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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hayduke, Feb 18, 2009.
That I like
Fully outfitted they run around 40 G's. Seems a pretty good discount. The running gear alone is worth that I would think.
was thinking the same thing, but that one is on 16" wheels, usually they're at least on 17"...don't know what axle(s) has that fit 16".
It pisses me off that all the good deals are South of the border
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
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.
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
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.
Dood...... doooo eeet
I liked the VW tracked snow cruiser. Any other tracked vans?
Am I the only one that likes the older Mitsubishi vans
The forward control ones?
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.
Did you read where the van has been?..............it ain't no low low mile vehicle, that's for sure
This one looks nice. Getting up there in the bids though and lots of them.
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!
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
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
Dont 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 :huh
I love those older vans , but they're hard to find in decent condition.
Well done, JW.