Thanks!Very cool build.
Nice man! Still itching to get a van!Here are my Gaia tracks. I started recording once I was at Max Patch. I came in through Harmon's Den. I didn't take hurricane Creek tho. Came out in Del Rio, TN, by Punch Bowl Mountain on the map.
I hear ya there. tons of people leave 3-5K mountain bikes just hanging out in pickups, not secured at all. The Tacoma in me makes me worried when I leave my $300 fixie outside too long, lol.Also installed my MTB fork mount. Can't steal it if you can't see it. I don't understand how people around here leave $10k bikes just hanging out on a unlocked bike rack while their in a brewery for hours. Mine cost $3k and I'm scared it will get stolen. I guess that's the New Orleans in me.
Love the Honzo!Thanks!
I went up Max Patch on a 2WD van with no locker. Never got stuck, but some of it was super sketchy. Overall, ol Betty Sue took it like a champ. Can't say the same for the wife lol. I was sideways a lot letter her dig...
Also installed my MTB fork mount. Can't steal it if you can't see it. I don't understand how people around here leave $10k bikes just hanging out on a unlocked bike rack while their in a brewery for hours. Mine cost $3k and I'm scared it will get stolen. I guess that's the New Orleans in me.
Get a van. You will love it.Nice man! Still itching to get a van!
Man I live in a major Mtb area and see that time and time again. 5k+ bikes sitting in back of trucks.
I really don't get why people don't value their bikes. If I was a younger man, they would get jacked lol.I hear ya there. tons of people leave 3-5K mountain bikes just hanging out in pickups, not secured at all. The Tacoma in me makes me worried when I leave my $300 fixie outside too long, lol.
Thanks! I love it.Love the Honzo!
It is. Sometimes I wish I had a V10, other times no. I have to realize that a engine build may be in my future with the high miles I have. But if she blows, I'm putting in a Cummins.Awesome, and yeah the old 7.3L is an awesome engine.
I like the 7.3. I think a Cummins would be cool, but if I sink $$ into the 7.3 with aftermarket turbo, injectors, HPOP, I'll keep the 7.3L and just swap everything over.I hear ya on wanting to run a Cummins. Honestly the only thing I dont like about the Navistars is the injection system. HEUI works amazingly well, until it doesnt. And where as with an old school mechanical injection pump you can replace just the injection pump or nozzle that fails and be good to go, with HEUI if you have an issue the only way to be sure you wont immediately have another issue is the replace the high pressure oil pump, and all injectors. Its a very cool system and works very well, but when things go wrong they really go wrong. But one thing the old 7.3L Navistar has going for it is automatic valve lash adjusters, which is nice especially in a van body.
This is one BIG project you have started and almost finished. Not many people would take on the 4x4 conversion let alone the body and roof alterations. You certainly look to be qualified and doing a fantastic job. How much time have you sunk into your build ? When do you find time to do so much work ? I really appreciate you showing us your build !Thanks, 7.3L is the engine I wanted. Since mine is a high mileage van (360k miles), I've had some issues, but nothing major. The only problems I've had is a frozen brake caliper, broken belt tensioner, and now I think the fan clutch is going bad, so I'll be replacing that when I get in.
Here are a few more random pics:
I switched out the stock seats for Toyota Sienna seats, but they're not that comfortable, so I picked up a set of RV Class C seats that are going in.
Quickfist for ax and shovel. Doesn't work with the new lift in. Gonna have to find a new spot for them:
High roof conversion:
I put up wood strips, but didn't work out as planned, same wood, same satin, didn't turn out the same color. Not sure what happened. I have full length strips now, but since I'm installing solar panels, I'm gonna do that first.