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updating the cab on an old chassis

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:56 pm
by lynnburcher
OK, let's put it right up front. I'm a cheapskate... With a really weird sense of taste... And I want a 'unique' motorhome.

For the class C I want to build I'm investigating getting a great deal on an old ('70's?) 1-ton chassis and 'updating' the cab on it...

At first I thought about getting a Lil Big Rig kit


and building a scaled-down semi-based class C. Kind of a 1/2 scale version of


Problem is that he cab looks too narrow to have a pass-through between the seats. The pass-through is non-negotiable.

So now I'm thinking of getting a hummer-look-a-like kit car


and chop the body off behind the front doors.

I actually like this idea, especially since I want to use a 4x4 chassis. Just think, the worlds only hummer RV. While the replicas are wide enough to have plenty of elbow room, they don't have to have the large tunnel like the real hummers, so a walk-through to the living space should be simple.

Anyone else out there crazy enough to discuss this?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:40 pm
by Dave Grason
That Hummer thing looks like an Urban Gorilla. I had a Chevy 4x4 pickup a few years ago that had a really rotted out body being from Michigan. I really thought that the Urban Gorilla kit would have been great because they make it to fit the Chev but man, I got so many irons in the fire already.

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:33 am
by lynnburcher
Dave Grason wrote:That Hummer thing looks like an Urban Gorilla.
Yeah, I probably should have given them credit. I liberated the pic from their site:

The pickup model must not be a popular option. There's only the one picture, and it's fairly buried, without any other info...

The Lil Big Rig photo came from:

And the massive monster motor home from:

Re: updating the cab on an old chassis

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:12 am
by dan8089
hmm I like the "Little Big Rig" idea