2003 Ford three quarter ton tall roof fancy touring/cruising model with desirable mobility features
MILES 63,000 (total, actual miles)
Price: $19,600




General Description
Began as dark red/burgundy (grey interior) with standard wheelbase (not long or short) with 5.4 liter V8 and overdrive automatic. Has popular comfort and convenience features such as: power windows, locks and mirrors; tilt wheel and cruise control, CD stereo, etcetera.

Fancy touring/cruising conversion
This was created by a major, national convertor named "Tuscany". This package includes such special features as: extensive custom striping and graphics; large windows with sliding vents; chrome bumpers; moderately tall, contoured roof; front and rear ventilation; rear seat folds to a bed; nicely contoured and sturdy running boards and fender flares; real wood interior trim; custom interior lighting; upgrade interior and exterior trim features; much more

Mobility and Adaptive Features
When new, this received a major package of mobility features. This was performed by a quality shop that only does projects that meet stringent standards, as set by the national agency NMEDA (north American medical equipment dealers association). Here is a list of the primary components of the mobility conversion

* Wheelchair lift: this has my most favorite mobility feature that any van can have, which is the absolute best lift ever created, called a "UVL", which is an acronym for, under vehicle lit. This lift, produced by industry giant Braun, is hard to describe but its benefit is obvious and clear. Simply put, this lift is neatly stored under the van and is only visible when being utilized, via switches in several locations. It has great capacity, which is 800 pounds and the platform is long and wide to accommodate even large people and wheelchairs. When stowed, this lift creates no blockage of the doorway whatsoever. Therefore, there is no interior area being wasted due to the lift being parking inside the doorway. This style of lift is in less than 5 percent of all wheelchair vans, primarily due to its new cost being more than $10,000! This lift is the cat's pajamas, for sure!

* Power opening side doors: has two side doors that open with switches. This combo of power doors and lift allow some folks in wheelchair to load, drive and unload themselves, with no assistance.

* Power "Turning seat": has a special mechanism mounted under the seat that allows the drivers seat to have extreme travel up and down, front to back, and most notably, it turns apx 90 degrees. This allows certain folks to be able to transfer from their wheelchair and into the drivers seat. Even if you don't need this feature, it comes in handy for making access to the middle and rear of the van easier.

* Special floor project: NEW: this will have what is one of my favorite improvements on wheelchair vans, which is very helpful to the person in the wheelchair and able-bodied folks as well. I consider this feature to be an improvement that most wheelchair vans ought to have, old or new. You see, if you pay close attention to how floors typically are in personal use wheelchair vans, you will notice that they are usually not actually solid, smooth and level. Rather, they are somewhat lumpy, bumpy and not as easy to maneuver a wheelchair on as they can be. This is because the factory metal floor of a van is not actually smooth, it has ridges and contours...plus has a carpet pad which wheelchair wheels sink into a bit, creating resistance to maneuvering. We remove that existing carpet and pad and then install a sheet of wood directly over the lumpy, bumpy, contoured metal floor. And it becomes a smooth, solid, level floor. Then fantastic rubber-like flooring is used to cover the wood. This very heavy-duty material is tough and easy to clean. This van will have this new flooring package, which notably improves the interior function of the van for everyone.

* Floor anchor points and straps: Includes 4 NEW anchor point units that are ready to be installed in the location where you choose to install them once you have acclimated to the van and know where you want them to be. Also includes 4 anchor straps.


Price
$19,600

Summary
with the hard-to-find UVL style of lift and very nice miles, plus other helpful, desirable features, this one presents an appealing mix. Plus, it’s a very attractive color and fancy and comfortable inside. This will be a very nice addition to someone's family.

Status

Rejuvenation has begun: I have recently acquired this van and the extensive rejuvenation process has begun, which is carried-out by various professional shops and specialists. If you are interested in securing this van for your future purchase (many of my vans are spoken for in this way prior to completion of rejuvenation) please feel free to call or mail me with any questions

 

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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Thank you,

Rick



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