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Old 04-22-2013, 07:05 PM   #6376
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Nice! What's the height of the opening at the back doors?
I think 5'5.
Im 5'7" and can run my bikes in it without to much of a duc.
Standing in it i just have bend the knees alittle.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:00 AM   #6377
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:28 AM   #6378
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Finally got around to cleaning, painting, and adding another window to the 04 powerstroke box truck. Also took it on some rough, rough roads. About as much as I'd want to do with it, and the 2WD did just fine even without the limited slip installed yet.

Before..


One more window added in front of the door, for a passenger who will sit behind the driver, once I install the seat...


Cutting in and painting...


Latex from Home Depot, appears to be semi durable though I should have sanded the walls so it would stick better. Painted right over the box truck plastic. All I did was clean it for prep...
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:38 AM   #6379
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I fabbed up a bed out of 1" square bar and bought some cheap $1.25 a stick pine boards and self tapping screws for bed slats.



The bed can fold up for moto storage. The truck is wide enough that bikes fit sideways. You just uses cam straps to keep the mattress and bedding in place when its vertical. Bed took me about an afternoon to fab up, not too hard at all... 1 day into the whole bed project...


Hard to tell but the bed folds down and rests on this rear mount. You use a bolt or similar to keep it locked down. I designed it to use a trailer hitch stud. The mounts are "inboard" about 10" from the front so that bed occupies the same place as it upwards as it does down (not sure if this makes sense). There is just barely room for two bikes in the rear, sideways.


Key with the box truck is that it is 6'6" wide. This is HUGE because it means that even tall guys like me can sleep sideways instead of front to back, so the whole bed and the space it takes up is much smaller...

Also key is that the bed is so thin so a lot of things can fit undernearth including all of my coolers and tupperware containers etc. Also whats nice about the thin steel bed is that it flexes which is great and makes it super comfortable..


For a mattress we went to Ikea. we were going to buy a cheapo (still expensive at $250) memory foam mattress but instead bought a returned latex mattress for $200 down from its $400 original price. It was phenomenal. Sleeping in here was the best sleeping I've had in a camper or van year and we have or have had several campers and vans over the years...


Next is to get rid of the roll up door in the rear, stain the floor, add three swivel doors, and add this cabinet from homedepot when its back in stock in a couple months, which I'll cut a sink into.


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Old 04-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #6380
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PS how to have your van / truck level...



Also can't believe how psyched I am with the suspension on this thing. It handles great though its 1 ton...
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #6381
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Is there a reason the box door is on the left side ?
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:20 PM   #6382
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Yeah, unfortunately the PO had windows and an exhaust vent already cut into the side. In order to put the door and windows in a place where I could eliminate these I had to put it on the left. I also opens "suicide" direction aka into the wind. This said I thought it would bug me but it doesn't, and honestly its nice having the door on this side as I use it alot! Way more than my wife is...

Here's how it was set up when we got it...

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Old 04-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #6383
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New shocks for E350

Edumacate me on new shocks for my 2001 E350 with 65K miles on it. It feels a little soft, with a little more roll in the corners. I prefer a stiffer ride. I'd read that some have been disappointed in their shock choice as the normal ride actually got softer.

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Old 04-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #6384
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Edumacate me on new shocks for my 2001 E350 with 65K miles on it. It feels a little soft, with a little more roll in the corners. I prefer a stiffer ride. I'd read that some have been disappointed in their shock choice as the normal ride actually got softer.
Well I can tell you what NOT to use. I ordered a set of Pro Comp ES1000 shocks for my E350 with 185,000 miles on it. I knew better - these were cheap shocks and they suck. They're really no better than the OEM's they replaced and may actually be a little worse.

I'm waiting for UPS to deliver the Bilsteins I should've bought the first time. I've had good experience with the brand in other applications so I hope these will be the ticket.

Here are the Bilstein part numbers I ordered:

33-187563
33-176840 (don't remember which are front or rear)

I'm also adding a steering stabilizer (24-174534 plus brackets from Ford) as I've read that makes a big difference as well.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:08 PM   #6385
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We replace most shocks on our company cars with Monroes. Don't know if they will be what you want.

Bilstein also has shocks for vans.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:51 PM   #6386
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I don't know if you can get them for your rig but Old Man Emu shocks have a sweet ride. I put a set on my old Nissan Pathfinder and it was fantastic both on the pavement and off. It was really good on washboarded gravel roads. Oh yeah!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #6387
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Here I am, about to get rid of my motorcycle hauling van, and I stumble on this thread. Thanks, thanks a lot.



Now I'm jones-ing for a 68-72 Econoline panel to slam. And a Quigley/Sportsmobile as well. Yeesh.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:00 PM   #6388
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Thanks, thanks a lot. .... Now I'm jones-ing for a 68-72 ‘68/’69 –‘74 Econoline panel to slam. And a Quigley/Sportsmobile as well. Yeesh.
This is the site for ‘68/69 thru ‘74 Econolines. Others too, but ...
http://econolines.ipbhost.com/index.php?act=idx
Some guy constantly adds vans for sale here on CL & eBay from all over the country
http://econolines.ipbhost.com/index.php?showforum=43
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:20 AM   #6389
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Edumacate me on new shocks for my 2001 E350 with 65K miles on it. It feels a little soft, with a little more roll in the corners. I prefer a stiffer ride. I'd read that some have been disappointed in their shock choice as the normal ride actually got softer.

Hard to go wrong with Bilstein. Ever.

Kinda like Michelin tires, ever heard anybody say NOT to buy them?
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:35 AM   #6390
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This is the site for ‘68/69 thru ‘74 Econolines. Others too, but ...
http://econolines.ipbhost.com/index.php?act=idx
Some guy constantly adds vans for sale here on CL & eBay from all over the country
http://econolines.ipbhost.com/index.php?showforum=43
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Sigh, I've been subscribed to that thread for some time now, there was a link to that forum a few hundred pages back and I spent a good day and a half cruising it. The only ones that pop up in the midwest are either high-top or thrashed. I'll probably have to do a lot of driving to find a decent quality panel.
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