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eporter

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Here's another cool bus van, with normal pass. door. Would be easy to bolt a pass. seat in, too.

$1600

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/5945838668.html

350 sbc 4 bolt
Th350 transmission
4barrel carb
3/4 ton suspension (2wd)
Great brakes, tires, heater and everything works.
The inside is painted silver and only has one seat for the driver .But the options are endless. Rear doors open like an ambulance passenger door opens with lever all original.

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Bikersmurf

Expedition Leader
First short bus I've seen with a regular passenger door. Too bad there's not a bolt on 4x4 kit. It'd still make a cool camper.
 

Pinnacle Campers

Chateau spotter
^ sorry for the massive photo... I tried to use the small one but couldnt figure it out.

I also found this today. Smaller Box truck, v8 5.4l, 5 speed, full float rear axle with Traction-Lok. Literally just throw a 4wd conversion at it and you have a camper that would be more than capable.
Edit - Or pull that box off, throw a cab back 42" shell behind it and fab up a flat bed for the rear. I need more money...
I agree on all points..I also believe this platform is highly underrated as a RTW rig. I know the die hard overlanders would disagree but I would rather drive a dead nuts simple rig that I'm familiar with than something that is tied to some worldwide brand.
These vans (although maybe not one with can-bus) are dead nuts simple, I have a series of three books from Ford that tells me exactly how to work on it, and a diagnostic reader. Parts can be shipped in from anywhere if they aren't carried in or on the truck and installed with my hands and tools.
Converting to 4wd isn't hard, and sprung/pivoting frames, doors, windows and departure angles can all be fabricated.
I do think I would prefer a FRP uhaul box as they seem to be easily modifiable to customize box size dimensions.
Opps, I'm preaching to the choir here right....
Here's my contribution, this one seems to have 4.56 gears, http://www.ebay.com/itm/09-5-4-V8-E...991ae1a&pid=100033&rk=2&rkt=8&sd=302167742382
 
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Jsweezy

Explorer
I agree on all points..I also believe this platform is highly underrated as a RTW rig. I know the die hard overlanders would disagree but I would rather drive a dead nuts simple rig that I'm familiar with than something that is tied to some worldwide brand.
These vans (although maybe not one with can-bus) are dead nuts simple, I have a series of three books from Ford that tells me exactly how to work on it, and a diagnostic reader. Parts can be shipped in from anywhere if they aren't carried in or on the truck and installed with my hands and tools.
Converting to 4wd isn't hard, and sprung/pivoting frames, doors, windows and departure angles can all be fabricated.
I do think I would prefer a FRP uhaul box as they seem to be easily modifiable to customize box size dimensions.
Opps, I'm preaching to the choir here right....
Here's my contribution, this one seems to have 4.56 gears, http://www.ebay.com/itm/09-5-4-V8-E...991ae1a&pid=100033&rk=2&rkt=8&sd=302167742382
Ya I never even considered using a small box truck as a camper until now after learning more and more and when I saw it, it hit me.
 

jydog

New member
Jsweezy, it's perfect for 2 people but I am a little leary about transporting a family of 3 in it since one of us would have to ride in the back. Just FYI. I wish I had thought
more about that before I started building it. I guess it wouldn't be a whole lot different than a standard sticks and staples class c or a. What do you think?
 

Pinnacle Campers

Chateau spotter
I thumbed through your videos, looks like a fun project.
I like the horizontal door in the back for a "tailgate" it was a thought I have had too, although putting both doors horizontally with the hinges at the top for the top one as an awning and when down as a safety/protective cover for a big window in the old door opening.
Also, might be to late now, for seating more than 2, if you put a dinette behind the driver (class c style) the seats behind the driver could swivel forward with seat belts, or swivel back to face the dinette.
 

blairks

New member
Revcon 4x6 Trailmaster Rv - $249500 (La Paz)

Maybe a bit bigger than a standard van. Already 4wd!!!! and only a third retail!

Revcon 4x6 Trailmaster Rv - $249500 (La Paz)

https://bajasur.craigslist.com.mx/rvs/5932902594.html?lang=en&cc=us


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condition: like new
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
paint color: black
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
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Well maintained
Like New, only 6,000 miles
Retail Price in 2004: 780,000$
Price now: 249,000$!
New central air conditioner
Solar pannels
All circuits are independent.
All wheel drive
This is Revcon´s legacy.
Fully functional.
 

eporter

Adventurer
Here's another box truck, with a utility body. Cuts down on the interior space, but lots of cool compartments. Yeah, I know it's an F350, but that would make for an easier 4wd swap.

Any thoughts on (presumably) heavier steel body vs. fiberglass box truck? I like the idea of the steel box, sort of like my ambo but heavier... Definitely makes it easy to bolt things on, stand on top, whatever. But maybe more weight than you really need in the middle of nowhere?

https://portland.craigslist.org/yam/cto/5906350187.html

"1983 F350 Ford service body truck. Runs and drives good. Has 351 gas engine with 4 speed manual transmission. Duel rear wheel. Totally enclosed back. Wired inside for plugs. No rust. Clean title in hand."

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