First off Shawn, welcome to the site!
That is quite a van going there, VERY unusual! What did you use to cover it?
The hinge method is one I've not heard of, but it sounds very good AND economical! I think it's worth posting in our Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials section.
I'd love to take you up on the 8 lug wheels as I spent much time hunting for them. I did come to the conclusion that it will be easier to strip the lugs off some 5 bolt ones and add the lugs. I found the 8 lug version are deep dish, if you would confirm, and I'd have to cut and bring them back to shallower ones. Is that true? I DO appreciate the offer, though!
Edited by Foxer, 19 October 2010 - 10:12 AM.