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Old 12-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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streching frame.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:42 PM   #2
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had removed air farrings, 5th wheel and tail lights this summer. building white truck as a 45 footer with 20 foot garage. white truck has a 60 series detroit with allison automatic. blue truck had a 60 series detroit with manual transmission. one has unimount rims and other was budds. removed hubs and differentials and switched over to housings on frame rails being added from other truck. putting new brakes, shocks and torque rods on. owner of white truck had wheel chair lift installed on passenger side. he was in a wheel chair. drivers seat is electric forward, backward and swivels towards inside of truck. will post more in next couple days. we have cut frame rails but havent taken pictures yet. i bought a 33ft motorhome to use interier and generator. still planning platform for hauling pickup. it will slide out and tilt down for loading and unloading.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:42 PM   #3
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I can not wait to see the next set of pics. This so makes me want to post my truck frame mod pics from when I was home on leave. Good luck with the project!
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:05 PM   #4
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got 1st frame streach done. have to add on frame behind tandems yet. rear brakes and suspension are done. have another air bag leaking and need to change yet. sleeper has been partly gutted. bought rear frame rails and steel to frame motorhome body. picked up 2 used driveshafts. traded differentials from blue truck for driveshafts and rear frame rails. will post pictures in a few days.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:22 PM   #5
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Cool, this is a big project. I'm liking the pictures so far.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:38 AM   #6
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Wow, I though my project was a biggie, you are starting way back in the field on this project. good luck, stay with it, and keep posting pictures, and we'll sheer ya on!
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:07 PM   #7
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got rear section of frame stripped down and cut to fit today. will be welding on by weekend. will post more pictures then. ordered steel for coach and they delivered yesterday. 3) 4x4x20ft and 50) 2x2x24ft pieces. cost just under $3,000.00 shopped around and had to work salesman alittle.
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started working on floor. went to the rv show in chicago and got alot of ideas. bought a trailer that has a set of hydraulic legs on rear. will post pictures. hope these work for levelers and supports for rear when loading pickup.
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went to elkhart indiana over the weekend. picked up 3 large windows $50 each, 1 escape window $75 and 1 small window $25. holding tank $100. 2 roof vents with fans, lights and wall mounted switchs $79.95 each. 45 amp convertor $ 149.95. 30x78.5 door with screen $150.00. shower pan $60.00 and bathroom sink $16.95. water tank $85.80. plus a few small odds and ends. about $85.00 in gas and $66.00 for hotel. didn't check on tolls yet. about 1/2 hour at casino in michigan city for $110.00. figure about $1200.00 weekend.
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Sounds like a good trip. I hope it all works for you. Blizz bought some windows cheap there but later found out that some of them wouldn't work for the way he needed them to. Keep the pictures coming.
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