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Old 08-13-2016, 04:23 PM   #1
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2008 GMC SMB w/Quigley 4x4- converted in 2010/2011

As I am not able to update and edit the original posting of my van that is for sale, and as there have been many updates to it, I am creating a new thread. Exterior pics are as of July 2016 when I was in Colorado; the interior pics are older but it looks the same so I didn't take new photos.

Converted by SMB Fresno in late 2010/early 2011 (I obtained info from SMB that shows it was completed in January 2011), so a more recent conversion than the year of the van suggests.

Price: $55,000- Firm price

VIN: 1GTHG35K581145065

70,1xx miles (will continue to go up as we will continue to use it until sold)

Located near Cleveland, Ohio.

My wife and I are the 2nd owners as of May 2014 and have title in hand; it was shipped from southern California and is not used over the winter. It is stored indoors.

Items added/updated since we purchased the van:
1. Cooper AT3 (including the spare) Load E- stock size 245-70-16- they were put on shortly after getting the van in June 2014
2. 2 new house batteries as of April 2015- West Marine (Deka/East Penn) Group 27 AGM
3. New starting battery in March 2015- Duracell (East Penn) Group 34/78 AGM – have receipt- 36 month warranty
4. Transmission fluid and filter was changed in August 2015
5. New alternator, 2 pulleys, and serp belt as of August 2015
6. New starter in October 2015
7. New bug shield- March 2016
8. New custom-welded Move steel front bumper- April 2016
9. New Rough country LED bar and spots in bumper- April 2016
10. New windshield (got a couple rocks and wanted new- 2nd new one in a year)- April 2016
11. New windshield wipers- April 2016
12. Newer DNx6960 Kenwood radio unit- built-in Garmin navigation system, ipod/iphone connection (30 pin), dvd player, cd player, Sirius (buyer must purchase/renew subscription)- also has handsfree bluetooth capabilities for phone -also got 2015 Garmin maps now so they are more current than old unit- April 2016
13. Changed oil and spark plug in Generator- May 2016
14. Recharged AC in the van and also the Danhard unit- May 2016
15. Added the Agile Offroad RIP kit (custom valved Fox 2.0 shocks front and rear- also add-a-leafs to rear) in July 2016.
16. POR-15’d (rustproofed) the frame rails, and sprayed the internal frame rails with Eastwood internal chassis coating. I also POR-15’d the rear diff and misc other items underneath (bottom of generator, etc)- July 2016.
17. New headlight housings and lights -July 2016.
18. New Yakima Rain gutter towers (4), 52 inch Yakima fairing, 58 inch Yakima bars, and roof basket for front roof area- July 2016.

Features from original build from SMB:

Manual penthouse top with 2 piece mattress included- also the 2 front side windows have zippers on the screens which make it possible for unobstructed photography from inside of the van

Gaucho that folds into a bed that is 70 inches long x 44 inches wide

Gaucho has 3 seat belts

Gaucho and front seats upgraded with Ultraleather

Swivel passenger seat

Power adjustable driver’s seat (this seat does not swivel, though)

Norcold 3.6 cubic/ft refrigerator (model DE0041)

GE 700 watt microwave

Stainless steel sink with retractable faucet sprayer

Upgraded Corian solid surface countertops (sink countertop is approx. 40 inches x 18 inches)

16.5 gallon water tank

Flatplate exchange heater- provides for hot water at the sink and exterior shower

Exterior shower- attachment inside rear of van

Onan 2.8kw generator- only 73 hours on the generator

Danhard A/C system- separate from van’s normal AC system

2000 watt Tripp-Lite inverter

Upgraded sound system- Power Acoustik 1200 watt amplifier, upgraded front and rear speakers (JL Audio)

Back up camera- that can be viewed on the Kenwood screen

Removable side door pantry with upgraded Corian solid surface top

2 CR Laurence awning windows (one on driver side and one on passenger side)- both with day/night shades

Slide curtains on remaining windows

All windows tinted

Marine vinyl floor w/ carpet overlays

Aluminess rear swing-away tire rack

Thule roof rack w/ 4 towers and 2 load bars (towers attach to mounts that are on a track system- making the setup adjustable)

Rear ladder

Curtains for front window and to separate rear of van from the fridge back to the rear doors

Other misc:
30 amp cord
Rack for hanging clothes in rear (removable)
Table- it is free moving

Note that there is no propane system- but you can still get hot water from the flatplate exchange heater

Also note that there is no gray water tank under the van. It drains into an Aquatainer container under the sink.

Given all the upgrades and amenities, if the same conversion was done by SMB today, it would cost approximately $95,000 (not even including the new front bumper and Agile RIP upgrades).

The van is in great condition, inside and out

Everything works as it should.

The van has the 6.0 v-8 engine.

Issues to note:

1. There are a couple scrapes (about 2-3 inches) in the tint (not the window itself) on one of the rear windows.

2. The front seats (especially the drivers) has some wear visible attributable to getting in/out of the van. We bought some cheap seat covers a couple months ago to help future wear/tear.

3. There are some marks here and there on the exterior of the van, which is normal “wear and tear”. The exterior is in great condition, but it is not 100% perfect and is not a brand new van. I just want to mention that for full disclosure, so potential buyers have realistic expectations.

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Old 08-14-2016, 07:27 PM   #2
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Looks like a very nice van with some great features and low miles. GLWS.

2006 Ford E-350 V10 Agile 4x4 SMB EB50

2000 Ford E-350 7.3L Quigley 4x4 hard top with custom interior by Xtreme Fab - Sold
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:19 AM   #3
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BUMP- Miles will be approx 72k when I head to Asheville for Overland Expo in a couple weeks. If anyone is interested in checking it out there or at the Van Life Rally hosted by UJOINT, please let me know.
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:27 PM   #4
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That looks very nice, someone will love it. I have a van but can you tell me what road the top pic was taken on? Id like to drive that!
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:38 PM   #5
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Thanks, Annie. That is Ophir Pass, heading East on my way to Silverton.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:37 AM   #6
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Very nice! Had I not bought an SMB Ford E-350 last year, I'd likely buy it!

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Old 09-20-2016, 04:06 PM   #7
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What's your contact info ?
my cell is 610.587.8190
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:18 PM   #8
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Hi Al

I will give you a call tomorrow.

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Old 09-22-2016, 03:18 PM   #9
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Sorry I'm not in the hunt for another van though she is gorgeous. Can you give me more info on the headlights. Thanks
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:52 PM   #10
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Thanks for the compliments. Nothing special per se on the headlights. Just needed new ones as one was accumulating condensation, so I replaced them both. Got from Amazon:

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