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Old 06-09-2018, 12:08 AM   #21
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Box slid ahead and ready to be transformed into an Rv
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Old 06-09-2018, 01:37 PM   #22
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I'm surprised you didn't got w the (newer) white truck...what was behind your decision to go w/ the blue one?
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I'm a sucker for the old jimmys and the fact that it is a mechanically controlled diesel engine is very appealing to me
I'll be able to service this truck anywhere in North America without expensive diagnostic equipment
Plus have you ever heard a detroit diesel sit and idle?music to my ears
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:00 PM   #24
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That's going to be awesome. Keep it going.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:56 PM   #25
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I have decided to cut the roof of the box down to an inside height of 7 feet once insulated
Been working on my new cab and doors to get ready for paint
I'll take pics as I go
I bought a salvage camper to use a bunch of stuff to save time (Like holding tanks and plumbing )
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What is your overall height now? I opted for basement mounted mini splits to keep the profile low and I have almost 8 ft ceilings. Overall I'm still only 12ft 2 inches. The extra ceiling height is fantastic.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:05 PM   #27
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Height right now is 12' 9"
Will end up being 11' 3" plus height of a.c. units
I think it will look more proportionate with lower height
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:54 PM   #28
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Took the box off the frame to use it as a storage unit
Figured if I was going to lower the roof, cut in a cab overhang and fill in the back door I might just as well make a living quarters from scratch
The original box had 1.5" hardwood between frame and box
Do I need to duplicate this or can I mount it directly to frame with 1/2" plate tabs bolted through frame?
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:59 PM   #29
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Every box I have ever seen has had hardwood between the truck frame and box frame, a kind of sacrificial wear plate.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:34 PM   #30
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Getting ready to install the new silent choice exhaust system
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LOVE that!
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Great build ideas.

Who is going to insure it?

(Fellow Ontarion here.)
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:47 AM   #33
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Great build ideas.

Who is going to insure it?

(Fellow Ontarion here.)
Either cooperators or Aviva
Still waiting on the best policy from both
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:41 PM   #34
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Keep your insurance adventures posted. It's always an issue with built-not-bought units. Thx.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:49 PM   #35
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Any updated photos to share?

What is the expected completion date?
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Updates on this build?
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Plus have you ever heard a detroit diesel sit and idle?music to my ears
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I'v worked for years on Detroit 2 stroke engines, I loved them
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