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Thread: YOLANDA...My Turbine Princess build 03 7.3 E350 pop top 4x4

  1. #51
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    Nice score!

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    Well it's officially winter it got too cold and I pulled my solar setup out of the trailer so that my battery doesn't freeze even though it was being charged every day.

    This is the setup that's going to the van once the top is on..


    My setup is 200 watt renogy panels that are hinged together on a 15 foot long cable so that if the trailer is parked in the shade I can still take the panels and move them and put them in the Sun. when the battery is being used with the inverter or it's been drawn down while the kids are using the lights or have the fan plugged in in the night I'll see it charging the next day in full sun anywhere from 140 to 160 Watts with them laying flat I was pretty impressed the panels were covered in snow today and still charging at the rate shown in the meter sensor.. the hundred amp hour battery has gone over 2 years without a lick of trouble I bring it in every winter this year should have brought it in about a month earlier cuz it got too cold but we're looking at negative temperatures next week I definitely wanted to get it unmounted and brought that they will also stay warm and prolong their life!!

    Love my setup..maintenance free!!]

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    Last edited by wanderer-rrorc; 12-31-2017 at 09:18 PM.
    Current Project
    2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Pop-top 4x4 sportsmobile Build YOLANDA...
    http://forum.expeditionportal.com/th...50-pop-top-4x4
    Current rig
    2015 ram 1500 Tradesman 4x4 crewcab 6.4box 3.0L ECOdiesel with custom FLIP-BACK
    Build : http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...lip-back-build

  3. #53
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    Crazy, I have an '03 7.3 E350 EB and have been planning pretty much this same build (when I can finally get to it), even down to the solar setup! I can't wait to see how the top turns out (then bug you to sell me plans), I've been looking for a high top without much luck and would prefer a pop-top anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el-cid View Post
    Crazy, I have an '03 7.3 E350 EB and have been planning pretty much this same build (when I can finally get to it), even down to the solar setup! I can't wait to see how the top turns out (then bug you to sell me plans), I've been looking for a high top without much luck and would prefer a pop-top anyway.
    Plans????? I'm winging it!! LOL!!!

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    Current Project
    2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Pop-top 4x4 sportsmobile Build YOLANDA...
    http://forum.expeditionportal.com/th...50-pop-top-4x4
    Current rig
    2015 ram 1500 Tradesman 4x4 crewcab 6.4box 3.0L ECOdiesel with custom FLIP-BACK
    Build : http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...lip-back-build

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanderer-rrorc View Post
    Plans????? I'm winging it!! LOL!!!

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    Hey, if it works it works! You can draw up plans afterwords .

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    Just read through the build, looking good! My interior seating setup is going to very similar to what you are working towards. I picked up a dinette from an RV to use for my rear bench/bed. Even came with seatbelts. I am looking forward to my interior sound deadening. Finally got mine back on the road 2 weeks ago and had to work on the top side dog house clips. Once I got those repaired and secured correctly it was amazing at the sound difference. I'm still an empty EB cargo in the rear, cannot wait to see what some insulation, homemade lizard skin and quality sound deadening will do for it.
    '99 4runner (286k) - 315/75/16 TR on LX450s, 883/OME, 890/5125, ARB front bumper, custom rear bumper w/ swingout, Lightforce 240s, canvas seat covers, 3rd row, Yakima stuff, and rear e-locker.
    '95 E350 EB Cargo (4-500K+) - 7.3 PSD, SLOW custom build
    '11 E350 RB Psg (182k) - kid hauler
    '05 Passat TDi Wagon (262k)
    '68 F100 (60k) - CV IFS, Explorer 8.8

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    Sorry for the delays folks!! Work has been exciting the last few weeks!! Holidays and students turning heat off in dorms as the Midwest experienced weeks of sub freezing temps...

    And a non heated garage....


    Parts came in...new dash lights installed..seatbelts came in but one was broken and eBay seller was shady..just waiting on temps to warm up so I can paint roof tins...



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    Current Project
    2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Pop-top 4x4 sportsmobile Build YOLANDA...
    http://forum.expeditionportal.com/th...50-pop-top-4x4
    Current rig
    2015 ram 1500 Tradesman 4x4 crewcab 6.4box 3.0L ECOdiesel with custom FLIP-BACK
    Build : http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...lip-back-build

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    The dash looks nice! A pet peeve of mine is how dim mines looks now. What bulbs did you use in the cluster and How many?
    2000 E350 Cargo PSD MPV Build (in the works) MPV UJOR Build
    - Tow mirrors
    - ScanGauge II w/ X-Gauges, Pyro & Boost
    -DP Tuner F5

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