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Panel into Dualcab

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by Roo, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Roo

    Roo Active Member

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    This may get some reaction but does anyone know of, or has seen, a Panelvan converted to a Dual cab ute? Big project, but is it too big???:wtf:
     
  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    First thought...."too big a project".:cry:

    Even my two T3's have so many subtle fabrication differences in the manufacture, to make one work as a Kombi, and the other as SC ute, yet at first glance, it just looks like a simple variant of the same.

    I can see it would be near impossible to successfully convert the Velle into a DC.
     
  3. kombi-man

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    Why not just turn it into a convertible.

    It would be a big project, but if you do the research, confirm the chassis, etc, I don't think it would be any harder than the stretch Kombi.
     
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  4. Roo

    Roo Active Member

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    First reply.... "sounds like a challenge".;)

    Secondly... agree with the "looks simple from the outside", but wondering if the simplicity of the much earlier T2 makes it more do-able.... A lot of fabrication at the back of the cab and wouldn't be "exactly" the same as an original but hey, it's not. Got lots of work to do on the panelvan anyway. Be a cool project and something a bit different. Was raised on the theory "nothing's impossible", you've just got to work harder at some things! Thanks for the input guys.
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I always tell my clients:

    "Anything is possible, with varying amounts of time and money!"

    So to turn a panel into a DC, is of course possible.

    Your question was:"Big project, but is it too big???"

    If time and money is not a consideration......GO FOR IT! :)
     
  6. farquire

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  7. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Why??? Panels are good, DC's are good. Both are out there.
    Do somethin different maybe??
     
  8. Roo

    Roo Active Member

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    What have you got in mind Al? Dropped top or convertable like Carl suggested? Maybe a short wheelbase?
     
  9. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    How about a fastback??
     
  10. Roo

    Roo Active Member

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    I've got a couple of notchbacks and a wagon in stock. No fastbacks though. I like your thinking - outside the square!
     
  11. kombi-man

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    Outside the square.. took me a minute :)
     
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  13. slobus

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    Mackaymanx....love the link! Wow, really nice looking conversion. The sliding door still works and the opening rear window onto the tray (I'm guessing for really long items) is very cool (and I think I've seen similar on the American utes...pickups...trucks, whatever you call those huge utes that look like small semi's). Well worth a look.
     
  14. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    my convertible :lol:

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  15. Roo

    Roo Active Member

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    Love the convertible Bernie! I can see you've put a lot of time and effort into getting the look just right.:lol:
     
  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Room for a hot tub spa Bernie!
     

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