Thread: An FRP boxvan turns camper SLOWLY

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    Default An FRP boxvan turns camper SLOWLY

    So I found a box. It's an old USAF "bluevan", 10'x7' FRP box. I got it pulled off and set to the side for now. Future plans are to pull all the plywood out, it's 3/4", has random screwholes, and a bunch of doors I don't want. The plan is to glass up some 3/8 cabinet grade plywood. I'm replacing the side sliding door with an RV style one, loosing the rear barn doors, and lowering the floor frame. I'm lowering the floor for several reasons. One is to gain more headroom. Two is so I can make it into a slide in style camper and put in a thinner insulated floor. I also plan to add a queen sleeper on the front instead of a walkthough it has stock. Basically all I'll be reusing is the rounded ally frames and roof.

    Here's a link to the truck it's going to be sitting on.
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...er-on-a-budget

    The camper will prob get started after xmas.
    1988 Chevy CC 5.9 12v swap, baby "earth roamer" SOLD
    1989 Chevy CC 6.2, baby "earth roamer" 2.0

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    This sounds like it will be good.

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    That is a crazy long truck. I'll be subbing this one!

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    Well i got the trucks flatbed tacked together. need to find someone whos better at welding ally than me. Once the flatbed is done im going to mount the box and get to work. Hopefully soon....

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