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AK4x4van
09-12-2012, 08:26 AM
Hey everyone. It's been awhile since I've been on here so I figure I'd give ya'll an update on the rigs. The C-350 hasn't changed much (different wheels and tires, dual batteries), so I guess your stuck with pictures of my other baby. A '94 E-350 4x4. I got her bone stock with the exception of a Quigley 4x4 conversion. Purchase price: $8000 back in '03.

Specs when puchased:
'94 Ford E-350 15 passenger van
Toredor Red
7.3 IDI non turbo
E4OD
Dana 60 front and rear
245/75/16 tires

Sorry no pics, just imagine your normal fullsize van with hubcaps. Lol

First round of mods included:

Stealing the tires and wheels off my '75 F-250 (35x12.5 on 16.5x10 Outlaws) and minor fender/ bumper trimming.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/169988/fullsize/november-04-052.jpg

Adding 4 KC Daylighters to the bumper (also stolen off the F-250), Lund grill inserts (solid and screened sets), and vanity plates.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/169987/fullsize/november-04-053.jpg

Lund vent visors
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/169990/fullsize/november-04-060.jpg

2 1/2% window tint on all windows behind the drivers seat.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/221764/fullsize/dscf0001.jpg

Truck mud flaps to protect the 4-wheelers. Cobra 148 GTL F CB w/ Wilson 5000 ant.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/169986/original/november-04-051.jpg

AK4x4van
09-12-2012, 08:33 AM
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/221778/fullsize/dscf0002.jpg

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/221767/fullsize/dscf0005.jpg

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/221784/fullsize/dscf0006.jpg

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/221795/fullsize/dscf0010.jpg

AK4x4van
09-12-2012, 08:37 AM
Round 2:

Down sizing tires (285/75/16 on 16x8) so I could pull a trailer. AK to OR for a 2 year vacation. Lol.
Painted bumpers and grill black. Added Catz fog lights.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/706296/fullsize/nov-08-144.jpg%20alt=

AK4x4van
09-12-2012, 08:43 AM
Round 3:

Went back to the shiny stuff. New wheels and tires 33x12.5 BFG Mud Terrains on 16.5x10 Eagle wheels. Re-installed the running boards for the wife and kids.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/705791/fullsize/dsc02009.jpg

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/705792/fullsize/dsc02011.jpg

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/705793/fullsize/dsc02012.jpg

AK4x4van
09-12-2012, 08:52 AM
Round 4:

Hypermax turbo
Added 4" lift.
New tires and wheels again. (36x14.5 on 20x12 Fuel Hostage wheels)
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/944539_1

Bushwhacker fender flares.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/944541/fullsize/1330740075912.jpg

Replaced the KC Daylighters with Lightforce Blitz 170s.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/944540/fullsize/1330740075452.jpg

AK4x4van
09-12-2012, 09:00 AM
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/944542/fullsize/img_20120425_150519.jpg

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/944543/fullsize/img_20120425_150503.jpg

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/944544/fullsize/img_20120425_150536.jpg

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/944545/fullsize/img_20120518_103546.jpg

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/944549/fullsize/img_0004.jpg

Raduenz
09-12-2012, 01:23 PM
I WANT YOUR VAN!!!:rockon Thats a sweet looking van! Guess I know what my 2nd family vehicle will be.

Traveler
09-13-2012, 07:28 AM
That does look really good,
2 year vacation, wait what?
how do I get one of those?

C_Luft
12-07-2012, 08:42 PM
You dont want to sell your four door bronco do ya

Dman
12-10-2012, 08:50 AM
I like the wheels of round 3. Flares and Bully steps of round 4. Looking forward to round 5 if this is one coming.

BigOldBlueC350
12-10-2012, 09:33 AM
cool Van !!!! luv it !!!!
what did you do w. the Round 3 16.5x10 Eagle wheels ??

AK4x4van
12-25-2012, 09:30 AM
You dont want to sell your four door bronco do ya

Sorry, there's no way I'd sell the 4-door. The wife loves her truck, not to mention the cost of having to replace it with a newer truck.

AK4x4van
12-25-2012, 09:37 AM
I like the wheels of round 3. Flares and Bully steps of round 4. Looking forward to round 5 if this is one coming.

Round 5 is in the planning and budgeting stage. Going for function over appearance this time. Thinking drive train mods. 4.56 gears, Gear Vendor unit, and upgraded drive lines with 1410 u-joints. Thinking of picking up a big toy hauler and the old girl will need any advantage I can give her.

AK4x4van
12-25-2012, 09:40 AM
cool Van !!!! luv it !!!!
what did you do w. the Round 3 16.5x10 Eagle wheels ??

Traded the old Eagles and some near bald tires for a set of Ford Alcoas. Found that it was hard to find new 16.5 tires locally, so I got away from them. Shipping to/ from AK sucks!!!

AK Westphal
01-04-2013, 01:40 PM
Shipping to/ from AK sucks!!!

Doesn't even begin to describe it!!!!! Need two tires for plow truck 36-12.5 R16 super swampers, haven't even found a company willing to ship them, not to mention I'll have 100-200 in shipping.