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Old 01-14-2019, 10:05 PM   #1
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Used Ford E-350 Cargo Van with Barn Doors Nonexistent!

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First post ever here. I thought I would have joined this forum a long time ago but have had the hardest time finding a used van to start building my rig on. I've been searching on craigslist, autotrader, and ebay for a used E-350 (2000-2010 era) cargo van (no windows) with barn doors for 2 years with VERY little luck. Were these vans rare? Am I looking in the wrong place? I feel like it would be rather easy to find but this is turning into a needle in a hay stack. I live in Southern California but even in other areas, I get no hits. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!


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Old 01-14-2019, 10:37 PM   #2
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They're not too easy to find, I live a 150 mi. from this one, if I had the time I'd probably take a look, but the commercial fishing business leaves me little, so here you go...

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Old 01-14-2019, 10:40 PM   #3
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Thereís a handful on the Seattle Craigslist
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:43 AM   #4
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Maybe I'm being too specific but I'm finding it very hard to find a used E-350, shorty, gas, barn doors, cargo style anywhere....I'm having little to no problem finding this in the E-250 though. From what I understand it's preferred to do a 4x4 SMB build on the E-350 rather than a E-250. Or can I get away with this? (Please point me to the right thread regarding this)
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:02 AM   #5
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Depending on the year you can do a conversion on an e250 frame. My van is actually an e150 cargo van which means it came with an e250 frame and it 2010 that frame was almost the same as an e350 frame.

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Old 02-06-2019, 11:40 PM   #6
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It may depend on where you live. I've found that certain parts of the country have pockets of body styles that are plentiful. Dallas has several vans like that but they seem to be pretty used. Just food for thought.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:37 PM   #7
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I would think that of all Econolines sold, a relatively small percentage are 350s. Based on what I see on the roads, most are 150s and 250s. The average tradesperson or fleet doesnít need the 350 capacity or want to pay the premium. You do see a lot of 350s as passenger vans because they require the extra load capacity. Then couple that scarcity with wanting barn doors and it becomes even harder to find.

If you are interested, there is a 2002 Quigley with high top for sale in the Philly area somewhat near me. V10 with 32k original miles. More or less a blank slate inside. It was listed here in the forum back in November I think. Message me if you want details. I think itís still for sale.
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:19 PM   #8
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Good luck to you, back when i was searching for a cargo van most of the ones I could find where trashed work vans that where most likely being sold because they did not have much useful life left in them. The majority of the 350s I would see where passenger models, lots of 250 cargos that had barn doors but trashed, and seems like most of the 150 cargos where sliders.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:24 AM   #9
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I just picked one up in SD about two weeks ago. 2003 7.3 EB with 165k the. Went straight to the Pick Your Part yard. So much fun! Best of luck. Use for your search as well. I was willing to fly accross country but ended up buying only about an hour away from home.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:08 PM   #10
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I spent probably 18 months searching for my E-350. I wanted a new-dash 6.0, which limited me to 2009-2010.

autotempest worked best for me to regularly roll through all the craigslists around the country.

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