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OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 08:11AM

While doing a search I came across this.
I've never seen one of these before. Have you?

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 13, 2020 12:39PM

While I have never seen one JUST like that, I have seen a few Crewcab Dually pickups that have had the frame extended and a sleeper installed in the middle.
One fellow I knew did not install a big rig sleeper, but went to an RV manufacturer and had them build him a permanent mid-frame sleeper with walls made out of the RV style aluminum sheeting like that has.
The bottom left, is what I am thinking you are trying to achieve. Correct?

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 13, 2020 01:16PM

I am posting the photo's so in a few days, weeks, month's or years when the link no longer functions, those who stumble across this thread will know what was being discussed.
(1978-Chevrolet-TowLounge-Van)

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 13, 2020 01:25PM

A longtime friend of mine has a knack for finding some of the most unique vehicles.
He is the guy I bought my Mid Engine Kelmark Corvair and '69 COPO Camaro from.
This is what he currently has to tow stuff with. I have seen a few of these over the years and it is the second one he has owned.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 13, 2020 01:37PM

Is that a Centurion ?

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 02:02PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> While I have never seen one JUST like that, I have seen a few Crewcab Dually pickups that have had the frame extended and a sleeper installed in the middle.
> One fellow I knew did not install a big rig sleeper, but went to an RV manufacturer and had them build him a permanent mid-frame sleeper with walls made out of the RV style aluminum sheeting like that has.
> The bottom left, is what I am thinking you are trying to achieve. Correct?


Yes and that is better looking than what I was going to do. Grin

Mel, do you happen to have any more information on that one or a link to it?

Thanks

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 13, 2020 02:03PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> Is that a Centurion ?

Yes, I had intended to mention that....but then promptly forgot.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 02:04PM

Caraholic4life Wrote:
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> I am posting the photo's so in a few days, weeks, month's or years when the link no longer functions, those who stumble across this thread will know what was being discussed.
> (1978-Chevrolet-TowLounge-Van)


Thank you. I'm not at home and didn't have a way to do it.

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 02:06PM

Yes, it is Mel

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 02:23PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> While I have never seen one JUST like that, I have seen a few Crewcab Dually pickups that have had the frame extended and a sleeper installed in the middle.
> One fellow I knew did not install a big rig sleeper, but went to an RV manufacturer and had them build him a permanent mid-frame sleeper with walls made out of the RV style aluminum sheeting like that has.
> The bottom left, is what I am thinking you are trying to achieve. Correct?


Mel, You know you have or had a good idea when someone copies it.
That one in the lower left is sharp and I've never seen one.
It is just what I had in mind. However, those big rig sleepers are not cheap.
So I had a plan B for the sleeper box. Grin
But who knows. Maybe I can find a nice one in white.

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 02:30PM

Mel, if you would, can you please post individual pictures of the 2 lower ones on my G3500 thread.
It would get members a better idea of what I have in mind and I would like to save them..

Thank you.

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 13, 2020 02:48PM

What comes to mind is "Give 40 ACRES and I'll turn this rig around"

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 02:54PM

jjohnsonjo Wrote:
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> What comes to mind is "Give 40 ACRES and I'll turn this rig around"


Don't most if not all fifth wheel campers take a lot of space to turn them around? ggg

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 13, 2020 03:32PM

Look locally for a Tractor Trailer Salvage yard. They would be a good source to find a complete Sleeper Cabin that might be adapted to your needs.
Just a thought. I found several doing a quickie search on flea bay but most of them were in the lower states like Texas.
These appear to be available in several different sizes and completeness. I saw many in the $1500.00 to $5,000.00 range.
Of course the more you spend, the better chance of finding one that will need less work.....maybe.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 13, 2020 03:39PM

OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
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> jjohnsonjo Wrote:
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> > What comes to mind is "Give 40 ACRES and I'll turn this rig around"
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> Don't most if not all fifth wheel campers take a lot of space to turn them around? ggg

Heh, I try to never pull into anyplace where I don't have a clear exits strategy with my 37' motorhome towing a car. Size mattershot smiley

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: racingguy2 ()
Date: January 13, 2020 04:22PM

Man, and I complain about how big and awkward my Jag is!

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 04:44PM

Caraholic4life Wrote:
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> Look locally for a Tractor Trailer Salvage yard. They would be a good source to find a complete Sleeper Cabin that might be adapted to your needs.
> Just a thought. I found several doing a quickie search on flea bay but most of them were in the lower states like Texas.
> These appear to be available in several different sizes and completeness. I saw many in the $1500.00 to $5,000.00 range.
> Of course the more you spend, the better chance of finding one that will need less work.....maybe.

That looks like a nice sleeper. But I need one that:
1. Does not have the lip on top. It would never match my cab.
2. It needs a smaller opening. Because the cab design on a van is much smaller too.

I've been looking for years for the right sleeper..
FYI - I believe I put a deposit on my G3500 in Nov or Dec of 2017.
I've been looking ever since. One I really liked was 5k. Almost as much as I paid for the truck it self. Ggg

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 13, 2020 05:46PM

"2. It needs a smaller opening. Because the cab design on a van is much smaller too."

You can fix the opening issue quite easily.
Just like adapting transmissions, install a sheet of aluminum, then cut out the opening size that you need! thumbs up

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 13, 2020 06:02PM

jjohnsonjo Wrote:
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> What comes to mind is "Give 40 ACRES and I'll turn this rig around"


Very true.
But these rigs are not ever used for around town chores.
They are used as small-scale "Over The Road" rigs hauling Hot-Shot freight, delivering 5th wheel, Travel Trailers, car haulers and such from the factories to the dealers.
These guys LIVE out of their trucks.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: OT I've never seen one of these before. Have you??
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 13, 2020 06:37PM

for those who do not know J.O.'s reference, . . .
> > Give Me 40 Acres < <

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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