That's super interesting. Never heard of a FWD conversion on an E series. With how low that floor is, it makes you wonder if there is even a chassis back there, I wonder if there is enough room to put a rear driveshaft back in.
It is usually done for mobility reasons. Most of these can kneel and drop the first step really low for the elderly.That's super interesting. Never heard of a FWD conversion on an E series. With how low that floor is, it makes you wonder if there is even a chassis back there, I wonder if there is enough room to put a rear driveshaft back in.
Google for videos on the Delica, especially Russian videos and you'll see the Delica are way more capable.Not really knowing much about Japanese Vans, I wonder how they compare to the Toyota 4x4 Van that we had here through 1986. My father-in-laws neighbor has a 2wd one and he won't consider selling it. I assume that the Delica competed against the Toyota in Japan. Even the awd Toyota Previas have the ability to get off the beaten path and they are cheap.
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It seems like you are leaving a lot of money on the table for what seems like less than a $1000 in parts. Does the Ujoint kit usually swap transmission tail ends like Quigley or go with a 4x4 transmission? I guess that is probably a DIYer decision to make. I guess it is likely a wash either way with the transmission work and labor.Finally selling the van, out of time for this project, gotta thin the herd. Going to be Heart broken but time for a different vehicle for a bit. Just swooped up a Tundra for a good deal. Plus I can haul my Snow Pony waayyy easier.
2000 E350 7.3 4" UJOR kit 200k $12k
Partial UJOR conversion, needs Tcase and Driveline
Partial interior build, happy to take photos and provide much more info for interested parties.
email in CL post is best.