It's a sad day but I'm looking to list my van in the near future. I have an AWD Transit on the way and I should be taking delivery of it by early Dec. I would like to ask your opinion for the value of van what I should list it at.
These are specs for the van:
2004 E350 4x4 (Quigley Conversion) Chateau
5.4L V8 Gas
Dana 60 Front
Battery Tender Warmer (Not Tested)
Trailer Hitch (Connections not Tested)
This van is very clean and has very minimal cosmetic damage, I would say for its age it is in excellent shape.
I purchased this van used in in Feb 2019, I believe I am the 4th owner? It was originally purchased and built for Northern Ontario but the original owner passed away. It was then sold to another person, who also passed away and then it was stuck as part of a estate sale for a few years. The person I got it from inherited it from the relative who passed away.
Things I've done to the van since my purchase:
Checked and changed all fluids
New Ford Reman Steering Box (2019)
Installed Salvaged Fiberglass Hightop (24 Inches), made in 2001
Installed Maxxair 7500K MaxxFan Smoke Lid Remote Control (It is not permanently wired)
5 New BFG K02 E-Rated Tires. 4 have 16,000 KM, the 5th full size spare is unused in the spare tire slot
1der Passenger Swivel Seat
New Battery (2019)
New Starter Solenoid (2020)
New Starter Ford Reman (2020)
Extras included in the purchase:
1der Awning Brackets Not Installed (I lost the hard ware though, bolts and screws)
Spare Rear Passenger Window
Paint is in excellent shape, there is a fair bit of pin stripping because this was a bush truck. There are small nicks here and there, mostly on the edge of the doors. The worse of the paint is on the rear driver side rail gutter. It's chipped, and also I've noticed the paint on the gutter is starting crack so that would need to be addressed to prevent leaks.
From what I can tell there is almost no surface rust on the body, there are tiny specs of it in the wheel well and you can see some forming in-between the joints of the doors. (I will take pictures)
There is a small 1inch gouge on the hood of the van near one of the wipers.
The hightop is almost 20 years old, the gelcoat still looks good, but when it was installed a year ago we did notice very small cracks forming on in the paint/gel coat? Given its age I would re-sand and paint it with a raptor liner or equivalent
There is a 1 foot crack in the windshield dead center, there also two small chips that have been filled. You can use it as it is but this windshield is not repairable and should be replaced.
With that being said, living in the PNW, this van has not leaked once.
This van runs great, its very low mileage. The only two issues I've had with the van were from a defective steering box which was replaced, and some failure to start issues. This has resulted in me replacing the battery, starter, and starter solenoid, no issues since then.
Rust - I believe there is very minimal rust on this vehicle, there is a light petina on the underbody, but this vehicle has a rust coating since it was purchased, however I have not done it since It was brought to the west coast. I will take pictures.
Check Engine Light is on, it has been on since I purchased the van.
P2197 Code - 02 Sensor signal stuck lean bank 2.
Airbag Light is on ever since I installed my swivel seat, likely a wiring issue
Front Right Brake Line needs to be replaced due to rubbing in full lock
There are few other recommendations on the dealer reports, which I will upload as I'm not really mechanically savvy when it comes to vehicles.
Excellent shape, leather captains chairs, no rips or tears. There is a minor scuff on each of them, I will take pictures
2nd row of chairs were removed, and the holes were plugged.
3rd row is a bench seat that is a fold down bed from a 90's E Series, it uses factory seat belt and mounting points.
The transition from the header liner to the hightop has not been completed. I've left a fair amount of extra headliner material in order to do a nice transition but it hasn't been done by myself.
I've insulated all the body panels up to the driver and passenger seats, however I have not done the passenger side doors. I used 3M Thinsulate, I haven't glued them in, just cut out pieces and stuff the crevices. Noico sound deadening as well with approx 50% coverage the areas I did.
Here is my build thread with more interior and exterior photos, they are about a year old but nothing has really changed.
That's all I can think of at the moment.