2003 Ford has upscale touring/cruising conversion and very substantial mobility conversion
MILES 37,000 (total, actual miles)
Price: To Be Determined (Will be sold in Certified condition, with warranty of 18 month/18,000 miles)




General Description
This red van with tan interior began as a standard length (not long or short) ¾ ton with wonderful 5.4 liter V8 and auto with overdrive. Began with a nice list of power and convenience features such as: power windows, locks, mirrors; tilt wheel and cruise control; chrome bumpers and grill; etc.

Goodies
This was converted when new by a nationally known company called Chariot. The model is called Regent. There is a long list of fancy, functional and desirable features such as: moderately tall, contoured roof; large windows with vents and screens; power, leather drivers seat; power rear seat folds to any angle or into a bed; TV; DVD; much wood trim and cabinet doors; fancy lighting system; fancy shades; rear ventilation; fancy wheels; upgraded interior and exterior trim features

Mobility Features
This has a very high level of features and exceeds nearly all wheelchair vans. Here is the super and rare list:

* Very nice lift built by industry giant Braun, has what is called a power-folding platform. This allows able-bodied folks to go in and out, even when lift is stowed, because it creates an opening apx. two feet wide for a person to pass through.

* Power operated side doors, which allow opening and closing the doors via a choice of switches in various locations.

* Tall doors, which extend the usual doors, up into the tall roof area. These are as tall as I have even seen on a personal use wheelchair van, at apx 10 inches extra height. Less than 20% of all such personal use wheelchair vans have a tall door option such as this van. These are soooo nice to have as they make going in and out so much easier and more comfortable for the person in the wheelchair, as well as everyone else.

* Includes a lowered floor in the middle and front passenger areas. It is very rare for a van to have tall roof AND lowered floor, combined. Some vans achieve their interior headroom via lowered floor, and most attain it as a result of having a tall roof. However, less than 5% of all full size wheelchair vans have BOTH features. Combined, these two features create an amazing amount of entry clearance and interior headroom.

* Special floor surface is a result of the lowered floor. Rather than a lumpy, bumpy factory floor surface with squishy pad and carpet on top of it...this simply has smooth, solid surface with rubberized material covering it. This is super for driving wheelchair on

* Has EZ-Lock electronic wheelchair anchoring device. This is a very popular wheelchair van feature that functions sort of like a fifth wheel trailer hitch system. There is a device on the floor that has a very heavy duty latching mechanism in it. When a proper kit is bought to attach underneath the wheelchair, the two can then mate together. This creates a solid, safe and secure method of securing a wheelchair. If this device and the wheelchair are properly utilized, there is no need for any straps of any kind. When set up as intended, it takes only a matter of seconds to latch or unlatch the wheelchair.

* Includes various anchoring points in the floor for securing a wheelchair, if using traditional style anchoring devices is desired.


Price
Low 20's

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.


Nicely tall doors and moderately tall roof and a floor lowered a few inches
leads to super entry clearance and interior headroom

This lift platform folds into three parts, with power switch, which creates a nice opening for able-bodied folks to go in and out when lift is stowed

floor is lowered 2-4 inches (varies by location) in the front passenger area and middle of van. This creates extra headroom and also creates a smooth transition, if you want to drive into that front area with wheelchair

we are in the process of putting new flooring and trim in the lowered portion of the floor, which is in the middle and front passenger area (note: center console is removed in this photo, which creates much open area around leg/knee areas for driver and person parked in wheelchair , if desired

Gorgeous, fancy interior, with leather

In these photos, flooring and edge trim has been removed, which is why it looks unfinished. It will be attractive and fresh when completed

This van has power operated side doors, which is a valuable, helpful feature

Very fancy touring/cruising conversion
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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