Newb. 7.3 Shuttle Van bought. Build maybe 🤷🏼*♂️
First post. Little intro. See where we go.
Like outdoors, dirtbikes/rzr/bikes/camping etc. would like to move towards more freedom and some road travel as things get sorted and use to that life. Plus summers off so could spend some real time showing my kid the country and mom can fly in for weekends etc.
Thoughts why I Think this could be a good idea. I needed a tow rig, wanted something to stay out of elements for camping etc etc. like being different with something that still satisfies my tinker gearhead side. Party bus(this one at least) was a strip club van so the thing has a killer stereo, most of the inside lights/tv/electrical with batteries/inverters handled as well as a beefy rear AC system for the summers of dunes/heat locations. Saves me a few bucks having to add to another bus and not knowing a bunch saves me some anxiety having to figure it out. 87k miles 00 with a 08+ front swap 7.3. Paid maybe a bit much but reality is I canít buy a low miles same drivetrain truck for $10k so here we are.
1 negative after looking at the van. And any shuttle for that matter I think. Is the whole process of any adventure build gone knowing that these boxes mounted on the chassis is connected to the van front pretty well. I canít see this thing going over any real rough road without just tweaking the whole thing into a floppy mess which will never go back to before. Do people that have done this before not thought of this or just building for instagram and no functionality? All pics I have seen are freshish builds so no update on being an issue.
Hope the pics loaded. Super pumped on a solid longer term simple build and to do things a bit different than the norm. I LOVE this other rig posted to give me some insight.
Canít wait to be more a part of this killer forum.