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Old 06-25-2021, 06:37 AM   #11
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Welcome Bprh, your van is a unicorn. I'm curious what the interior stand up height is now with the dropped floor?

As for tires, you've gotten some solid advice but I wonder how the lifted body plays a part in this? Surely 265's won't rub but I wonder if you are pretty close to getting away with 285's (if you want to try) since the body is already lifted. I've had both on a Ford but can't remember, the 285's were on a 4" lifted Quigley. I do remember the pinch weld/rear of the front fender can be a problem on Fords but it's easy to modify. Modify, in this case, means hack it away without mercy until you hit something important.

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Old 06-25-2021, 06:39 AM   #12
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I am also interested in the SMB Penthouse top, but do not fully understand the 10K cost.

Ha! Understatement of the year.
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:19 AM   #13
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285's?

These 285's rubbed the front bumpers in turns, so I feel 265 is the safe size unless swapping an aluminus bumper? https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...an-5117-4.html
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:47 AM   #14
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The interior height is currently 57" from cab area to rear the bench seat area. I have 3/8" birch plywood + 1/8" LVP flooring on top of the stock carpet for now. The rear fold down bench seat sits on a 51" floor to ceiling because the gas tank is underneath and fabricators can not "drop" that area if I remember correctly.

This is a video showing how a dropped floor is created:
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Old 06-25-2021, 10:15 AM   #15
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2" or 3" lift?

Here are photos of the lift components from the rear, middle and front frame.

Would this be considered a 2" lift or 3" body lift?
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Id say thats a 2.
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2004 E250 Need advice/possible Penthouse top?

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Id say thats a 2.

Yup, Id say that looks like 2 body lift too.
Keep your eyes peeled here on the forum or CL for a SMB penthouse take off, check in with Colorado Camper Van and ask if theyll contact you if they do a swap. Interested at all in a fixed high top? Take a look at Fiberine, like the pic above, they have other styles too.

http://fiberine.com/GVMR/Full_Size_Van_Tops.html
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