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xx   TRUCK

Converting a van into a camper.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #577 Jun 1976 (v.72) pg. 84

Low-cost pop-up camper van sleeps four comfortably while offering exceptional fuel economy and versatility. The strong, lightweight fiberglass body is custom designed for the Volkswagen-van chassis. Est. cost: $2500 plus VW van. Plans must be ordered.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #670 Mar 1984 (v.80) pg. 108

Convert a van to a camper for only $340 by building a raised roof.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1971 (v.135#2) pg. 148

Convert your van to a pop-up camper by installing this roof platform, pop-up top, combination bunk bed/bench and food storage cabinet with built-in folding table.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1972 (v.137#5) pg. 154

Tips on converting a Ford Ranger 4-wheel-drive minipickup into a versatile off-road camping vehicle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 98

How to customize the new minivans. Some ideas.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1984 (v.161#7) pg. 88

Fishing Bronco. Tips on outfitting a Ford Bronco II for use as an off-road fishing vehicle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1985 (v.162#1) pg. 98

Volkswagen bus camper includes a portable darkroom.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1968 (v.63#1) pg. 76

Fit out a Chevy Corvan as a camper.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1963 (v.182#5) pg. 122

Fit out a Ford Econoline as a camper.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1963 (v.182#5) pg. 125

Fit out a Volkswagen Microbus as a camper.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1963 (v.182#5) pg. 128

Custom body on a 1-ton truck chassis holds a 1,200-lb motorboat, provides plenty of storage for two motorcycles, camping equipment, etc., and can still pull a 31-ft. travel trailer.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1967 (v.191#1) pg. 102

Convert a GMC Suburban station wagon into a camping vehicle by cutting a hole in the roof and placing a boat upside down over the holes to raise the roof. The boat is removable to use as a boat.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1969 (v.194#6) pg. 120

Conventional looking Dodge van has a roof which pops up to provide headroom and the rear doors swing out and down to provide private sleeping for two adults. Accessories like heater, stove, refrigerator, sink, shower stall and toilet complete unit. Estimated cost to do basic conversion: $700 plus accessories.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1972 (v.201#2) pg. 87
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE May 1973 (v.202#5) pg. 122

All-metal galley for a van camper. Includes a sink, refrigerator, 3-burner stove, oven and storage drawers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1974 (v.205#1) pg. 104

Tips on the latest equipment for do-it-yourself van conversions.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1976 (v.208#3) pg. 96

For better quality at less cost, do your own van conversion. Photos and text describe a typical conversion to include kitchen, toilet, bed and storage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1977 (v.210#3) pg. 110

How to build a combination bench and bed for a van. As a bed, it measures 60"x76". As a bench, it provides seating along one side of the van for 4 adults. Doors in the base of the bench provide access to a storage compartment. Constructed from 2 sheets of plywood and equipped with foam rubber cushions.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1977 (v.211#1) pg. 110

Add insulation and redwood paneling to the interior of a van. Estimated cost: $250.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall 1980 pg. 77

Tip: How to build storage compartments into the floor of a van.
SUNSET Feb 1979 (v.162#2) pg. 104

How to convert a van into a camping vehicle. Outfitting includes stove, icebox, sink and water supply, table and benches that convert to a double bed.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1973 (v.29#2) pg. 56
Correction WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1973 (v.29#4) pg. 53

Van conversion instructions for a short-wheel-base van. Results in a fully carpeted and upholstered interior with seating, storage, and sleeping space. Est. cost: $1000.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1987 (v.43#2) pg. 50
Added Info WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1987 (v.43#4) pg. 8, 11