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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    ended up scoring a rhino rack 270 batwing awning a couple of weeks ago and been doing too much work around the house to get it mounted. We're going camping and 11 days so I wanted to get it installed and get it checked out. I got to say it is way easier to deploy and stow than the ARB awnings...
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    Flip-Pac Rebuild

    These actually have a steel superstructure underneath of them and then the fiberglass is molded around them. A lot of people have given up on the torsion bar when they break and use gas shocks mounted externally. Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    Took last weekend and headed to Garden of the God's in southern Illinois.. Got to see a controlled burn of a forrest and some kinda dry waterfalls. The geology is amazing!! Also ended up at the Mississippi River!! She's a biggun! And some playing with the new underlights Sent from my moto z4...
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    Decided to go ahead and install the diesel heater permanently in the van. Wasn't bad at all went ahead and cut me an Access hole in the floor to directly drill into the fuel tank. I spent several hours trying to get the fuel line down the filler neck and there's a safety check valve to keep...
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    check your intermediate shaft under the steering wheel that's what they recommended for me to replace initially mine turned out to be okay but as much of a pain in the neck as it was to get it out I went ahead and replaced it anyway. he was helping me wire stuff up and started laughing he goes...
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    After all the adjustments I can make and having it sent to two different alignment shops I still had a little bit of a wander in it that was just minute.. before I decided to spend $300+ on a new steering box went ahead and got a stabilizer and at his taking care of the last of the nuisance...
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    He's been practicing his welding too!! Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    Well been a while since an update! Mostly just working and doing little things as the summer comes to a close. Last week or so has been body work and reorganizing for fall trips.. Panels from millsupply.com glued n rivited on after rust cut out n treated...she's getting plastic fender liners...
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    Fortunately where I cut it actually ended up being within a quarter of an inch of the same horizontal plane so I didn't have to actually compensate for any curve of the roof other than just the downturn edges of the top where the seal is. LI think the rear has a little bit more of a bend to it...
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    Got van out of shop aligned 100%..and the rear outter wheel bearing decided to take a vacation.. Groan .. Got her to a 4x4 shop and aligned 100%..and the rear outter wheel bearing decided to take a vacation.. Groan .. UPDATE Well I got the van back together finally without breaking another...
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    super fun weekend in Allegheny still don't have the steering dialed in quite right I think I'm going to take it over to the four-wheel drive shop and have it looked at. Got a lotta Castor out at the bottom and it still doesn't track perfectly right still squirrely.. Sent from my moto z4 using...
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    Pics of your VAN! Post up!

    Playing in Allegheny over the weekend.. Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    Got some confirmation and gotta share. The stock f350 coils I have are the .073 diam ones per the chart I'm going to send. They are WAY softer ride than the cc880s I have. I gained 1in over their height so on a diesel van swap they are a 3.5in lift coil. I didn't bottom out like I had with the...
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    Yeah I was looking at the rates earlier n think that might just be the ticket n I'm ok with one more inch in height!! Axle is less than 2.5 in from crossmember notch.. Thank you for the info n help!! Owe you some beers/drinks!! Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
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    YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

    How much did they compress? What was your cumulative front lift with the 860s? I like the specs Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
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