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Old 07-03-2016, 05:24 AM   #1
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High Top Quadvan Build

I started this project over a year ago and posted once before but never did a build thread so here we go...

It started life as a 2014 E250 Ext cargo van. First photo is driving it off the lot.
After dropping it at 3 different vendors for various parts of the project I now consider it 95% complete. I am out of the country at the moment but it is currently at Quadvan in Portland for an Aluminess front bumper and Webasto heater install.

The 4wd conversion was done previously at Quadvan, the top was purchased from Fiberine in California and was installed by a shop in Portland who also did the paint job. The interior was completed by a friend who builds boat and yacht interiors. He had never worked on a van before but I was willing to give him the chance.

I'm just posting some random photos from the build process. Most are self explanatory but feel free to ask any questions!

Overall I'm very happy with the transformation. I designed the interior specifically for the way I intend to use the van. I wanted everything, including toys and any gear to fit inside for security and appearance. The raised bed platform is open at the rear and can fit virtually anything I want to bring along, including bicycles.

So, here it is...
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:27 AM   #2
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A few more...
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:33 AM   #3
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The bed opens into nearly a full size. 80"x52". I ran the bed this direction as I am 6'2 and like to stretch out. It worked out well for the amount of storage I needed inside as well.
I've already made a few long road trips all through Utah, the desert southwest and all of the west coast. Looking forward to many travels ahead!
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:55 AM   #4
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The pivoting front seats and table are interesting........do you have push button 4WD controls?
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:40 PM   #5
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No, the 4wd shift lever is on the floor to the right of the drivers seat but Quadvan made it removable to allow the seat to swivel. The lever just unscrews from the linkage. It works well. Of course the table and post are removable also.
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:08 PM   #6
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This van looks fantastic. I'm really starting to like the high tops.
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:14 PM   #7
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Nice work. Crafty ideas on your interior!

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The pivoting front seats and table are interesting........
I would term them a fantastic idea. May borrow it.
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Are those the stock vinyl seat covers on the front seats?
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:50 PM   #10
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Are those the stock vinyl seat covers on the front seats?
Those are just the stock vinyl seats. I'll be changing those out at some point so looking for good options.
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