For as long as I can remember, I have loved the body style of the 1967-1972 Chevrolet trucks. Back in 2013, I became the proud owner of the gem you see before you.
This big, beautiful rig is what they called the Longhorn due to its extra long bed. Back in 1969, Chevrolet decided to take their dually cab n' chassis trucks and put a bed on it. Some folks say they did this to have a stake in the slide-in camper market that was so popular at the time. To accomodate the extra wheelbase, the engineers decided just to spot weld a 6-inch section of extra bed onto the front of the already 8-foot bed-sides. This gave the truck an unmistakeble seam only true to the Longhorn. They took the dually rear wheels and just gave it a single wheel rear axle, but made one hell of a 3/4-ton work horse.
This truck is my first ever full "frame up" build on my own. Follow along as I turn every bolt and screw myself and learn a ton of do's and don'ts along the way.
Back when I was a kid, as so many others did, I watched the move "Stripes"(1981) with Bill Murray and Harold Ramis and ultimately fantasized about the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle.
Years later.. (many, many years later) I became the proud owner of a GMC Motorhome.
It had been sitting under a steel awning for 28 years before I found it, now covered in a healthy layer of dust, tires rotten, and yes, the pack rats had made it their home for many moons.
Here is the process recorded for all to see in how I brought this rig out from the shadows and got it back on the road. Follow along as I proceed to gut this beauty and bring it back to life, better than before, in what I like to call "Motorhome Mondays".
I was asked by a good friend of mine if I would be interested and willing to do the RV upfitting on his Sprinter Van. He had seen the work I had done previously and knew I had already dug into a motorhome of my own. Follow along as I take a short wheelbase Sprinter and turn it into a "vanlife" style RV. Oh and did I mention that he uses a power chair to get around? This will be interesting!