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Old 11-07-2012, 08:45 AM   #1
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Do SMB do 4X4's for older vans ?

Hi I'm new to the forum. I've been considering a class b RV for several months and the Ford 4X4 SMB really appeals to me.
I would also like a diesel drivetrain which would mean buying a used SMB or a pre 2010 van with a diesel engine.
Question is do SMB do the 4X4 conversion on older vehicles ? I think I read somewhere that they only convert new vans ?
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:51 AM   #2
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Re: Do SMB do 4X4's for older vans ?

Did you think about going to Chris (ujoint offroad) he will convert it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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Re: Do SMB do 4X4's for older vans ?

Probably not. That said, why not just shoot them an E-mail? If I were in your situation, I'd strongley consider a U-Joint conversion but there are others out there as well.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:31 AM   #4
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Probably not. That said, why not just shoot them an E-mail? If I were in your situation, I'd strongley consider a U-Joint conversion but there are others out there as well.
I emailed SMB,waiting for a reply.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
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Do SMB do 4X4's for older vans ?

Low miles Peter at smb west said they would consider doing it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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Re: Do SMB do 4X4's for older vans ?

Alan from SMB West replied to my email and said they could do a 2008 -2010 E350 but best to have the 4.10 limited slip rear axle.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #7
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Re: Do SMB do 4X4's for older vans ?

Well good for you! Now at least you know what to look for. In the past a lot depended on their 4x4 work load which is much lower these days. As far as the rear axle, he's just probably just trying to save you a little money cause they should be able to install a full floater with those gears and even a locker if you wish.
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Re: Do SMB do 4X4's for older vans ?

Other option, Quadvan, they convert older vans.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:26 AM   #9
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Do SMB do 4X4's for older vans ?

My van did not come with the factory 4.10 rear axle. Conversion to 4.10 limited slip was simply an added expense.
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Re: Do SMB do 4X4's for older vans ?

We can do anything from 92 to current here, or I can send the parts to DIY!
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