Trading up, nervous though. Stewart Stevenson M1078 LMTV Camper Build....

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Great find!!!
I wonder if there is enough room for mounting on the driver side. I was thinking to balance the wt distribution.
I will be mounting the diesel generator on the drivers side and additional storage boxes. In addition, the camper frame will be beefier on the drivers side to support the 8 foot slide out. That should easily balance it out. That is a ways off, heck I gotta get an LMTZ first. Lol. So depressing.
 

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I've seen the 2nd gas tank done with the notching at the back left corner and removing that flap. I also measured at the auction yard and validated I can make it work. I also have a shop lined up to pressure test the tank after I notch it. The generator I picked should easily fit on the opposite side in a slide out box after I relocate the air drier and the exhaust which will flow out behind the rear tire.. I do appreciate the comments though, keep them coming, they make me rethink the approach and that helps me. Thank you again.
Here is my CAD design of my thoughts.. moving tire and air, etc so camper can get closer to cab... more to come, should be fun to watch..
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There is lots of room above the driveshaft within the frame, I was thinking to fit a marine fuel tank and water tank there. Marine tanks have lot of different odd shapes. Having a two-tank system is a bonus because one can build a fuel polisher to ensure the fuel that feeds into the injector is clean. 99.9% of of engineproblem on a sailboat is dirty fuel.
 
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There is lots of room above the driveshaft within the frame, I was thinking to fit a marine fuel tank and water tank there. Marine tanks have lot of different odd shapes. Having a two-tank system is a bonus because one can build a fuel polisher to ensure the fuel that feeds into the injector is clean. 99.9% of of engineproblem on a sailboat is dirty fuel.
I have seen there is a ton of room there and I will be using that for something else. :)
more to come
 

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I've seen the 2nd gas tank done with the notching at the back left corner and removing that flap. I also measured at the auction yard and validated I can make it work. I also have a shop lined up to pressure test the tank after I notch it. The generator I picked should easily fit on the opposite side in a slide out box after I relocate the air drier and the exhaust which will flow out behind the rear tire.. I do appreciate the comments though, keep them coming, they make me rethink the approach and that helps me. Thank you again.
Here is my CAD design of my thoughts.. moving tire and air, etc so camper can get closer to cab... more to come, should be fun to watch..
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Yes they can fit with modifications.


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Thats a better pic than I saw, thank you for posting it. Still trying to find the exact brackets and straps. Truck dealers online have 'generic' ones. I want exact if anyone has or finds them. In the meantime more toys rolled in...
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Watch the extension of your over-cab portion. Remember that the cab needs to tilt up for motor access/service:

 
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Still not an LMTV owner... Spoke to the local auction yard that holds vehicles from our favorite website. Guy said they can't get any LMTV's or much else these days due to lockdown on bases for covid, essential personnel only.. With the Covid spike might not be until next year when they start hitting my local yard... I can wait...
Still researching and buying parts/tools though...... : )
Defiantly removing driveshafts and having them rebuilt 1st thing... that said, bought this today to make the job easier...
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