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Old 01-08-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Welcome to the loony bin!

We have a couple of step van conversions going on here so you'll be in good company.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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Yup, ya seen one tin tent ya seen em all. Welcome and get the pics flowing!
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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Yup, ya seen one tin tent ya seen em all.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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Welcome!
I had a 1967 Chevy step van. Bigger one in length, can't remember exact length.
It had a 292 inline six banger and a 4 speed w/granny.
I stripped an old motor home and installed the stuff in it.
I ran that thing from about 1990 until around 1997.
Got 10mpg and was trouble free the whole time.
I took it across country several times and to Sturgis a few times as well.
Slow but sure.

I miss it and wish I never sold it.
I had a 64 Chevy short bus at the time (also a 292/4 speed - I love that combo) and felt I didn't need both.
waaaaaaaaaa.... hindsight doesn't count.

I'll see if I can dig up some old pics and scan them to post.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:37 PM   #5
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14"? I only have 10"--could you give me a couple of feet? Just kidding. You will want to think out your floor plan and then hide it and think out a couple of more before you commit. Like others have said, it all starts with the toilet (and black water tank) and then flows to congress--er a and then all else follows. Jack
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:57 AM   #6
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Welcome to the Madhouse Alaska! --- and don't feel bad, everyone here was a newbie at some point in time. Grummans have an excellent reputation and should make for great conversion platforms. As Trunt noted, just figure out your toilet plumbing and build around that. Also figure on changing your mind a few hundred times. It's just part of the game. Do it your way and enjoy the process.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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Great looking unit! --- All aluminum body? And with all those straight lines and square corners, it should be an easy buildout. Keep the pix coming.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:30 AM   #8
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Glad to see a new build... welcome
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Hey Alaska --- a roof raise on that puppy would be a piece of cake! I pushed the roof on a 40' Blue Bird by 19". The Ex-Wife and I did it in two weekends. In your case, you would need access to aluminum welding capabilities but that's no biggie. Heck...go for it, now's the time!

And I have to second Shawn's rave review of SketchUp. Gotta be the coolest FREE program anywhere. Here what I did with it and I'm a Geezer...



Best part is that it's real time 3D...you can turn & rotate the drawing to see how things fit!
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