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Old 10-24-2015, 02:24 PM   #1
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Extend and widen Class C Ford

Has anyone ever extended there Class C, mine is a 71 Ford E-100 20' ,width is just over 6'. The MH has been parked for the last 20 years and runs excellent it has a 302 automatic and the chassis is like mint.

I would like to widen it to 102" and also lengthen it to 25' although I have doubts if this is a smart way to go when I see newer Class C's from $2000 to $5000.

What are your thoughts?
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:41 PM   #2
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Way too much involved to be practicable.

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Old 10-24-2015, 10:49 PM   #3
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Jim, it sounds to me like what you're planning is to take a 44 year old MH down to the chassis, increase the width by almost 50%, increase the length by 25%, then build a new box up on top of it.

While I applaud your gumption and initiative, think about this. It's an E-100 chassis. (I used to own an E-100 van.) It's probably overweight as it sits right now. By the time you're done you'll be several thousand $$$ poorer and probably have a MH that is essentially undrivable. I would suggest an alternate plan.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:44 AM   #4
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That 302 has almost enough power now...almost...will not have enough after.

Plus older fords were under braked so if it gets moving it will be hard to stop it.
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