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Old 08-21-2013, 05:16 AM   #1
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Best Van for 4x4 conversion

I have been planning/saving for a Ford 4x4 Sportsmobile by 2014. I see Ford is discontinuing the Econoline. Any advice on which van will make the best 4x4 conversion- Dodge, Chevy? Is it worth making sure I get an E-350 before it is discontinued?
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: Best Van for 4x4 conversion

By far, the Ford E series van is the best supported van for 4x4 conversion, so it is most cost effective. Just about any thing can be converted though - but may be more of a FrankenVan than you want or more costly.
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Re: Best Van for 4x4 conversion

Agreed. Ford is the easiest. Get the V10, it has the 5R110 transmission, great unit.

And, you can order a 2014 E series right now. They won't be discontinued until 2015. The cab/chassis will be around until 2019 and there are rumors of a basic white cargo van being around till then.
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Re: Best Van for 4x4 conversion

Some shops (SMB and QuadVan) only do the E-series.
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Re: Best Van for 4x4 conversion

With that being said, when is the latest you can order a 2014?
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With that being said, when is the latest you can order a 2014?
Don't know the exact date, but its sometime mid summer? I would say 7/1/13 to be safe.
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With that being said, when is the latest you can order a 2014?
Don't know the exact date, but its sometime mid summer? I would say 7/1/14 to be safe.
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