And when you notice the little mini-topper behind the cab…it may have been a 3+3+3+3.
You just know it hauled that trailer, too. Those rear springs must be really stiff.
This is awesome in all sorts of ways that I can’t even describe! But it’s one of those vehicles that is really cool to admire, but you really don’t want to have it yourself.
Overall length limits it to strictly RV-space parking however, which significantly restricts its usefulness for camping. The turning radius, gads, it must be measured in yards, not feet!
Very interesting since they also extended the bed to be able to put the sleeper cap on in the bed and still have 8′ of useable bed.
A friend used to have a 1970 maroon Chevy half-ton with a full four-door cab and a long box. I thought that was long…wow.
Ever wonder what a Checker Aerobus pick-up might have looked like? :^D
Here is one for sale on eBay if you so desire…
Some of these were done by Armbruster/Stageway they did stretched Surburbans as well. Sort of a utility outdoors limousine.
The space behind the cab is probably storage since you would only have a sliding glass window the frame of the cab bulkhead would be there (and necessary given this conversion).
I’ve met the guy who owns that Suburban. He saved it from being crushed in North Montana. Its now in North Alberta. He has a fantastic collection of stuff.
I wish I had a photo, but someone in a small town by me has a late 80’s Suburban with the rear wheel wells filled in and an entire 8 foot long dually bed stuck onto the back of the Suburban body. It appears to be pretty well done, paint all matches and the welding looks good, but I always assumed it was homemade.
Kind of like this, except instead of purple and lifted it looks like a stock long-bed, 1-ton dually in red and white two-tone. A perfect farm truck for rural OK where no U-turns or small parking lots exist…
That’s one up on one I saw over 20 years ago, a crew cab duallie with sleeper and I think 8′ bed behind that. It was the tow rig for a ski racing team and the biggest one in the event. The winning boat was towed by an ex-ambulance that would have cost a fraction of the big Chev, either a matter of priorities or more likely no shortage of money to throw at toys!
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