Vans!

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

  1. S H I F T Y

    S H I F T Y Been here awhile

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    Tom S...

    I used to have a cargo van E150. I wanted the passenger version for the AC all the way to the back, insulation, speakers, power sources, and basic 'finish' that the passenger offers. I plan on making a hitch mount and pulling a trailer for the bikes, gas cans, fire wood, coolers, etc. and keeping the front of the van as a chill spot and a comfy place to sleep and camp out of. Been down the other road before, just wanted to do something different this time. :freaky
  2. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Dirty again

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    I posted this in the classifieds even though it isn't mine. Thought it was a cool wagon that someone could use. This thread was pointed out, so I decided to repost here for you van guys.

    From the ad:

    i Have for sale a 1977 1-ton Ford Box Van with a 8 inch lift 33x12.50x16.5, with 2 full size spares, tires on rear are brand new, has a 351 windsor with less than 5,000 miles i have all the documentation on the work done to the motor, 3-speed automatic transmission has fold down ramp/door in rear made from aluminum for parking atvs and or dirt bikes inside, has 2 captains chairs in front with room for up to 4 more passengers if you put in seat belts behind driver and passenger, brand new panasonic stereo system, has 2 aluminum storage boxes that i had installed, comes with another windshield 2 doors, hood and fenders, the box is steel and fully insulated on the van and is set up to be hooked up to a tow behind generator with multiple outlets on van exterior, it needs new rear drum brakes other than that it's in perfect running condition it has been my camping/hunting/toy hauler since i got it until this past spring.i have over $4000 into it and hate to sell it but i bought a newer camper and pickup recently so i have to asking $2300 or best offer.

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  3. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Why this is still in the FM is beyond me.:scratch

    Not mine. Click the pic for link.
  4. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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  5. JT Lake

    JT Lake The Mongooses

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  6. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Think I've seen this one in here before...

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    ...but it's now in the FM.

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  7. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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  8. Robb Mc

    Robb Mc what?

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    Yeah, he just finished it.. Posted it here.
  9. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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  10. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Thanks, but not what I was trying to link to.
    If you go to the parent thread, ‘Shiny Things’, & scroll to ‘Vans!’ & then click on the number of replies, you will get a list of all those that posted in this thread.
    Should be this if it works: ‘Who Posted’ (it did work in the preview)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/misc.php?do=whoposted&t=434542
    Find who you are looking for on the list & click on their number of posts & you will see all of the posts they made in the thread.

    Plutonic made 35 post here about that van.

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    And this is the link I get for a list of all of his 35 posts.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/search.php?searchid=23401798
    I see it ends in a different number than the one I posted before. Looks like you can’t link to it from here but if I paste that link in an email I’m composing it does work.
    I thought I checked it in here after I posted it. :dunno
    (WTF? That just now worked for me in the preview too.)
    In any case I only posted it in case someone wanted to see what all he had done to the van as it progressed.
  11. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Both those links worked for me after I posted them.
    Maybe not the next time I go away & come back.:lol3
  12. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Not mine, friend in the bay area showed me last night.

    1957 Cadillac ambulance/camper

    OK this probably fits more in the RV section, but its an interesting frankenstein.

    only $1900...:freaky

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    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/3678934602.html

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    One of a kind, Cadillac ambulance with El Dorado frame mounted camper that was installed by the El Dorado factory. Of interest to someone restoring old Cadillacs, lots of good parts, or perhaps someone might care to bring it back to life? Currently listing at $1900 or best offer. Has been non-op since 1997 sitting on side of home. I purchased this rig in 1965 and have owned it ever since, pro mechanic for many years and this rig was like a hobby as well as living in it. Currently does not run but nothing terminal on what was a low milage short block some years ago. Have records of maintenance performed over the years and I know the history of all that has been done. I know there is value in this rig so if you are serious contact me with any questions you may have and I can provide detailed answers. Need to sell to vacate driveway for new RV to be purchased in near future so I am serious about selling, contact me if you are as well, all offers considered.
  13. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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  14. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    A neighbor of our growing built 2 of those over a couple year period........the first one was a little rough, but the second one was nice.
  15. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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  16. CLynn85

    CLynn85 Adventurer

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    Can I play?

    93 E-350 Diesel, interior getting a mild camperization.

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    Had plans to haul the KLR on the back but might be a bit much, may be time to downsize back to a 250.
  17. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Nice rig, I still have my 85 E350 4x4 ambulance, non-box version.
    Need to camperize like you.:freaky
  18. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    Carl, wow, can we have some details? For example where did that little stove range come from?


    Got windows and a door into our new 04 E-350 turbo diesel box van. The van is proving to be killer, lots of room, I'm 6'5 and just barely fit in it but normal height people are fine. Full 10' long and 6'6" wide. Has the stock 138" ford wheel base. Handles like a van, really isn't too much larger driving wise, but has gobs more room inside. The huge windows have been killer, purchased used off the local classifieds and came from an RV.

    I removed the separator between the cab and the box already. I also put in a nice stereo and better center console. It also boogies nicely. I have a 2" Maxx-Lift ready to be installed and some other goodies keeping it simple... Tires will be 235 85 R16 my new favorite tire size. All E rated, 31.8" tall but only 6" wide tread or so, good for fuel efficiency and handling in the snow. I'll likely be buying out the last of the Cooper Discovery ATRs which are a good meaty all terrain that are nice and cheap right now... More photos and details to come shortly...

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  19. Berto

    Berto Inherently Floridian

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    How much room do you have in the back? I don't remember much from my time in the back of one:lol3.There is one on craigslist not to far from me for cheap
  20. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    are you boys not grossed out a bit?