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Old 09-04-2019, 02:51 PM   #1
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6.0 EB 4x4 with 6 speed

Thought this was an interesting beast
https://www.weiscomotorcars.com/2004...3/Details.aspx

Body damage and needs some attention, but the 6 speed seems intriguing.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:10 PM   #2
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6spd not withstanding, at $45K, home brewed suspension, bare interior (AKA in Portland as a 'blank canvass, a feature that adds $10k to the value'. It looks 'riden hard, an' put away wet'
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:16 PM   #3
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100% agreed. But I had thought the 6.0 and 5r110 were tied together by the computer. Wasn't aware you could divorce the 2.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:26 PM   #4
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100K in the build ?????? Embarrassing they even included this in the description.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:27 PM   #5
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100% agreed. But I had thought the 6.0 and 5r110 were tied together by the computer. Wasn't aware you could divorce the 2.
The PCM does control the transmission, but programming lets you switch the transmissions to "manual" which lets you do a swap or run a standalone controller. Same with the 4R100.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:04 PM   #6
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Hmm... part of me thinks the $46K asking price is insane... and then I consider what it would take to duplicate this... and I have a rust-free and un-damaged E350 EB sitting at home... and how for less than $50K (paid $3500 for my van) I could have what would almost be my dream camper van base (not including the cost of getting this beast to SE PA).

But for better or worse, I don't have that kind of cash sitting around.

Personally, I think the seller would do better to fix or rebody this van and then ask for more.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:11 PM   #7
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The price does seem a bit steep for the remains of someone else's project.

There's actually a lot of novel stuff there though:
  1. What are those headlights? Are those just generic projectors with baffles?
  2. Is the front suspension just sitting on airbags with no shocks? It looks like that's sometimes done, but one a vehicle meant to go off-road?
  3. That modified dog house concerns me more than the the external body damage. If that thing doesn't seal up, these vans are even more loud and hot than they already are.
  4. A 6.0 becomes more reliable with a tune, and a water/methanol injection, right? -- OTOH I'm sure this has had an EGR delete done along with all the other non-CA compatible work, so it may actually be fine.
  5. What's under the black tape on the instrument cluster?
  6. For that price why not sell it with the bumpers?
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:24 PM   #8
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Laughable.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:04 PM   #9
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Yikes, that thing looks like a nightmare.
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