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ralph23
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Date Posted:02/09/2014 11:27:56Copy HTML

Hi, 

I have joined the forum because I want to buy an ex army RB44 for conversion into a camper....its a great looking 4x4.

 I am thinking about building a box to mount on top of the existing side lockers and using the space between the wheel arches / side lockers to house the water tanks, gas tank, maybe extra fuel etc. 

I would like to know - if anyone can have a quick measure for me - what the height of the load bed (between the lockers) is from the ground and also the height of the lockers also how high off the ground is the cab roof and the distance from the side locker top to the cab roof. 

Basically I want to work out what head room I can have in the box I build and if I extend over the cab will there be enough room for a bed up there.

Would also be interested to hear from anyone that has done a conversion particularly if you increased the rear overhang - want to know how far I can go with out having too much effect on the departure angle. An extra meter would be good, with a taper on the bottom.

I intend to go a view some at whithams as soon as possible but would like to know what is going to be possible first.
If anyone knows of a truck for sale I may be interested I am not to worried about the body just so long as it is mechanically sound.

Thanks
Ralph
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Date Posted:05/09/2014 10:38:29Copy HTML

 Hi and welcome, I don't have a RB44 myself but do have all the dimensions in paper format and have scanned some in, I think one is on the dodge50.co.uk photos section on the Facebook page facebook.com/dodge50, I am on my phone at moment but will pop something up as soon as I can, someone might also.come along who does own one and give the details you need.

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Date Posted:05/09/2014 11:27:51Copy HTML

Cheers Greg, Thanks for the reply.
 I am just fishing around for as much info as i can find at the moment.
I am almost certain its what I want to convert. I am going to look at few at Withams next week hopefully then I will be sure.

Cheers
Ralph
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Date Posted:06/09/2014 08:55:55Copy HTML

This one gives a few measurements
I will find some more 

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Date Posted:06/09/2014 08:58:03Copy HTML

 if you right click on the image and choose open in new tab / view image you will see the full size version, I will dig out the other stuff I have as soon as I can, have spent the day in Hull with No Fit State Circus and will be again tomorrow, so will so asap for you :)

Greg

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