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Old 12-01-2010, 01:14 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Art totally built that off road motorhome and converted it to 4WD with front and rear ARB lockers, all himself... He and his motorhome are amazing! Art joined TW following our Mision Santa Maria run...

Here he is climbing the Widowmaker, 5 weeks before the beach trip:





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Old 12-01-2010, 11:17 PM   #77 (permalink)
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EMIEVEL Did you do the front axle conversion on your van? Whats the axle from? That thing is awsome by the way.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:48 AM   #78 (permalink)
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who does 4x4 conversions on late model gm vans? not brand new, but only a couple years old. I know Quiqley did some but only on new vans, and I'm not sure Sportsmobile does used vans or not.
Apparently the economy is bad enough that Quigley will convert used now as well.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:03 PM   #79 (permalink)
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EMIEVEL Did you do the front axle conversion on your van? Whats the axle from? That thing is awsome by the way.
My van was converted by Salem Kroger and I'm not sure if the axle came out of anything or was specially built for SK.

Thanks for the compliments! I'm getting bigger tires and new wheels next week. I'll post up some new pics then.
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Sweet vans! I have a Chevy Uplander i'll be lifting 2". It's my DD, but I still want to lift it just because.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:42 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:01 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Was that schoolbus a 4x4 or did you convert it?
Nice setup BTW
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:12 PM   #83 (permalink)
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from the company that had it on consignment. i actually walked through it while there looking for something for my father in law. here is the link to it but the sale of it is pending

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Old 12-15-2010, 04:42 PM   #85 (permalink)
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But it's a photochop, right? Look at the front fender.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:21 PM   #86 (permalink)
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thats a terrible chop.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:33 PM   #87 (permalink)
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No , it's for real.

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Here is one ready for inspection
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This is better looking. Trying to keep it low key.....250k miles...v10...Quigley
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Here is one ready for inspection
Holy crap that's weird. I couldn't find any pics of the actual 4x4 stuff on Quigley's site, are there more pics somewhere?
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Holy crap that's weird. I couldn't find any pics of the actual 4x4 stuff on Quigley's site, are there more pics somewhere?
very weird, 2 front drive lines and 3rd members trippy
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Holy crap - you are right.

http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost....&postcount=164

Crazy real life chop that looks exactly like a photo chop.
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Hmmm...a v in the front and back...besides having quite a few pieces that could break there world be some serious potential for travel...no?
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Has anyone built an offroad vehicle yet that has electric hub motors?
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so heres a question for all you vanners...

how many of you have traction adders in the rear axle?
i'm gonna add some traction to my 2wd pre runner van and i'm kinda torn between a lock-rite (cheap, simple, and good traction) or a posi like a true trac (expensive, less effective off road). at least the van is long and heavy and should make the locker a lot less jerky than the detroit in my bronco.

i'm mostly concerned with behavior on ice/wet roads. i know how a locker handles, driven locked vehicles for most of my driving career. will a good posi be just as slip and slidey as a locker on icy roads?

i know some of these built vans have to have something in back. and don't tell me ARB cause i'm not interested
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:19 AM   #96 (permalink)
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That was my plan before I gave it to you. Tear.
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I won't say it then...cause you're not interested...
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I ran a 2wd locked van before the 4x4 van. Side hills with a locker on slick surfaces are not fun (well, fun until you hit something). With the locker, even wet grass on a side hill was bad. Ice etc will be even worse. It worked great on the Sand/Rocks though (no low range meant no finesse).

The extra length/weight etc of the Van did make its road manners much nicer than it is on our Explorer. There was much less locker wiggle.

We were running a lockright in a 9" but a selectable would have been much nicer (just wasn't in our price range)

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drove my van down the street to get some pictures of it on the new wheels.




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