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The ultimate custom camper.
#403571 August 07th 2010 8:41 pm
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Well I've just come to a milestone in creating my perfect van. I have a 79 Chevy G30 that was converted from new to a campervan by Cobra industries. I love the comfort and facilities the camper offers plus it saves me thousands of euros in insurance and tax as their is special rates for RVs/Campervans here in Ireland.
I don't like the boring looks/ugly top/ and poor performance, and if I was in the states or canada I'd have a tin top with only portholes in the sides. But ya gotta rod what ya got, and I do love Helga (my vans name) so my project is to make this the ultimate fusion between a campervan and a custom van. I've been adding a few bits and pieces over the years but at easter I bought a rebuilt camaro 350 smallblock and stripped and rebuilt the front end.
It was a bit of a nightmare as I had to rebuild the so called rebuilt engine.
See more here:- Rebuilt engine rebuild
It now has new fenders, new motor , new seat upholstery, new custom windowed engine cover and I stripped everything under the hood back to bare metal and painted with rust bullet.
Still to do.
To make the hi-top look better I fitted wooden slats on the roofrack to give it better lines, they will need to come off and get re-varnished. I'm also gonna mould in a visor to smooth out the look of the overcab section (the gap will be filled and rounded out into the visor).
I'm gonna install chrome tubular running boards, these have no steps just a chrome tube running from tyre to tyre.At the rear of these running boards and under them will be half length side pipes coming from the middle of the van to the rear tyres. A full mud flare kit + chinspoiler will also be moulded in. I'll be cutting holes in these and the tubular running boards will pierce them at their ends. This is because the running boards are just short of touching the tyres on either end, I'll probably mould/radius them into the mud flares. At the rear quarter panel I'm installing teardrop portholes. The paint job will be as below a stripe that turns into a flame and inside the flame will be the teardrop porthole. I also have a few mods in mind for the interior including converting the overcab bed into a drop down one like in A class motorhomes.
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79 chevy G30 cobra camper conversion.
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Re: The ultimate custom camper.
shaggy #403577 August 07th 2010 9:13 pm
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Lookin' good! Just like a see through blouse on a woman.


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Re: The ultimate custom camper.
Starlord #403591 August 07th 2010 11:13 pm
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Very nice Shaggy! Thanks for sharing. The peek-a-boo doghouse is killer with the backlighting!

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Re: The ultimate custom camper.
CatFish #403593 August 07th 2010 11:20 pm
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man you got everything already figured out, thats awesome. nice job

Re: The ultimate custom camper.
86ed #403635 August 08th 2010 10:42 am
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looks awesome. i love the hi-top camper vans!


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Re: The ultimate custom camper.
draggnastro #404143 August 10th 2010 11:05 am
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Thanks guys, hopefully I'll have the sidepipes on soon and get her run in.


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shaggy #404427 August 11th 2010 2:05 pm
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Looks GREAT so far buddy! Can't wait to see the rest of what you described!


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Superbeast #406716 August 21st 2010 4:08 pm
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I got one side of the tubular running boards and sidepipes combo on today. I welded up some heavy duty brackets that go to the chassis rails at the front and the spring hanger bracket at the rear.
It looks like it's touching the rear tyre in these photos but don't worry it's not.

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Re: The ultimate custom camper.
shaggy #406841 August 22nd 2010 3:13 pm
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neat idea with the sidepipes. Hows it sound?


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