1992 Ford w/significant mobility conversion (please read details)
84,000
Current Price: $11,500
THIS CERTIFIED VEHICLE INCLUDES: 6 MONTH/6,000 MILE WARRANTY  

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Highlights of This Van:

 Substantially converted: allows, with no assistance, certain people in wheelchairs to load, unload and even drive

Amazing 59 inches of entry clearance, without drawbacks of tall roof

Looks, feels and functions like a van 1/2 its age...at twice the price

> Has had apx. $3,000 of recent mechanical care and service. This is in addition to cost of extensive cosmetic rejuvenation 

 

Options and Equipment

THE VAN: This began as a 1/2 ton XLT model with small V8 and automatic with overdrive.  With features such as:  power windows, locks, tilt, cruise control and more.

CRUISING/TOURING CONVERSION: when new, this had various factory installed interior and exterior trim such as fancy grill, chrome bumpers, tinted glass and so forth.  It then had such features added by convertor such as: large side windows with vents and screens; fancy interior upholstery with some real wood trim; upgraded/expanded interior lighting; added stereo system; rear seat makes into nearly queen-size bed; and more.  And to all of that I had custom body side moldings, fancy striping and chrome wheel covers added.

MOBILITY:  In spite of what may appear at quick glance (no tall roof and doesn't look like a wheelchair van) this is wheelchair-access equipped at a very high level, making it fully accessible and useable by certain folks in a wheelchair, WITH NO NEED FOR A HELPER WHATSOEVER.  To that end, it has the following major list of modifications and additions:

* Floor is lowered 8 inches, including on the drivers side, which allows for driving from a wheelchair,if desired.  Or, a friend or family member can drive just as a 'normal' van.

* The factory drivers seat is mounted on a quick-release pedestal, which allows for the van being driven in the usual way by a person not in wheelchair, or remove it and drive from a wheelchair.

* There is an electronic docking station called an "EZ-Lock" positioned under the drivers seat, as you can see in one of the photos.  This serves two functions.  One is that it anchors the drivers seat assembly.  Or, if driving from a wheelchair, it anchors the wheelchair with no need for usual straps of any kind.

* Has a Ricon lift with a very desirable feature called an "automatic-split-folding platform".  This causes the platform which the wheelchair parks on to fold vertically into two parts when stowed.  As you see in a photo, that allows for family and friends of the person in chair to move in and out easily, even when lift is stowed. 

*  As you see in photos, the entry area of the roof has been modified in order to make the edge of the van have the same clearance and headroom and the inside of the van.  The result is the following amazing and surprising fact about this van:  THE CLEARANCE AT THE ENTRY, WHEN COMBINING THE BENEFITS OF AN 8 INCH LOWERED FLOOR WITH THE  EDGE OF ROOF MODIFICATION, CREATES A WHOPPING 59 INCHES OF  CLEARANCE WHEN ENTERING!  This exceeds all but a few tall roof vans, even ones WITH a tall side door and corresponding notch in the roof.  Yes...there is 59 inches at entry area and also throughout the interior.

* Has power sliding side door

*  There are many locations and methods of operating the lift and power sliding door: on the dash; manually from the door and lift;  or via what are called magnetic switches located in the taillight area

* Several locations in the floor for anchoring a wheelchair (if not driving from wheelchair) via adjustable straps (4 are included)

Dimensions, capacity and specifications:

Please feel free to email or call me with any such questions. I will gladly assist with anything you wish to know. I have discovered that due to the unique way each person evaluates, measures and expresses their needs, I can be most helpful regarding this subject if we communicate directly.  

History of Ownership

Had the same owner until 2004, at apx. 70k miles.  Has had a couple of owners since then, but not very many miles accrued.

History of Care

As is often the case, due to the unique circumstances surrounding the lives of wheelchair vans, there is not a printed record of this vans care available.  However, due to the extensive rejuvenation leading to being "Certified", this van is now in amazing overall condition. It is every bit as nice mechanically as it appears cosmetically in the photos.

