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    Re: Sprinter build thread


    so hot.. . badges, handles and bumper next?

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Shoulda painted them red

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    I fully considered that. Glad I didn't opt for the General Lee scheme now! I wonder if the A-Team was also a racist show? lol

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Our damned Transit still hasn't arrived but is due in any day. I'll take some pics though it's a work truck so I can't do a camper build.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread-(Pictures are back!)

    The transits look nice for sure. I won't likely part with my sprinter anytime soon though.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Terrible cell phone picture but new wheels and tires are on!


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    Re: Sprinter build thread-(Pictures are back!)

    What's your opinion on the newer gen Eurovans? Good platform to build on?

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    Re: Sprinter build thread-(Pictures are back!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhead View Post
    What's your opinion on the newer gen Eurovans? Good platform to build on?
    Eh, there just not the same. Front engine etc. The motor has plastic timing chain guides that fall apart unless they have been replaced by the dealer. Have one or looking at one?

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by snwbrdr435 View Post
    Terrible cell phone picture but new wheels and tires are on!

    I miss my Vanagon, '81 last year they were air cooled

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    Re: Sprinter build thread-(Pictures are back!)

    Quote Originally Posted by snwbrdr435 View Post
    Eh, there just not the same. Front engine etc. The motor has plastic timing chain guides that fall apart unless they have been replaced by the dealer. Have one or looking at one?
    Considered, but came across the same lukewarm opinions as yours. Sounds like a sprinter is the way to go.

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    I'd like to start building our Transit - if they'd deliver the damned thing! It's built, was due in two weeks ago. I've now told them the order turns into a pumpkin on 7/31. Build date was 6/2. A former Ford rep told me if the dealer was on the ball we would have received it 10 days after build. We are at 45.

    In the meantime our "old" van, the one damaged in shipment, was sold at auction and is now FS as a used vehicle in OK. There is a video of the interior if you want to check it out. We ordered alloys as well.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Learned a slick idea on the Transit forum by a guy building his 3rd minimalist camper.

    He bought one of those tr-fold aluminum ramps at HF for $79 to use as a bed base. 30 lbs, 69" x 45" unfolded, 69x15x5 folded. Clever.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    OK, THe Fiamma awning was on my step when I got back from Palmer. Kerry and I were able to onstall it just before dark. Haven't deployed it yet.
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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Where did you order the awning from, I presume its the F35 Pro?

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    Yes, F35pro. I ordered from Eurocampers.com. Took about 2 weeks to get.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread-(Pictures are back!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Ok. After struggling a bit with my cheap bus depot canopy, i bit the bullet and ordered up the real deal fiamma awning complete with van wall mount point for the supports. No more tying down for wind...
    Do you have the old canopy still? I have a boxtruck that could use a basic canopy.

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    I do, and I'll sell it for 50 bucks. It requires a gutter of some sort to mount. It's pretty damn good for what it is. Just needs a lot of weight at the anchors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I do, and I'll sell it for 50 bucks. It requires a gutter of some sort to mount. It's pretty damn good for what it is. Just needs a lot of weight at the anchors.
    You've got my interest.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Clever minimalist Transit bed/table.


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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    OK, so the new Fiamma awning ROCKS. I should have bought it first thing. Oh, and apparently it is made of gold!
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    Oh...my...god! All the way. Its so beautiful! <sobs uncontrollably>

    That rainbow is cool too.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    loaded up for a 5 day trip to nova scotia with Jerseygirl. 2 bikes (trailering), surboards, food, gear, all packed and organized. No problem. Stay tuned for another serious build update! Wooot!

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    The set up keeps getting better. I scored a camp kitchen (stove stand/worktop) for outdoor cooking at walmart for 20 bucks! THey didn't know the price and were like fuck it, 20.

    Ready...
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    Sweet score!!! Are you going to set it up for use inside or keep it outside?

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    I have a countertop big enough for my coleman double burner inside, but it's nicer to move the whole kitchen outdoors in the summer.

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