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Old 01-14-2008, 09:52 PM   #1
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1976 Ford 4x4 w/ 460CUIN. 1998 Coversion

Spotted this today on ebay.

Was converted to SMB in 1998! Comes with nice trailer too.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-E-S ... enameZWDVW

1976 FORD E-250 4x4 Pop-Top Sportsmobile



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Sportsmobiles are amazing. Check out their website at Sportsmobile.com. This is an older one, restored, very well kept and tons of fun.

Features...

* Four-Wheel Drive Hi and Low ! Manual locking front hubs.
* Pop-Top (Sleeps 4)
* Excellent AM/FM Stereo/Cassette with amp
* Air Conditioning
* Removable Carpets for the beach
* Sink with 10 gallon fresh water tank
* Built-in Icebox
* Locking cabinets for storage
* New engine
* Service Records

Restoration...

This truck has received a complete restoration. It was stripped to bare metal in the late 90s and completely repainted. The pethouse top was added by Sportsmobile in 1998 and was the last van to be equipped with a pop-top on this model. New engine in 1995. There are 7000 miles on the completely rebuilt 460 V8. RV cam. All new parts. New gas tank, New Piaa lights (not pictured), New radiator, etc etc.

Exterior...
A few scratches in the paint, but nice appearance overall. Chrome is nice but has very minor parking lot dings.

Interior...
Very nice interior, featuring:

* Wood panelling
* Cloth upholstery
* Removable carpets and vinyl water-proof flooring
* Stove
* 10 gallon fresh water tank/stainless steel sink
* Locking wood cabinets
* Countertop space
* icebox
* TV/VCR
* Porta potty
* Great stereo system with Bazooka tube amp (AM/FM/Cassette, wireless remote control, removable face plate, 6x9s and 6"dia. in front).
* Incandescent lighting
* Flourescent lighting
* Mood lighting (blue rope lighting).
* The top is in excellent shape. Good canvas, windows and zippers in good shape.

Air conditioning recently serviced. Works well.


Mechanical...

* Newly rebuilt 460 V8. 7000 miles on motor. Runs strong.
* Four wheel transfer case is a Dana 44. works fine.
* 1 ton rear axle
* Tow hitch front and rear (Can carry bikes in front plus trailer in back).
* Renell bumper with 9000 lb winch and remote controller.
* Back up lights,
* Piaa running lights (Halogen),
* Spot lights
* Neon lighting system UNDER the van for parties!!!

Additional Notes...
The outdoorsman's perfect RV. 1976 Ford E-250 4x4 Sportsmobile. Go anywhere and be self-reliant. Two batteries supply power to the rear of the van and one is dedicated for starting. . Pop Top by Sportsmobile - sleeps 4 comfortably. The interior was installed by Sportsmobile in 1998. Fresh water and gray water tanks. Completely self sufficient but also has has AC and H2O hookups. This van will climb like a Jeep, goes through snow like a champ. Perfect for backwoods/outback camping, surfers, skiers, etc.

The Trailer...
We are selling the trailer too. We can sell the trailer with or without the satellite system.

The two-way satellite system and computer/modems will receive/broadcast broadband internet (and is cable television capable) anywhere in the world. The one-touch system tracks the satellite for you. The system cost $7000 and has been used less than 10 hours total. You may use this system as a mobile unit for exploration, science field projects, or just as easily for a mountain home where internet is not available. The system is made by datastorm/motosat and software by directway. The trailer with satellite and brand new Sharp 80W solar panel in the box all for $5500.00.

The trailer comes from a 1950 Ford Veternarian truck bed. It features and interesting fiberglass designed top with a "continental kit " in the rear for a spare tire and 1950 Ford taillights. It sits high and is good for four-wheeling. The trailer has been restored to some degree. with aluminum diamond plate, 12 V flourescent lighting, dual bicycle racks and satellite mounting hardware (or lumber rack). The inside has been painted and some rust repair done on the side doors.

You can fit all of your gear in the trailer. It features 3 slide outs in the rear, 3 on the side entrance, and a large void space in the front. It can carry all of your gasoline, generators, solar panel, camping gear bicycles and other assorted equipment. It is attached to the van with a patented swivel system, similar to a U-joint for maximum articulation. Trailer alone - $2500.00. It is truly one -of-a-kind. Find another one like it !

So the reserve is set for the van and trailer fully-loaded. Call to discuss your interest in the van and trailer.




At a Glance...



* Interior: Blue / Wood Grain
* Exterior: Blue
* Engine: 460 V8 - new !
* Transmission: Automatic
* Odometer: 27000
* 7000 miles on completely new engine

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Old 01-15-2008, 06:20 AM   #2
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The SMB and the trailer are sweet.

Too bad it's not a '75 because then in Calif you wouldn't need smog testing anymore. There's at least one error in the ad, it states the transfer case is a Dana 44. A Dana 44 is a differential not a transfer case. I'd love to see more pics of that trailer.

Neon under body lighting????

At $10,000 the reserve has not been hit yet.


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I do find it interesting that it had a new engine put in it after only 20k miles!
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I do find it interesting that it had a new engine put in it after only 20k miles!
Could be the odometer rolled over (at least once). It's a '76, so the odometer probably only goes to 99,999 miles. Or it could be the vehicle never got much use, so the seals dried out and it leaked like a sieve.


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He mentions an RV Cam...its quite possible that the stock 460 was not enough for him. I've driven a stock 460 and there is no power above 2000 RPM ...to aid fuel economy.

He did not say blueprint, but the rework might have been to 'hot rod' the engine.

Its also possible that the original rebuild was poor quality...and something failed

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I do find it interesting that it had a new engine put in it after only 20k miles!
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Auction ended, no bids, staring at $10,000
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