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Old 08-04-2016, 08:44 PM   #411
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Roach. You have to do any mods on your door opening to fit the new door.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:36 AM   #412
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Where did you get your blue gray tank? That looks like it would be perfect for my black tank. I have a 99 e450 shuttle just like yours. I think your post is my new favorite.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:28 AM   #413
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I got mine on ebay for $35 but you can sometimes find them on craigs list.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:47 PM   #414
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This spring I decided to throw some new parts at Roachie. The starter was my first swap. CadillacKid posted a video of his DT444 starting and it spun up WAY faster in cold weather than m 7.3L did on a warm summer day. Mine always acted like the batteries were low when cold starting. I picked up a new OEM starter and MAN does it start good now! What ticks me off is that I had the Ford stealership check the slow starting issue when I had Roachie in for another fix and all they did was swap out the batteries. Boneheads.

Today's project was to do a cooling system refresh including the radiator, all hoses, the water pump, the fan and the fan clutch. These E-vans are a pain to work on but I got it done in one day. Tomorrow I'll give it a good run and if there are no leaks (fingers crossed) I'll replace the coolant and SCA too.
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:57 PM   #415
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Hey Roach, how was installing the door? we are gonna go with the Andersen 4000 as well and wanna see if there are any tips you can bless us with?

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just finished reading this thread.
very good info,
thanks for sharing
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Hey Roach, how was installing the door? we are gonna go with the Andersen 4000 as well and wanna see if there are any tips you can bless us with?

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The door installed fairly easily. I had just enough door opening width to fit it in and the original steel door frame made installing the Anderson door frame very straight forward. My door opening was about 4 inches too tall for the Anderson door so for better head room I built up the bottom step instead of trimming out the top. After a few years I did some tweaks to keep the hinges from wearing out and to limit the rattling on rough roads. Look at post #407 above for those.
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The door installed fairly easily. I had just enough door opening width to fit it in and the original steel door frame made installing the Anderson door frame very straight forward. My door opening was about 4 inches too tall for the Anderson door so for better head room I built up the bottom step instead of trimming out the top. After a few years I did some tweaks to keep the hinges from wearing out and to limit the rattling on rough roads. Look at post #407 above for those.
what were the measurements of your door opening before installing? thanks for so much detail in your posts, they help so much.
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That is PRECISELY the door I've been looking for! Who supplied it?
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what were the measurements of your door opening before installing? thanks for so much detail in your posts, they help so much.
After removing the original bus bi-fold doors I had a 35 3/4" rough opening. The Anderson door frame wanted 35 1/2" of that. Height wise, I had about 3 inches of slack. I re-drilled the Anderson frame so I could use the bolt holes in the original door frame.

Capt Squid - It's an Anderson 4000 series storm door that I got at Home Depot. Current price is $240 for the 36" door and $42 for the door handle.
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