Van>Camper conversion
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(02-27-2017, 01:09 PM)TDKPE Wrote: DW has been talking about a small RV or travel van (B or B+ maybe?).  Minimal luxuries, and minimal amenities other than a small galley, bed, and head.  Something like MsNomer's would probably fit the bill.




The 50's colors and style works.  But then, being a 50's baby boomer, I've always been partial to boomerangs.  Could use a little atomic patterning, too, come to think of it.  And some tripod or pole lamps.  Laugh



But seriously, I like it.   Yes
I had a 1960 Renault Dauphin in mint green with white trim.  It was a fairly dreadful car (though it never left me stranded).  The color looks to be nearly the same as your interior.

I've owned a lot of nice cars over the years (Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Mustang Mach 1, and others) but none of them came anywhere near as good a chick magnet as that old Renault.  I always wondered if it was the color, the lines or the fact that it only required 3 lug nuts per wheel.

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Actually, that turquoise-orange pattern makes me realize mine is more toward the 40’s end of the decade. That one is pushing toward the 60's.
Carolyn

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(02-27-2017, 11:09 AM)Cooler Wrote: Winnebago is now showing one on a Ford Transit.  The example shown is $125,000.00.  

I would assume that you built yours for $124,000.00 (or a bit less). Smile  

http://autoweek.com/article/drive-review...dailydrive



       I like the smaller ones like that however I can get a new diesel pusher for 80k.... But loml wants a van size at retirement time.
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Carolyn, very nice conversion Yes I like the wood cave, but having seen yours I like it mo betta. Awesome job.
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(02-27-2017, 03:37 PM)MsNomer Wrote: Actually, that turquoise-orange pattern makes me realize mine is more toward the 40’s end of the decade.   That one is pushing toward the 60's.

My vintage is more toward the 60's end, so to me, that's what the 50's looked like.  Lotta stuff in the house like that when I was little, and I remember back at least to when I was 3 years old (snow and Santa, for starters, and we moved in late summer, after I turned 4).

But on the subject of the van, how are you liking the Dodge?
Tom

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Loving it. Drives and rides so well I don't like to use the Toyotas anymore. Approaching 42,000 miles with nothing more than some minor body fixes I chalk up to their first-year learning curve. 17-18 mpg at 6,900 lb.
Carolyn

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That's fantastic Carolyn. I like the colors too. I'm a big fan of the solid pastels. I did a repair on an old Chevy truck which was about the same color. I believe it was called Sea Mist Green.
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(10-24-2016, 05:41 PM)MsNomer Wrote: Wow.  How did I miss that one?  Same vehicle as mine.

My van is 95% complete--just some cosmetics left.  I have been tempted numerous times to add wood porn like the above example, but I early on decided I wanted bright and colorful with a 50’s flavor.




I may have neglected to post down here when my thread upstairs was updated.

https://forums.woodnet.net/showthread.php?tid=6961215

We have put 30,000 miles on it this year.  It is simply unreal how much pleasure I have gotten out of this project, both in making it and using it.  No matter what the weather, from below freezing to 100° a couple weeks ago near Death Valley, we have been comfortable.  With 300W solar, we can boondock until we run out of milk.

So love this!  Great job, Carolyn. Cool
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