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Old 02-21-2013, 06:40 PM   #6046
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I looked at it a couple of days ago, and it is just as clean as it looks in the pics, in very good shape and everything works including the freezer portion of the fridge. But.................................my buddy who looked at with me pointed out that the speedo has prolly turned over (155K not 55K) because of the wear on the peddles and other areas, it has the crappy early 80's R700 tranny, and the big deal breaker for me....................not only are the 6.2's very gutless, they are prone to blowing head gaskets and cracking heads


I keep flip flopping back and forth on a small camp/toy hauler trailer or a conversion van.

I don't like pulling trailers and I don't need/want another vehicle to maintain
I'd rather have a more modern gas engine than a 6.2. Actually, I wouldn't go out of my way for anything that predates the cummins 5.9 or the 7.3 powerstroke.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:49 PM   #6047
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I'd rather have a more modern gas engine than a 6.2. Actually, I wouldn't go out of my way for anything that predates the cummins 5.9 or the 7.3 powerstroke.
Obviously everyone is different and one good example doesn't make it always good. But my dad had a Suburban with a 6.2 and he did head gaskets early on and then put over 300K on his. I remember it being gutless though, but my DD was a big-block Chevelle so everything else I drove was gutless
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:23 PM   #6048
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Obviously everyone is different and one good example doesn't make it always good. But my dad had a Suburban with a 6.2 and he did head gaskets early on and then put over 300K on his. I remember it being gutless though, but my DD was a big-block Chevelle so everything else I drove was gutless
I had a boss with a suburban with the 6.2. He loved that truck, rebuilt the engine, added everything Banks sold for it, repainted it metallic green, etc. I have no problem with fans of a particular truck/van/engine. But if you're just looking for a reliable, problem free motor with enough power, everything i've heard and read has made me think that I'd prefer the v6/v8s found in the mid 90s to present 1/2 ton trucks to an older diesel. The prices are often pretty similar.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:41 AM   #6049
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This one is about 50 miles away from me..............but it's a bit older then I would like, and I'm thinking it's on the rough side.

http://salem.craigslist.org/rvs/3572319009.html
Dood...... doooo eeet
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #6050
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I liked the VW tracked snow cruiser. Any other tracked vans?
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:00 PM   #6051
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Am I the only one that likes the older Mitsubishi vans
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:08 PM   #6052
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Am I the only one that likes the older Mitsubishi vans
The forward control ones?
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #6053
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Am I the only one that likes the older Mitsubishi vans
Actually, they were pretty quick for a little 2.4L, rode like shit though. We had a couple from Switzerland bring his 5 speed diesel camper over to us looking for parts. He was on a tour of the US. It was pretty slick.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #6054
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Dood...... doooo eeet
Did you read where the van has been?..............it ain't no low low mile vehicle, that's for sure


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Am I the only one that likes the older Mitsubishi vans
Probably
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:25 PM   #6055
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This one looks nice. Getting up there in the bids though and lots of them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1989-...item3f2251e76f
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:02 PM   #6056
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This one looks nice. Getting up there in the bids though and lots of them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1989-...item3f2251e76f
Love that one. He's been trying to sell it for months... As I recall he was asking over $20k... I'd love it but that's a lot!
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:11 PM   #6057
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That's what my buddies said after I told them I found a really clean, low mile one a year or so ago. I showed them a pic and it was and then

Hell, they still make them

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...ed=0CDwQrQMwCQ
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #6058
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My little van project...

Five years of restoration, rebuilding, fabrication, knuckle busting and countless hours of time spent in the barn. The joys and efforts of a build project finally pay a dividend, rewarding me with a maiden voyage for an overnight in the mountains.



1976 Ford 4X4 Van



Don’t ask me about MPG!



This adventure van is rated SPG (Smiles Per Gallon) and I guarantee it will make your face hurt from smiling all day!



This has been a really fun project and not yet finished (these things never end) as there a few more details to add.

Long story, long build and if time allows I will post more details

It wouldn't have taken so long if I was not so damn german about everything



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Old 02-22-2013, 10:53 PM   #6059
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Am I the only one that likes the older Mitsubishi vans
I love those older vans , but they're hard to find in decent condition.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:01 AM   #6060
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Well done, JW.
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