Sorry all for the delay in response, my gf had to have ankle surgery after a bouldering accident and I have been primary caretaker the past few weeks while juggling my move.
Van is still available and I have interior pics:
Ah good call Nate!
Just thought to put up the original conversion thread from the sportsmobile forum:
This post is what I based my purchase decision on and the van is largely unchanged except for the rear passenger seat...
Hate to post this rig here officially, but it will not be feasible to use living in the DC area...
That said, I'd love to pass the van on to someone who will be able to use it to its fullest potential!
Classified's post here...
Just got the word yesterday that I will be officially moving to the Washington, DC area from Denver, CO!
Unfortunately, this means I will need to sell this awesome overlanding rig I have had the pleasure of using over the past year... :cry:
1998 Ford E-350 Club Wagon
Got some free stuff I am trying to pass on!
A rear bench seat for a 1998 Ford E350 XLT van,
plus some miscellaneous seat parts, including the start of a jackknife rear folding bench seat.
I am located in southern Denver for local pickup.
PM for pics or more details!
Was wondering if anyone know of any metal fabricators in the greater Denver area that could help me out?
I am trying to replace a rear OEM seat in my 1999 Ford e350 passenger van with a rear Tahoe seat so that I the seats have headrests and can fold forward. I had originally intended...
Got a project van I am working on and had a quick question for the collective minds on the forum!
I was curious if anyone knew of either an aftermarket passenger bench seat that folds the back forward, or any ideas on how to modify an OEM bench seat to do so?
I’m ~6ft tall and my...
So I started the day with one thing in mind, but ended up with another.
Got a deal on a 2007 Ford e350 XLT 5.4 v8 that once was a shuttle for a University.
Pretty happy with the find, pics and build progress to come!
Mileage is supposedly around 92,000 as of May 2016 (curren = 95k). However, the car fax has a mileage # of ~53,000 in early 2011 and ~167,000 in January 2016.
Not quite sure what to believe? Here is the ad: http://www.aeromotors.com/2003-Ford-Econoline-Wagon-Essex-MD-2327#
Will inform all...
Tomorrow I am checking out a used 2003 e350 XLT passenger van with a 5.4l v8 engine. It seems like a fair price and in decent shape.
I was wondering what those on the forum knew about this model ford van before I put money down. That is, any things I should be aware of...
Thanks everyone for your opinions. I ended up passing on the sale just cause it wasn't the right fit for me. Now I'm eyeing a few of the vans posted in the vans for sale thread as well as this sweet thing...
Thanks so much for the responses!
I've found out the engine is a 5.4 liter and according to the owner it was a commercial fleet vehicle before he owned it, and the under carriage is in good shape. I'm hopefully gonna set up a meeting soon to get an in person look.
As for my own...
I am happy to announce that tomorrow I will take ownership of a 2011 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport (v6, 4x4, 6ft bed, and access cab)! A huge thank you to everyone who provided input in this thread. I ended up visiting a multiple dealers and testing out a number of cars (subies, tundras, and...
P nut, will do!
So far I've been cruising websites today and so far have found multiple 4x4 v6 access cab tacomas with around 100k miles on them for semi reasonable prices. They really do hold their value well...
Would a truck with that amount of miles still have enough life in it to last me...
I really appreciate everyone's suggestions thus far, though it still seems I have my work cut out for me as I narrow down my options.
To answer a few questions: I will be attending the University of Denver's grad program in international studies this fall and am planning on driving...
thanks for the tip on the Tundra - it seems like another contender up there with the tacoma. Maybe my perspective is skewed but the 3rd gen 4runner does seem tiny if two people are living out of it. I'm thinking I'll manage with the two compartments of a truck since I won't be...
Thanks for your reply!
In terms of budget, I am hoping to save as much $ as possible by buying used. That being said, I have some money saved up and am going to be using that + the funds from the sale of my current car to purchase a vehicle. I could potentially afford a newer model at...
I am a long timer lurker and wanted to introduce myself to hopefully avail myself of the communities wisdom. This forum has been an awesome resource and the amount of people dedicated to sharing their experiences overlanding is really incredible and appreciated!