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Old 05-29-2020, 10:36 AM   #1
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East-Coast Ruster: 7.3 Quigley/Penthouse

Interesting listing....body has some considerable rot starting in both roof and rockers, but seller claims frame is in great shape. Could be a deal for someone who is handy with their body panel repair skills, if the frame turns out to actually be solid. Seems you could bargain the price down quite a bit based on that rust.

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4x4 Quigley Sportsmobile Van Ford e350 CamperVan 7.3 Turbo Diesel - $25000 (Melrose)

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/ct...132089789.html

Ford e350 Super Duty Econoline
Quigley 4x4
Sportsmobile top with deluxe bedding that can attach to the roof when not in use that gives you three more feet of stand up room within the vehicle camping.
International 7.3 Powerstroke Turbo Diesel

If you're unsure there is a huge difference in what an e150 or regular Ford/Chevy/GMC van is and the e350 Super Duty with this engine, this vehicle is a beast that can tow 10,000 pounds with ease. Has 275HP stock with 525 pounds of torque.

The cost of a 4x4 upgrade package on these vans can go from $14 to $20k with a three to six month wait.
The sportsmobile pop-top roof and bed cost $10k and also comes with a three month wait

see: quigley4x4.com sportsmobile.com

Vehicle was sold from the dealer with the professional 4x4 package installed and part of the original sticker price so it was a fully warrantied vehicle and inspected prior to sale.

Has custom front and rear bumpers, Mickey Thompson rims and tires, custom lights and fender flares, new alternator, battery, starter, belt, IPR, vacuum pump, main cable assembly, gas tank removed and cleaned, fuel lines, fuel pump, brakes, rotors, pads, master cylinder and booster, power steering cooler, cam sensor etc.... all within the past 8k miles. 3.55 gears installed 24k miles ago for better MPG.

It's a 99.5 - 2003 version of the International 7.3 turbo powerstroke engine and if you do not know what that is referring to you might want to check out some online forums etc as these engines are arguably the best ever made and with no doubt the best ford has ever had in one of their vehicles. They only stopped making as all the emissions rules and regulations kicked in 2004.

These engines can go 1 million miles.

Frame is in great condition.

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Old 05-29-2020, 10:47 AM   #2
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Body panel repair skills? The only thing holding that thing together is the rust.
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Old 05-29-2020, 10:49 AM   #3
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Haha! It does appear that way.

But if I've learned anything from being on this forum.....there's always SOMEONE who has the skills and motivation to somehow bring back a van from the dead.
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If that thing was closer, I'd take a serious look at it, but it's likely to be pretty badly rusted underneath too. If it were really just rusted sheet metal, and could be had for a reasonable price, I'd take a stab at it, as patch panels could be cut out of a donor van. Normally it would be a hard no, but I've got lots of time on my hands and love a challenge.
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Old 05-29-2020, 12:24 PM   #5
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This van is near me. It was posted on CL a few months ago. I didn't re-post here because virtually all vans in New England have tons of rust and I generally don't advise buying a van from here. I actually bought both of my vans from out of state (CO and NC) and drove them back here. I drive minimally in the winter and wash after each drive. I did fluid film on one of the vans even though I don't drive it much.

That said, I was pretty excited to see this post because 4x4 vans, especially SMBs, in Boston are very rare. If someone is interested in making a run at this and wants a local look, PM me.

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