I think I need a bigger truck!
I recall one and one half (kinda) the first was a full build out “Putts” if memory serves correct. The second Ujoint did a conversion on a unit with an Econoline chassis and running gear from the factory.Thanks guys, glad you enjoy! It's kinda disappointing that there is really only one other step van build thread that I have been able to find on here. They are giant and don't come stock with 4wd. You can't fix the giant, but you can fix the 4wd part at least. I don't know, we'll see how capable this thing is and where we can take it. But we do plan to get off the beaten path with this thing! Step vans are the coolest thing, change my mind...
Oh man, I can't wait to drive this thing terrible weather! I'm hoping to take it into blizzard conditions, just because! For years I never looked twice at step vans driving by. But ever since I got into one and drove them, I get excited just seeing a Fedex or UPS truck! Everyone looking for a van should just get a step van. I also enjoy canoes. I have an old 17' made by Grumman Aircraft. Very fitting if I were to carry the canoe inside the van for a river trip.This project makes me smile. I have spent 23 years driving Grumman Aluminum vans that are mobile kitchens in the film industry. I have driven them into some of the craziest locations in some of the worst weather conditions in the dead of night , these vans make me feel at home. The ones I drive are much longer than yours 30+fters with room 4-5 chefs working to feed the crew.Always though they would make a great basecamp biking /paddling camper. Also I am very long time canoe tripper 45+ years of canoeing starting at wilderness summer camps and often we had Grumman canoes for the 7+ days canoe trips. Once we had someone tip upstream of a small dam and the Grumman canoe broaches the dam blocking it 80% , A nearby cabin owner came to out rescue with a high lift off-road jack, with ropes and pulleys we jacked the canoe off the dam face and pulled away with ropes... Canoe only had a few dings but perfectly fine, tough canoes.
I see you are using wire loom....Well, we're gonna hope the connectors we used will stay.