Originally Posted by bemerritt
Just got done talking with John today when I dropped off my van, and he was showing me how the rear wheels can rub a very small amount on full extension. But it seemed to be more on the side of the tire.
That being said, I wouldn't dare do this. Gotta be a way to find/modify a seat to work.
Pretty sure it's a 4 inch lift, but it can vary from van to van depending on the goal.
Yeah, I emailed John and he did say 2" blocks and added springs give a 4" lift. John is terrific with the emails.
I then had bad visions of bottoming out with a lot of weight in the back and a nasty thud and a torn up wheel well and seat and a bad mess. All of this was to avoid buying a new sofa bed and trying to do my own. After some consideration, I just need to buck up and get the nice pro made bench seat conversion bed with built in wheel well clearance.
My job often entails turning less than great ideas into reality. They are usually other people's ideas, but here was one of my less than great ideas. Doing a home build means I have to try and solve a lot of problems that Sportsmobile has already solved, so I get way ahead of myself sometimes. Just gonna have to take the high road and spend the cash on made for the job seating.
But thanks for the warning. Watching MGMetalworks put a Cummings in an E350 makes me think anything is possible, but he is lightyears ahead of me.
And please post copious amounts of pics of your 4x4, I need something to tide me over until December 1st when mine goes in! Can't. Wait.