Back in the early 80's I purchased a beat up 68 Dodge Sportsman window van, sans seats, bald tires, to move from the Bay Area to Seattle. After the move, I framed a simple platform in the back which became a bed and put all my supplies in storage boxes underneath. A few 6 gal plastic water jugs and a Coleman gas stove completed the kit. The van was dubbed the "love van" due to a psychedelic rainbow sticker on one window that spelled "LOVE". My new wife and I used that for six years until we had need for additional seats.
Fast forward three and a half decades and memories of those days compelled me to start on the 2.0 version. Call it a Covid-19 lock-down project. I had been seduced by those very attractive #vallife blogs and videos so I aimed pretty high (having money and tools helps...)
I'll cut to the chase:
My "introduction" post has a comprehensive list of features: introduction
Here is a link to a media folder with pictures of the build
I have attached a diary of my build. It is very incomplete and more of an overview rather than a detailed step-by-step.
I have pretty much run out of things to do with the conversion except sit and ponder how I would do it differently. I guess that must be a common affliction.