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Old 09-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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4x4 sportsmobile

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I'm getting ready to look at a used 4x4, 7.3 liter diesel sportsmobile, PH, RB50, furnace and so forth. Pretty decked out. 140 K on the engine. Van looks to be in great condition and well maintained with all receipts. Price $33K Does this sound like a good deal? I am of the opinion that it is.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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Re: 4x4 sportsmobile

who did conversion and 4x4?
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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Hi Carl,
I'm not sure but am going to find out within the hour. It's an 02.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:40 PM   #4
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Carl,
The conversion is by sportsmobile if that is what you mean by your question. The 4x4 by?
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:55 PM   #5
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Carl,
The conversion is by sportsmobile if that is what you mean by your question. The 4x4 by?
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If there are two transfer case levers on the floor, then it was likely Sportsmobile who did the 4x4 conversion. If there's only one transfer case lever, the question is much harder to answer (Quigley, Advanced 4x4, Quadvan,...).


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Old 09-26-2013, 02:00 PM   #6
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Hi Herb,
Thanks for that info. But no matter who did the conversion what do you think of the asking price?
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Re: 4x4 sportsmobile

regardless of the 4x4 conversion, I'd say that is a decent deal if the undercarriage isn't rusted and the interior isn't too abused.

Nice looking package, really. I'm guessing it is this one?
http://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/4086693216.html
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Re: 4x4 sportsmobile

can we see picks???
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Re: 4x4 sportsmobile

Where is it so I can buy it!!
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Re: 4x4 sportsmobile

Watch out for OCSMB, he may buy it and flip it.

If it's the one in the CL ad, too bad there's no interior pics. As for good deal, that's tough to answer. First and most important, it's only a good deal if it matches what you want out of a rig (furnace, stove, fridge,...). When you start making compromises, then any deal heads toward the 'just OK' side. Second, if the rig matches your needs, then next biggest factor is maintenance and condition.

For me, bottom line is that at least without firsthand knowledge, I don't see anything I'd be scared of with that rig and that price. Some people have had some issues with that generation of Ford transmission, so defintiely ask some questions there and give that some attention, and make sure 4WD engages properly, including turning the hubs on the front axle. Ask when the last oil and filter sservice was done, and what oil they're using. Also ask when the last fuel filter service was done. Good info to have, but also a test of the seller's knowldege of the rig. With my diesel, I know that stuff off the top of my head.

Oh, and for us on the forum, be sure to find out who did the 4x4 conversion and post the info back here for us to see.


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