Ujoint Offroad Colorado van build thread!

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I installed a boulder offroad kit a while back on a AWD express and I was not impressed with the quality of the parts. The instructions were nearly useless, they never returned any of my multiple phone calls, and the fit of all the parts was dismal.

Exactly. I have heard similar, and also people having trouble getting the ABS light to shut off. So,,,it appears if I want to get the higher ground clearance, I have to go back to the E350, and unfortunately,,,purchase another Sportsmobile. ??
 

motovan_mn

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Exactly. I have heard similar, and also people having trouble getting the ABS light to shut off. So,,,it appears if I want to get the higher ground clearance, I have to go back to the E350, and unfortunately,,,purchase another Sportsmobile. ??

I'd be curious to hear what you don't like about Sportsmobiles?
 

UjointoffroadCO

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Man! It's been a while! Lots to catch up on so here goes!

PA150 went together in record time. The owner of this van owned his own shop for many many years and asked if he could help on the detail work. I said sure, but had no idea how detailed he meant. We wound up replacing every nut and bolt and re finishing every part under this thing. Came out insane, but absolutely will not do that again unless the pay is really really good!
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Touch down on the jayco!
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Cool custom spec bumper on this one
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Another 2014 v10 RB slider in to get the goods!
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Sometimes the simplest ones are the coolest
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UjointoffroadCO

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New meats on the shop van. NO YOU SHOULD STILL NOT RUN 37S ON A 6" KIT! IT RUBS A LOT! (but it sure does look cool)
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Neighbors think they are tough ( New ujoint rack also
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Single rear 7.3 ambo getting torn down
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Obviously not at ride height, but you get the idea. Gonna be a cool one
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Took a week to go wheelin with the family and friends. More soon!
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UjointoffroadCO

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Red ambo is mobile! Drove it home and the little one told me this one was her favorite!
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Added a RiG'd ultra swing on this one. Great option for carrying a spare without any custom fab.
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Owner insisted I take it up a trail to make sure it was ready to go!
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I'd say it's ready! hood is missing because we swapped to the newer grill so we needed a badge-less hood.
Had another 7.3 ambo going in the other shop for one of our own here Dave!
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Just barley managed to get them together for a picture right before the red one left to go home!
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UjointoffroadCO

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Man I've got a lot of catching up to do. Been super busy around here.

'99 startflyte in for a conversion. These are always a crowd favorite. This one was in very rough shape, but we brought it back to life!
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All the bling on this axle
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One of my employees is a very good photographer, nice having some good pics of all the builds now!
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UjointoffroadCO

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This is a special one. 2007 E350 RB v10/5r110 non-RSC.
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6" on baby BFG 37's wrapped around some methods
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One of my favorites so far. The simple ones are always so good
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UjointoffroadCO

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Next up was a brand new Whinnebago Spirit (Formerly minnie whinnie I think)
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Something a little different on this one with the custom RV bumper. Fire wood box above the spare tire.
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people aways ask us what the best RV to start with is. This is the one in my opinion. Not too long, no slides, simple interior.
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UjointoffroadCO

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Next up was our first De-Quadvan. This van drove ok as it was, just the usual complaints we hear from people of poor steering feel, uneasy feeling on the highway. Thats how you can always tell a van is coil sprung from 20' away, will have 2-3 steering stabilizers in the front.
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This one got all the goodies, 4.88 stg 2, spnytec free spin, trutrac, ssbc brakes, sterling, rear OX locker, aluminess, OBA, methods, 37s etc etc.
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UjointoffroadCO

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Next up was this monster! 36' Jayco snowhawk v10 getting the full treatment
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Been doing a lot of stg2 front axles with spyntec and ssbc since dynatrac has been difficult to get lately.
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Front bumper all loaded up
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I need a bigger parking lot
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