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

scntfc

New member
Thank you for this thread, it's has been an honor and privilege to see such detail and documentation. Beautiful build! Beautiful family, and awesome adventures. You inspire me.
 

wanderer-rrorc

Explorer
Woke up early...wife said I had to take it easy and I promised I would....oops..currently in trouble and inside watching tv..gonna finish the inside tomorrow...Roto zip will make quick work of it! Luck is on my side and from the driver seat I can reach the handle and close it without having to climb in the Back!

Gonna finish the wrap this week..
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Gat

Member
I like that window! Do you have a link to where you purchased it or the model/ spec info? Thanks!
 

wanderer-rrorc

Explorer
I like that window! Do you have a link to where you purchased it or the model/ spec info? Thanks!
It was an eBay buy..no inner collar frame so I used some aluminum angle from home depot

I'm cheap...couldn't see paying more than $150 for a window

Also picking up the new rims Sunday..going old skool!!
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Raul

Adventurer
What material are you using for the wrap? Is this your firt vinyl project?
Will you worry about branches on narrow trails?
 

wanderer-rrorc

Explorer
What material are you using for the wrap? Is this your firt vinyl project?
Will you worry about branches on narrow trails?
Its a pretty crummy wrap..first time doing something larger than RC planes..

Not too worried..its tough just doesn't look as good as I would like...and easy to swap colors for about $250

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Binky

Member
I like the wrap, color too!
I've been looking at this as well, to get away from "White Van Syndrome".
For the price, it sure beats paint!

Looking at all your pics, I almost miss OH ; )

John
 

wanderer-rrorc

Explorer
I like the wrap, color too!
I've been looking at this as well, to get away from "White Van Syndrome".
For the price, it sure beats paint!

Looking at all your pics, I almost miss OH ; )

John
Its humid..hot...and people still cant drive!!

Its *The Brotherhood of the White Van*

I had an emergency at home in the spring...85mph for 46 miles..2 lanes...passed 3 police...nobody even turned around...the ONE time I would get a police escort and NADA....

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Bikersmurf

Expedition Leader
Well its been a busy couple weeks...ok..week...whew!!

We got momma her new to us Jetta GLI..think GTI sport only a sedan...leather...loaded..factory performance suspension and turbo 2.0....

And its fast..

Stoopit fast..

I threatened to take it to work so I could drive a fast car again..

Momma teased me and said no...

So

I ordered the TC 6 position tuner...muhahaha (more like toddler yelling *my fast toy*)

It came in today and I got it installed..the van ECU bolts wouldn't come loose so I had to pull it from the inside...what a night mare!! 10 min job took an hour..and I had to pull the driver seat outta the way (glad they are on quick disconnect spin bases)

Here's the review....my youngest son came with me (hes my garage buddy)

Tunes r stock ,50,75,100,140hp 75hp is supposed to be the economy tune..

50 hp took that little bit I wanted and gave it too me..she felt like it has 3:73 ratio not the 3:29 (highway gears so hills it slows down..)..bishop noticed no difference..

75hp..felt like the ecodiesel did after her tuner (which was 300hp..van is 240+75 is 310hp...makes sense)....bishop said it felt better...agrees it feels like the ecosiesel

100hp...well well...HELLOOOO....getting too dark to really enjoy that...but probably gonna be my setting when on the freeway in a hurry...Bishop held on and commented it was really fast and almost too fast for being a van...had to turn the light bar on so we could see where we were gonna be in a second..

140hp....
Mother
Of
GOD...

20-80 in about 1.5 seconds....bishops phone slid UP the chair and was under his butt and he howled with EXCITEMENT..I ran out of headlight/light bar and high beam..and just HELD ON FOR THE RIDE!!!!

The 140hp setting is too fast....I love it...

She does a pretty good puff of smoke on 140 when I put it to the floor...the turbo spools the engine gets QUIETER?? and she goes like a bat outta hell...

I did see an EGT of 1140 near the end of one 140 pull.....flat ground....so definitely no towing with that...other temps were about average or lower...but only a 8 mile run thru hilly 2 lane..

Sounds like fun... would be tempting... with 4.11s and a dually rear axle it would be a rocket.
 

wanderer-rrorc

Explorer
Same color n size of the space shuttle too!!! Lol!!

Weeks later n the tuner still surprises me!
Well its been a busy couple weeks...ok..week...whew!!

We got momma her new to us Jetta GLI..think GTI sport only a sedan...leather...loaded..factory performance suspension and turbo 2.0....

And its fast..

Stoopit fast..

I threatened to take it to work so I could drive a fast car again..

Momma teased me and said no...

So

I ordered the TC 6 position tuner...muhahaha (more like toddler yelling *my fast toy*)

It came in today and I got it installed..the van ECU bolts wouldn't come loose so I had to pull it from the inside...what a night mare!! 10 min job took an hour..and I had to pull the driver seat outta the way (glad they are on quick disconnect spin bases)

Here's the review....my youngest son came with me (hes my garage buddy)

Tunes r stock ,50,75,100,140hp 75hp is supposed to be the economy tune..

50 hp took that little bit I wanted and gave it too me..she felt like it has 3:73 ratio not the 3:29 (highway gears so hills it slows down..)..bishop noticed no difference..

75hp..felt like the ecodiesel did after her tuner (which was 300hp..van is 240+75 is 310hp...makes sense)....bishop said it felt better...agrees it feels like the ecosiesel

100hp...well well...HELLOOOO....getting too dark to really enjoy that...but probably gonna be my setting when on the freeway in a hurry...Bishop held on and commented it was really fast and almost too fast for being a van...had to turn the light bar on so we could see where we were gonna be in a second..

140hp....
Mother
Of
GOD...

20-80 in about 1.5 seconds....bishops phone slid UP the chair and was under his butt and he howled with EXCITEMENT..I ran out of headlight/light bar and high beam..and just HELD ON FOR THE RIDE!!!!

The 140hp setting is too fast....I love it...

She does a pretty good puff of smoke on 140 when I put it to the floor...the turbo spools the engine gets QUIETER?? and she goes like a bat outta hell...

I did see an EGT of 1140 near the end of one 140 pull.....flat ground....so definitely no towing with that...other temps were about average or lower...but only a 8 mile run thru hilly 2 lane..

Sounds like fun... would be tempting... with 4.11s and a dually rear axle it would be a rocket.

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