After many months looking at every E350 that came up for sale and looking through what seems to be every website and dealer that sells these Vans ....
The search is finally over.
I found this sweet 2002 V10 E350 XLT 15 Passenger Van with 60k miles for $8000 on Craiglist last night... test drove and brought it home this morning..
A Major THANK YOU to Chris from UJOINT for his patience and most of all helping me decide to build it myself.
It's going to be way better and all mine. NO FINANCING !!!!
It will take some time and a bit of money, however my build estimate comes in about $35k less than the SM I was going to buy.
List is in no particular order and will continue to grow and change:
It needs some minor repairs, mostly stuff I'm taking out and redoing anyways.
Remove interior, Lizardskin and Dynamat all interior steel
Over head cockpit console
LineX the roof and the lower side of body for rock protection
6" UJOINT Lift Kit 4X4 Conversion
Dana 60 and NV271
Rims & 35" Tires
Front and Rear Bumpers, Tire carrier
Design and install interior
Under floor storage
Dual AGM batteries
Shore line with charger
Solar Panels and maintainer
Remove or paint anything chrome
I will update it as I go.
The real work is now upon me