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Abandoned Bread Truck Was Turned Into a Jaw-Dropping Camper With a Mahogany Interior

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Photo: YouTube Screenshot / New Jersey Outdoor Adventures
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I always try to find interesting camper builds to share with you folks here on autoevolution. And every once in a while, I stumble upon truly unique projects like the bread truck camper conversion I'm checking out today.
Meet Hunter and his vintage bread truck, which he converted himself into a tiny home on wheels. I love it when builders blend new and old elements to create comfortable and livable rigs.

What we have here is a 1953 Grumman Curbside truck. As you can imagine, it went through numerous modifications and upgrades to look like it does today. First of all, the vehicle was "parked" (more like "abandoned") outside for a whopping 50 years.

It lacked glass, a frame, or a floor. So, Hunter built a tube chassis himself, designed specifically for this vehicle's 10-foot (3-meter) wheelbase. Moreover, he installed duallies in the back, a Ford E-350 suspension, and a 7.3-liter Powerstroke V8 diesel engine.

Hunter did a lot of work on the body. He replaced all the glass, door seals, and most of the roof and restored the original aluminum panels to their former glory. With its shiny, eye-catching body, you definitely won't miss this rig on the road.

Abandoned Bread Truck Was Turned Into a Jaw\-Dropping Camper With a Mahogany Interior
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / New Jersey Outdoor Adventures
At the front, you'll discover a front bumper holding a powerful winch rated for up to 18,000 lb. (8,165 kg). Furthermore, all the original lights were replaced with LEDs.

Hunter fitted a mahogany deck with hydraulic fold-ups at the rear. It's the perfect spot to store bikes, motorcycles, or an ATV, but it can also serve as a small patio. Above it, you'll find a ladder next to the two rear doors.

Climb on top of the vehicle, and you'll notice the entire roof is covered in solar panels that have a total capacity of 1,100 W – that's really good considering the size of the rig.

Step inside the truck, and you might be taken aback by the aesthetic. Delivery trucks typically have simple, industrial interiors made from steel - such was the case of this unit. However, Hunter replaced all the steel with beautiful mahogany panels.

Abandoned Bread Truck Was Turned Into a Jaw\-Dropping Camper With a Mahogany Interior
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / New Jersey Outdoor Adventures
Starting from the driver's cabin, you'll notice that all the interior panels, including those for the dash and floor, are mahogany, giving the space a classy look. Other notable aesthetic elements inside the rig are walls covered in Sunbrella marine outdoor upholstery paired with mahogany cabinetry and marine vinyl flooring. What's more, the interior has an open layout, meaning the driver's cabin isn't separated from the living space.

Hunter replaced the factory seats with Cadillac CTS leather seats. Moreover, Hunter fitted a new audio system, a touchscreen display, and an overhead storage compartment.

Behind the driver's seat, Hunter devised a spacious bathroom. It boasts a curtain and a shower with a rain head and a handheld sprayer. A really nice detail is that a shower pan is hidden underneath the mahogany flooring. This makes the bathroom floor seamlessly blend with the surrounding area's floor.

On the opposite side, you'll find the seating area. It consists of a long couch with marine upholstery and striking diamond stitching. This is where a guest can sleep, as the couch can be transformed into an extra bed by pulling out a wooden frame and rearranging the two cushions.

Abandoned Bread Truck Was Turned Into a Jaw\-Dropping Camper With a Mahogany Interior
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / New Jersey Outdoor Adventures
Underneath the couch, Hunter housed a diesel heater and the camper's electrical system. Its highlights are lithium batteries (unfortunately, we don't know their capacity), a 60-amp DC-DC charger, a Renogy inverter, and charge controllers connected to the solar panels on the roof.

This part of the camper offers a ton of storage space. You can use multiple drawers integrated into the couch and four sizeable overhead cabinets.

Of course, a camper isn't really a camper without a kitchen. The kitchen in this rig won't blow you away, but it does the job. It features a superb hand-hammered copper sink, a butcher block countertop, a small fridge, and an overhead microwave.

Regarding storage, there are some drawers, three overhead cabinets, and another cabinet underneath the sink. The latter holds a 4-gallon (15-liter) water heater. By the way, this truck is equipped with three under-mounted 20-gallon (76-liter) tanks, two for freshwater and one for greywater.

Abandoned Bread Truck Was Turned Into a Jaw\-Dropping Camper With a Mahogany Interior
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / New Jersey Outdoor Adventures
Finally, a split Murphy-style bed occupies the rear of this camper's interior. In the day setup, you'll find what look like two counters offering extra storage space. The one on the driver's side integrates two drawers, while the other houses an A/C.

Each counter holds a panel. Unhinge them and flip them down to "connect them." Then, all you have to do is rearrange the cushions, and your bed is ready. It's such a clever and convenient solution that makes sure you have enough walking room when the bed isn't created. You can also use the empty space to hold cargo.

All in all, this is a really special, one-of-a-kind build. Its woodworking is absolutely stunning, and its amenities make it suitable for longer, off-grid travels. But what makes it even more impressive is that it was essentially built from scratch. Hunter started the project with the van's shell and ended up with this masterpiece on wheels.

In case you haven't figured it out from his expert craftsmanship, Hunter isn't new to camper builds. In fact, he's part of Green Valley Vans, a Connecticut-based company specializing in building camper vans. This rig is his personal project in which he poured countless hours, and it shows.

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About the author: Mircea Mazuru
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Starting out with a motorcycle permit just because he could get one two years earlier than a driver's license, Mircea keeps his passion for bikes (motor or no motor) alive to this day. His lifelong dream is to build his own custom camper van.
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