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DIY Astro/Safari Stealth Camper Van Conversion Build

DIY Astro/Safari Stealth Camper Van Build

before and after photo diy astro safari stealth camper van build

In just 6 weeks, I’ll transform this ordinary Chevy Astro cargo van into the budget-friendly camper van of my dreams. Here, you can follow along and see how I converted this van into a camper van. I’ve broken the build project up into categories, and each has it’s own dedicated page to that part of the build process. Browse through the entire build project in sequence, or use the index below to choose specific parts of the van build you are interested in. Each page in the van build index contains a list of tools and materials for that part of the job, with links to buy them.

Table of Contents:

astro safari camper van build view of van interior before starting conversion

building a pull out flip up slat bed for my astro safari camper van conversion

building the power center that houses my lithium battery, dc charger and electrical components

installing 2 100w solar panels on the roof of a astro safari van


Master Parts & Materials Spreadsheet

complete camper van conversion cost breakdown spreadsheet by seekinglost

All of the parts and materials used in my stealth camper van build are listed in this spreadsheet

Above is my master parts & materials spreadsheet for my DIY Chevy Astro stealth camper van build. The total parts and materials for my camper van conversion was roughly $7500, not including tools and vehicle maintenance. You can also download your own copy of my spreadsheet to work with here: Chevy Astro Camper Van Build Part & Materials List by Seeking Lost

DIY Astro/Safari Stealth Camper Van Build Video Series

If you’d rather watch this van come together on your TV screen, check out my Chevy Astro Camper Van Build series on youtube. This video series details each step along the way for converting my cargo van into a camper van. The videos are an excellent supplement to the written information provided here. With both, I’m confident that you too can tackle a similar van build project. And if you’re not looking to build one, it sure is cool to watch this camper van conversion project come together!


One Response

  1. Aiden

    Excellent job with your build! Much more detailed than a lot of the other van build tutorials I’ve seen out there.

    November 24, 2022 at 5:35 pm

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