1992 and 1998 full restoration

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B190 Year: 1992

1992 and 1998 full restoration

Post by Harper »

Hey guys,

This is a newbie post, kind of. There is two B190s going to be gutting, mine 1992 and my boyfriend Noah's 1998.

I bought my 1992 in June 2020 for $15,500 CAD from a third owner lady in Kingston of Facebook Market place. Noah will tell his story soon enough.

1992 initial issues:
- Front window is broken, of course
- All the Airstream windows leaked and have water damage
- interior carpets were trashed
- Some of the Ford windows leaked
- All the vents were old and cracked
- The propane heater didn't work
- stove did work, yay.
- water systems worked, yay.
- The electrical system does not. It was totally botched and would blow fuses constantly.
- Needed some welding done on the from frame where the radiator mounts to, it was completed rotted away thanks to salt on the winter roads.
- needed brakes, new brake lines
- needed new tires

I have repaired as much as I could to allow me to live in it full time as a mobile fabricator. I travel from site to site with a trailer in tow, building custom architectural features made of steel and concrete entirely on site. If fun, but this van needs some work to make it fit my lifestyle.

I'll post some pictures of its current state, which look not too bad, but I will be gutting it completely, saving all the cabinet doors, and rebuilding everything. I might keep the propane cooktop, but the rest is garbage or sold off. So if you want anything let me know now. My gutting process will start august/sept/oct ish in Minnesota. Ill make a list of things up for grabs.

Noah wants to gut his 1998 at the same time. Mostly likely going to gut ours side by side, rebuilding our own for two completely different reasons. We will youtube the whole things for sure. If you want to follow my Instagram, the van build is @my.omni.life and my person is @aniharper. Noah just started an account for his snowboard making @horakwoodcraft

Cheers everyone.

-Ani Harper
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Noahs 1998 V10 4x4
Noahs 1998 V10 4x4
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1992 interior
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1992 exterior
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Ani's Interior of 1992
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Re: 1992 and 1998 full restoration

Post by Nautilus »

So excited for your guys' projects!

I was up until past 1 last night looking through all your instagram pics, then I couldn't fall asleep because my brain was whirling with ideas for my build. Your ideas are a bit more ambitious than mine, it's inspiring!
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Post by skater »

Sounds like fun. ;)

New material for the Restorations sub!
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