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Forum: Building Your Own 01-01-2020, 11:41 AM
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Posted By xyobgyn
Progress: pass through and rear bench revised

I removed the rear 2/3 bench bottom that folds and the one piece bench back that covers the full width.

This left a driver side single fold up seat only.

I modified the rear seat back by...
Forum: MDT Discussions 01-01-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,559
Posted By xyobgyn
Update: Illinois Chicago Burbs

My experience has been slightly different than what’s been described above.

For people who own a conversion that already has a title saying it’s a motor home or RV, as described above (Dennis), no...
Forum: Building Your Own 11-12-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By xyobgyn
Suitable donors...

Hi, thanks for responding.

I agree with you, should be plenty of box and rollback type F650/750 out there with air rear suspension.

When I review for sale ads I can find tons of trucks whole...
Forum: Building Your Own 09-23-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By xyobgyn
Thanks

That makes sense in terms of lbs....

But geometry of arms and shock settings etc I would expect to be designed for the long wheel base I have....not the rear of the semi.
Forum: Building Your Own 09-21-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By xyobgyn
Conversion from Spring to Air Suspension: Locating Salvage Parts

I have a 2004 Ford F650. Under CDL ie 25,999. Box truck going through conversion to Car Hauler/RV-Lite

My understanding is that chassis-wise 2000-2015 F650/F750 and International 4000 series were...
Forum: Building Your Own 06-15-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
Update.

Seriously? Its June already?

Not much progress.
Found a broken wheel speed sensor, hope that fixes the ABS light.
Found a bad alternator, rebuild was cheap. Adding a third battery for truck as...
Forum: Building Your Own 02-02-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
Brophy

Did you get the aluminum tread plate design, or, the solid aluminum with the anti-friction black appliqué?

The latter looks a little nicer, but may not be as durable. Very close in $$.

I'm not...
Forum: Building Your Own 02-02-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Camper-Steps/Broph...

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Camper-Steps/Brophy/AS25.html

These Brophy ones appeal to me. They have a bracket that fixes in a very narrow profile to the side of the truck, and the stairs...
Forum: Building Your Own 02-02-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
Steps...

I like those!

Not sure how or where they store. Will try and google image those and find the source as well.

By the way, looking at RV Electric Landing Gears.... I think one under each ramp...
Forum: Building Your Own 01-31-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
Pass Through

Some questions, if anyone is following....

1) The bottom section of the wood walls where I cut the Pass Through had water damage. Obviously the walls were sitting in water, and wicked it up.
...
Forum: Building Your Own 01-31-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
Long weekend, Pass Through.

Spent several hours on the project this weekend.

Regrets:

1) Wish I had more carefully examined the truck box to see what the material was made of for the actual walls. It turns out that it...
Forum: Building Your Own 01-23-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
getting car into truck at dock height

Truck has arrived. Have looked up the specification on the lift, made by MBB who was bought out by Palfinger. I have an ILK 33 for which I was able to look up specifications. It is a cantilever lift....
Forum: Building Your Own 01-19-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
RV-Lite, Car Hauler for track days...

1) Considering ditching the All-in-one AC/Heat unit to go with separate furnace and AC... .think it will do a better job. Not be cheaper, but for 115 AC I have more choices and get more cooling than...
Forum: Building Your Own 01-15-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By xyobgyn
Thanks

I haven’t decided if I’m buying a two sets of 60/40 seats to get rear seats, or ordering new ones from a custom site.

I’ll bevsure to go as wide as I can so that limiting width is the rear seats,...
Forum: Building Your Own 01-13-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By xyobgyn
Pass Through

Truck arrives next week.

I was hoping for some input on pro/con for larger or narrower openings from the Cab.

I'm thinking narrow is better, it will allow me to put more items, possibly...
Forum: Building Your Own 01-13-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
RE: liftgate cars into truck etc...

Java230, VNLCoach....

I read quickly through the thread on that truck. Fascinating history. The guy in the Video who commissioned that truck, and used it for racing is apparently pretty famous...
Forum: Building Your Own 01-11-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
Modified rear lift gate.

I love this idea....

There is probably no reason some modifications could not be done to enable me to use my gate in a similar fashion.

The Porsche being lifted has some advantages over my car,...
Forum: Building Your Own 01-01-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By xyobgyn
Pass-Through discussion: Uni-Grip Accordian Seal Gasket

ED-5386 24/ft $5.25/ft

This is the 2 to 7 inch product I see so many people using.

Seems it comes in minimum 24 feet.... Is that what everyone has ended up buying, a full 24 feet of this...
Forum: MDT Discussions 12-23-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,559
Posted By xyobgyn
Truck vs RV: newbie license title questions

Getting RV police inspection and subsequent RV plates seems a no brainer financially, in IL, $475 difference in cost for plates.

Getting a title that says RV.

What are the benefits in doing...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 12-23-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By xyobgyn
Illinois Medium Truck Conversion to RV Title and Plates

I've purchased a medium truck that I will be converting to an RV. It is under CDL, but requires in IL a Class C driver's License. To simplify things, I'll have a friend drive it to my home after...
Forum: Building Your Own 12-22-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
Plates and Title.

Well, got a new Driver License yesterday, and had a chance to review IL regs at the DMV. Pretty much going to have to have a friend drive the truck up from out of state with his Class C driver's...
Forum: Building Your Own 12-20-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
Insurances besides Geico?

Anyone else getting insurance for their conversion?

Thanks for the recommendation. I think for the short term, I'll be happy to at least insure it in anyway possible, even if just as the truck,...
Forum: For Sale: Toterhomes, Motorhomes, HDT & MDT's 12-15-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,136
Posted By xyobgyn
Rest of photos

Rest of the photos to follow. Need to remove items from inside the truck as well before I can post inside photos. Replacement truck not yet here, so I can't quickly move items over.
Forum: Building Your Own 12-15-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By xyobgyn
Insurance Headache?

Thank you for your referral to Pirate 4x4, that link in particular. You are correct, quite a few threads for me to review that are similar to my project.

Hey guys?

I gave the VIN to my...
Forum: For Sale: Toterhomes, Motorhomes, HDT & MDT's 12-15-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,136
Posted By xyobgyn
Correction: E450 Truck, and its a 1998 by Title.

I can't seem to find an edit key to correct the initial ad.

Taking offers as well.

Will add some more photos. Have to run emergently, can't load the rest.

Will try and contact...
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