So here goes.
She started life as a plain jane 3.0/3-speed base model 94 Voyager.
Over the last 10 years or so, she's been upgraded and updated to better suit my needs of towing, hauling, camping, off roading, etc.
This whole "build" started as a joke over a friend of mine looking for a push bar for his Subaru. I was in the middle of getting it ready for paint, had already dropped it 1.5", and had no plans of making an off-roader, but we built a bar to pick on him.
This set the stage for insanity as I ordered the largest 14" ATs I could fit and finished the paint
I ended up snagging a Jeep Commander roof basket and rolling like this for a few years, even snagging some awards at a few shows
Then around 205k miles, the 3-speed decided it was done with the abuse and started losing 2nd gear. In no mood to continue with this driveline now, I swapped it for a 3.8l/4-speed out of a 94 Grand Voyager
I fixed the slapped on intake and drove it like this for a few years. Then the 3.8L lost a PCV, pressurized the crankcase, and pushed all it's oil out while cruising down the interstate. With the 3.8 dead, I searched for another but ended up only finding a 92 3.3L.
Needing to be able to drive it, I swapped it in
This engine combined with the 3.8 trans made the van even slower than the 3.0/3-speed, so I kept my eyes peeled for another 3.8 to replace it.
In the mean time, I got ambitious and designed/built a 2" lift kit, along with painting it once again as I grew tired of the color.
With the new paint on and buffed out, I went back to driving it for a couple years, swapped the transfer gears in an attempt to make the 3.3L livable, until finally I stumbled on a steal for a 99 3.8L.
I rebuilt the 3.8L and freshened it up so it would be good to rock
Then in it went.
This finally left me with the power/torque the van should have had from factory, so I was happy to cruise it as it was. Along the way I rebuilt/upgraded the rear suspension to handle the towing/hauling we were doing. 1,450lb rated springs from General Spring and a modified Curt hitch
The added receivers gave me a place to build my spare tire carrier and a place to mount my winch when needed
In the process of driving and enjoying it, I got feisty and built a new snorkel for it by modifying a Land Cruiser snorkel kit
With the new-found power/torque, the poor 94 trans couldn't handle the abuse any longer, so I sent it out to Kutzler transmissions and had it built to handle what I throw at it. While I was awaiting the transmission, I decided to shed a new light on it's look as well. So I fixed up the couple small rust spots, got it all sanded out one last time , installed my freshly built transmission, then set into laying out the new color
Have even been doing some local events having even more fun with it, Even managing to bury it in 18" deep ruts
Along the way it got a couple interior additions like a new headliner and the overhead console
Along with some custom airbrushing
Now the plan is to just enjoy it with the family as much as we can.