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« on: November 12, 2009, 10:10:32 AM »

Here's some pictures of the truck conversion as it sits now.  The windows have not been cut out yet-but are framed in.  On the exterior views, the chrome bumper is goofed up, and has been redone.  This is the front right view-the hardware for the doors isn't in yet.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009, 10:11:37 AM »

Left front.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 10:12:17 AM »

Left Front
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 10:14:08 AM »

Rear view with the tail gate, and the hardware in for the side doors.  The upper roof railings are not correct-they are being rebuilt without them sticking up so much (for the roof top view platform).
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 10:15:03 AM »

Right side (Osps)
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 10:15:26 AM »

Back of truck
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 10:16:01 AM »

Back inside showing the framing.
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 11:24:20 AM »

You are off to a great start.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 12:04:35 PM »

I'm curious why you choose those aluminum moldings for the top edge of the box?  It makes the whole thing look more like a box truck or a semi trailer than a motorhome.

I suppose the look will change with the windows installed.
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009, 02:58:28 PM »

Mainly because it is built by American Truck Body that uses the same top for their commercial boxes.  I figured, its' worked for hundreds of commercial boxes-works for me.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 03:01:34 PM »

What an interesting statement. It's clearly easier to build the corners that way, and it provides a great deal more room on the inside for cabinets, bunks, etc. I think the look is great, but then I like trucks, too.
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2009, 03:28:25 PM »

Tom, How do you think the back will ride going down the road..
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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2009, 04:30:00 PM »

Tom,

Looks good!

This is also something I have a passing interest in.

Looking forward to future updates and pictures.

Any pictures of the frame extension???

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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2009, 04:36:30 PM »

What an interesting statement. It's clearly easier to build the corners that way, and it provides a great deal more room on the inside for cabinets, bunks, etc. I think the look is great, but then I like trucks, too.

I wasn't commenting on the square corners, but rather the specific aluminum molding used.  Square corners are a very good thing to have.

Unlike many, I like the Eagle model 25 with the square corners as the interior is the easier to build that way.
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2009, 05:13:05 PM »

Florida Cliff- here's the frame extension.

Travelingfools- The rear should ride very well with the Kenworth 8 air bag suspension, and the over hang (12ft) in the back-especially when the car is inside.  That should slow down the rebound to about bus like.  Good Luck, TomC
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