Vans!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hayduke, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. manx_20

    manx_20 Been here awhile

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    spending this winter getting this guy restored in hopes of taking it for trip out west next summer

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  2. Devo 1

    Devo 1 lurker extraordinair

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    Is your camera broke?!:evil
  3. JN3n

    JN3n Been here awhile

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    A Racetrack Somewhere
    I can't seem to get the photos posted yet... Don't know why .
    I am going to do wheels,tires,audio ,driving lights , 3M clear bra ,floor mats and line the walls . This is my race van and tire hauler so I can't go nuts as I would like.
    I will get photos later.:1drink
  4. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Gorgeous! If you get to Salida, CO, I'd love to see it!
  5. plutonic

    plutonic Outsider

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    Done. It was worth the wait.

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  6. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    That's a sexy van! remind me again what all you had done to it?
  7. plutonic

    plutonic Outsider

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    Thanks!
    4X4 conversion, 4" lift, on board air system, skid plate in the back, custom aluminum front bumper, EGR delete, tuner kit, turbo clean, all done by Ujointoffroad.
  8. manx_20

    manx_20 Been here awhile

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    Thanks but with that 3 speed auto it might take a while. My daughter agreed to come much to my surprise so this might be one epic trip .. if she can put up with me for that long :rofl
  9. JakePoppa

    JakePoppa n00b

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    Nothing better than a pimped out van!
  10. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Is that a 7.3PS?
  11. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    I wish there were more off the shelf options for Econoline bumpers. That one's sweet, I'd like something similar, possibly a bit more conservative, but I'm not spending the $$$$ for any of the current offerings. Seems like half are more than I paid for the van.
  12. plutonic

    plutonic Outsider

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    It's a 2006 6.0.
  13. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Very nice! I keep thinking about converting my van. Someday. :deal
  14. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    nice van, congrats :clap

    I'm with Hayduke, one day I might convert mine- if I don't sell it until then.

    Can't find a picture now, but back in Europe they have, used to have anyway, armoured E350s, and I always liked the badass look- kind of like your van, sans the front bumper.

    Are the tires 265?

    Ko
  15. leakypetcock

    leakypetcock Adventurer

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    For sale locally. Runs and drives good, just needs a really good cleanup and a little love!
  16. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    Really nice! Once you've had a 4x4 van it's hard to go back haha!
  17. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    As stated, and as often as possible -R'ville, N.C.
    Anyone familiar with the 3.7 liter V6 VCT engine that WAS shown as one of the three 2014 Transit engine choices (for 2 days on the Ford site , but gone now) ?
  18. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    My guess is it is the same as the base engine in the F-150.
  19. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    I was looking for someone having personal experience with that engine, but your lead to the F150 page showed the comparison with the 3.5 Ecoboost engine that the Transit will also have. Their comparison page shows the horsepower and gas mileage figures for both, so that gives me some decent information.

    Thanks.
  20. Bucho

    Bucho Long timer

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    Looks like it would be hard to haul bikes inside, but otherwise pretty cool. Too bad we don't get those in the US.