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Old 09-22-2010, 12:25 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Is it the camera angle or is your reciever going to have to come out about where your door latch is? If not that would gouge a pretty good trough out of what ever you drop off of...ask me how I know...

Otherwise it looks pretty damn good
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:04 PM   #152 (permalink)
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the tail cut up I just did is all the Box. The fame still sits way below the box and I'll put the reciever in a crossmember at the tail end of the rails...maybe a bumper. im offing the roll up anyway

here's a side shot while stuck in traffic in the mtns this morning...

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Old 09-22-2010, 08:10 PM   #153 (permalink)
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looks like a pretty nice rig. When does the 4 wheel drive conversion begin?
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:44 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Very cool! I would love to set up something similar for a tow rig. Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:52 PM   #155 (permalink)
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looks like a pretty nice rig. When does the 4 wheel drive conversion begin?
Needs to be soon...snows going to be a fallin' before too long..I'll finish framing out the interior so my fridge can be mounted since it's floating around the floor waiting for it... After that I'll start designing the spring hangers and yank the trans for the 4wd rebuild..

I'd show pics of tonight progress but my iPhone won't upload pics to pirate...all I can say is the(fake) wood floor is looking sweet..

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Old 09-23-2010, 12:30 PM   #156 (permalink)
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:50 PM   #157 (permalink)
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Chris at ujointoffroad.com has a very good kit for converting Ford vans to 4x4. Just got done with mine. Very sweet. A box van would be the ultimate camping vehicle.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:35 AM   #158 (permalink)
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I like "the man van" on the plate cover. Great build
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:31 PM   #159 (permalink)
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Chris at ujointoffroad.com has a very good kit for converting Ford vans to 4x4. Just got done with mine. Very sweet. A box van would be the ultimate camping vehicle.
I talked to Chris a few mo ago. He offers some great stuff. My current springs won't work with his hangers so I'll design and cut my own...on a Torchmate . It's been a sweet setup even "crude" with just futon and a coleman. The more I tear into it with the additions I notice how much better built a box van is than a camper...durability wise for the abuse I will put it through going out of the normal RV camping spots.

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haha, Mom got that for me soon after I got the van.

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Old 09-27-2010, 12:58 PM   #160 (permalink)
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pics from this weekend?
i like the hard wood floors..
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:52 PM   #161 (permalink)
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This thing is sweet, nice job!

I like that you are using it regularly, just doing small renovations at a time. I recently bought one of those trailer hitch platform cargo carriers, I installed a hitch on the back of my trailer, works perfect for taking a full size BBQ along on camping outings or extra boxes when space is limited. A full size trailer awning would also be a great addition! Keep it goin


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Old 09-28-2010, 07:19 AM   #162 (permalink)
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Subscribed! Keep it up man, it looks awesome!
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Dude! This things F'n bad to the bone...
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:23 PM   #164 (permalink)
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I did some framing out of the counter top last night. 1.75" angle iron is going to be the hidden structure mounted to the floor and wall and 1x2" is going to frame (will be seen) the wood inlayed. the counter top is 1" pine. I have some stainless I wanted to use on alot of things but the lack of a press brake is simplifying the build...I may add it all later.

Another crappy phone pic but it's better than text..Heading to the WE Rock grandnationals this weekend so no more work on it until Monday. I think I'll be framing the mount for the fridge and microwave under the counter.

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Old 09-29-2010, 01:57 PM   #165 (permalink)
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I did some framing out of the counter top last night. 1.75" angle iron is going to be the hidden structure mounted to the floor and wall and 1x2" is going to frame (will be seen) the wood inlayed. the counter top is 1" pine. I have some stainless I wanted to use on alot of things but the lack of a press brake is simplifying the build...I may add it all later.

Another crappy phone pic but it's better than text..Heading to the WE Rock grandnationals this weekend so no more work on it until Monday. I think I'll be framing the mount for the fridge and microwave under the counter.

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Old 10-12-2010, 01:13 PM   #166 (permalink)
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your really slackin on the pictures man. I need some realll sh*t here, none of this blurry camera phone nonsense.

Every since sav saw your FB photos shes been chatting about a family camper like this, so....i need you to help me out here by keeping the pictures coming and keeping the idea fresh in her head. This way i have fulllll spouse support on the next project.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:32 PM   #167 (permalink)
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I sent you a couple of mini mod ambulances on CL around Houston months ago all for under 5K...:P

I'll be ramping up again here soon...went kart racing last weekend and again this weekend...might have to do race truck stuff the following...schedule is booooked.

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Old 10-14-2010, 02:06 PM   #168 (permalink)
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Ever think of adding some type of "slide out" to your setup?
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Ever think of adding some type of "slide out" to your setup?
not really, but it would be cool. i haven't really looked at what's involved mechanically...just trying to get it done simply and enjoy.

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had a great CAD drawing of a home made slide out rail and now I cant find it. Basically it was three pieces of decreasing height C-Channel with some type of roller or bearing. The largest rail was fixed and the two smaller ones each slid out 50% and hit a stop, giving 100% extension of whatever the section length was.

Should be pretty easy to make, the hard part would be things like running electrical and water lines, what to do with the flooring, how to get it to seal correctly, etc...
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Hey Nick, it was great chatting with you at We-Rock. If you have any questions as you get ready to rig up some hot water in your van I'd be more than happy to answer questions. While I'm partial to the Helton units for obvious reasons I've got a fair amount of experience with some to of the other options and would be more than happy to recommend the best fit for your needs. Excited to see how you finish it off
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I've been busy (mostly non van things) but I am ramping up the work level on the Van. I really need to source a 4wd tranny to get on this 4wd swap...snow is starting to fall around here..

I had a headlight out so I picked up some new "brigher" silverstars and while I had those out I went and painted the grill and benzels (it's now 5mph faster after that ricer mod )

I also got started on insulating the walls with this plastic reflective bubble wrap. It is really easy to work with, just a tape measure, drywall square, exacto knife and staple gun.


The Torchmate desert truck got sponsored by Magnaflow for the baja 1000, getting all new exhaust. So I was given one of the Borla strainless mufflers for 3" tubing when taken off that only had maybe 500 mi on it...FREEBIE

more to come.

cruiseroutfit: Thanks for the info when we talked about the shower situation...I really need to get on a solution for hot water. I really like the "any body of water" set up you had, but I might as well try a more fixed situation in here.

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I want this rig. Just give it to me and I'll worry about finding the 4x4 transmission.
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I made some parts for my roof rack last night...it'll have 1" .095 along the top...storage for canoe, solar panel and other..

I have a video of the parts being cut but don't have the time to figure out how to attach at the moment.

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Old 10-28-2010, 06:10 PM   #175 (permalink)
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it needs a 'rockme' bumper fo that front winch i still have one of those stickers on my toolbox!
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