Originally Posted by bemerritt
*Three of your vans
I wish. My build is heading a little north of what I originally thought, but I used good stuff and didn't skimp on most things. I do see first hand why pricing is what it is.
For the small van builder it's not easy. SMB has a crew, templates, all the problems solved, and of course value engineered for maximum wood and sheet metal screws. Starting fresh on a never been laid out vehicle is tough. I can attest to this.
But then again, a Sprinter is worlds easier than an econoline. I don't think there is a straight line in an econoline, everything dips and curves. I can't imagine having a straight consistent wall with a minor vertical arc in it. Or a floor with consistent ribs. Time is the real killer and you better have a wide variety of skills from running a MIG welder to sewing machine.