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Old 10-03-2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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Ford E350 Powerstroke 7.3L Turbo Diesel

Not mine. It has Massachusetts plates so not sure if it is located here or not.

http://maine.craigslist.org/rvs/3981709163.html

I just recently joined the forum. I never heard of Sportsmobile until 2 years ago when friends bought a blue 1988 Ford E150 with 5.0L (302) V8 that they found for sale on the side of the road on the way to their apartment house.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: Ford E350 Powerstroke 7.3L Turbo Diesel

Thanks for posting! Do you own a van yet?
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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Re: Ford E350 Powerstroke 7.3L Turbo Diesel

Interesting and/or weird that the rear doors are cut in half and installed a rear window where the upper half of the doors would be.


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Old 10-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting! Do you own a van yet?

Not yet. You don't very often find Sportsmobiles here.

We had a 1965 Chevy panel van quite a few years ago that we converted into a camper, but it didn't have a pop top. We got a cooktop, icebox and sink from a wrecked tent trailer and a propane heater from someone else.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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Interesting and/or weird that the rear doors are cut in half and installed a rear window where the upper half of the doors would be.


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I thought that was interesting, too. I couldn't tell if it had been customized or maybe originally a special order vehicle. The only stock Ford vehicle that I know of with this configuration is a Ford Excursion which was built on a 3/4 ton (F250) truck chassis.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #6
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Re: Ford E350 Powerstroke 7.3L Turbo Diesel

It looks like a Dodge window to me, there were a series of Dodge vans with the one big door on the back. Regardless it's proof that you shouldn't always do, just because you can!

Also, I'm a little disappointed that there is no safety orange in the interior. After the matchy camping chairs I kind of expected it.

I don't know, I feel like one could put $7K to better uses, and I'm a diehard van kind of guy.
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It looks like a Dodge window to me, there were a series of Dodge vans with the one big door on the back. Regardless it's proof that you shouldn't always do, just because you can!

Also, I'm a little disappointed that there is no safety orange in the interior. After the matchy camping chairs I kind of expected it.

I don't know, I feel like one could put $7K to better uses, and I'm a diehard van kind of guy.
Interesting.....definitely not the same as a Ford Excursion. Custom maybe? Also, it looks like the window above the two small doors doesn't open. I could $7K to better uses, too. I like the two doors on the side and the doors on the back with or without glass. I'm not a fan of sliding doors because they can be a pain if they don't work right.
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Re: Ford E350 Powerstroke 7.3L Turbo Diesel

I really dig the discreet placement of the propane tank.

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Old 10-10-2013, 04:09 PM   #9
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Re: Ford E350 Powerstroke 7.3L Turbo Diesel

HEY! My van has that same exact back door/window combo! For a 2WD fan i can see it being a pain, but for a 4WD van you can't really use the upper half of the doors anyhow! I LOVE my mini doors!

See my build for an ULTRA similar van here!

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/t ... -is-HERE!!!

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:55 PM   #10
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That's interesting. Do you know what the van was originally used for when it was new? I am just curious because of the rear door configuration.
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