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Old 10-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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New to SMB. 1985 GMC Vandura 3500

I just bought a 1985 GMC Vandura 3500. It's just a simple old Ryder cargo van. No conversion yet. I'm putting insulation and wall panels in next payday, then sub flooring and flooring the next time around. I will be using it for camping some of the time, but most of it's function will be hauling motorcycles for the shop that I'm opening in the fall/winter of 2014. I know this van isn't on par with the beautiful rigs you guys are rocking, but I'm post divorce and still in the military, so this is the best I could do. Thoughts? Suggestions on homemade upgrades?
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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Re: New to SMB. 1985 GMC Vandura 3500

Welcome and thanks for your military service. A number of us have older SMBs. Mine is an 89. Please post photos of you can and keep us posted on your progress. Insulation and flooring are good places to start. You should work out your house electrical before the paneling on the walls. Spend some time just sitting in the rig and dreaming about how you are going to use it and how it should be laid out. Take a look at the different layouts on the SMB website as well as other members photo galleries for ideas.
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