200A and 202 reproduction
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Lhoffm4coleman
Still a work in progress.  A 1979 Ford longbed...lantern holder... so far it has new-to-it Chevy wheels and rims (by way of wheel adapters) that match my '01 Silverado.  Setting it up to camp/ romp the Idaho/Oregon woodlands.  It will have a twin bed with under bed storage, a chuck-box/rear galley, solar powered battery set-up, rv toilet or bucket (havent decided), shower (roof mounted) a doggy bed for Bear to sleep on, interior led lights  (found a string of led Coleman lights), lots of storage for gear (stoves and lanterns).  Still in design stages but it rolls, its legal, its paid for...and its mine! 
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1hpycmpr
Ah yes, a work in progress.  Keep the pictures coming!  Good start.......
Mark
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Gasman64
Lee, that looks like a good start; I'm looking forward to seeing what else you do with it.
Steve
ICCC #1012




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Lhoffm4coleman
So while I wait for some tail light and running light lenses to come in and then I need to order several gas struts for the topper doors.  In the meanwhile, Ive been combing thru some gear to include chuck box, tables, battery and solar gear.  I want to see what fits in the trailer and what will be carried in the truck pulling it.

So far I have mocked up what I think I would like.  It has a rubber mat on the floor but I added an area carpet I came by for insulation.  The metal bed frame with 12 inches of storage space under it.  Under it currently is a Coleman screen room to set up over or near the back. A portable shower/out house.  That will house the bucket toilet and a small hand pump pressure washer container for shower/dust off. (Unless I can get my HWOD working well enough to provide reliable hot shower water- Im going thru it now to get it working)

I have a solar panel I plan to mount on the roof rack, along with a tube-metal luggage rack I plan to mount on the front deck after it gets painted (front deck).  I have a battery box with 12v outlets and usb chargers for inside LED lights, phone and laptop charging, etc.  I am looking at getting a couple lithium ion batteries for the solar charging system.  Batts to be stored in the lockable truck box on the front.  Most likely indide some sort of modified cooler to keep them more temperature regulated.

Still pondering if and what color to paint the whole trailer.  Leaning towards old school camoflage pattern, but undecided.  The wheels might be swapped out for steel rims blacked out if I go with a camo color scheme.  Im also pondering leaving it as is to pull off the whole "its old and ugly so not worth bothering with" look.
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Lhoffm4coleman
Forgot one...the lantern hanger...
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D421
Lee,
That Chuck box is really cool. Any chance of a few more photos of it. Or maybe some mesurements.
Dominic
Everyone likes the dog catcher...until they catch your dog.
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Dubblbubbl
D421 wrote:
Lee,
That Chuck box is really cool. Any chance of a few more photos of it. Or maybe some mesurements.
Dominic


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Rob in NC
MilSpecOps Syndicate #1962
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1962

Sometimes we are the windshield, Sometimes we are the bug...
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Barrett
I'm loving it!
Will be following with interest as I've been thinking about a camp trailer.

Your Chuck box is so cool!!!
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Lhoffm4coleman
Will see what I can do on pics of the chuck box.
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12057dave
Lee. That is absolutely the bomb!! You have thought out things very well. It should serve you well. 

Dave                                                       BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1957

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0678

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Chucker
Any camping rig that is that decked out and looks like it has seen better days - is not the first one to get stolen on your block. 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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Lhoffm4coleman
Chucker wrote:
Any camping rig that is that decked out and looks like it has seen better days - is not the first one to get stolen on your block. 


Certainly hope not!  It will live behind the fence on the side yard, guarded by a killer Yorkie and an old lazy Lab when not hooked up to the truck...lol
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Gunhippie
Nice!

If you make it out to the Wallowas, drop me a line. I'll shout you a couple and you can camp at the pub for the night.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Lhoffm4coleman
Gunhippie wrote:
Nice!

If you make it out to the Wallowas, drop me a line. I'll shout you a couple and you can camp at the pub for the night.


Ha! Would LOVE that!  Although your lantern hanger-bus puts my old trailer to absolute coolness-shame!
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offrink
You could swap the fuel tank for some under body storage OR a nice supply of clean drinking water. 
Ben
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0035
Looking for B-Day dates of 6/80, 2/84, 3/11, and 12/13
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Lhoffm4coleman
offrink wrote:
You could swap the fuel tank for some under body storage OR a nice supply of clean drinking water. 


That would be a cool idea!  
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Gunhippie
offrink wrote:
You could swap the fuel tank for some under body storage OR a nice supply of clean drinking water. 


A sliding drawer on heavy-duty slides would be very cool, and possibly fairly secure.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Jayhawksr
ITD. Improvised Teardrop trailer. The creativity of this group never ceases to amaze. 
Richard (KC native and KU Alumni living in Maryland)
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. Go KU!
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1983.  Coleman Quick-lite Crew #36.
Mil Spec Syndicate #1983
Eagle Scout Class of '83
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Lhoffm4coleman
There ya see, if ideas were money ee would all be rich!  Great ideas, keep them coming!
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Lhoffm4coleman
Jayhawksr wrote:
ITD. Improvised Teardrop trailer. The creativity of this group never ceases to amaze. 


I call it The Cryin-Man Trailer.  Well beyond simple tears dropping... bwahaha
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