Re: Ford Van Generations (1975-1991 vs 1992-present)
I've been doing the same searches. If you look around, you'll find the oddball newer vans for right around the top of your budget. There was a nice quigley with a PSD 7.3 in it back east for 8500, then it went to ebay. There was a late 90's EB quigley for about 10k I saw as well. There are definitely deals to be had, you may just have to travel to hook it up.
2009 Express AWD, CCV Top & 50-ish home build. Daily driver/camper/kid hauler