Size Matters (and I'm thinking small)
New guy--joined yesterday, and I've just begun shopping in earnest.
I've wanted my very own skoolie since I was a hippie in Big Sur in '69 (to be honest, I was 13 then), and now that I'm preparing to retire, it's finally time for the overland skoolie I've always wanted. I've been watching skoolie and van builds on youtube for a year, and ready to get started.
So, what size matters most? I'm looking to build a 4x4 overland vehicle, and it needs to be maneuverable. Almost everything I'm interested in is 5 window, with perhaps a few 6 window exceptions.
I like vintage, and since I'm looking at shorties, an old Chevy or Ford would be very easy for me to deal with the mechanics, and I can snap a 60s Chevy truck together like a Mr. Potatohead. Other than that, I've been checking out a few Thomas/Vista 3600 shorties, with the International variation of the 7.3 Powerstroke, but I know nothing about the International drive trains or the possibility of 4WD.