- January 3, 2003
- Reaction score
- City, State
- outside shovelling snow
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- ................ 96 XLT ™
This is not me, nor my vehicle.
Up for sale is my 2002 Ford E350 Club Wagon with 30,000 miles. This van has the much sought after Quigley 4X4 conversion. Quigley 4X4 is a company that performs all the “factory” 4X4 conversions as Ford does not make a 4X4 full size van. When under the warranty period, Ford recognizes the Quigley conversion as “factory” and will perform warranty service (this van is NOT under warranty). This goes to show the high quality that goes into this conversion. This specific van has Dana60 axels front and rear with disk brakes on all four corners. It has Weld wheels and BFG AT tires (size???). The engine is the big V10 which gives diesel power on gasoline. This thing drives great and has lots of power.
I started this van as a Sportsmobile project. I owned a two wheel drive Sportsmobile and loved it. I found this rig and decided it would give me the opportunity to build it just the way I wanted it. It is designed to have a large dinette that converts into a 6’ x 6’ bed. One half of the dinette can be removed so that the van can be used to haul large items when it is not being used as a camper. The galley is designed to have a fridge and sink, and a cooktop if you want it. I personally do not want a cooktop because cooking in a van tends to make it really smell (small space and all). I use a Jetboil to heat water for coffee and an outdoor cooktop for the basics and a firepit grill for the big stuff. Both the galley and the dinette are made with steel tubing frames so they are lightweight yet very strong. And they will not squeak like wood will. The flooring is Pergo style and cleans easily and is not susceptible to water damage. I have a brand new still-in-the-box fridge that I will include, but is not installed.
At this point the floor is installed, the galley and dinette/bed are framed with 1” square tube steel, and the walls have been cut and installed. What needs to be completed:
Skin for galley and dinette
Have dinette upholstered
Have wiring completed for interior finish
Full Disclosure: This van started life as a Sportsmobile and was involved in a tip over accident in Moab. Since they do not know what to do with Sportsmobiles, they totaled it. The title is clear, but the Carfax shows the accident. A new body was put on the van and it started a new life. When I bought it, I took it to a shop that has done body repairs for me in the past and had them check it out. It was given the all-clear by the shop manager.