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  1. #226
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    Well I am now realizing I have fallen behind a bit with this thread. Small polishes are all I have this time around. The little AWD 1/2t continues to impress me despite being almost continually overloaded.


    I finally laid out a headliner.
    Right off I knew I would not be able to get it perfect so I just rolled with it and went for a tattered sort of look.
    Over the years I'll lay patches and other memories of our travels over this. But for now it really made things feel less cave like. 2017-12-31_05-31-05 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr

    2017-12-31_05-31-29 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2017-12-31_05-31-53 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2017-12-31_05-32-13 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    And we made our annual September journey to the Wet coast
    2017-12-31_05-33-59 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2017-12-31_05-44-41 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2017-12-31_05-32-53 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr
    Last edited by boardrider247; 12-31-2017 at 06:52 PM.
    Some day I'm going to build an airplane/Then I'm going to die in a plane crash
    The motorcycle is a work of art, a testament to the corner gods, and as with all religious endevours, requires a bit of ceremony and respect.

  2. #227
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    Ch ch changes...

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    Great pics
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    You buy weird cars.

  3. #228
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    Minneapolis, MN
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    '12 Tiguan, '30 Chevy

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    Super cool!

  4. #229
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    I never liked the steel wheels which came stock on this van but being a cheap SOB I couldn't stomach buying aftermarket wheels.
    This winter I came across a deal on some 2013 Tahoe wheels which I always kind of liked. They received the requisite black plasti dip.
    Like I say cheap SOB.
    The new used wheels were wrapped in a fresh set of Cooper ATP's. The previous set had just over 50k miles on them and though they still had tread left in some spots they were down to the wear bars. So it was time.
    For those curious the plati dip on the stock wheels also had the same 50k on it and looked good as new. Just one touch up in that time.

    IMG_20180102_162601 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr

    IMG_20180102_162622 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr
    Some day I'm going to build an airplane/Then I'm going to die in a plane crash
    The motorcycle is a work of art, a testament to the corner gods, and as with all religious endevours, requires a bit of ceremony and respect.

  5. #230
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    Mounds View
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    '03 S10 ZR2,'14 Jetta 5M

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    Van is looking awesome!

  6. #231
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    blaine
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    hood scoop

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    I love this build
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    bitch, you trippin'

  7. #232
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    '12 Tiguan, '30 Chevy

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    Those wheels aint bad.

  8. #233
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    Since lifting the van I have been running a set of cheap rough country shocks which came with the kit. I knew they wouldn't be fantastic but I figured I would give them a try. Well 3 years and 50k miles later they were starting to feel pretty bouncy.
    Time for an upgrade
    IMG_20180106_095228 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr

    Old versus new
    IMG_20180106_095205 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr

    The passenger side shock still seemed like it was in OK shape but the driver side was definitely clapped out.

    IMG_20180106_115602 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr
    Some day I'm going to build an airplane/Then I'm going to die in a plane crash
    The motorcycle is a work of art, a testament to the corner gods, and as with all religious endevours, requires a bit of ceremony and respect.

  9. #234
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    Couple minor updates to share with Ya'll
    I worked on trimming out the high top some more. It took me awhile to decide on a material to cover my plywood spacers but it finally came to me. Yoga Mat
    So I purchased a few cheap mats from amazon and chopped them up glued on with a dow multi purpose adhesive.
    2018-02-12_04-34-19 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2018-02-12_04-33-59 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2018-02-12_04-33-22 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    Also installed a few blue sea outlets with a voltmeter for the house battery. It came with a nice template for install
    2018-02-12_06-51-54 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2018-02-12_06-51-43 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2018-02-12_04-34-58 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    Then promptly drove a couple thousand miles to go snowboarding
    2018-02-12_07-52-01 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2018-02-12_07-53-34 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2018-02-07_07-38-14 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2018-02-12_07-56-07 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2018-02-12_04-32-29 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr


    2018-02-12_04-32-35 by Danny Knowlan, on Flickr
    Some day I'm going to build an airplane/Then I'm going to die in a plane crash
    The motorcycle is a work of art, a testament to the corner gods, and as with all religious endevours, requires a bit of ceremony and respect.

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