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Old 01-05-2017, 03:32 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by KilrPilr View Post
Nice Van man! Do you see 4x4 in its future?? Mind me asking what you paid for it?
I'd like to have it converted to 4x4, Agile Offroad is so close. I need to take it down there to have them look it over and tell me what's possible at what $$$.
But I think I'll wait and test it out, see what the limited slip can do for now.

I got a great price on a cash deal, felt like I won the lottery! Let me just say that the guy selling was wealthy, lived in a big house on a tiny lot by the beach, had bought a new truck and his wife wanted the van gone.

This deal does reflect some things that need attention: The brakes needed the hydraulic control unit replaced, that's one of the most expensive parts in that system (now fixed). And the Starcool AC isn't working, which means the dash ac isn't working either. I'll try to get the AC fixed but my gut feeling tells me the Starcool system will be too hard/expensive and will have to be cut out. In any event I'll get the dash AC fixed, I've got a few months before that becomes a hot issue.

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Old 01-05-2017, 04:53 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Youngster View Post
Yeah, I had half a dozen very different vans slip through my fingers, day late and a dollar short type thing. For this one, luckily I had a friend in the area who is a SMB owner that could look it over for me. This bought me some time to pounce.
Yea the lay out was different, but the third captain chair is pretty sweet. I thought the icebox was kinda neat.

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Old 01-05-2017, 05:17 PM   #13
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Nice! Agile 4x4 or Weldtec lift and a locker!
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:24 PM   #14
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Welcome and congrats. Nice van!

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...My name is Eric and I have a van problem...
Make me an offer on one!
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:54 PM   #15
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Congrats and Welcome. That's a super cool rig. I like the layout a lot.
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:56 AM   #16
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Nice. Congrats and welcome.
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:56 PM   #17
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Looks good.....
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:30 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Youngster View Post
Only one minor hiccup, the coil pack on cylinder #1 died.


Congratulations! .....I bought a spare coil and have it in the van for those occasions like you just described......I'll probably never need it now that I have it...and an OBDII scanner.
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:09 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Youngster View Post
Well, I did it! I'm a real SMB owner now!

I purchased, from the original owner, a 2003 Ford E-350 SMB: 82000 Miles, 5.4 V8, EB, 2x4, LS, 3 leather Capt'n seats, penthouse, bench seats that fold into a bed, sink, micowave, built in Icebox!?.
I can't ID the SMB layout, something like an EB18? Doesn't seem to be a standard build.
Sweet van dude! Looking forward to the 4x4 conversion for some real action!

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