be interested in knowing whether the stock harness already has the connectors built in to simplify installation. Seems to me there's a fog lamp position on the standard lighting switch ...
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    2013 XL to XLT conversion

    Don't forget the power mirrors and remote locks. I'd also think about adding the proximity sensor if you rip into the rear bumper. I suppose a lot would depend on whether Ford in their infinite wisdom used a universal wiring loom for both. Shouldn't be that difficult if all the connections are already there.
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    Replock

    If I read that right, the cylinder needs to be removed to enable the theft using that technique, so maybe one of these would do the job, assuming they can come up with one that has the same offset from the door edge. Looks to be available from the same source.
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    Turn-key camping conversion

    Mine has a stove and an ice chest ... <G>
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    Anoying Rattles

    Mine are quiet ... First thing I'd maybe do is goop all the seals with NAPA SilGlyde. That restores them and will give you a better seal. Sometimes it's the little things ...
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    Front End Noise

    Could be cv's, brakes, bearings, etc ... Maybe some more info. This noise happen rolling straight, at certain speeds, during breaking, when turning?
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    Painting body moldings

    Another fan of PlastiDip. Stuff is way more durable than you'd think and you can get a real nice finish with it with a bit of practice. I always use that for painting my wheels and such. Easy to peel off and change colors if you want to go with something different too. Also works on tail lights - don't like em, paint em! I've seen a few YT videos showing how to tint lights using one coat of black and a couple or three coats of clear ...
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    Top 5 Things About Your Transit Connect

    Started out as a 2011 TLC Cargo. Came with a trade package with shelves and cargo area screen. I stripped all that out, then had the top popped up and added the windows. Plan is to add either a fan or AC on the roof, and I'll be building some custom cabinets and convertible couch/bed to turn it into an overnite camper. Also gotta figure out how to pull the cargo floor - I understand there's a recess between the side doors where the stock seats mount up, and I wouldn't mind the extra headroom. Looks to be a simple bolt in, but of course, the first bolt I tried was just spinning in the recess ... Top five? Mostly stuff I changed ... - rear windows actually give me a lot more vision than you might think. - WeatherTech front window deflectors - Upgraded sound system w/GPS and media playback, four speakers and boomer Add a nice ride and plenty of pep to cover the bases. Oh. And it came with a one year drive train warranty.
  9. Nah ... greatest show of all time was Alf ... ;-} Let me guess what "parts" in the show you liked best ...
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    Top 5 Things About Your Transit Connect

    I got white bumpers ... maybe it's a series one kinda thang ...
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    Brad

    Common practice for the military to REQUIRE either their serial number or SSN on personal belongings to discourage theft. I knew a dude who fixed a crashed Aspen with Volare parts ... the birth of the Volaspen ... I was missing a couple trunk letters on my current Aurora ... so I just rearranged what was left ...
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    Brad

    So, like ... who names their motors? <G>
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    Brad

    Even makes a difference what state you live in here in the colonies. I was lucky enough to be living here when I suffered "catastrophic injuries" in a recent motorcycle accident. That automatically triggered Michigan's no fault insurance, which covers EVERYTHING related to those injuries for life. Real cadillac plan too, as it forces the insurance company to cover pretty much anything the doctors order, even much of which would be considered "experimental" with a normal plan. Something like 650K USD later, haven't had to pay one cent out of pocket, and we've still a long way to go.
  14. Not a practical car, but it sure am fun to drive, especially with the Autobahn kit installed. That takes it up over 300hp and ups the brain's limit to 130mph ... PS ... the Northstar engines have the reputation of being maintenance hogs, but not if you beat on them regularly. Biggest issues is piston seize due to carbon, but take it to WOT every now and then to clear it's throat, and yer good. Here's my current "classic" ...
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