New Member & New Ambulance Conversion Project - 2000 E350, 4wd, 7.3L, 18,600 miles
Hey SMB fans. New member here from Lincoln, NE. I just picked up a 2000 E350 ambulance in an online auction. 4wd, 7.3L diesel, 18,600 miles.
The new rig is pretty unique coming from a rural fire department in Colorado. Body is in perfect shape and it has only left the shed on emergency calls or so I was told. I am looking at converting it over to an adventure van here very soon. I want to do it right but also without getting TOO crazy on expenses. Will be looking at either painting or wrapping it, new bumpers, rock sliders, tires/wheels and then some interior work(outdoor shower, dsl heater, fridge, etc). Also want to make the roof a little less ambulance like and am looking for ideas there. I know thatís a lot and will be breaking that all down a little more specific later.
My wife and I dipped our toes into the adventure van scene with a 2000 e350 2wd with 100k miles a couple years ago. It has the V10 and I converted it over to a camper van. We put right at 25k miles on it in 2 years and decided we were ready to invest in the 4wd. We will be selling the old van soon.
Hereís a few pics of the new rig. Looking forward to getting started on it soon. I would appreciate any advice I can get on it before I start to save myself some $$ and headache. Especially major doís and donítís.