No, that's not it. This outfit has (had?) a website selling his front end parts for leaf spring and various add-on bits for early Fords, plus selling parts and conversions for newer Fords.Gordon @ Pathfinder vans? I don't think anyone has heard from him in a while though.
Weldtec only does 2WD lift kits. I still haven't found someone that does 3rd gen Ford van 4x4 conversions still. WHY? MANY companies USED TO, and some of them are still in business!!! Why NOT sell a basic kit? Huge demand. Huge Demand.
In the last 4 years I've had one question about 3rd gen 4x4 systems. I'd make a kit if I saw the market for it. Haven't seen the demand yet. Bring me a van and 10 others ready to put down deposits and we'll make a go of it.....Huge demand. Huge Demand.
I just don't get it.. stupid.
I said kit. DIY kit. Basic front end conversion bracket set and whatever. Cheap to make, cheap to ship.In the last 4 years I've had one question about 3rd gen 4x4 systems. I'd make a kit if I saw the market for it. Haven't seen the demand yet. Bring me a van and 10 others ready to put down deposits and we'll make a go of it.
The power options are the same. 351 or 460 pretty much. Very rarely anything different. I'm looking at 88 to 94 vans. That's the price window, with the 4th gen models usually $10k more. And for what? Virtually nothing, just the option of a 4x4 conversion. The layouts are the same.Let me start with, I own one of the models you're referring to. While I would love a DIY bolt up kit like the coil spring stuff MG did for the 4th gen models to be available, I doubt I would opt to get one. The 3rd gen just isn't worth it to me, and likely to most others. The down sides include power/mpg options that aren't as good
Seeing what most use 4x4 for, I'd go with a 2WD, Weldtech lift, bigger tires, a winch (or two), and Selectable lockers. You'd likely save 10G, have the same look, and be able to do 99% of the stuff a well equipped 4x4 RV could do.
I've only got 2WD and a limited slip. With 6k lbs over the rear wheels it'll easily keep up so I feel no need for more driven wheels.