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Old 10-02-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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Agonizing Wait Phase 3 Complete! The Finished Product.

Wait 1 of 3 was waiting for the chassis from Ford (viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4559). Wait 2 of 3 was waiting for Sportsmobile to build the camper part (viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5169). Wait 3 of 3 was waiting for Quadvan to do the 4WD conversion. It was truly agonizing, but the waiting is done and now the fun begins.

Before conversion:


After conversion:


Every single piece of this rig is awesome. It is certainly an improvement over my Volkswagen Westafalia. Thanks to all who answered my many questions and I can't wait to get it out there.

Steve in L.A.
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:57 PM   #2
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Re: Agonizing Wait Phase 3 Complete! The Finished Product.

I'll get more pictures up soon. In the meantime, here are the details:

From Ford:
E-350 Extended Body, 6.8L V-10, Vermillion Red/Pebble interior
4.10 Limited Slip Rear Axle
225-Amp Extra Heavy Duty Alternator

From Sportsmobile:
EB-50 floor plan, almond color scheme, cherry cabinets, single height counter top
carpet overlay
day/nite shades, limo tinted windows
Ultra-leather seats and sofa
16 gallon fresh water tank
2.7 cubic foot refrigerator
Loncoin flooring
Solid surface counter top with stainless steel sink
Flush-mount stove
Propane furnace
6 gallon propane water heater
Extenda Flow/Stay attachment
Exterior shower
XL storage with locking lid
AGM 4D battery
BlueSky solar controller with auxiliary plug at driver's side taillight
Thule roof racks with extended rails and 4 crossbars
Electric penthouse top with bed

From Quadvan:
4x4 conversion, 4" lift, manual shift, auto hubs
Dually brake rotors
Incubus Recoil chrome 18" wheels
Nitto Terra Grappler 275/70R18 tires
Bushwacker flares
46 gallon Transferflow gas tank
Buckstop Outback front bumper with extra light cans
PIAA 520 6" driving lights
PIAA 510 4" fog lights
Mile Marker 12,000 lbs winch
Aluminess rear bumper
PIAA 1500 back-up lights
Aluminess side ladder
Aluminess nerf bars
VIAIR 450 on-board air compressor with tank
Dual front stabilizer with Bilstein dampeners
Roadmaster Active Suspension on rear leafs

Grand total with tax, license, registration..... $106,692.17 . It's not a price tag for the faint of heart, but it is money well spent.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:53 PM   #3
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El Guapo huh? Didn't I just hear that on the Three Amigos the other night?

Looks great, now get some dirt of the thing.


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Old 10-03-2010, 06:23 AM   #4
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Looks great, congrats!
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:22 AM   #5
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Looks Great Steve and I am sure that you are going to have Many Memorable Experience's in it
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It looks great! Happy trails!
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:30 AM   #7
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looks great
not knowing quadvan very well I am curious why you went with their 4wd conversion instead of SMB West? Since it was at Sportsmobile for the camper conversion it seems like it would have been much easier to have 1 place do the work.
I am not picking on you as there are reasons for everything, just looking to learn your thoughts and learn more about another 4wd conversion
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Re: Agonizing Wait Phase 3 Complete! The Finished Product.

Don't really know what Steve's reason is, but for me, on our next 4x4 rig will be done by Quadvan as well. I've researched and driven both SMB's and Quadvan. IMO the Quadvan drove so much better on the highway. We felt every bump on the road on our SMB (stock SMB springs) and on washboard roads, I felt like my kidneys were going to explode and the interior was going to fall apart. We do not do any hardcore off roading and we primarily used our rig for snow and trails, so comfort on road is more important than SMB's 4x4 capability.

BTW: Great Looking rig Steve. Hope to see you in the water one day.
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Congrats Steve!
Now get out and start using it
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Looking great, congrats. I especially like that front bumper. Well done.
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