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Old 10-29-2017, 10:14 AM   #1
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Hi all

I am driving home a bare boned 2007 Ford E350 Wednesday. My plan is to turn it into a sweet camper van. Should be quite the project but very excited! I am coming in blind here so if you guys have any must see videos, links, or advice on recommended first steps, processes, pitfalls, what-nots...please let me know. My hunch is that these topics are all over the forums so will try to do some scouring but not super sure how this works as I am new here. I have been all over Youtube soaking it in...some fantastic build and ideas so far.

I do believe the first thing I will do is clean it thoroughly, make sure it's running safe, then look at adding a pop top from these guys in Fresno: https://sportsmobile.com/penthouse-top/

Anyhow...maybe not the best place to start my conversation but just saying howdy and look forward to taking this on and gleaning from you experts!

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Old 10-29-2017, 07:09 PM   #2
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Pics please... and welcome aboard.
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:04 PM   #3
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Welcome. Yep, lots of ideas and good advice here. Just start reading and jump in with questions when you need. There are a lot of great ideas you can get from looking at actual Sportsmobiles and a lot more for home built stuff in the homebuild section.

I'm not sure SMB will put a pop top on a used Econoline anymore but someone here will know.

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Old 10-30-2017, 01:19 PM   #5
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I'm not sure SMB will put a pop top on a used Econoline anymore but someone here will know.

Say it ain't so! They sent me a quote package but who knows. I'll post pics as soon as I have ownership in 2 days. Keep a diary in the forum somewhere too. Thinking about a big ole build video just for kicks in hopes it can help other who are clueless but motivated.

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Old 10-30-2017, 06:09 PM   #6
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1der has a great penthouse from Colorado...definitely consider it...somebody have the name???
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:21 PM   #7
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I am lined up for Pop top installation in November at SMB for my 2010 so I would imagine it shouldn't be an issue for yours!
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:27 PM   #8
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1der has a great penthouse from Colorado...definitely consider it...somebody have the name???
Colorado Camper Vans

Very nice looking top, more details in the following thread:

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...svc-20382.html
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:41 PM   #9
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Say it ain't so! They sent me a quote package but who knows. I'll post pics as soon as I have ownership in 2 days. Keep a diary in the forum somewhere too. Thinking about a big ole build video just for kicks in hopes it can help other who are clueless but motivated.

Thanks all!
Happy to help out, probably worth a trip to SF to see and discuss.
SMB top vs CCV top? CCV top with no hesitation. Get on their waiting list now. We can discuss mid vs high top +/- 's.

I can help out on sourcing quite a bit of the stuff you will be looking for, too.

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I'm postive Bobo is going to love your forum handle...

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