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Old 05-20-2016, 08:58 AM   #1
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Hi folks!

Thanks for all the great info here!

Im building a '99 powerstroke e350 4x. We spend 50-60 nights a year traveling, And our land rover just wasnt cutting it anymore. Originally bought a 92 quigley ambo with 116k original miles... The body was horribly rusted and I had an impossible time finding a replacement. So we just bought a new van.

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Old 05-20-2016, 05:27 PM   #2
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Congratulations. Great colour. Looks clean & rust free? I love my Yellow 08 SMB. Likewise you'll enjoy the RED!
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:43 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard!
Looking forward to new company!!
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:19 PM   #4
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Nice van, nice color.....are you planning on sharing some pics and details about the new rig?
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:30 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. It is the cleanest cargo Ive seen. no rust or other damage. 7.3 PSD.
I spent the last week converting it to 4x4 using some ujoint parts and some of my own. Super-duty axles, 35" tires.

I am getting a few parts together to use electronic shift 4x4 instead of some hairy shifter thru the isle.


Tuesday it gets 4.56 gears and ARB lockers. We will build out the interior, and likely have CCV do one of their poptops on it.

This pic was taken yesterday...Almost there!

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Old 05-21-2016, 07:49 AM   #6
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Ive replied to this twice, but the posts arent showing up. I just realized its probably because i am linking pics from photo bucket. Is there a probation period before i can post pics?
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:08 AM   #7
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Welcome!

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Is this the van that was trying to sell the rear axle in PDX on Craigslist? It looks good! I was wondering what direction you were gonna go if it is indeed that same one.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:35 PM   #9
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Is this the van that was trying to sell the rear axle in PDX on Craigslist? It looks good! I was wondering what direction you were gonna go if it is indeed that same one.
One and the same. The fella that bought the axle is retrofitting into a wrangler.
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Welcome to the group. Glad there is anothe Oregonian on the forum.
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