JB500 camper body on L300 truck chassis build

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JB500 camper body on L300 truck chassis build

Postby jessef » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:39 pm

I've been eyeing these for years and never pulled the trigger for some reason. I know there's a few floating around and sparse information on the net, so I'm going to do a thread specifically on the JB500 in it's stock form for maintenance/specs and then I'll be modifying it with the usual suspension lift, 33" tires, some cutting/mods to the camper box and front/rear bumpers to make it into a mini camper similar to a domestic slide in camper/truck but more compact with better use of space and footprint.

A few fun facts considering it's over 20 years old.

The campershell is german Reimo factory built specific to the L200 4x4 4D46T 1 tonne Mitsubishi truck.. which is almost identical to the normal JDM L300 running gear/engine that we are familiar with. The difference lies in the ladder truck frame vs monocoque van body.

GVW is not much more than a standard 90's JDM L300 which was surprising considering the size difference, but then it makes sense as it's on a stripped down ladder frame truck chassis.

Interior has propane stove, 3 way 12v/120v/propane Engel fridge, propane forced air furnace, propane water heater and an electric 12v/120v radiant heater.

Full shower/sink & toilet w external removable cassette.

The windows are double glazed acrylic that are used in modern european/domestic and RV campers to eliminate condensation on windows and has manual blackout blinds.

Sleeps 4 adults. 2 full double beds.

Arrives in a few weeks and will start the mods right off the bat.

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JB500 camper body on L300 truck chassis build

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JB500 camper body on L300 truck chassis build

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Postby OtherWoman » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:44 am

Very Cool!!!!


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Postby lrp374 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:15 am

This should a different challenge compared to your past projects. It'll be interesting to watch. Good to see your posting again.

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Postby jessef » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:56 pm

It will be pretty neat to work on an L300 with a truck frame. It's been a while. Wonder how many old timers are still on here ? :-D

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Postby fozzie » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:14 pm

I've only seen one of these. Very cool machines. Can't wait to see what you're gonna do. Always look forward to seeing your mods

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Postby north54 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:13 am

Jesse I saw one of these JB500 on Vancouver Craigslist earlier this year being sold locally. Did you see that one?
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Postby jessef » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:09 pm

Thanks guys. I saw a smaller version JB470 LHD converted for sale from Chile for a crazy $ amount. I haven't seen one of these JB500's yet. But I know there's at least 2 floating around BC/AB.

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Postby north54 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:22 pm

Off topic Jesse but are you still making front upper ball joint spacers?
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Postby jessef » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:23 pm

north54 wrote:Off topic Jesse but are you still making front upper ball joint spacers?

I still have a box full of them. Shoot me a pm.


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