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Old 11-16-2006, 07:42 AM   #1
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Hi guys (and gals),

I'm in the process of planning my first conversion. I'm planning on using a Freightliner Century with a condo and cutting the condo right behind the front seats. I don't end up with a bunk but I do get a nice tall ceiling over the front seats. I've seen another done this way and it's really nice. I want to remove the front drive axle but am wondering how much box I can get away with safely. I've been told 24'. I'd really like to get 26' if possible. I also don't want my wheelbase getting too long since I'll be pulling a trailer to race tracks the majority of the time and the pits are a little tight sometimes. What kind of overhang should I be looking at? 6 feet? I'm not sure what wheelbase that will give me but assume I'm going to have to stretch the frame.

Any input would be appreciated.


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Old 11-16-2006, 06:42 PM   #2
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You might want to consider leaving the front drive axle just for the ride and stability features. I am currently in the process of building a triple slide 30' box on a freightliner columbia. We wanted the sleeper for two reasons #1 We can accomidate 2 more beds in this area if we need them and #2 it is laid out for 2 lay-z-boy style chairs because it always seems like everyone is crowded around the driver when you go down the road. I added 10.5' of frame in the middle and 8' behind the axles. I tried 6' but it just didn't look right. Also I matched he contour and angles of the sleeper all the way to the back instead of squaring everything off. Hope this helps.
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