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Old 04-27-2010, 09:53 PM   #826
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Lots of Ford E series vans in here. A question for you Ford van owners, how do they hold up over the long haul? From what I've read it seems the engines and transmissions are pretty rugged. But what about all the little stuff? Do the interiors fall apart? Do they rattle like a tin can full of rocks? Suspensions and steering get loose and wonky?
What say ye?
My 2000 E350 PSD has 770,850 miles on it.
Rattles, nope.
squeaks, nope.
problems, nope.
maintance, sure.
Sounds of the Diesel, love it.
MPGs last trip was 19mpg with 700-800lbs aboard.
NJ to SC without stopping for fuel, great!
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:26 PM   #827
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My 2000 E350 PSD has 770,850 miles on it.
Rattles, nope.
squeaks, nope.
problems, nope.
maintance, sure.
Sounds of the Diesel, love it.
MPGs last trip was 19mpg with 700-800lbs aboard.
NJ to SC without stopping for fuel, great!
Damn! That's a lot of miles!!!
Glad to hear the Fords hold up well.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:41 PM   #828
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:58 AM   #829
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:59 AM   #830
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:38 AM   #831
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Anybody with a Ford E-Series want to take some measurements for me? What's the width between the rear doors when open? Crossing my fingers that it's atleast 56". How about between the wheel wells? I'm considering a van instead of an enclosed trailer to haul my moto and kart racing equip.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:14 AM   #832
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Anybody with a Ford E-Series want to take some measurements for me? What's the width between the rear doors when open? Crossing my fingers that it's atleast 56". How about between the wheel wells? I'm considering a van instead of an enclosed trailer to haul my moto and kart racing equip.
Found a spec page that says between wheelwells = 52.5, door opening width 53.9".

You could always tilt the cart a bit.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:31 AM   #833
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Found a spec page that says between wheelwells = 52.5, door opening width 53.9".

You could always tilt the cart a bit.
Just measured mine. 48" with doors at 90deg, and 54" with them at 180 deg.
To get the doors at 180 deg you have to flick out the latch, but then they also start to swing around and move on their own a lot. So loading anything wider that 48" will be a pain unless you are parked downhill or have bungees holding the doors open.
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:45 PM   #834
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Thanks guys...looks like I've got some thinkin to do.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:49 AM   #835
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This guy just bought a new Chevy van with Duramax engine. Sent it out and had the whole thing turned into a Zombie Apocolypse Escape Unit. WiFi wired and all the shit for mobile office (he's a communications guy). He just got it back from the conversion place and stopped by the office yesterday for show n tell. Boy is it cool.



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Old 05-13-2010, 07:41 PM   #836
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My bike hauler and Costco runner. E350 cargo van with Quigley 4wd.

Rebuilding the chassis:



Engine after rebuild with a performance cam & mild head work. Never mind the Flowtech header box in the background, they are crap.



Back together with a shift kit, longtube headers and mandrel 3" exhaust:



Zoom CRUSH Zoom:
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:28 PM   #837
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:50 AM   #838
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McBike,

That is really cool, any pictures of the interior and with the roof up?

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Old 05-14-2010, 07:08 AM   #839
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Davelength and McBike; I love your vans. Something about a 4WD van that always did it for me.

Cheers,
Erik
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:03 PM   #840
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Nice... I have a Sportsmobile too. An 06.




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