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Blog for Wednesday, June 30th 2010

It’s Alive!!! Still working away on the Van, I have been getting as much done as I can, minimizing my time on any other tasks like hanging out with the girlfriend.I just want this all finished up so I can get on with my summer, there are many hiking, camping, and other summertime experiences awaiting […]

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Blog for Thursday, June 24th 2010

Just wanted to you let you all know that I haven’t disappeared. I have been devoting so much time to finishing the Van that I haven’t had time to post all the pictures I have taken. (and there are a ton!) Give me about another week and then I will have lots of eyecandy for […]

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News for Friday, June 11th 2010

Whats up everyone! PAINT IS HERE! Very nice, it came in $100 under the budget, its multistage and is Magnetic Gray, a 2009-2010 Toyota/Scion color and pictures don’t do it any justice: I really didn’t want to open the can, but I really really wanted to take a picture and at least give everyone an […]

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Blog for Monday, April 26th 2010

Major Progress is coming soon I promise! The weather has been up and down here lately which has left me slightly more time to work on the electronics end of things. What time I did get outside was spent assembling the intake manifold so it looked very nice. The intake manifold isn’t 100% complete on […]

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Blog for Saturday, April 10th 2010

STILL WAITING! On parts actually, well the money to obtain them… With the amount I owe in taxes it had put a huge “dent” into the speed I am able to purchase the required parts to finish the Vanagon. Guess that is what happens when your ass-hole employer makes you fill out a 1099 form […]

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News and Blog for Sunday, April 4th 2010

Got a little more done on the Vanagon, the work honestly has been slow going but still waiting for parts. Lets start with the one part I have managed to accumulate over the last week. One of the two required engine wiring harnesses for replacement. I ordered this one from the Subaru dealership and the […]

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Blog Entry for Sunday, March 28th 2010

This weekend was very productive when it came to things not related to Albert 🙁 First off, bulk trash day is nearing so I spent a few hours on Saturday after working OT so get everything I wanted out to the Curb. This turned into a complete cleaning of the “Parts Warehouse”: Most of the […]

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Blog for Thursday, March 18th 2010

It’s been warm out so I have been busy! I have gotten more of the much needed body work / paint prep on the driver’s side. This last week has shown some significant progress in the way of obtaining a reasonably flat surface to paint onto, among a few other things with the Van. We […]

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Blog for Wednesday, March 10th 2010

Got some more stuff! Things have been a little slower moving around here because of work-related reasons and the nice weather we’ve been getting doesn’t seem to want to align with the weekends I have off. Nevertheless, here is what I managed to get done… The postman brought me a package containing 2 hella boxes: […]

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Blog and news for Thursday, March 4th 2010

Progress is starting to pick up! South African lower grill and lights have arrived! This is a big turning point for me and this project, this completely changed the looks of the Van, actually I was quite in shock standing in front of it for the first time as looking at it in person is […]

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Blog Entry for Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Not much in the way of progress. The garage is cleaned and the transmission and parts get dropped off tomorrow so everything can be sent out to be cryo treated. I have made some progress on my digital instrument cluster. Now that the final batch of LED matrices has arrived I can begin basic construction […]

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Blog for Friday, February 5th 2010

Finished the beginning of the transmission page for the EG33 swapped vanagon. (click on the image below) I have had some setbacks in programming my pic microcontrollers, but that’s okay it’s just the learning process. I think I have acquired the next server that I would like to host everything from and am still working […]

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Blog Entry for Sunday, January 27th 2010

After 9,000 miles of trouble free driving I had my first problem! Actually, I was already aware of the issues with 3rd gear because just after I first put together the Van I was “locked out of 3rd” for a while but it eventually fixed itself and it held for 8,500 miles. There is a […]