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Old 03-07-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Hightop 7.3L E350 with Ujoint 4x4

It's not mine, nor is it a sportmobile. But it's pretty close and somebody should buy it!

1997 Ford E350 Diesel 4x4 Adventure Van


Hello!
Van's for sale! Some features:


1997 Ford E350
7.3L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel -- no mods, no chip, 100% stock for reliability
Low miles at 163000
Fiberine 24" Bubble Top (just over 6 feet of standing room) with sliding windows and Fantastic Vent 3 speed electric fan
Ujoint Offroad 4x4 conversion, 4" lift, low range 4wd
High steer upgrade
Dana 60 front axle, NP205 Transfer Case, Rebuilt transmission
Ford steel wheels
4x4 conversion and transmission rebuilt at ~150K miles
Ujoint Offroad custom fuel tank-- 36 gallon capacity, >500 mile range
285/75/16 Cooper Discoverers (5) at ~150K miles -- spare fits in stock location
2 new batteries for Christmas 2015
Heavy duty tow hitch installed Fall 2015
Fully Insulated with Reflectix and sound deadener
Pop out side and rear windows
Cruise Control
Manual everything--as simple as they get
Newer Center console for more storage/ comfort


Although you could add seats or build your own interior, the van is fully kitted for 2 person adventure travels:
Double bed with massive storage underneath (we did 4 bikes and 4 surfboards)
Bed comes out in about 5 minutes for hauling motorcycles/ large cargo
Cabinets with lots of storage on both sides, above and below the bed
Huge storage above driver/ passenger seats
Kitchenette with propane stove (removable for outside use)
All interior construction is in tubular steel and marine ply
Engel 35qt fridge on slide
LED lighting throughout
Auxillary battery/ 100 amp hours (securely mounted between frame rails) with manual or automatic isolation for charging alongside the 2 stock starting batteries--wired with 1/0 marine cable
Fan, lighting, fridge and outlets are wired through the auxillary battery, fused and switched


I'm sure I'm forgetting some items. This van has taken me and my fiancť all over California and throughout most of baja without issue. The 4x4 has saved our butts a few times in sand. It's a simple functional platform to get you and all of your toys wherever you like to go. Cruises at 75MPH and gets 15-18MPG. It's been used, and it's not as pretty as the Sportsmobiles I see around (hence the lower price- even with lower miles). There are a few dents, there are scratches, and imperfections I haven't cared to fix. It could use general upkeep, but its mechanics are in prime condition. Just back from 1500 miles to baja without a hitch. The interior layout has served us perfectly--it's wonderful for two people and a lot of toys, but it's not an upholstered motorhome--I think of it as utilitarian. There is a row of seating to go along if the van's future owner likes. This van is driven once a week to keep its systems good condition. It's never been my daily driver- it holds the driveway down until it's time to load up and go somewhere. . . which is something I'm doing less and less.

I'm asking $29500 or best offer--no trades, cash only. If you're interested, please leave a phone number, and I'll get back to you promptly.Thanks for looking!
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:28 PM   #2
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this is my van. My CL was flagged somehow-- new ad here: 1997 Ford E350 Diesel 4x4 VAN
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:18 PM   #3
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Sold

she's a goner, this van is SOLD
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