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Old 09-04-2020, 07:45 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I am new to this site and looking to get information on my soon to be "Big" project build. I just purchased a 2002 E350 7.3 powerstroke that I want to convert to 4x4 with pop up top. Of Course I am like everyone else in here that likes to get in over their head and take on a big project themselves. So here is my first few questions:

1) Would like to pull the 7.3 out and have it "gone through" by someone that specializes in powerstrokes. Who are the top guys to take it to? I live in southern California but don't mind driving to find someone good.

2) Does anyone have a 4x4 conversion kit that isn't priced through the roof? I can get my own Superduty axle, but hoping to find the brackets to do it all myself.

Look forward to hearing from you all!!!
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Old 09-05-2020, 07:44 AM   #2
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Use the search, Luke. Lots of info on both of those things here.

And welcome!

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Old 09-05-2020, 08:48 AM   #3
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Use the search, Luke. Lots of info on both of those things here.

And welcome!

For whatever reason, I find the search function on this forum persnickety. I've had much better luck using Google, just type in the topic you're looking for and add site:sportsmobileforum.com

Example; DIY 4x4 conversion site:sportsmobileforum.com

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Old 09-05-2020, 10:31 AM   #4
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For the 4x4 conversion I would recommend Chris w/ Ujoint. He does a stellar job of providing A comprehensive do-it-yourself kit or will do the conversion for you.
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Old 09-05-2020, 09:58 PM   #5
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Or contact Quadvan in Portland OR for 4x4 conversion done by them. UJOR and ExpoVans have kits for DIY. Savings in DIY might not be quite what one expects.

There is a guy in Temecula who is doing UJOR or ExpoVans kitted 4x4 conversions. If interested PM me.

How many miles on the 7.3?
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Old 09-05-2020, 10:21 PM   #6
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Not a fan of leaf spring kits that Ujoint offers. Was hoping to find a good coil spring kit. The 7.3 that I have has only 250,000 miles. I picked the van up for $500 but it wasn't running. The motor spins over but doesn't start, could be something simple like glow plugs or valve cover harness. I know the later model 7.3 don't have forged connecting rods or pistons. Figured might as well pull the motor and get it built right.
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Welcome. Don't know if member MG (@mgmetalworks) still has the coil kits.

His website: https://expovans.com/conversions/e-series/
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Michael still has the kits.

Ray, this is classic:

"Savings in DIY might not be quite what one expects."
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Welcome. Don't know if member MG (@mgmetalworks) still has the coil kits.

His website: https://expovans.com/conversions/e-series/
Yes, still selling our bracket kits. Have a new batch of parts in production now, ready around the end of the month.
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Old 09-06-2020, 09:35 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone for your help! Really appreciate it.

Michael.....I sent you an email through your site (expovans.com) to get info on your kit.

Look forward to seeing it on my van!!!
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