FORD VAN 1978

Price: US $7,000.00 Item location: Brewster, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: E-Series Van
  • Trim: CUSTOM
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 85,000
  • Color: ROYAL BLUE
  • Engine size: 351 WINDSOR
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Drive type: C6 TRANS
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1978 Ford E-Series Van

I PURCHASED THIS VAN FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNERS 7 YEARS AGO WITH 45000 MILES. THE VAN WAS ORDERED THROUGH FORD AND SENT TO TURTLE TOP FOR THE CONVERSION. SORT OF AN LL BEAN - EDDIE BAUER INTERIOR. IT HAS CLIMBED EVERY MOUNTAIN RANGE ON THE EAST COAST WITHOUT ONE SINGLE ISSUE. ALL MECHANICAL ISSUES HAVE BEEN SORTED OUT AND IS READY TO DRIVE TO THE WEST COAST AND BACK ANY TIME. I HAD HER UP ON JACK STANDS FOR A MONTH WHEN I FIRST GOT HER, ALL WHEELS OFF, INSPECTED AND REPLACED ANYTHING NEEDED FROM THE WHEEL SPINDLES, BEARINGS, BRAKES ETC... REBUILD THE FRONT END FROM THE KING PINS IN, REPLACING ALL STEERING ARMS AND BALL JOINTS WITH NEW PARTS.
THE ROOF WAS SANDBLASTED AND COATED (2 COATS) WITH TANK FARM EPOXY, THEN PAINTED ROYAL BLUE. I PAINTED THE REST BY HAND WITH RUSTOLEUM METAL PRIMER THEN TOP COATED WITH RUSTOLEUM ROYAL BLUE. I ONLY WANTED TO PROTECT THE METAL FOR THE NEXT OWNER TO BE ABLE TO GIVE HER A REAL PAINT JOB WITHOUT TO MUCH RUST TO DEAL WITH. THE VAN WOULD LAST FOR YEARS WITH THE PAINT THAT'S ON IT NOW BUT WAS HOPING SOMEONE WOULD GIVE HER THE TLC AND PAINT SHE REALLY DESERVES.
THIS IS ONE OF ONLY A FEW SURVIVORS LEFT IN THE STATES AND NEEDS A NEW HOME. PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE . MY # IS 845-612 1818 BOB.
THERE IS SOME RUST THAT NEEDS ATTENTION BEFORE PAINTING BUT NOTHING SERIOUS AND NOT NEEDED RIGHT AWAY. THE ICE BOX AND SINK ARE DIRECTLY OVER THE RUST AND CAUSED THIS DAMAGE OVER THE YEARS. I DO NOT USE THE SINK AS THE WATER TANK NEEDS SOME WORK. THE LAST 4 PICS WERE TAKEN TODAY 7-29-2016.
ALSO, JUST DID A TUNE UP, PLUGS WERE SO CLEAN AND IN GAP SPEC I COULD HAVE PUT THEM BACK IN. REPLACED VALVE COVER GASKETS LAST FALL. ONE ISSUE; THE CLIMATE SLIDE CONTROL IS IN-OP AND WILL NEED ATTENTION. ALL SYSTEMS WORK AS THEY SHOULD. THIS IS ONE COOL OLD VAN AND WOULD BE PERFECT FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO GET OFF THE GRID OR MAKE IT A REAL CUSTOM SHOW VAN. THANKS FOR LOOKING AND HAPPY BIDDING.
THIS VAN IS A DAILY DRIVER (2 MI TO WORK ON RAINY DAYS WHEN I DON'T TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE) AND RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. THE TRANS SHIFTS SO SMOOTH, YOU CAN HARDLY FEEL IT SHIFTING. DRIVES DOWN THE ROAD AT 70 MPH STRAIGHT AND SMOOTH - VERY SURE FOOTED AND POWERFUL. ENGINE DOES NOT SMOKE OR BURN ANY OIL AT ALL. THE ORIGINAL OWNER DROVE IT FROM MICHIGAN TO CLEAR-WATER FLA FOR 15 YEARS FOR VACATION AND KEPT IT IN A CLIMATE CONTROLLED GARAGE THE REST OF THE TIME.