Tom, that is one gorgeous model. It has way more detail than I plan to add to mine.Thanks for the link to your photos. they will be quite helpful in completing my motorhome.
I considered using F250 front wheels for the van but the tires interfered with the wheelwells and I wasn't about to rework them nor built the air ride suspension as you did. So I stuck with the stock wheel disks and tires. What I did was use the front engine section of the bellypan and the rear axle section but I ground off the differentials. and then filled in the rest with sheet styrene. Essentially no underside detail. This model will likely end up in a diorama so the underside shouldn't get a lot of scrutiny.
Carl, I ended up using a razor saw in places to get the upper and lower section separated. Some of the glue joint split with direct pressure from a knife blade but not all. all the windows did pop out fairly easily.
Thanks guys for the interest. Most of the interior shiny bits frig,stove, sink,furnace, are from the Open Road Camper kit. The bunk and some of the cabinetry are from the Kenworth T-600 sleeper, The bench seats are from the Dodge Ram Van kit. The seats are from the parts box.
I fabricated a new door. Thanks for the leads on the resin one but I think mine will work. I changed the hinging some. I'm going to leave the model as a glider and I'm staying with the stock wheels and tires.
Cool project Dan!. I often considered trying to scratch a slide in camper but never got around to it. I'm currently converting a Hess training van into a motorhome, so I'll be watching your progress with great interest.
It looks like your off to a good start. When it comes to scratch building you can never have too much Evergreen on hand.
The green parts are from a Liberty Classics diecast Canadian Tire bank. The running gear is from a Revel CJ7 kit. The engine is a Mopar crooked six with a push button Torqueflyte trany. the plow and flatbed and weight box are all scratch built.