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Old 11-23-2016, 01:35 AM   #1
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Oops! not quite a trailer but looks moulded?

1977 Toyota Chinook
I'm sure there is someone here who make this little Cutey New again?
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:02 PM   #2
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IF this Chinook were on my side of the USA I'd buy it in a minute.

I have always wanted to take the shell off of a "Dually" Chinook like this one and mount it on a later model 4WD Tundra to make a good "Expedition" camper. This conversion has been done by others and although a LOT of work it sure made for a nice rig.

Ironically I look at a ROUGH Toyota Chinook last month here locally however the shell was just too far gone with damage to make the project worthwhile.

The search continues!!!
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Vintage,

That really seems like a lot of work with different truck body widths and cab heights, getting the right wheel well placement compared to the back of the Tundra, matching the frame width and length to support it properly etc, etc, etc. Then restoring the Chinook itself. Wow.

I'd love to see one of those conversions, but wouldn't it be easier to start from scratch and build one?
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Vintage,

That really seems like a lot of work with different truck body widths and cab heights, getting the right wheel well placement compared to the back of the Tundra, matching the frame width and length to support it properly etc, etc, etc. Then restoring the Chinook itself. Wow.

I'd love to see one of those conversions, but wouldn't it be easier to start from scratch and build one?
Yes a lot of work depending upon how detailed you wish to be and how much you wish to change.

Here is a link of a detailed build of just such a Tundra. Lot's of mods and one nice vehicle. The original builder sold the truck to the second owner who has continued the build in the second link.

Original Build:

Expedition Camper by IrbisOffroad - Expedition Portal

Second Owner Continues:

Tunook Build Has New Life - Expedition Portal

Enjoy!
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:32 PM   #5
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Mike,
Just how big of a project are you willing to take on?
I'm not sure if they're wanting to sell but there is a camper that looks very similar to this sitting outside on the family farm in Texas. If you're serious I can ask.
It's just north of Dallas. I can't honestly say what kind of shape it is in but it is kind of sad to see it deteriorate over the years exposed to the elements and mud dobbers.
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