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    Re: On another adventure

    I just had to fix the lights on this parts van.
    Someone wants to buy it. They might get everything minus what I need to repair Mini, or I might just let it go as is.
    But one front headlight was an aquarium, and the signal lights weren't all working.
    Mostly it was cleaning the sockets and replacing bulbs. The headlight housing needed a crack repaired and sealed.
    I think it is good to go now.



    The interior on this one is not great. I spent quite a bit of time doing just some initial cleaning so I could feel better about working on it, but it needs a deep cleaning.
    The body however is like so rust free it is a shame they didn't give it a better repaint.
    Who sprays directly over surface rust?

    For reference, here is how much better you did than this:


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    Re: On another adventure

    Wow. Looks like I did really well. Hopefully I'll get up the gumption to bust out the camera this weekend. I know I'll have it out for a local festival anyway, perhaps I'll be around the van when it's light out.

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    Re: On another adventure

    This one looks alot better after some cleaning, but still nowhere like what you are starting off with!
    You did good.
    There are no back seats in this one at all.
    Looking forward to more pics or video of your find!

    I might take some video of this for a YouTube channel update.

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    '89 Dodge Caravan SE 2.5L turbo auto, "Mean Mini" yes, Gus' Mean Mini! (Current best 11.7786@113.04 mph! - Jan 15th, 2017 Fayetteville Dragway, NC)
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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    OK, here are the pics. It has taken forever, but these basic shots of the exterior will have to do for now.

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    I relayed the headlights today and that solved the lights not working issue. They must have been eaten by some rodents somewhere. That doesn't make me feel very good, but that's all I can come up with since all I did was cut the wires right after the bulkhead and ran new ones to trigger the relays. I reused the stock grounds and just ran new wires from the relays to the lights themselves. I have a new rad in there too, but I don't understand why there's an outlet on both sides of the cap. I guess I'll have to plug one of them. I also replaced the air filter, and I suspect that I'll be picking up a little power as a result. Frankly, I'm very surprised the van ran as well as it did on the way home with that huge clog in there.

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    If you decide to ditch the stock airbox let me know. My 90 had a janky Hot air intake on it and I want to put it back all stock.

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    Re: On another adventure

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

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    Quote Originally Posted by moparman76_69 View Post
    If you decide to ditch the stock airbox let me know. My 90 had a janky Hot air intake on it and I want to put it back all stock.
    Oh, the stock stuff will remain. This thing has survived all these years in 100% stock condition. Every little clip and shield is there from what I can tell. I would like to keep it as much like that as possible. I plan to clean up the relay wiring a bit when I do some new battery terminals. That will happen some day...

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    Re: On another adventure

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    This stereo really sucks. The display doesn't light up and there's not even a seek button. It's all but impossible to use due to the location relative to the driving position. Talk about base model.

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    Wow, you did good!
    Looks really nice.

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    For real. That thing is awesome.

    Brian

    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman
    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    Thanks guys. I've already fixed just about every major thing wrong with it. While it wasn't 100% smooth sailing, it certainly went as well as it could being that I was contacted by a stranger out of the blue based off of a post I made nearly half a decade ago. I think Joy will be very happy with the van in the long run.

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    " I was contacted by a stranger out of the blue based off of a post I made nearly half a decade ago."

    keep on doin' what you do because that is simply good karma .. and that has to be earned !!

    +1 nice score !!

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Johny Dodge View Post
    " I was contacted by a stranger out of the blue based off of a post I made nearly half a decade ago."

    keep on doin' what you do because that is simply good karma .. and that has to be earned !!

    +1 nice score !!
    Thanks. I always tell people that all of these vehicles find me, but this was extreme by even my standards.

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    LOL
    that seems to happen to me .. but with perfect ,needy ,animals

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