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 Post subject: My new van
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:12 am 
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Hey all, I'm back in a Mitsi, and this time a '82 Delica with only 90,000 km on the clock. Tis pretty rad and will make a awesome roadie mobile. Pretty stock at the mo except for some pioneer speakers and headunit. It's so good to have a sterio!! I've been listening to AM for over a year in my cars! :lol:

Anywho, here's some pics:

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The middle row seat backing folds up and over so that it can face the rear row which is a pretty cool trick. Good for rolling bussiness meetings! :lol:
Going to try and hook the volume switch for the headphone jack up to the rear speakers so the people in the back can control their own volume.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:51 am 
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damn that thing is clean! Thats a very cool old van, love the color too.

The interior in that is pretty cool, the middle seats remind me of a bus or soemthing hehe.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:09 pm 
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Congrats on the purchase. That thing is awesome! I love how the one box vans were so versatile on the inside. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:59 am 
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Thanks guys. Just one question. What's this "one box" van thing? I've heard it a few times recently and am wondering what's the deal.

Anywho, in other news, it's got a new pioneer headunit to go with the pioneer 6" speakers. So good to have music again! (as aposed to AM radio for the last two years).

And a pic for pics sake.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:13 am 
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solidstripe wrote:
Thanks guys. Just one question. What's this "one box" van thing? I've heard it a few times recently and am wondering what's the deal.


It's a term to describe the shape of these vans because they just look like one big box, lol. Others of the ilk are the Toyota Hiace, Nissan Vanette, etc.

In contrast, Japanese call cars like the Toyota bB or Nissan Cube "2 Box" :)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:43 pm 
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That makes sense - it's like a shoebox on wheels! :lol:

Just one problem I've found is that it locks up the brakes quite easily which was a bit scary the first few times. And yesterday it slid for about 3 seconds (which at 40 kph is quite a way). Are my brakes too touchy or is this what vans do in general? It usually happens when rolling up to intersections in 2nd gear, just tap the brakes and she locks up. Anything I can do to make it better?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:14 pm 
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Cool van! You don't see many that old or in that nice shape.

As for the brakes, it's hard to say for sure. Is it the front or rear wheels that are locking up?

Any chance it's your tires? Maybe they are just old and dry rotted.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:45 pm 
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Man, that's one boss ride you've got. I love the interior.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:41 pm 
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Cheers dudes.

Yeah, just the rear wheels locking up. Kind of used to it now, look all causal scretching down the road while everyone else freaks out... :lol:

Tyres aren't that flash, just budget kelly 70's or something, but surely shouldn't be doing it this bad? Any way of de-senseitising them?

Also, had a bit of a totu on it today. Wired up the rear speakers. It now has 4 pioneer 6"s + the pioneer headunit which sound nice and crisp. Thought I'd chuck out the old filter assembly and chuck a pod on. No room for a ram-flo under the seat. New oil breather too. Behold the glory of the 4G62b!!

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Here's the old Fuso turbo, I mean air filter box... :lol:

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A few questions on that too as it had two hoses running to the exhaust manifold. Anyone have any idea what they are for? I figure it's something to do with helping with cold starts or back pressure but no idea really.

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my old mighty max use to lock up the back brakes super easy. I'm guessing you need to make sure your front brakes are actually engaging. Maybe the master is bad or some bad brake cylinders?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:05 am 
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Very good call. I'll look into it. The back end definatly seems a bit biased.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:20 pm 
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Yeah, the hose going from the exhaust to the air can is to help with cold starts and possibly emissions. The saucer looking thing probably opens up when cold and then closes once the engine is warmed up. The other ports recirculate fumes that are vented off and lets the engine burn them up.

None of that stuff is too important. Your new setup looks fine to me.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:36 am 
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I thought I'd just copy paste this excerpt from O/S to show what's been happening lately:

Been doing big days all week, and have been trying to sort out end of year surf roadie, all the while trying to make the van good to go on it! New 2nd starter motor got put in the other day, and head light bulb (*gasp* - :shock: ). Pretty ho hum... until today!

Asked the old boss to bring in some lengths of tube the other day, and finally got a half day today, so went into the old work and started on the roof rack landing/roof tent idea.

So, with a bit of this:

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And a bit of this:

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Mixed with quite a bit of this: (got some choice uv burnage in the tee, thinking of starting it as a tanning sallon thing)

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And after a little while it started to take a basic shape, here's the dummy fitting to see if I cleared the hatch big enough for the sunroof.

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Check, but the actual roof racks (that I picked up the other day off tardme) aren't high enough to let the sunroof under! DOH!

Neverwho.

Heres the finished result:

With the tent bar down:
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And if you use your imagination here for the next step, plywood on the deck, tarp over the bar:
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And bam!! It's a two bedroom!

With a big thanks from Ham (mad props yo!), we got the ply bolted on and looking rad. Here's a pic of Ham-o-san the sumo checking out how strong it is - :lol:

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Awesome! Reminds me of this:
http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/blog/20 ... ota-truck/


Where are you going when you're done?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:15 pm 
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Awesome! Reminds me of this:
http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/blog/20 ... ota-truck/


Where are you going when you're done?


Awesome, I think there going to drive it to Sydney over the bridge :D :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:58 pm 
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Hahaha!! Sydney?! Never again! Once was enough... all the bums and flys.... It's like a run down version of Auckland.

And I'm not paying the toll on the Australian-New Zealand bridge either!! :lol: It's too expensive...

The plan was to take it up north to the tip of New Zealand and trip around on a surf trip with the boys over new years, but the van made it around the block and then died, about a minute after we started our trip!! Starter was gone again (2nd time in two weeks!!).... gutted.

Had to do said trip in a Toyota Carib, it's just not the same...

The plan is to just trip around N.Z in it, surf roadies, snow roadies, roadie roadies, camping... any excuse for traveling.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:00 pm 
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Got tired of waiting for some cool 5 stud oldschool JDM alloys so decided to do this instead:

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Blacked the rims and polished up the stainless bands. Will get some stainless lug nuts to suit. Got some new tyres on there too.

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It's beggin' for some whitewalls! :)

Looks like you've got it all packed up. If you have internet access we'd enjoy seeing pics of your road trip!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:51 pm 
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Man that van just looks cool.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:38 pm 
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I'm thinking whitewalls may be a bit "busy". What do others think?

Photo's? Here's a few from the roadie up to the north of N.Z:

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Here's the inside of the roof tent, you can see the strops through the tarp which hold the boards down while traveling, being used to hold the tarp down. Forgot to take an outside pic, doh!!

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And a few of Donovan Frankenriter, playing at Maungawai:

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Sorry I'm camera shy and took these photos.

Saw this guy too parked up in the exact spot my old GTO used to be parked up, outside the local copshop in my old town. It's a sweet old Crown with bags, the dude is from another forum. Sweet ride though.

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