I've always admired the Sportmobiles but couldn't afford one or live with the space. You see I work in the Caribbean driving boats returning to the US and Canada for two to three months per year, that said I needed a place to live that was a little bigger than a van. I just took advantage of the deal a Quigley and converted a 2006 E 350 cutaway to 4x4. I also just ordered a Trojan bumper for the front, it should look great. Anyway I just wanted to introduce myself, I look forward to following these threads and sharing info. See you out there.
Looks really cool, I'd like to see it when you get your bumper on.
Good luck with your build
2006 E350 Quigley 4x4, building the conversion with the gracious help from the people on this awesome forum!
I'll try & post all of our progress on our family dream, when we have some.....
How is the dually style front wheel attached? Is it an adapter or was the wheel hub replaced? I assume you had the rear axle in the vehicle already. What did Quigley do to the rear end if anything other than blocks for lift.
The 4x4 system should really put some proper legs under your cutaway.
The 16" dually front wheel is offered by Quigley as an option on pre 2007 Dana front ends. Newer axles get the 17" wheels which creates a big problem since the dual wheels are 16" 8 x 6.5 bolt pattern. So Quigley is putting a flat 17" wheel on the front and keeping the 16" on the back with taller tires to keep the rolling circumference nearly identical. You then need an adapter to utilize your spare. It sounds like Ford has made things tougher for Quigley lately. My cutaway is titled as a 2007 so I thought I was going to end up with the miss matched wheels, that said I was happy when Quigley called and said my chassis was a 2006. The rear axle of my unit did not change except for the body lift. I'm changing the tires to 235 85 r16's, BFG All Terrain TA's E rated, it should look good with the tires and the Trojan front bumper. I'm also adding a hitch mounted motorcycle carrier for my 08 KLR 650. My one worry is the motor, this unit has the 5.4 V8 not the V 10 or diesel. It might be a little sluggish.
Somewhere out there I posted some photos of a SMB Class C....
Greg in Austin
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