Hi, I've been lurking on here a few weeks and asking questions here and there.
I wanted to thank Jage for his help!
I picked up a 2002 EB50 V10 SMB Quigley 4x4 from Michigan last week and drove it home. It is great!
A few things to fix, the biggest one being a rusted out Road Armor front bumper, and need to get a Class IV hitch at the back, so removing the Reunel rear bumper/hitch and hopefully getting Aluminess at both ends and a Drawtite hitch. Also the Starcool is inop. Rear spring shackles need replacing (rust). Cracked the windshield with a small rock on the trip home.
The prior owner just had Quigley spend about 3 days on the van making the front end right, new HD Bilsteins all around, new torque arms, bushes, U joints etc. Nice guy as well.... well definitely keep in touch with him and his wife. The SMB drives like a dream!
I tow a rally car, and also camp/prospect/astrophotography so needed something that had a lot of cargo space yet was capable offroad, comfortable to sleep in, and great towing capacity.
- elec PH photo edition w/ bed
- deluxe roof vent fant
- EB50, leather couch and front seats
- 16 (20?) gal fresh water
- ext shower
- furnace & water heater
- 4 cuft refrig
- new propane tank and front end refresh
- big AGM batt, recently replaced
- XL storage (a little rusty on one side)
- yakima racks (maybe will do the hanging down solar panels if I can figure out how to clear the roof vent)
It replaces a 99 V10 2WD E350 cargo van, which I'll be selling.
Of course, I got it dirty on the trip home to Washington state.