So, I'm hoping for some opinions/perspectives on the Promaster LB Chassis for a new build. The family is currently in an Ford RB-50, and we're starting to have some space issues. Has anyone had a recent Promaster SMB conversion and have some advice/pointers/opinions/etc.? (I'm aware of the Fresno/VV pop-top issue, and am uninterested in hearing more about that).
I'm not a fan of the Promaster aesthetic myself, but currently, it seems like the largest chassis I can fit in my available parking (very big deal in NYC!), and seems to offer significantly more interior conversion space then my next best option (Chevy Express EB).
So, I guess some of my questions are: Are there any known major mechanical/electric issues with the PM that folks are hearing about? Is there any ability to lift the PM beyond the ubiquitous 1.5" front lift kit, or, does that rear solid axle prevent it? I know that 4wd is pretty much out of the question, but is there a lift and lock type plan B? Would my SMB PM just end up looking like a Travato, or, has anyone done a cool PM SMB conversion? Got pics? Got advice?
Really, I'm just hoping to get some wisdom on this. We MIGHT be able to make due with a Chevy EB, but the extra 1' in the PM offers a lot more to work with for not a whole lot more OAL......
Let me know folks!! Thank you!!