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Old 07-22-2016, 11:55 AM   #21
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This will have the stock info, but you should confirm in person.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:49 PM   #22
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Maybe....over the years the E-350 came with semi-float and full float rear axles.....the full float being the desired config....
Many folks here have heavy rigs with semi floats without issues, but some have had axle failures.
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So the awesome vin decoder has this info:
Mechanical & Powertrain

5.4L EFI FFV V8 engine
Electronic throttle control
Rear-wheel drive
650 CCA (72 amp-hr) maintenance-free battery
120 amp alternator
5000# capacity twin I-beam front/6340# capacity semi-floating rear axles
Front stabilizer bar
Front & rear HD shock absorbers
Pwr steering
Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes....

So I would need to confirm if it has OEM, but if so...to convert to 4x4 I would need to replace one or both axles?
Have not received a quote back nor heard from UJOR.
Trying to figure out a ballpark cost to convert and I have guesstimate $6-8000 since I need to pay for labor hours. Sound realistic? Can't recall if I added wheels and tires into that cost
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Annie: It is best to NOT make any assumption re: rear axle being FF or SF without looking. Even the Ford spec sheets on what axle SHOULD be in there not reliable. ONLY way is to look. (shared from personal experience)
^^^^what he said.....you need to pop the hubcap & take a look......

that being said.......if you find your dream van and it has a semi float, don't sweat it too much...there are lots of rigs here running semi-float. When the van gets really heavy the SF axles sometimes have issues.


4WD conversions can be front axle only...and a bunch of other stuff....you can use a SF rear in a 4WD conversion no problem.
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For giggles, I just put my VIN in the VIN decoder....

the data says I have a semi-float......my van came stock with a FF axle.
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4x4 conversion will be more on the $13-20k range.
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:27 AM   #26
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For giggles, I just put my VIN in the VIN decoder....

the data says I have a semi-float......my van came stock with a FF axle.
WHATdoyaknow right? this must sound pretty basic to y'all I am just learning from the ground up. I've found it is best to show up having some semblance of knowledge when shopping vehicles!

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4x4 conversion will b
e more on the $13-20k range.
RIGHT! I woke up thinking that today- I had guesstimated $15K not sure why i wrote 8k on my post.

As far as 'dream vans' I am finding a lot of white e350's plain vanilla most with long wb (which i prefer not to have.) On top of 4x4 i am adding another $5k just for simple build out platform bed, comfortable seats, insulation. Hey it is free to day dream right?
It is all downhill from here, since I am now waking up thinking about this stuff


Gee I'd really prefer a manual transmission too...
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As far as 'dream vans' I am finding a lot of white e350's plain vanilla most with long wb (which i prefer not to have.)
....took me a long time to find a non-white RB.....went to Wyoming to buy it as well.....

If I wanted white.......there are dozens readily available.....
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In case you don't know what a FF axle looks like when you pop off the wheel cover or center cap, here's a pic. Basically the FF axle end protrudes through the wheel center, while the SF axle is flush with the wheel center.

http://image.fourwheeler.com/f/93053...ating_axle.jpg
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Thanks for that pic!
Check this 2013 V10 out ....

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Found a 7.3 and here is the email I got about it yesterday, guessing it is scam or confusion on sellers part. I was able to trace the vehicle to past owner in Arizona so I think this is allegedly from second owner
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Re: 2002 Ford E-Series Van E350 $20,100 /7.3 explorer model I believe w/4x4 low miles
.............

Hi,

Due to the high volume of internet scams, I give you the chance to receive the car at your home address BEFORE i receive my money for it. I appreciate your interest but I want to let you know that the car is located in Portugal. I purchased the car in US and I moved to Europe, in Portugal the law is different recording the registration of a vehicle that is outside of Europe, it is expensive and difficult to register this car in Portugal, this is the reason of selling. Instead of letting it sit in the garage I've decided to sell it at low price.

I can ship the car to you, also I can be responsible for the transport cost and you'll pay after inspection. The car looks and runs fantastic! Within 19 days you will get the car and you will have a period of 2 days to inspect the car and when the inspection period ends, if everything is fine you can make the payment.

CLEAN TITLE IN HAND, NO LIENS OR ISSUES!
If you are interested let me know and I will provide you more information and more pics.

I'm looking forward to hear from you soon.
(No name yet)

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Still for sale. Garage kept. No accidents. Clean title in hand. Original bill of sale.
Where are you located ?
PICS ATTACHED !
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