CC Outtake: 1971 Chevrolet Camper Conversion – Homemade Motorhome

Chevrolet 1971 camper conversion Tim Finn

CC Reader Tim Finn spotted this in (“Keep It Weird”) Portland the other day, and thought I might like it. Sure do; always had a thing for these passenger car conversions, and this is a pretty ambitious one.

I have to assume that a 125″ wheelbase wagon was the starting point, which is probably the most suitable chassis for something like this, in terms of passenger cars, as it was specifically designed for heavy wagon use, along with leaf spring rear suspension. That side door is intriguing; does it open along with the original rear side door? That probbaly wouldn’t quite work; more like a two-step, Dutch-door arrangement.

Nice catch, Tim!