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@Faceplant I agree, you do have to make some decisions on what you want it to be and how you will place certain things but there are some options to do solar and roof rack. The ladder idea doesn't even have to be functional just there for "work" purposes, making it look like a real work van.

@Coywolf Here are some ideas to help you along with your build. I love the idea of an offroad Ford E Van. The last one is definitely capable of running 200 watt solar and having room for gear/gas/etc on top. Lets your really open up the inside and make it comfortable. Start browsing craigslist and facebook marketplace for free and cheap stuff to add to it, plenty of people just giving away stuff where I am at.

Can't wait to see what you do with it, maybe it will finally make me do the same and get one...

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I'm envisioning a decal lamb with a ball gag in its mouth. Maybe shave your beard off too - tease out your hair & you could rock this look
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Nice looking van, glad you finally got one! At 100,000 rounds, I'd be replacing all the spark plugs immediately. The 5.4 Triton is known for blowing plugs out of their holes, in which case you'd have to do a heli-coil repair, kit offered at any parts store. They are also known to sieze plugs, usually resulting in snapping a plug off when trying to remove them. So like o said, change the spark plugs sooner than later, before you have an issue. Good luck, have fun with the build!


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That's fantastic. If I ever ended up alone for some reason, my first move would be from the RV into a van. I love my RV and the nomadic lifestyle, don't get me wrong, but I would do it a little differently if I were single. I'd spend a lot more time out west on BLM land. Keep us posted on the build.


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Excellent find! E250 with 100k! I personally own an 2002 E150 since 2012l. I love it! It's got so much room! I never got around to doing mine like you want to do yours but I wish you luck. The trips you'll go on!
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