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The Lounge / Re: MiniVanMan
« Last post by MiniVanMan on May 15, 2019, 09:28:12 PM »
If it wasnt MVM i wouldnt have even known anymore...

That was my goal with the name changes over the years, lol
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The Lounge / Re: MiniVanMan
« Last post by Hamspiced on May 15, 2019, 06:42:09 PM »
If it wasnt MVM i wouldnt have even known anymore...
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The Lounge / Re: DIY Roof Light Bar?
« Last post by wantahertzdonut on May 14, 2019, 01:12:57 PM »
Yep, Express 3500

I never considered the law enforcement route.  Commercial stuff is really tall to keep ladders off the roof.  I'll check out cop car upfitters and see what I can find.  Maybe ambulance builders too.  Thanks!
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The Lounge / Re: DIY Roof Light Bar?
« Last post by MiniVanMan on May 14, 2019, 10:15:39 AM »
You've got the full size G-Van, right?

I'd look into commercial applications, maybe call around to shops in your area that outfit those vans with gear for Cable companies, plumbers, electricians, etc. I don't know if they've had specifically a light bar for flood lamps like that, but they may know where to get one.

Alternatively, those vans are also used by law enforcement and they have to have some sort of mounting for their roof lights, maybe there's a way that could be modified for your purpose?
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The Lounge / DIY Roof Light Bar?
« Last post by wantahertzdonut on May 14, 2019, 12:33:05 AM »
For my van. 

I have 4 LED KC Daylighters to put up on my roof but I don't have a satisfactory way to mount these things.  Nobody makes a light bar mount for GM vans and I don't want a roof rack so I'm trying to come up with something of my own.

I had a bar that I fabricated last summer out of 1-1/2 x 2 aluminum rectangle tube and attached with 4 Surco gutter clamps.  I used a 2x6x3/16 plate of steel to bridge the two gutter clamps on each side and bolted the aluminum tube to that.  It worked and was robust, but the square profile of the structure whistled on the highway and actually knocked about .4mpg off my fuel mileage.  I realize most of the drag is the lights but I'd like to minimize what I can.

I'm trying to come up with something a little more streamlined and attractive.  I built the van for driving across rough desert roads so there's a lot of vibration from washboarding and the last thing I want is to have my lights fall off due to a broken light bar mount.

I don't have a welder, but I know a guy who does welding professionally.  He isn't cheap.  I'm looking for some ideas of what other people have made that don't stick way high up off the roof, have a clean look, and will hold up.  Preferably something I can bolt together.  If you have any pictures or ideas, post 'em up!
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The Lounge / Re: Just got this cool Battleship Wisconsin package
« Last post by wantahertzdonut on May 14, 2019, 12:14:56 AM »
Nice!
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The Lounge / Re: In addition to the Battleship Wisconsin flag...
« Last post by wantahertzdonut on May 14, 2019, 12:14:14 AM »
Damn!  I never would have guessed this stuff was available to buy.  Cool stuff for sure.
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The Lounge / Re: Just purchased a bunch of computer stuff...
« Last post by Onyx Dragon on May 13, 2019, 06:38:06 PM »
Darn I wish I had the budget to build something that beefy. Then maybe just turn the current i5 PC into the htpc. Nice build 👍

Thanks!  Just got home from a road trip and finished it up.  Downloading Windows now.  It turns on and runs just fine so far.
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Membermobiles / Re: 2009 Toyota Tacoma
« Last post by Delta on May 12, 2019, 10:22:51 AM »
Some new tires and a cleanup...






No I didn't go with some all terrain tires. Got a steal on some Yokohama Geolandar H/T's. I don't like the noise level of A/T's after a while. This will be a 99% pavement truck, the 1% will be driving around in my yard to unload mulch or something like that :lol: Got the 4wd for inclimate weather only.
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The Lounge / Re: Just purchased a bunch of computer stuff...
« Last post by speedy_2 on May 08, 2019, 12:47:19 AM »
Darn I wish I had the budget to build something that beefy. Then maybe just turn the current i5 PC into the htpc. Nice build 👍
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