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I got it bad. I want one to convert into a camper.

Do they have a locking t-case like a 90? Locking diffs? They look top-heavy. Anyone know if they are?

Are they hard to find with a diesel motor?
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 04:31 AM
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I got it bad. I want one to convert into a camper.

Do they have a locking t-case like a 90? Locking diffs? They look top-heavy. Anyone know if they are?

Are they hard to find with a diesel motor?
Yup on the t-case, nope on the diffs and diesel. Only motor they ever left the factory with was the 3.5 V8 so unless someone as already done the hard work for you it will be hard to find one with a diesel motor.
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 05:58 AM
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I had an ambulance model and wanted to do the camper thing.. Looked into everything and it just was way too expensive.. Was going to do the Mercedes Diesel engine conversion... Yes they are supposedly top heavy.. That are really cool though and I probably will convert one one of these days..I sold mine on here and the guy was selling it just recently..on eBay.. LHd 76 ambulance..
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 06:55 AM
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I know of one 101 with a diesel retrofitted into it as well as a Locker.
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 07:43 AM
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I took a trip in one in the early nineties from Canada to Florida towing a 109. I was a great trip. I have often thought that a 101 with a diesel would be very cool.
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They are front end heavy I watched one bounce down a long hill in Moab on the front wheels with the rear wheels about 5 ft in the air thought for sure it was going to flip.

With an ambulance body and camping gear that might not be as much of an issue
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 07:57 AM
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They are front end heavy I watched one bounce down a long hill in Moab on the front wheels with the rear wheels about 5 ft in the air thought for sure it was going to flip.

With an ambulance body and camping gear that might not be as much of an issue
Well, watching an ambo bodied camper flip would be very entertaining tho...long as noone gets hurt.
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All 101's come with a central locking diff. You can also still buy Detroit lockers for them. The only engine ever offered stock was the 3.5 V8. I have seen many engine conversions most popular is the 3.9 V8 and to a lesser extent the 200/300tdi. How ever with things being the way they are now at the ports only a 3.5/3.9 would do.

Amblulances don't flip they just lay on there sides.
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I wouldn't say the 101 is very top heavy, it's a very light vehicle up top.

Derek's does very well with only bar grips.
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As you can see from my avatar, I have some "experience" with rolling Rovers.

ALL trucks will roll if pushed hard enough - I get that. Driver error had everything to do with my crash - I get that too. But there are a lot of simple trails around here (Colorado) that lean my D90 to the point of significant discomfort. It would suck to build an expedition camper that I couldn't use.

I have thought, on several occasions, about building a mechanism (that bolts under the frame to shift weight to one side of the truck or another to change the center of gravity. Maybe something like that already exists? Or maybe I'm just paranoid now. My wife sure is!
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I'm not familiar with the room available in the engine bay of a 101 but always thought a larger diesel, like a 6bt, would be awesome in one
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Not alot of room with out some major mods.
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I have thought, on several occasions, about building a mechanism (that bolts under the frame to shift weight to one side of the truck or another to change the center of gravity. Maybe something like that already exists? Or maybe I'm just paranoid now. My wife sure is!
Maybe just some training ... if driver error was the cause of rolling your truck then the solution is driver un-error. I always like the simple solution to problems ... When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras.
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Maybe just some training ... if driver error was the cause of rolling your truck then the solution is driver un-error. I always like the simple solution to problems ... When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras.
Of course. But there comes a point where all the off-road training in the world won't change physics. I'm pretty cool - but I'm no Jedi.
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Not alot of room with out some major mods.
Figured this may be the case with the cab-over configuration
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101 - cool, but bumpy gas guzzler.Get an ambulance to convert to a camper or even cooler a radio truck also known as a vampire.
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101 - cool, but bumpy gas guzzler.Get an ambulance to convert to a camper or even cooler a radio truck also known as a vampire.
The ambulance or radio truck would get my vote. I'd be putting a nice roof rack on that bad-boy.
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As you can see from my avatar, I have some "experience" with rolling Rovers.

ALL trucks will roll if pushed hard enough - I get that. Driver error had everything to do with my crash - I get that too. But there are a lot of simple trails around here (Colorado) that lean my D90 to the point of significant discomfort. It would suck to build an expedition camper that I couldn't use.

I have thought, on several occasions, about building a mechanism (that bolts under the frame to shift weight to one side of the truck or another to change the center of gravity. Maybe something like that already exists? Or maybe I'm just paranoid now. My wife sure is!
Might want to look at the weight jackers that Indy cars run on ovals to get a build idea.
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Good luck ever finding one of the 12 vampires.......
There maybe as many as 18.
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