Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2016, 07:28 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 416
Garage
Hi.

Only the front part of the van is converted, the side doors stay on the port side. None of the camper part is changed.

Driving on the right side of the road is quite challenging, having driv'n on the left all my life.
These vans are rather large too. When I got the Silverado 2500hd 6.7 diesel a few years ago and drove it left hand drive on left side of our roads, for two months, that was challenging too, as when you pass another vehicle, your sitting on the wrong side(to us anyway). Paralell parking is fun too.

On my last trip to the US, 6 weeks, 11,000 miles, three times I came out of carparks turning left into oncoming traffic. You move very quickly! It's like trying to speak a foreign language. As a kid you cycle & walk here on the left, so it's part of your DNA.

I am going to continue with US licensing, Sth Dakota/cheap $115 and Western Australian vehicle license/$750 per annum. So, when vehicle goes to UK/Europe, I 'll pick the easiest to use.
__________________

__________________
2008 Yellow Ford E350 6.0 diesel eb50 4x4, Front E Locker, Asheville Eng Rebuil 20th @ 261miles, ARP Studds, 200amp Alternator, Performance Aluminium Radiator, OnBoardAir, RoadmasterActiveSuspension, Front & Rear Aluminess with Spare Tire Carrier, Aluminess Roof Rack, Titan Aft 30gallon Fuel Tank.
Sheriffdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2016, 11:44 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Bbasso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Driving slowly to...
Posts: 748
I don't think it's possible to move the motor... Because they're offset on a van. But who knows maybe someone is very creative out there.
__________________

__________________
Rob.
Current:
2001 E350 PSD w/ a bunch of stuff.
And had three other E350s...
Bbasso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 06:09 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Long Beach, Ca.
Posts: 110
How much does it cost to ship a SMB to New Zealand? My bucket list includes some exploration in the southern hemisphere.
DosMars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 07:29 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 416
Garage
G'day DosMars,

Shipping to Auckland, for my 08 Ford eb50 6.0 with Aluminess roofrack(99"h), front & rear Aluminess barwork, is us$2550, oneway. Return shipping back to US, I guess could be about us$4700.

My shipping company is Schumacher Cargo Logistics, [url=http://www.schumacher.com Contact person Mr Warren Barnes, Vice President, email [email]warren@sclusa.com[/email]

This shipping is via Seacontainer. My smb is 99" high, door height of high top seacontainer is 101". If you have no Aluminess roofrack, you will fit lower cheaper standard seacontainer. Freight pricing is quoted on cubic mass & weight. There will be fees at NZ port on arrival and all vehicles are fumigated and thoroughly clean inside & out, with no animal or vegtable matter, no insects particularly. Vehicle for shipping has to be empty of all fluids, water, propane, but not gasolene/diesel. Check with Shipper.

Cheers Doug
__________________
2008 Yellow Ford E350 6.0 diesel eb50 4x4, Front E Locker, Asheville Eng Rebuil 20th @ 261miles, ARP Studds, 200amp Alternator, Performance Aluminium Radiator, OnBoardAir, RoadmasterActiveSuspension, Front & Rear Aluminess with Spare Tire Carrier, Aluminess Roof Rack, Titan Aft 30gallon Fuel Tank.
Sheriffdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2016, 07:56 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 416
Garage
Bought, Truck Vault, Shot Lock CCW on net, two weeks ago and arrived today.
Very solid well built. Have been looking for slim safe to conceal with mechanical combination lock, no batteries. Not for gun, just documents & stuff. Internal
9" x 5" x 2", wonderfully built. Anyone got something similar?
__________________
2008 Yellow Ford E350 6.0 diesel eb50 4x4, Front E Locker, Asheville Eng Rebuil 20th @ 261miles, ARP Studds, 200amp Alternator, Performance Aluminium Radiator, OnBoardAir, RoadmasterActiveSuspension, Front & Rear Aluminess with Spare Tire Carrier, Aluminess Roof Rack, Titan Aft 30gallon Fuel Tank.
Sheriffdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 03:45 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 416
Garage
Yowser=YeeHaa!

Just worked out, how to post a picture in a thread.


This is my SMB in 40' hightop Seacontainer ready to ship to New Zealand.

Cheers.
__________________
2008 Yellow Ford E350 6.0 diesel eb50 4x4, Front E Locker, Asheville Eng Rebuil 20th @ 261miles, ARP Studds, 200amp Alternator, Performance Aluminium Radiator, OnBoardAir, RoadmasterActiveSuspension, Front & Rear Aluminess with Spare Tire Carrier, Aluminess Roof Rack, Titan Aft 30gallon Fuel Tank.
Sheriffdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 08:56 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
KTMRIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 371
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheriffdoug View Post
Yowser=YeeHaa!

Just worked out, how to post a picture in a thread.


This is my SMB in 40' hightop Seacontainer ready to ship to New Zealand.

Cheers.
Let's hope for calm seas! Glad to see it is getting closer to coming home.
Eric
__________________
2006 Ford E-350 V10 Agile 4x4 with SMB EB50 layout

2000 Ford E-350 7.3L Quigley 4x4 hard top with custom interior by Wicked Fabrication - Sold
KTMRIDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 11:27 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 416
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by KTMRIDER View Post
Let's hope for calm seas! Glad to see it is getting closer to coming home.
Eric
Eric, It looks close in seacontainer, but its actually 11 inches to the roof of seacontainer and 3.5 inches on each side, but on loading through the doors there was 3.25" to spare. Pretty tight. Each wheel is chocked and chained.
__________________
2008 Yellow Ford E350 6.0 diesel eb50 4x4, Front E Locker, Asheville Eng Rebuil 20th @ 261miles, ARP Studds, 200amp Alternator, Performance Aluminium Radiator, OnBoardAir, RoadmasterActiveSuspension, Front & Rear Aluminess with Spare Tire Carrier, Aluminess Roof Rack, Titan Aft 30gallon Fuel Tank.
Sheriffdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 12:36 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
arctictraveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,537
How did the driver get out?
__________________
Arctic Traveller
KC6TNI
2001 GTRV
Advanced 4wd
Agile Ride improvement package
www.arctictraveller.com
arctictraveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 03:00 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 361
Yellow Sportsmobile

Back door?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
2002 LX470 expo ready
2008 Ford E350 EB V10 4x4 Sportsmobile PH top
Custom off road trailer
__________________

Tienckb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.