Just moved to Boston and this thing carried all of my stuff. It was 1400lbs overweight, but it made it from Wisconsin NO problem. The squeaking and rattling is starting to get bothersome, though, but it's just some minor arthritis.
Started on June 21 by Rufledt
purchased 1986 as an '87 model by my dad, 'conversioned' in 87 by DMC in milwaukee. 302 windsor EFI with AOD tranny, 1/2 ton. currently sporting:
-ford racing shorty headers -gibson 3" exhaust shortened to exit in front of rear tire and cat gutted -hypertech chip -ignition super coil -some ignition thing that doens't work well -K&N filter -tranny oil cooler -air rear suspention to pump up for towing -something with the front brakes to prevent brake fade while towing -Oak wood everywhere -brown, less brown, and gold on brown paint job -american racing gold anodized aluminum 15" wheels -pinstriped brown interior fabric (pics later) -VCR! complete with massive 4" sort of color TV -MP3 player compatible head unit -heated seat on driver's side -'custom' bright lights not pictured (4 sets of auto zone lights wired to relays to come on wiht brights so i have 10 beams out the front for only $80!) -BIG sway hitch, more than this thing needs -2 gas tanks totaling about 42 gallons, so you can have the range of a super hybrid, with the milage of a fat truck -timing tuned for premium
0-60 = 12.5 seconds -tow limit = used to tow 5000lbs but according to the manual 1800 lbs -125,000 miles -always starts in the winter -17-ish highway mpg if i drive slow with no A/C (yeah, like that'll happen) -seats 7 legaly, 12+ with the window shades down -rear bed sleeps 2 'snugly' -cooler holds 32 cans -wanted by all of my friends, who are also broke
i think i covered it all... its more the memories than the actual van thats awesome
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