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Old 07-24-2019, 10:53 AM   #1
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Converting a *gasp* not school bus

Iím converting a freightliner mt-55 Stepvan. The body is an aluminum box truck. Itís coming along and I donít have anyone to talk to about it so Iíve come here to make some friends

Iíve put 60 hours into the conversion so far and around 9000 dollars. Cost is okay because I have a bulletproof 5.9 liter Cummins turbo diesel with an Allison transmission.

https://m.imgur.com/a/QJSJvIc Here are a few photos of my conversion so far. It has electrical, plumbing, and insulation of course. Iím going to have AC and vent fans when Iím done. There are 12 volt sources all over the place and Iíll have two 110 volt sources for appliances and other such things.
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:22 AM   #2
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I think it sounds cool but I'm into anything that is unconventional. In some respects it would be an easier conversion than a school bus, for one thing no seats to remove.
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:24 AM   #3
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I think it sounds cool but I'm into anything that is unconventional. In some respects it would be an easier conversion than a school bus, for one thing no seats to remove.
I too love the unconventional.
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:24 AM   #4
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Iím converting a freightliner mt-55 Stepvan. The body is an aluminum box truck. Itís coming along and I donít have anyone to talk to about it so Iíve come here to make some friends

Iíve put 60 hours into the conversion so far and around 9000 dollars. Cost is okay because I have a bulletproof 5.9 liter Cummins turbo diesel with an Allison transmission.

https://m.imgur.com/a/QJSJvIc Here are a few photos of my conversion so far. It has electrical, plumbing, and insulation of course. Iím going to have AC and vent fans when Iím done. There are 12 volt sources all over the place and Iíll have two 110 volt sources for appliances and other such things.
Welcome!

We are an open minded group We'll probably let you stick around

Sounds like a sweet step-van. Great drivetrain.

When you get 5 (?) posts up you will be able to post some pictures for us and we do love to see pictures of what you have going on.

Have fun!
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Old 07-24-2019, 01:06 PM   #5
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I love truck conversions... ive seen ,more than one and they rock.. step vans are fun to drive too!
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I did post pictures but here is another link https://m.imgur.com/a/QJSJvIc

I didn’t have to remove seats, that’s true, but I have done that before. My best friend converted an old school bus and we ripped out 20 seats or something with a die grinder. I installed wooden studs and insulation and plywood sheathing in mine so it has been a hefty project
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:21 PM   #7
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Your less alone then you think. Mine is a converted 24 foot U-Haul Box.
I call it "The U-RV" alum framed and skined as well.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:49 PM   #8
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Looks fun! Fill out your profile info so folks know where you are and what you've got
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