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    Roadship Enterprise
    1997
    Chevrolet
    Express
    White/Green
    Rocky Ridge Conversion

    I bought this van in 2009. It was on it's way to the salvage yard. I brought it home and gave it a new life as my family truckster. It had been hit in the front and the inside looked like someone had been living in it. I brought it home where my wife told me thaat she wasn't going to be riding in "that nasty thing". I took the interior completely apart down to the metal and fiberglass walls, steamed it and re-assembled. I got the van for $1500.00.

    Modifications

    the high-top is the biggest mod that was done to this vehicle. That was done by the upfitter

    The inside is very different than what you would find in a regular passenger van. there are 4 captain's chairs and a couch in the back that transforms into a bed as needed. It is not so different from any other garden variety conversion van.

    The van originally came with a VHS video cassette deck in the forward overhead. I took it out in favor of a DVD/Media player that I was able to mount in the dash in the stock stereo location with an aftermarket head unit. I mounted the player up front so that a front seat passenger could load the DVDs without the kids getting out of their seats. I also added a 3" screen for the front seat passenger. The DVD player also accepts a USB thumb drive, SD card and input from the 1TB Hard Drive media player that is located in the overhead compartment.

    Future entertainment mods include an in-motion satellite antenna and a Dish Network DVR. The coach area also has it's own AM/FM receiver and headphone jacks at each seating position that can listen to the TV or the stereo.

    The wheels are 15x8 American racing Bullet Hole aluminum wheels with Cooper Cobra tires.

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    Needs more Ham Radios, and a CB of course. A 2M just won't do the job when you have all that space to hang another 10 or 12 radios.
    Christopher

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    i dig it.

    Alex


    2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawdaddy View Post
    Needs more Ham Radios, and a CB of course. A 2M just won't do the job when you have all that space to hang another 10 or 12 radios.
    LOL! Actually, it is a dual bander (UHF+VHF) which I primarily use to monitor fire frequencies. I have a 10 meter on my desk that has never been used in 2+ years... (The antenna and coax is still shrink wrapped and my tower is not up yet.

    CB? Naaaa. I think I'll pass on that! LOL!
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    Great job on the garage, pictures and info. I love your vehicle name. Great job all the way around........


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    Very nice... Needs a bigger screen and 5.1.. But Great job so far.....
    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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    See... I was going to do all of that since a teardown revealed that the coach and headphone jacks were all wired in mono... Until the wife said "do you think the kids will really notice the difference?" Realizing that I would always be on the "flight deck", and never kicking back in the rear, I decided that it was good enuff for the kids. LOL!!!

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    Wow, this looks great. Nice work on the writeup and presentation of this great van.

    Steve
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    Thank you so much. I will do one for my truck soon too.

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