Well i sold my other 4x4 van not long ago and couldn't stay away. I found these two vans in the Salt Lake area and decided to take the plunge on a new project. The 1990 E350 4x4 460 CI came from a river and biking expedition company and needless to say it had a very rough life. Advanced 4wd did the conversion. Some front body mount were cracked, the rear leaf spring hangers looked to be replaced recently and one of the leaf spring was snapped etc. Just some of the observations upon pickup. The 1992 E250 Fiesta Camper came from an older couple with lots of records, drove vantastic. I bought both sight unseen and my brother and i made the trip from Alberta down to SLC and was back home the next day with them hoping for the best.
I'm still shocked we made it home with the 4x4 as the leaf spring was still being held by just the leaf strap, and the tranny fluid was black and burnt. I had the tranny rebuilt, torque converter was nice a blue from being heated up and an endless list of things internally.
I assumed when i bought these that the body mounts would just un-bolt from the bottom. Low and behold the bottom bolt stays with the mount and needs to be unbolted from the top. Easy enough on the passenger van, but the camper was a whole different story. Not only did it have a plywood sub floor making it impossible to just feel around and cut but when they built the camper i guarantee that they weren't planning on the body being removed. After lots of measuring i began to expose each mount after cutting in to side compartments, cabinets, under the shower, removing the water tank, heater etc.
Well the short of it. I'm now on the last leg just having to button everything back up and i hope to take it on it maden camping/biking trip in two weeks.