This coming Saturday afternoon there will be a van meet at Freedom Vans in Bellingham, Wa. This is open to all vans and people interested in vans This is not my event but I will be there. Freedom Vans, 3115 Mercer Ave, Suite 103 Bellingham, WA 98225.
Anybody on here knowledgeable about Quigley 4x4 straight axle Chevy/GM vans? What years were they built on the Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana platform? What front axles and transfer case were used?
I don't see much about these vans and Google didn't turn up much info. This one is often parked...
I have not seen this mentioned on Expo so I thought I'd post it here:
All Van Meet & Greet July 26, 2014
All makes, models, shapes, sizes, years... you get the idea.
If it's a van and you travel, camp, overland, off-road in it...
Since I check this 4wd van thread first when I hit Expo, I thought I'd point out my thread over on the Completed Adventures and Events forum for other 4wd van fans:
Spent three days last weekend with T.Low wandering around the Winthrop, Twisp, and Banks Lake areas in Central Washington. Great to get away and see some new ground. Didn't make it over the pass on NF-4330 to Lake Chelan due to snow, but had plenty of other roads to explore to keep busy and...
Was that you at the intersection of WA Hwy 14 and Hwy 197 last weekend? (Last Saturday or Sunday, I don't recall for sure) I was headed west on Hwy 14 in a tan SMB and you were turning east onto 14 from 197. I saw you at the last second and didn't have time to grab my P&S camera. I was hoping to...
So who's taking their van to the WA Overland Rally next month? I'll be there with my SMB. I'm hoping to see full size vans, Astro's, VW's, Delica's, or just about anything on four wheels that looks like a box!
Last spring I mounted the main body of the Pull Pal on the left rear bumper swing arm of my SMB before my trip to Arizona. For a million reasons, the mount for the blade part of the Pull Pal just got done today.
Photo 1 is the main body on the left swing arm. At the lower end is a simple C...
I have Warn locking hubs on the front on the Sportsmobile. The right one has gotten harder to lock as time goes on. Last time I used it I had to tap it into the lock position with a socket held in my gloved hand. I know, a real hi-tech solution...
So, obviously, they need maintenance. But...
I have enjoyed the latest issue of OJ with the Sportsmobile article in it very much. I would love to see more photos from the Mexico trip. Any chance we can see some here on Expo Portal?
Tom Lowell, and his AWD Astro van, and me with my Sportsmobile, got out for an overnighter to central Washington last weekend. Here are some photos:
I run Amsoil synthetic oil in my Ford 6.0 diesel. Ford replaced the turbo today and I noted on the service record when I got home they had added 2 quarts of oil when it was serviced. What's the word on how this will affect it? Should I change the oil?
My SMB is at the local Ford dealer for its second turbo on the 6.0 diesel. The van has 23,000 miles on it. The first one went out at 6,000 miles. The van has not stuck me anywhere but it sure doesn't build any confidence in traveling to remote locations knowing the failure rate of the turbo on...