We more moving right along lining up the right partners who make the best goodies for this Overland, VanLife, Chase Van.
Sportsmobile has us on the schedule for the electric poptop, it will have a Thule rack rail that we plan to use for solar panel mounts.
Quadvan has us scheduled for the 4wd conversion which will include a gear ratio change to 3.73, limited slip/lockers, rear axle shock mount shortening, installation of VanCompass intercooler and diff skids, and a bit more.
Aluminess has us on the schedule for a front bumper install.
Extreme Outback is working on our list of On Board Air Compressors, tanks and bits…..can’t wait to check out the new Endura line. Having owned a Magnum and High Output compressor I am sure the Endura rocks.
Scheel-Mann is getting our super supportive and amazing seats ready.
And we are working out a match between a Redarc Manager 30 and some solar panels.
Plenty more to setttle like tires, wheels, lights, winch, fridge, recovery gear and more.
Our current stress fest is getting a hold of the right person at Ford to let us come in and tour/video the Van moving down the assembly line. Our build date is October 3rd. I know the Kansas City Plant doesn’t do public tours but the hope is that as a media company with a disabled guy who will drive the van it would be great to meet any disabled Ford employees who helped design/build it. Always great to see and hear stories of workers who are well supported by companies.
Watch for update on each partner on why we choose them, the cool stuff they make and best of all the struggles happening behind the scenes to line up the rest of the build.