Wednesday, 9 December 2015

09/12/2015 - Rear door gas struts re-gassed for strength

Since G Guy Motors added the custom made rear ladder onto my van rear door, the rear door had 'issues' staying upright.  In fact, prior to the ladder being installed, it was not the best anyway.  So I hired the only professional in the region to "re-gas" the struts to be better than new.  New struts are $125 each. He re-gassed both of my struts for $115.00 total!   Yes they are BETTER than new.  He added additional pressure to ensure the rear door stays up even in high wind. 
Holding up the door while the specialist re-gasses the
left strut to finish the job..

Today & tomorrow:
10/12 - 11/12: My van is back at G Guy Motors to have some more work done on it:

1) Four (4) all new Monroe Off-Road shocks installed (to replace my wimpy factory shocks) as well as fabricating me custom springs for the rear of wheels of my van to raise it up some. Then to wrap up that with a 4WD 4-wheel alignment.

2) New LED light - Two weeks ago, even with a security system installed/active, some f*ck*rs stole my twin 300watt LEDs (IP68) from my bullbar at night. I filed a police report, but they'll never get caught. So I have a replacement 400watt LED light bar (IP68) being installed with the best security screws all around. These screws are one-way on, no off screws. The only way to get them off is a blowtorch or grinder.  G Guy is installing that for me too.

3) G Guy is unbolting/removing my fancy extra low"side step bumper" as its unneeded and could cause me to get high grounded on my left side while 4WDing. I'll store that in my garage until it's needed again.

4) G Guy Motors is investigating a way to install some better lights for reversing at night since my factory lights cannot be seen through my limo grade window tinting. TBD on that.

T-minus 8 days before my 30-day 4WD trip to the NZ's South Island begins...  I am getting pumped!

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