This 2001 is Fords fanciest model (Chateau) half ton with substantial lowered floor mobility conversion
MILES 78,000 (All by one owner)
Price: $17,900

General Description
Began as a standard length (not long or short) half ton. Has the famously great 5.4 liter Triton motor and auto with overdrive. This one is the rare Chateau model (less than 1% are this special model) and as such has many special cosmetic and functional features, some which can only be acquired on this rare model. Therefore, among the more common features and the special features it has a long list of elements, such as: power windows, locks and mirrors; tilt wheel and cruise control; power seat; nice upgraded stereo system; chrome bumpers and grill; two-tone paint; tinted glass; factory alloys wheels; gauge package; tow package; upgraded trim inside and outside; and more.

Mobility and Adaptive Features
A company in the Denver area converted this. It has a long list of mobility features contained in its mobility conversion package. Listed here are the primary components

* Very lowered floor which begins directly in front of the rear seat and is lowered all the way to below the dash

* Both front seats have quick release mechanisms, enabling parking a wheelchair in either front location, with only a couple of minutes effort.

* Major brand of power lift that goes out the passenger side middle doors. This lift is of the single-post style, which does not impede the front passenger area. It also has what is called a power tri-fold platform, which enables the platform to substantially move out of the way when stowed. This allows able-bodied folks to easily go in and out when the lift is stowed and it also results in generous, easy access to the front passenger area with a wheelchair, if desired.

* Side doors have power arms, which swing them outward and inward. This is a feature many wheelchair vans don't have and are necessary for certain folks in wheelchairs who wish to load, drive and unload themselves, with no assistance.

* NEW FLOOR IS A SUPER ENHANCEMENT: a puzzle in the nearly 9 years I have specialized in rejuvenating and improving wheelchair vans, is that I wonder why more wheelchair van creators and owners don't have such a feature as is now being added to this van. Although most folks tend to think of a floor in a van as being flat and level from the factory, it is actually far from it, and that results in a terrible surface to move a wheelchair van on. You see, under the factory carpet in a common van, there is a thick carpet pad and under that is, to one degree or another, a lumpy, bumpy, uneven metal floor surface. And in the case of most vans that are turned into a wheelchair van, there are also remnants from seats being removed, such as holes, tracks, mounting plates, etc. All of what I describe here results in a surface that is not nice to maneuver a wheelchair on. And there are misc unpleasant elements to live with. The diameter of wheels on most wheelchairs help to overcome these facts, but the usual floors are far from ideal. And so we solve that here. In the area that the chair/s will be moving, a specialist removes whatever materials are above the metal floor surface. And then they install quality plywood over the metal, to create a smooth, solid, level surface. (plus the floor becomes quieter) And then a nice material is put over the wood for cosmetic benefit. In this van, we used high-grade vinyl flooring material that is designed for being used in wheelchair vans. Once you have maneuvered your wheelchair on a floor like this, you would never want anything less

* Multiple locations of switches to operate the power side doors and lift.

* Includes wireless remote(s) to operate side doors and lift.


Preliminary Photos

Please consider these are "preliminary" photos and as such, they typically show the van in early stages of our transformation process. As a result you may see various flaws, which will be remedied prior to sale.

This footrest accommodates for the lowered floor, so that drivers feet are at normal height when seated

Very attractive, rare Chateau model van

Folding lift platform allows for easy movement of able-bodied folks in and out, when the lift is stowed

Platform is long enough and wide enough to accommodate most wheelchairs

This ledge makes obvious the depth of the lowered floor

Both seats are easily removable, to allow parking a wheelchair in either front location

Notice the ledge below the dash, which is due to the lowered floor (low floor is deeper in the middle of the van than in the front)

This van is very much in a sweet-spot regarding price, miles and features. Plus it is quite attractive, compared to most wheelchair vans. And the fact that it has had only one owner since new is very unusual in this price range, as wheelchair vans tend to change owners apx. each 4 years, on average.


NOTE: I am always searching for more vans which are a nice addition to the mix of vans we have to offer. I will post initial information here about each van as I purchase, transform, and then make them available for sale. From the time I purchase a van until my transformation process is completed, averages approximately 4-6 weeks.

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