Re: 3rd Gen Fords 1975-1991
A little backstory: David Muncie, a buddy whom I used to ski with got brain cancer and passed away within 4 months of diagnosis. He gave me this van. He told me he was giving it to me before he died but I told him I didn't want it. He said no, that I did want it, I just didn't know it yet. So, when his wife told me to come up and get it afterward, I did. And I drove it for a couple of years and got excited about the whole 4x4 mini RV van concept.
I think of him when I get into my current van and laugh to myself about arguing with him about his bequest, and that instead he should sell it so his wife and family could keep the money. He won that argument. And I'm glad he did.
Since then, I have gotten married to a skier and kayaker and she and I have traveled to ski, kayak and windsurf over the Western United States and Canada in my current 4x4 van. So, he taught me to listen, because sometimes other people know things about what will make you happy that you, yourself, can be oblivious to.
2002 E350 ext.; 160K; 7.3L; 4R100 (w/4x4 deep pan & filter); 4x4 conv. w/2007 F250/F350 coil frnt axle (oppos. dual Bilstein press. shocks cured DW) diff chg from 3.55 to 3.73 (bad!); BW1356 t.c. (bad!); LT265/70R17/E Michelin LTX M/S2; Engel MT60 Combi Fridge-Freezer; 4 BP 380J pv panels; Auragen 5kw AC gen. in top alt. position; Webasto Dual-Top; Voyager top. 1995 5.8L EB Bronco, bone stock.