Join Truck Conversion Today
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-23-2003, 05:46 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1
Default

please help, i bought an old f700. i want to build a conversion on the chassie, but i can't find any detailed plans on the building. i loved the example on this site. if anyone has any plans for any of the conversions, please send them to WMUDDAWGS@AOL.COM. or please post. i could really use everyone's help.
thanks.
__________________

SANDY6316 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2003, 10:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Cincinnati Ohio USA
Posts: 286
Default

a reasomable sized box will weigh maybe 10-15,000#....on a old F 700 series?...might want to plan it out on paper first and figure your weight against what the truck is able to haul.....'course there is also the question of air suspension and ratios-brakes-and horsepower to consider.....It will work-but will it work the way you expect? ....geof
__________________

geof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2003, 11:32 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: N.E. Ohio
Posts: 768
Default

I don't think it will be likely that anyone will have detailed plans for a custom box for a conversion. Anyone spending the money to do up prints will most likely be a mfg'er and they are not letting out that kind of info. The guys tackling a conversion on there own will probably be doing it by the seat of their pants, making alterations as they go.

As geof pointed out you are best to be sure you have enough truck before you get to far into this. I am assuming you will be towing a trailer and with the weight of the conversion and a trailer that 700 is going to be aching. Not sure how your 700 is setup, but I have seen them come in a 23,500 GVW & 30,000 GVW version with everything from a V8 gasser to 210 hp cummins.

I think I have my links at home and I know I have promissed before, but this weekend I will try to remember to put a new category in the link section with links to companies that supply all kinds of components to build a conversion on your own. Things like all of the metal work for the corners of the box to appliances.

Bill

2003 28' Show Hauler Motorhome on a 1995 FL 120 www.showhauler.com
Warpath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2003, 01:45 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: N.E. Ohio
Posts: 768
Default

Just found this one



2003 28' Show Hauler Motorhome on a 1995 FL 120 www.showhauler.com
Warpath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2003, 02:40 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2
Default

I am also looking for sites and information on building a toter.I want to build one to pull a smaller enclosed trailer with. Can you use truck boxes and what are best trucks to use. Thanks
gracn66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2003, 03:33 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Cincinnati Ohio USA
Posts: 286
Default

Look for the one with the longest "NO LEAK" warranty....that seems a precurser to failure at the joints...geof
geof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2003, 08:15 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2
Default

What i am looking for is the do's and definitely Don'ts. And if anyone has any kind of drawings or idea's that would be great to. I am just trying to learn from others success's or failure's hoping to lessen mine. Thanks again.
__________________

gracn66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.