Originally Posted by 86Scotty
What's wrong with your Quigley as is?
To the practical person, absolutely nothing was
wrong with it. I bought the van to haul dirt bikes and mountain bikes and maybe occasional use as a tent. Here is how the interior looked when I got it:
That work was done by SMB Texas. The bench seat was moved back and the rear mounting bolts for the seat were just through the floor of the van. The e-track was also secured to the floor of the van. Ford secures the seats to frame cross-members that are substantially stronger than the van floor. My fear was that in an accident, things could rip through the floor and I might have dirt bikes, a bench seat, and possibly bench seat occupants bouncing around the inside of the van.
Since then, I ripped out all of the interior rearward of the front seats and made a 1/8" steel plate floor which is anchored to the frame cross members where the factory seats were bolted down. I've put in 2 reclining Sienna seats in place of the bench seat and have ordered these: https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...acing+tie+down
so I won't have tie down straps crossing every which way to hold dirt bikes in place. I'll still have tie downs from the rear of the van through the dirt bike frame so bike shouldn't make it to the passenger area in an accident, but the peg tie-downs will make holding the dirt bikes in place much simpler. For the walls and headliner, I just think I'd rather have something cleaner looking than the factory interior with seats removed.
As far as Quigley parts, steering wander is my main complaint. I'd also like to fit 35" tires without fender trimming. A bonus will be better brakes as I acquired a 2013 F250 front axle with larger brakes.