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Thread: Mat Mobile's Roadtrek ('98 Chevy 3500 2WD)

  1. #21
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    Oct 2012
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    Mine? Ha ha! Impossible! I'm in Gros Morne national park in Newfoundland.


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    Currently building Gandalf (1998 Roadtrek Versatile 200 2WD)

  2. #22
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    Default The real build begins!

    Wow... It's been a while since I haven't posted!

    Our trip to Newfoundland was awesome:
    https://youtu.be/J3gV9ZBP_jA

    Here's my favorite picture of our whole trip:



    And of course in front of St-John's colorful houses:


    This trip was done with the objective of testing the van and making sure our list of modifications was valid. We were pretty much spot on since this is our 4th van and we know our camping style. The major thing I learned is my wife is nervous about fresh water so I will definately need a water treatment/filtration system. I'll work on that next summer.

    Fast forward to December 22nd, I finally received my parts from Weldtec designs:



    So you can see on there the wheels, leaf springs, bumper, fox shocks, etc...

    Here's a cool shot of the wheels:



    And the suspension components:



    The van will be built during the winter time at a local company called Halrai industries. They're specialized in industrial/commercial truck outfitting. They seem to do excellent work from what I've seen and they are were very professionnal with the quote process. Even though they won't be taking care of the suspension, they will be working on the roof rack, rear bumper, installation, line-x on the rocker panels, etc. Keep following...

    I'm really looking forward to some real progress!
    Currently building Gandalf (1998 Roadtrek Versatile 200 2WD)

  3. #23
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    Jun 2011
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
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    Default Nice!

    Wow, that's awesome, I can't wait to see the final product!!
    Mark
    2017' Ram 3500 DRW Megacab, Cummins with Aisin transmission
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  4. #24
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    Sep 2008
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    very nice.
    2004 Chevy Express Roadtrek 190

  5. #25
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    Jun 2009
    Location
    Southern Alberta - or where the truck is parked
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    Thought you had kept driving east and was now on a iceberg :-)
    2017 Ford Transit MR, 2011 Majestic 19G & EVO electric bike

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  6. #26
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    Dec 2015
    Location
    Rochester Hills, MI
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    I can't wait to see more updates on this beast!!
    1988 Ford Bronco II 4x4- SOLD. 1995 Ford Ranger 4x4- SOLD. 1989 Ford Ranger 4x4- TRADED. 1998 GMC Safari- TRADED IN 2016 Ford Focus 1.0 L Ecoboost- CURRENT.

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