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2008 Ford half ton ("Heavy-half") with very extensive custom mobility conversion
MILES 90,000 (total, actual miles)
Price: $18,900

This can be in places you may want to go, such as drive-thru windows, carports, garages and parking garages. Tall roof vans cannot do these things.

This is the first year of this newer body style. Therefore, this van appears to be essentially the same as Ford full size vans through the year 2015

"Certified" condition, with warranty:
This will be in our usual, very high level of cosmetic and functional condition, after having undergone our very extensive rejuvenation process.


This van will include a free 6 month/6,000 mile warranty.

General Description
This began as a standard length (not long or short) half ton (Econoline 150) with the famously great 5.4 liter small block V8. This van has a very unique feature, which is that it is what some folks would refer to as a "Heavy-half ton". This means that it has some of the traits of a quarter ton, such as 8-lug wheels, rather than 5-lug and larger cooling, etcetera. This has common power and convenience features that are at the moderate "XLT" trim level. This includes such features as: power windows, locks and mirrors; tilt wheel and cruise control; CD stereo with 4 speakers; intermittent wipers; etc. This also has several notable options, such as: rear ventilation; factory aluminum wheels; tinted windows; towing package; etcetera. It also has a custom "Bully Dog" brand of programmer on the engine and transmission, which has various functional benefits.

Mobility and Adaptive Features
When new, this received a very extensive and unusually costly mobility conversion. It was created to accommodate the highest need of a wheelchair-bound user. Therefore, this conversion includes the following primary features (it had hand controls, which were removed, but could be included)

* VERY DEEPLY LOWERED FLOOR. In my 13 years of being immersed in used wheelchair vans, there have been many dozens of lowered floor full size Fords that I've had. Normally, lowered floors are in the range of 4-8 inches deep. In fact, most shops will say that the maximum possible is 8 inches. I have seen a few that are 9, but this is one of only a couple that I have experienced that is 10 inches! You may wonder, what's so great about that? Good question. It's great, because each extra inch of entry clearance and interior headroom is beneficial to most users, and it's critical for some. This results in this van have nearly 56 inches of entry clearance! This is an awesome fact. This entry clearance rivals full size vans that have tall roofs, with tall doors. But this has HUGE benefits, compared to tall roof vans, such as these: will fit in most home garages; will fit in most parking garages; you can go into most drive through restaurants; less wind noise and buffeting when driving; better gas mileage. Some folks do need to have the interior headroom that only a tall roof provides, which is in excess of this van. But this van has enough interior headroom to accommodate apx 80% of all users needs.

* TRI-FOLD LIFT: This is a single arm lift, which enables having the space behind the passenger seat unobstructed, in case you want or need to park the wheelchair there. And the tri-fold platform allows for folding the platform out of the way, which allows able-bodied passengers to easily go in and out, rather than having the door blocked, as many lifts do.

* POWERED SIDE DOORS: These swing out with power arms and so no manual opening or closing of doors is needed. This is a feature most wheelchair vans don't have and is critical for some folks, and nice to have for anyone.

* EASILY REMOVABLE FRONT SEATS: Due to the deeply lowered floor extending entirely up to the dash area, it enables these seats to be made easily removable. Just flip two levers per seat and within a couple of minutes either seat can be out of the van.

* WIRELESS REMOTE: Operates the power side doors and all operations of the lift. There are also other ways of operating the doors and lift.

* ANCHOR POINTS: There are many versatile locations throughout the van floor where anchor straps can be attached.

* ANCHOR STRAPS: Includes 4 anchor straps

* Note: to accommodate a person in wheelchair who was loading, driving and unloading themselves, this had hand controls, which were recently removed. They may be included with the van.


Preliminary Photos

IMPORTANT INFO: these are "preliminary" photos, which show the van prior to Rejuvenation. Flaws will be cared for During our rejuvenation process

"Preliminary" image. Final Images coming soon

This sits a couple of inches higher than usual, due to the extensive modifications required to create a 10-inch lowered floor.

This is the first year of the newer body style. The front is particularly more modern than the prior years.

With the platform folded out of the way, able-bodied folks can easily go in and out, when lift is stowed. Many other lifts block the doorway.

"Preliminary" image. Final Images coming soon

"Preliminary" image. Final Images coming soon

This platform will accommodate quite large wheelchairs

Notice that my wife is standing fully upright in the van, with shoes. She is 5-2.

Nearly 56 inches of entry clearance. This is an amazing fact, for a van with no added tall roof

Wow! This 10 inch lowered floor leads to nearly unprecedented benefits, compared to any full size vans that don’t have a tall roof

The upper level horizontal area in this photo is the original floor area. The lower horizontal area is the level of the new floor, which extends all the way to below the dash. Amazingly deep lowered floor! (The original rear seat is still in its original location)

This is showing a quick-release pedestal that is mounted below the factory seat. This results in the seat being at the same level in relation to the windows and pedals and such, as a common van. Note: Front seats can be removed or added in a couple of minutes.

The front of this van has similar appearance as current full size Ford trucks

"Preliminary" image. Final Images coming soon

Notice the footrest area (sorry it's pretty hard to see) which places feet in same position in relation to the pedals as an unmodified van.
This is quite a remarkable van. Has the very unique distinction of having much of "The best of both worlds". This is because, with a 10-inch lowered floor, it has the notable benefits described above due to having a lowered floor rather than tall roof, but with some dimension-benefits similar to what a tall roof van would have, as well.


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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