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Old 04-13-2016, 09:11 AM   #71
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That puppy should be able to tow a house. Nice job.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:01 AM   #72
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Nice job. I am impressed. I wish you would have taken pictures throughout the process. It would have been cool to see this come together.
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:57 PM   #73
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Good solution! Your right-you got more room than I do.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:12 AM   #74
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Thanks guys. I'll see if I can dig up more pictures.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:04 PM   #75
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Just read through your build...Great job! ... she's a tight squeeze.

Maybe there should be a "TOY HAULER" section like the "Short bus", "Full size" and Coach....?
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:26 AM   #76
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Originally Posted by davidshelton View Post
A lot of things have happened since the last update. I swapped in the Cummins and 5R110 Automatic trans. Took a few different "tunes" from my Trans tuner guru to get the transmission working well. Managed to get all of the instruments and cruise control working.
I really like the results. Getting about 12-14 mpg now vs. the 7mpg the 460 gas engine got. Raised the front end about 1 1/2" to 2" to level things up. Went to a larger TM-21 A/C compressor. Made several changes to insulate the noise from the firewall/engine cover area. Even added a TV and DVD player for my passenger (wife) to enjoy. This has become my favorite vehicle! I even drive it to work at least one day a week.
Now that all of the bugs are worked out I am starting on the paint work. Painted the sides Gray and black. Still have to paint the back and front gray and maybe add a stripe or 2 for color.
I'll try to add a couple of pictures later.
Hey David really enjoying your shuttle what did you do to get the front end raised up?

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