Back in the early 90's a car builder/adventurer named Rick Dobbertin and his wife, Karen, set about building the ultimate RV. The Dobbertin Surface Orbiter. It would travel over land and water on a planned circumnavigation of the world.
Rick started with a 1959 Heil milk tanker of all things, and went from there.
He hand-built a frame into which he installed a 6.5L GM Turbodiesel (marine converted) engine with a 4sp automatic and 4WD.
|Frame - 910 pieces of 304 Stainless Steel|
|6.5L GM Turbodiesel engine|
For the interior, a full RV type interior was constructed. The dual controls look more at home in an aircraft than an RV. The detail work on this vehicle is brilliant. The build took over 4 years and 14,000 hours of work.
|In the Panama Canal|
All images and information are from the Dobbertin Surface Orbiter website. There is tons more photos and information there. Check out the rest of his site as well. Lots of cool and off-the-wall projects he's working on. My kind of guy.