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Old 02-05-2020, 12:46 PM   #1
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Dropped Floor?

I was not aware this was a thing until I saw it in this CL ad:

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/...069635658.html

Any idea how that's done? I've not seen one in person.

We have a 16" top on our van now which is a few inches shy of enough room to be fully standing height (I'm 6'0"). We have been debating a CCV top but if we could drop the floor in the main living area, that might actually be the preferred option if it's not impossible to do.
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Old 02-05-2020, 12:49 PM   #2
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I think that's a common approach in a number of wheelchair vans.


Notice however there are no shots of the van where you can see the ground clearance?




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Old 02-05-2020, 12:54 PM   #3
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I was wondering about ground clearance. But if you don't move the drivetrain would it be that big of an impact?

Found a video of an install:
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Hm, sounds like it's too good to be true. As found on a F-series forum in regards to the above video:

"...they do a 2 inch body lift first and the rest comes from the new Body Mounts and Brackets area being dropped into the Frame area instead of 4 inches above. I'm sure they remove the Gas Tank so they don't cut the Tank/Hoses on top and just extend the rubber Filler Hose 2 inches to match the filler door."
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Even with our high top, pop top you won't be able to stand in the van unless the top is in the up position. Not sure if being able to stand when the top is down is a concern or not... as it was last summer when you were in the shop... I'm lucky being short allows me to stand with about 1/2" of room in the high top in the fully down position.
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Even with our high top, pop top you won't be able to stand in the van unless the top is in the up position. Not sure if being able to stand when the top is down is a concern or not... as it was last summer when you were in the shop... I'm lucky being short allows me to stand with about 1/2" of room in the high top in the fully down position.
Yep, over time us humans figure out better ways to go about things, hence the popularity of taller Euro style vans replacing the old ones. I doubt we're going back.

There is absolutely no way I would cut up a van that bad just to gain a few inches when there are such better ways to do things now, like just buying one already taller.

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I saw an old Dodge commercial conversion years ago that had a drop section just inside the side doors that appeared to sink between the right frame rail and the driveshaft, about five feet long by about 15" wide. The van had a high roof about +12" so this space would provide standing room for some folks but it did not fit me.

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