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      Yep, it's happening. ...

      Yep, it's happening.

      http://i.imgur.com/TcAgSR0.jpg

      The ball joints had a little play - apparently not noticeable while driving, but while the van was in the air and with a pry bar applied....
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      @jjvincent - exactly, it's a fantastic "base...

      @jjvincent - exactly, it's a fantastic "base camp" vehicle for so many activities. In fact, using my last EV Weekender at the Grinduro! cycling event last month, and loving the space it provided is...
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      @filmshoot - I will confirm that the Westy air...

      @filmshoot - I will confirm that the Westy air deflector is NLA, as I was searching for one on my last van. The ECS option did not work, due to the width of the base.

      I also contacted GoWesty,...
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      @B5.5 4EVER Right now I am thinking that I will...

      @B5.5 4EVER Right now I am thinking that I will hold on to it for a bit. I could easily flip it out in the Bay Area for far more than the transaction price, but this is a really nice van that I'd...
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      Overview: 2002, 156k miles, a two owner van,...

      Overview:

      2002, 156k miles, a two owner van, the current owner has had it 11 years. Meticulously maintained and in very good condition overall. New brakes, tires (104H rated) and water pump since...
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      It might be happening again...

      ...if all goes as planned. Fingers crossed.
      http://i.imgur.com/FPTV9Mc.png?1
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      Thanks Jets and Itsamoto - it was almost as much...

      Thanks Jets and Itsamoto - it was almost as much fun documenting the van's refresh as it was doing the actual work (or, in many cases, paying my mechanic to do the work). I'm just happy to see this...
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      The happy family:...

      The happy family:
      http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c47/BigFatGeek/Screen%20Shot%202016-10-23%20at%205.44.35%20PM.png
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      Aaaannd... SOLD!...

      Aaaannd... SOLD!
      http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c47/BigFatGeek/IMG_6131.jpg

      A friend of mine, who had expressed interest a couple of weeks ago when I posted it on Facebook, came up from the...
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      Okay, so the new top was installed, starting last...

      Okay, so the new top was installed, starting last Sunday and finishing up this morning.

      First the old top removal, gently pulling the gasket that fastens the tent to the van roof:...
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      Well, I bought it with the intention to flip, but...

      Well, I bought it with the intention to flip, but I do really like the van. I also like the other cars in my little fleet as well, but I need to pare down. I just won't use the van as I should often...
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      Forgot to mention, but I listed the van on...

      Forgot to mention, but I listed the van on Facebook as a "pre-sale" notification last weekend. Now I have a couple of friends who are interested:
      ...
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      My last T4 required one as well, the replacement...

      My last T4 required one as well, the replacement stopped the erroneous warnings from happening.
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      Everything's gone green

      Well, since I had the ABS light come on unexpectedly three times within the last 500 miles, I figured I should replace the problematic brake light switch. This little green guy arrived today from...
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      Thanks, Itsamoto, this has been a fun project.

      Thanks, Itsamoto, this has been a fun project.
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      Having just spent my first two nights sleeping in...

      Having just spent my first two nights sleeping in my MV Weekender, I agree that the top bunk is a bit on the short side. I'm 6'2" and had to sleep on a diagonal. I would not be able to share that...
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      German Transaxle confirmed in a roundabout way...

      German Transaxle confirmed in a roundabout way that they make the GW units when I called them, and the shop that installed my transaxle said that it was packed exactly like the GW units he's done in...
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      The biggest differences are the cost and the...

      The biggest differences are the cost and the warranty, as German Transaxle is Go Westy's source for the units.

      Cost of unit:
      Go Westy: $4800
      German Transaxle: $4000 (no sales tax for me, a CA...
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      quick fix

      So I am going to race my bike (Grinduro!) and camp this weekend, but the pop top has a tear on the back panel...
      http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c47/BigFatGeek/IMG_3786.jpg
      ...and the CaveVan...
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      Ok, I only had time to knock out one of the two...

      Ok, I only had time to knock out one of the two very small tasks that remain on my to-do list tonight.

      When I got the van, the rear seat cushion zipper had separated. Not only that, but the slider...
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