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Sweet Van build

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    Soul Rider Paul_E_D's Avatar
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    Sweet Van build


    Not mine, but this is a REALLY nice van build for sale. It's in CA, but a road trip home would be epic.

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    That is sick. I would love to stick my oldest in that with a prepaid debit card once we get out west and just set him loose to get lost and find himself. Alas, at $62.5k I donít see it happening!!

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Sick build

    For that price I am building one of these...


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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Iíd hit it


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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Quote Originally Posted by snwbrdr435 View Post
    Sick build

    For that price I am building one of these...

    No you're not. That will run you double the money EASY.

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    That is a serious project!

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Not bad for a Queenslander!

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    No you're not. That will run you double the money EASY.
    Nope, already have the fuso. The rest is my time, my welder, and aluminum and steel stock.

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Quote Originally Posted by snwbrdr435 View Post
    Nope, already have the fuso. The rest is my time, my welder, and aluminum and steel stock.
    Giddyup! Keep us informed.

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Made me look. Seems you can get a brand new Fuso 4x4 chassis cab for a little over $40k. That's hot.

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    Keep us informed.
    This. Want photos!

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    The thing I don't like about those is that the entire cab is wasted cubic feet. No pass through, no way to use the seats for the house. co pilot can't go back and make the sammies without stopping. Also, they drive like a work truck. They are undeniably fun and badass though.

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    For those of you who follow the van market perhaps more closely than I do, are there any good sources that you track other than the usual suspects (Transit forum, Sprinter forum, Craigslist)?

    I am in the market but want to make sure I am looking in the right places. Goal is more of a moto-specific or merely moto-accommodating build, not a full conversion or home-on-wheels. Like 10-track-events-per-year-step-up-from-contractor-van type of build.


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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Quote Originally Posted by dhawks View Post
    For those of you who follow the van market perhaps more closely than I do, are there any good sources that you track other than the usual suspects (Transit forum, Sprinter forum, Craigslist)?

    I am in the market but want to make sure I am looking in the right places. Goal is more of a moto-specific or merely moto-accommodating build, not a full conversion or home-on-wheels. Like 10-track-events-per-year-step-up-from-contractor-van type of build.


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    For that kind of a thing, you are better off building your own. There are companies that do simple modular builds for crazy money. It's not that hard to make a flip up bed, and some L track to the floor, and even add a small kitchen console. house power systems are getting easier and cheaper to buy/build. Heat for sleeping is a nice upgrade in the NE. looks like I will be running my heat more than half the season.

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Quote Originally Posted by dhawks View Post
    For those of you who follow the van market perhaps more closely than I do, are there any good sources that you track other than the usual suspects (Transit forum, Sprinter forum, Craigslist)?

    I am in the market but want to make sure I am looking in the right places. Goal is more of a moto-specific or merely moto-accommodating build, not a full conversion or home-on-wheels. Like 10-track-events-per-year-step-up-from-contractor-van type of build.


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    I'm on Facebook hiatus at the moment, but some of the regional MX bike & gear buy-and-sell FB groups have seen a few vans come up for sale. Mostly just Ford or Chevy vans, but done well enough to get started.

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I'm on Facebook hiatus at the moment, but some of the regional MX bike & gear buy-and-sell FB groups have seen a few vans come up for sale. Mostly just Ford or Chevy vans, but done well enough to get started.
    Just so happens that one is on there today...approximately a year old Mercedes sprinter van stretch/high roof with 20k miles for about $32K

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    Just so happens that one is on there today...approximately a year old Mercedes sprinter van stretch/high roof with 20k miles for about $32K
    That seems like a pretty good deal.. I think?

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    The thing I don't like about those is that the entire cab is wasted cubic feet. No pass through, no way to use the seats for the house. co pilot can't go back and make the sammies without stopping. Also, they drive like a work truck. They are undeniably fun and badass though.
    I couldn't agree more with you, which is why the plans I have include a passthrough and a raised cab roof. Still drawing up plans with my fabricator friend. One of the reasons I went with my van is because of the swivel seats and passthrough. I hate the idea of having to get out and walk back to a living space.

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    Well, damn, now I can't wait to see some progress pics!

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    Re: Sweet Van build

    definitely subscribed.

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