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sKiZo

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  1. sKiZo

    Performance Chip

    Seems reasonable, assUming someone actually took the time to tweak the performance characteristics AND got it right. The manufacturer is going for a setup that will give reasonable performance while meeting all the guvmint mandates for emissions and mileage. Not necessarily a priority for the performance tuner. The ODB-II port IS a two way connection that's used to update the firmware on the ECM, so having a dongle able to reprogram on the fly is possible. Only caveat I can think of is that would give you a 24/7 power drain from an active socket, but probably no worse than the average car radio or electronic odometer.
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    Apparent roof leak

    Eh ... I'd still try the Sil Glyde. If nothing else, it revitalizes the seals and keeps them soft. The ones on my Aurora are going on 20 years old and original ... Just squeeze some on, rub it in with a throwaway glove, let it soak in for a few minutes, and wipe the excess off with a paper towel. I do that once a year. Do all the door openings and you might just be pleasantly surprised if it quiets down road noise as well. Oh. Check carefully around the third eye brake light as well. Cracked seal there could let water in so it leaks where the wire enters the roof ...
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    Apparent roof leak

    Lift gate or cargo doors? I had a similar issue, and it was the gasket between the doors at the tip that wasn't sealing tight. Normally not an issue, but a good driving rain with the wind blowing in the right direction would bypass that. Doesn't happen that often, and not a problem driving down the road (even in a recent frog strangler), so I'm not getting too worked up about it, but replacing that IS on my to do list. PS - current solution was to goop the seal with NAPA Silglyde. Great stuff for revitalizing window and door seals. I use it regularly on my Aurora as well - door seals start to whistle, treat them, and just like new.
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    Ford of Canada NONservice

    You forgot Rob Ford, eh ... Sure you're not one of them? Rumour has it you were caught ordering a Kraft dinner with a side of fatback the other day!
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    Ford of Canada NONservice

    I got a hook, and last I checked Michigan was still part of the States ... (We DO keep a close eye out for Canadian infiltrators preparing for the invasion though ... <G>)
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    Top 5 Things About Your Transit Connect

    I'll show you mine if you show me yours ... <G> ... and yes ... that all squeezes into a 4x8 foot box, including the furniture and most of the camping gear! It's magic!
  7. Trunk? Might be a "friday almost time to go home build". Sure it's not just some excess glue or such used to attach the trim and gaskets?
  8. I've got a small chemical toilet that works in a pinch ... set it on top of the cooler, and it's even a good working height. PS ... if you go to grab a beer from the cooler and come back with a handful of brown, chances are good it's not ice cream ... ;-}
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    Side Cameras

    Went with Plan B here and added windows. Surprisingly good visibility considering their size. Certainly a BIG improvement over the original solid doors.
  10. Keep forgetting there's a time limit on editing posts here ... (mutter mumble) ... Rainy day, so playing with photoshop. Here's the "short bed" I was talking about. Back wall is the kitchenette in the passenger side door with one side rail for the slider built in, and not shown is the fold down section for the foot area of the bed once I'm more or less settled in. The slide out with the handles is the seating area, and the front rail would slide all the way to the front and lock in place with two legs for support.
  11. Thanx for the video - I downloaded that one some time back and kinda forgot about it, but in review, it's got some killer features to it. I do like the kitchen in the door, and I've seen some that are made to swing out for outdoor cooking and such. Also playing with the idea of the bed extension. I'm thinking the setup shown in the video you posted would be kinda complicated with one leg. Instead, just have the extension slide out to seat length, then have another section that would fold down from the front to fill the gap after I'm on the partially assembled bed. That front section wouldn't need a lot of strength as it would only be supporting my feet, so I could even go with some sort of lattice or web type arrangement to hold the mattress section. Fold that down when it's time to sleep, move the cushion(s) there, remove and stash my custom body parts 🎃 and nighty night. ** Project did get derailed this summer as I ended up having some followup surgery, but I'm back at it, slowly but surly. So far, mostly still thinking and collecting parts, but I did make templates for the storage area that fit into the contours of the van nicely. Transfer those to plywood shortly and get a good idea where I'm going here. I DO want to keep an open shelf even with the height of the new windows for visibilty - be nice for stuff I want handy while camping that would be otherwise stored when rolling.
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    Ceiling lining

    I suppose something like DynaMat would do the job, but that would involve dropping the liner and rolling it directly to the metal. Or, you could just move to the desert ... <G>
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    5x110 Wheels on 5x108 Hubs

    Tapered lug nuts are the way to go if you use anything other than the exact match wheels. Those should help center the slight difference in the Saab spacing pattern.
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    5x110 Wheels on 5x108 Hubs

    Not sure I'd want to depend on any part with "wobble" in the description, eh. Remember the "uni-lug" aftermarket wheels? Used slots instead of holes so they'd fit a lot of different patterns, but wouldn't fit any of them right. The better ones had larger cutouts that would fit various adapters that were drilled for specific patterns, and those were actually a decent fit.
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