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Old 06-20-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
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Betty White!! Added the Pop Top

Well here is the blank canvas on which I get to morph into something super cool and 1 of a kind.
More to come I promise.


That's right its a Dura Max Diesel.


Its a 2006 extended Chevy 2500 Cargo Van with 60000 miles 2WD with a Dura Max.

Im thinking about a small lift leaving it 2WD for awhile (im sure I will change my mind this coming winter} but for now I just going to concentrate on the inside. and a roof. Have been tossing around a fix raised roof but i dont think thats for me. I might just have Sportsmobile put their pop top on it, I just wish they would sell it to me and let me do it. At least if they do it I can run with a Sportsmobile sticker!
Im open to any and all suggestions

Im also not sure what to name it I like "Betty White" but "Moby Dick" was a white whale right? So if you have a good name send it I would love it.

Thanks Guys and girls
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:22 PM   #2
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Re: Betty White!!

Nice van for a new project, have fun...
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:32 PM   #3
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Re: Betty White!!

Great drive train and the Duramax is quiet. Nice find looks clean! What kind of top are you thinking for this one?
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Re: Betty White!!

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Great drive train and the Duramax is quiet. Nice find looks clean! What kind of top are you thinking for this one?
another VW or maybe just have Sportsmobile do there pop top.

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Old 06-21-2010, 09:15 AM   #5
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Re: Betty White!!

Looks like your other van is already up for sale again after you just sold it to the guy.....

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/1794563426.html
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:39 AM   #6
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Re: Betty White!!

Tops

buddy
have you ever sat in and stood up and
walked around a Cruiser or Voyager??

I was sold on the pop top..... untill i Walked into Angels Cruiser

just a thought, walk in one
walk around, look at storage etc

another factor is will it work on the trails you explore on

hmmmmmmm

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local place here has tops for $ 2,500
rumor has it they are the manufacture used by smb
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Re: Betty White!!

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Looks like your other van is already up for sale again after you just sold it to the guy.....

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/1794563426.html
Yep I saw that too. I guess he changed his mind.

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Re: Betty White!!

[quote="billwilson"]Tops

buddy
have you ever sat in and stood up and
walked around a Cruiser or Voyager??

I have not! Yet! I really like the the low profile of the pop top and I will be driving the Van almost every day. But I plan on checking out a raised roof for sure. I like the one ive seen on some older Dodge Vans with the 3 windows in the front. What is the name of the company up your way I will look them up.

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Tops

buddy
have you ever sat in and stood up and
walked around a Cruiser or Voyager??

I have not! Yet! I really like the the low profile of the pop top and I will be driving the Van almost every day. But I plan on checking out a raised roof for sure. I like the one ive seen on some older Dodge Vans with the 3 windows in the front. What is the name of the company up your way I will look them up.

Thanks Ron

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Re: Betty White!!

Today I did the insulation.
Sides and the floor.
I'm not going to do the roof until I at the Pop Top.

I'm still not sure if I'm going to do a wood floor or not I sure like the way it looks with a nice wood floor. but do i need it. That's the battle

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