Join Date: Nov 2012
Vehicle Name VivaLaVida
Model E350 Extended 6.0L Diesel
Packages Customized U-Joint Offroad 6'' 4WD conversion
History Was a Penske cargo van I bought with about 108',000 miles. Converted to 4WD by U-Joint Offroad in Fletcher with many add on. Interior was made mostly by myself and Brandon Willard in Morehead Design Lab plant.
Already about 65,000 quite rough miles driven since conversion. Thanks Chris for the performance and reliability of your conversion!
Custom 24'' High top, custom front Aluminess bumper with 12 ton winch (movable to rear end), rear Aluminess bumper and Hitch receiver, tire carier and Deluxe box, second diesel filler, custom lader & rack with canoe roller and solar panels
Custom made interior inspired from Westfalia traditional florr plan, space to carry a mountain bike Inside, Webasto diesel glass stove on side door (interior and exterior kitchen), Webasto diesel air & water heater, combined microwave & grill, 22 gallon interior water tank, rear underfloor storage, etc.
Wheels, Tires, & Suspension
Wheels, Tires, & Suspension Images
Pro Comp 17'' x 9'' wheels with 35/12.5 x 17 Toyo M/T, double Fox 2.0 shocks in each corner, Dana 60 front axle with ARB locker, Sterling 10.5 rear axle with ARB locker too, rear airbags, upgraded brakes front & rear.
Under the Hood
Under the Hood Images
6.0 Powerstrocke diesel engine with many Bullet Proof work done, oïl to water heat exchanger delete, oil cooler with electric fan, Atlas transfer case, 46 gallon main tank + 25 gallon auxiliary tank, ARB twin compressor onboard air, Webasto engine pre-heater.
Systems, Solar, & Electronics
Systems, Solar, & Electronics Images
Three 135W solar panels with BlueSea controller, 2000W Xantrex inverter, 220V to 110V converter, three 140 Ah deep cycle batteries, three marine brakers pannel, BlueSea relay between house and engine batteries.
Favorite Destinations Images
Too many to describe all but espacially northern and desert landscape (Alaska, Yukon, Northwest territories, BC, Oregon, Nevada, California, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Baja...) :-)
Comments: 4 /
01-07-2016, 10:44 PM
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Québec (Limoilou)
Wow Great van.
_____LESS IS MORE_____
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
11-17-2016, 11:07 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Western North Carolina
Very impressive in person and Claude is one very cool dude!
2001 E350 PSD w/ a bunch of stuff.
And had three other E350s...
09-06-2017, 08:22 AM
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Moab, Utah
What a cool van, I think I like the high roof more than the pop tops.
09-09-2017, 01:17 PM
Join Date: Jul 2017
Bad azz !! I was close to you when I made it to Austria for a day from Germany and crossed the highline.heres my wife/brother in law,bottom pic is my wife and her family.there is a crumbling castle on one side.this is longest suspension foot bridge in the world.link below.several of us were able to get it swaying in the middle even though it's posted you will be arrested,needless to say there was a few panicked adult faces although all the kids loved it!