nvanadm's Derelictica

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nvanadm's Derelictica

Postby nvanadm » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:44 pm

1993 Mitsubishi Delica Super Exceed L300 (StarWagon)
Purchased from Mardy (Amazing Auto Imports) in September of 2008 w/ 158, 000kms.

I guess it's about time I start a thread to keep all my projects/modifications in one area.

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Postby nvanadm » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:46 pm

Our first project that we worked on was making some curtains.
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You can check out the build thread here... homemade-curtains-with-pics-5202.html

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Postby nvanadm » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:49 pm

Next we built some storage drawers and a folding sleeping platform.
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You can check out the storage drawers build thread here... drawer-system-delicat-copy-redesign-8347.html

We also built a shelf for our electric cooler.
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Re: nvanadm's Derelictica

Postby nvanadm » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:55 pm

Two winters ago I swapped out my auto hubs for some manual hubs. I don't drive my delica during the winter months here in Ontario so I've only used them once, but they worked great!

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Postby nvanadm » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:16 pm

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Re: nvanadm's Derelictica

Postby nvanadm » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:40 pm

Today I finally installed the Ford Taurus cup holder that I purchased off ebay quite some time ago ( l300-cup-holder-11839.html ).
I removed the small "pocket" that was under the stereo.

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I had to do some trimming to the cupholder and there were also two small bolts that were holding the "pocket" from moving side to side. Not sure how Mardy's guys managed to get those bolts in there but I had no idea how to get them out...so I also used the dremel for that too. Overall it was pretty straight forward.
Don't judge my van's apearance on these pictures :-D ... they really show the dust from the cutting.

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Postby nvanadm » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:52 pm

While camping in the hot/humid/mosquito buzzing part of Canada we call Onterrible, we tried to come up with a solution to be a little cooler while sleeping at night. We had the idea for a net that would surround us and then we found this... We didn't buy ours at Canadian Tire, but they do carry the exact same one.

The little hooks in the corners and on the sides (6 in total) slide perfectly in place and don't fall out.
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fexlboi suggested using magnets to hold the mosquito net up higher so that it doesn't sag. I think I will finally try that this summer.
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Re: nvanadm's Derelictica

Postby jessef » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:55 pm

nice round up. The wooden handles look familiar :wink:

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Re: nvanadm's Derelictica

Postby FalcoColumbarius » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:24 pm

Nice job, the net is a nice touch. I look forward to the additional posts. A very tidy job, indeed.

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Re: nvanadm's Derelictica

Postby nvanadm » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:57 am

Yesterday I did the seafoam IP purge. The sound of the engine before and after seems exactly the same, but I had to go out to the hardware store to pick up a few things and boy was it smooth!! Going to go for a drive today and see how it feels. I don't expect to see a gain in power but I'm satisfied with the smoothness for sure.

Here's my setup (thanks to profister and jfarsang for previous "how to's" - diesel-system-purge-5082.html )

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Postby psilosin » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:00 am

This is an excellent thread, one of the best in a long time. Very enjoyable to read and contains great info and pics. Great work on your L300.

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Re: nvanadm's Derelictica

Postby lettereleven » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:02 am

Great post and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Also really appreciate the effort on the seafoam video. I am going to do one in the summer and your video will be a great reference.

Cheers,
J

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Re: nvanadm's Derelictica

Postby nvanadm » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:19 pm

Went out to Craig's (Bonsai Rides) workspace today to change the oil and transmission fluid and filter.
Used Seafoam in the crankcase before I left to go out. The oil change was routine.
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However, this was my first attempt at changing the transmission filter and fluid. In the end it wasn't so bad, but there was a minor setback. When I removed the transmission filter (screen) the gasket was stuck on the transmission so I went to peel it off and it came off in about 30 pieces, but that wasn't the worst part. Where the bolts hold the filter on, the gasket was REALLY stuck. I had to use a razor blade for about 30 minutes to get all of the gasket off. Good learning experience I guess :?
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Re: nvanadm's Derelictica

Postby nvanadm » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:31 pm

Today I also removed the front side steps. I just never really liked the look of them. I know they are supposed to help protect, but after looking from all different angles, I don't think they would help much. I don't usually go offroad anyway so I'm not too worried.

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