Getting started and hi to all. Former Enterprise commuter van going to be a van conversion. Has 4.6L, Advance Trac, replacing shocks. Has 6 passenger Capt chairs, 6 12v USB lighter connections and bulit in cup holders, pop out windows too. new brakes. Soon to have new tires BFG AT KO.02. Contemplating BU camera, fold-out bench seat purchase and definet radio upgrade. Side doors open out.
You’d be surprised how capable your stock van is on fire roads and the like. Especially if you add AT tires. We’ve had our 98 E250 EB on plenty of rough dirt roads (USFS roads, etc.) and it does great with just the LSD rear and Michelin LTX tires. Lots of ground clearance even stock. We have the same running boards and they haven’t gotten in the way, either.
As my kids would say "twin van", I have the same running boards and need to scrap them asap. Also you can get a TP55 bit off Amazon for $12 for the seat bolts. It's not a regular torx t55. I almost rounded one off before I stopped and ordered the right bit. Congrats, let the good times roll!