Re: older gen (1991-older) sportsmobile type vans...who's go
Well guys, I bought a rust free 1990 ford econoline class b camper van to modify to fwd. I bought one donor diesel ambulance cause I'm swapping out the 351 and goin oil burner and needed the diesel core support, motor mount, etc. I have a new rebuilt 7.3 that's goin in, and swapping a zf5 manual transmission for od and better mpgs. For transfer case I'm goin np205 cause I wanted sumthin that's bulletproof. I already have the dana 60 front axle and am hoping with the size tires i wanna go with, the 4.10 gearing will be good. I will be buying the hypermax turbo/intercooler/exhaust/air induction kits for it to increase power and mpgs. What I'm undecided on is the lift... I want to put hummer beadlocks with 37" tires on it, and I'm not afraid to cut wheel wells and use fender flares, but I'm not sure if despite cutting wheel wells if the 6" suspension lift will work or if I'm gonna hafta go 8" lift.
I like the simplicity of the older stuff... I had a newer class c (1994) motorhome and all the computers and sensors and issues regarding such was annoying. I'm doing all the work myself, and want to continue to be able to do all the work myself if it breaks down. Again, I will sacrifice a couple mpgs for simplicity, durability, and being able to fix a problem myself.
I still need pics and info, especially concerning size of lifts and tires on the older vans. Please keep em coming!