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Old 09-09-2019, 08:12 PM   #1
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I've recently purchased a 2005 E350 Ext (V10) wheelchair van that I'm going to start working on after I recover from rotator cuff surgery. It's in great condition except for some minor mid-west rust, new paint with about 94,000 miles. I think I got a pretty good deal at $3,500 from a local senior center.

We also own a 35' motorhome but hope to set the E350 up as a wheelchair accessible, minimalist camper so we have simple sleeping/bathroom facilities for on-the-road overnights or day trips when taking the motorhome would be impractical or overkill.

It has a fully functional Braun wheelchair lift in the side door and a fiberglass top. I hope to make things removable so it's still functional for trips to Home Depot and the like.

I converted my first van, a mid-60s Ford Econoline 6 cylinder in 1972 which we drove from Ohio to California in the winter of '72 after I got out of the Air Force. We had it for several years before moving on to two successive Westfalia pop-tops, a series of sailboats, and two successive travel trailers before buying the 35' Itasca motorhome in 2017 and the E350 in July.

Number 1 on my list is to install a swivel base for the driver's seat Unfortunately the passenger seat can't swivel due to the lift but my wife will be able to move from her wheelchair to the driver's seat and then to the passenger seat.

Number 2 is a solar panel and house battery system.

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Old 12-22-2019, 07:55 PM   #2
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Check out my album for some photos of my current and previous vans:
2005 E350 Super Duty Ext Wheelchair Van
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Old 12-23-2019, 03:58 AM   #3
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Congrats. Nice looking van and it sounds like it will make a great trip vehicle.
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Old 12-23-2019, 10:41 AM   #4
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Love those old Ford's... Welcome from just down the road. Good luck on your build.
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