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Old 06-12-2016, 10:42 PM   #71
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:28 AM   #72
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:14 PM   #73
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I'm not quite sure what I want to use for the outside skin of the 'sleeper', I'm thinking aluminum, any suggestions???
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:35 PM   #74
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I am sure that somebody will come up with some great suggestions, but I say do what you want to do you know how to take lemons and make lemonade.
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:03 AM   #75
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Aluminum would be easy to work but you need to take into account the dissimilar metal problems of attaching aluminum to steel.

Crown was able to get around that problem so there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to do so as well.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:50 PM   #76
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Thanks guys!! I sure am glad I found this website, it ain't worth asking anybody around here, they just say, 'why hell if I know.' Haha
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:24 PM   #77
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Well, I started on the 'sleeper', this evening!!
I'm getting really excited! Haha
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:47 AM   #78
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thats one badass bus!! I love how its coming along... interesting thing is I found one similar to it in ohio .. although not nearly as nice as yours.. I had never even seen the concept before... im not sure what these guys did for a bed..

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Old 06-22-2016, 12:46 PM   #79
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I'd imagine that dovetail drags ALOT, it is pretty neat though
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:17 PM   #80
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Good flatbed conversion mr. friend

I'm planning that(nearly) exact conversion, except I plan to possibly use a FE and flat-nose skoolie since I like their reduced turning radius. Very good job there I'll add. I had done pretty similar job with my Isuzu FTR 4door w/26' box. I wanted as low as possible finished height since I was pulling 2travel Trlrs like cadillackid's previous posting for Haul&Tow. It was 34" tall X 27' long, including 4' beaver tail X 102" wide. Since selling it 2yrs ago I always wanted to convert a skoolie into same since parts are (likely) easy to get and my engine&trans choices means mechanics are easier to find. Concerning your sleeper skin I'd advise whatever thin panel u can get locally. I'm in Elkhart(RV Central) so fiberglass, laminates& RV panels are at every RV surplus. Have u gotten done enough to weigh your rig yet?
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