#MTSEMA18: ReRun – 1972 Chevy C30 Custom Camper
Can’t Get Enough of a Good Thing
It’s crazy. It’s overwhelming. It’s SEMA time. It doesn’t take long to feel overpowered by the magnitude of the SEMA Show, and 2018 is no exception. The quantity and quality of trucks are nothing short of impressive, creating a type of SEMA brain fog that makes it hard to even summarize what you saw that day.
After a day of journeying the outdoor area, it became evident that “ReRun” needed highlighting for three reasons. First, like many custom vehicles at SEMA, it was tucked in a corner—literally a corner along the south wall of the South Hall. There was nothing behind it and nothing beside it, on a path that led to nowhere. Unless you deliberately sought it out, you’d miss it. Second, with a dose of nostalgia, a pinch of resto, and a heap of personalization, customized campers are just awesome. Sure, this has been done before, but due to the nature of such builds, no camper is built the same. There is so much room for individualization that no two have the same body or shell craftsmanship, driver’s compartment, or engine setup. There’s a lot of work to be done and a lot of skill needed to handle all the aspects of such builds. I could have spent hours investigating all the intricacies of the interior. I tried not to touch, but I can report that the leather was so, so soft. Third, I happened to hear its 402 big-block fire up. It sounded like a hot rod.
I admittedly do not know much about the custom camper, as all the details would fill many pages and should probably be reserved for those who live and breathe campers. It is a ’72 Chevy C30 Custom Camper build by Creative Mobile Interiors (CMI) based in Grove City, Ohio. CMI has been doing its thing since 1999. It’s a featured vehicle of PPG, so the paint is custom PPG. The powerplant is a 402ci big-block bored .030 over, with Keith Black domed pistons, a March Performance serpentine kit, and Sniper fuel injection. Other upgrades include a Wilwood Hydro brake system, an SM465 transmission, a hydraulic clutch conversion, and a completely modernized driver’s compartment. The handbuilt aluminum camper features a kickin’ sound system, HVAC and built-in 4kw generator, full kitchenette, bamboo countertops, SmarTV and Wifi, a full bathroom, and a queen bed.
If you happen to catch ReRun and the door’s open, be sure to take a peek. It’s well worth it.
Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeMobileInteriors