The ManVan. 06 E350 Chateau V10

Justgosurfin

Active member
Thanks. I just found a decent shop near me here in South Florida that can make one for me. Any idea if any of the super duties come with that double cardan joint and a cv shaft of close to the correct length? Just wondering if it'd be cheaper for me to find one and have it shortened a little rather than adding so much to my current driveshaft (slip yoke at trans to straps at d60).
 

Justgosurfin

Active member
On your tank and t case install, did you find it easier to install one or the other first? I looks like it might be a little tricky getting the T of that strap up in the floor underside either t case installed...
 
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rex_1_mn

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On your tank and t case install, did you find it easier to install one or the other first? I looks like it might be a little tricky getting the T of that strap up in the floor underside either t case installed...
I’m not sure exactly which order I did this in. If I remember right I did T-case first which was a fight because it’s a heavy bugger.
 

rex_1_mn

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Getting my thread caught back up. Last fall we took a shortish trip out to the badlands/black hills area. Spent the night at a free remote spot on the west side of the badlands. Made a stop at wall drug for breakfast then on to deadwood to meet up with some family members. We loaded the van up with 6 people and went to see the sites. Mount Rushmore, annual buffalo roundup, and Custer state park. Had a good trip and the van performed well.
 
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rex_1_mn

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I have been very busy most of this summer with a big house remodel. Putting up a new shop and doing everything on the exterior of the house. It has held up anymore progress on the van but I have used it a ton for towing and hauling construction materials. At some point this spring my tuner quit working and it is off at 5 star getting checked out. B91BD11E-3BBB-4184-ADB0-7AB0896F282C.jpeg
We are going from this.
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To this.
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rex_1_mn

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So the plan for the end of summer was to take the kids out to the west coast and see Seattle down to the redwoods. With the house project, a new job and a new kid on the way time and money have run short. So again we loaded up the van and headed to the hills. E78C0E60-0B77-4F15-B702-C5DB7D8C335C.jpeg
Devils tower WY.
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Our cabin on terry peak.
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Hippie hole. A great place to cool down. Also tour’d an old mine.

For this trip I added an ARB 50 qt to the back of the van. Hope I fall in love with it as the price was hard to swallow. So far so good. May add a deep cycle batt. to the list of needs. Had a good time and enjoyed using the van. After a lot of miles I can say she gets 11.5 on the highway and if you run it hard, tow, or a lot of short trips she gets around 10.5. I love the 87 octane tow tune from 5 Star. The downshifts in the mountains can be a little aggressive with tow/haul on but as a bonus I rarely need to touch the brakes going down steep grades which is pretty good in an 8k pound plus rig.
 

rex_1_mn

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While I was going through pictures I seen this and had to post. One thing my family has always said with vans is “where are you going to haul your deer”. I couldn’t help myself and had to show them I didn’t need a truck to get it home (5 miles of dirt roads). I was laughing so hard when I put it up their. The antenna was pretty much holding it on but it made it fine and makes a great soup.
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ogre

New member
I’m sure I missed this as I was going though the thread again...

What lift did you go with?? 4 or 6 inch??
What size tires are you running???

Your van looks great.



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