Certified

This vehicle is 'CERTIFIED': There are a combined 76 mechanical and cosmetic aspects  included in the Wheelchair Van Oasis "Certification" process.   A foundational step of the rejuvenation process is that each vehicle receives an extensive inspection by an objective, independent  third-party service and repair facility.  Suggested service, repairs and improvements are then performed by various professional specialists.   The  result is your assurance  that each of the 76 aspects  meets  or exceeds the condition level of good, or satisfactory

For details regarding list of 76 cosmetic and mechanical aspects, please click here.

Each van does of course have various elements which exceed the promised level of good, or
satisfactory, which the "Certified" program assures.  Some are brand new improvements performed during rejuvenation.  And others are obvious service or repairs performed recently, prior to my ownership.  As for those, I only list here those positives which are certain, based on my either having a receipt, and/or due to being obvious to the inspecting-mechanic.  I refer to these as  "NEW OR RECENTLY SERVICED ASPECTS".  As for this vehicle:

New: oil and filter;  specialty mobility-access components have been adjusted, lubed, etc;  wiper blades;  A/C service;  air filter; engine serpentine belt;  radiator hoses;  cooling system flush;  power steering pump;  major front brake system;  service rear differential;    

Recent: Battery has 603 CCA; front and rear tires have apx. 80% tread

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $3,000. This is in addition to cost of extensive cosmetic rejuvenation

Carfax Report Summary

(Carfax is a widely used database which indicates the history of a vehicle including accidents, prior owners, etc.)

No 'red flags' or notable detractors exist.

You Might Like To Know...

* Each of my vans has a superb paint sealant as the final step of the extreme detail. If you were to have a professional apply a treatment the cost would be several hundred dollars.

* As mentioned above, and which is a pretty amazing fact and bears repeating:  THE CLEARANCE AT THE ENTRY, WHEN COMBINING THE BENEFITS OF AN 8 INCH LOWERED FLOOR WITH THE  EDGE OF ROOF MODIFICATION, CREATES A WHOPPING 59 INCHES OF  CLEARANCE WHEN ENTERING!  This exceeds all but a few tall roof vans, even ones WITH a tall side door and corresponding notch in the roof.  Yes...there is 59 inches at entry area and also throughout the interior.

* Ford vans of this style and design remained largely similar until the mid-2000's.  Therefore, most folks don't recognize a difference in appearance between this van and one less than 1/2 its vintage...a pretty 'timeless' design and style.

* The new replacement cost of a similarly equipped van would now be about $60,000

Summary of this Gem

This is a very wonderful, highly capable van, especially when considering the price.  For most folks, when driving down the road, or looking at it from the outside, this is indiscernible from a van 1/2 its age...at twice the price.

 

Standard length body (not long version)
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Absolutely immaculate from any angle
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What you see here is an extension to the folding seat, which helps make seat into a bed that is nearly queen size
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Large side windows on both sides with vents and screens
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The lift and power sliding door can be activated via magnetically operated switches hidden inside the taillight and are triggered via a magnet on the key-ring 
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Large side door glass aids in having extra visibility for person in wheelchair
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Notice the raised portion of the roof above the side door, makes a whopping 59 inches of entry clearance!
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Front seat is comfortable and can easily be removed in a matter of seconds if you want to drive from a wheelchair.

Note: there is a carpeted footstool that is simply resting on the floor and can be removed if you want to drive from wheelchair
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Notice how the side of the engine compartment cover is actually modified, allowing easier movement and space for legs 
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Controls for power windows and locks have been moved from the armrest to the dash which allowed for removal of the factory armrest.  This creates several extra inches of space for the driver, which is especially beneficial for some folks in wheelchairs
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Front passenger seat area is unmodified and 'as original'
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This lift has a 700 pound capacity.  And as you can see, platform splits automatically when stowing to allow for friends and family to go in and out easily when lift is stowed.  This is a super feature
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A nice view of the interior forward area with lift stowed
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Large platform makes loading and unloading easy for most folks and their wheelchairs
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Ready to load...
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Notice that there is a special base under the drivers seat, which has a quick-release mechanism and wheels on the rear of it, allowing quick and easy removal.
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Rear seat is comfortable and seats 3
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when bed is used there is ample storage underneath it
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Nice view of rear interior
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This bed is only a couple of inches less in size than a queen...huge, considering it's inside of a van!
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Notice the black mechanism on the floor below where driver sits.  This electronic mechanism allows for very quick parking and easy exiting of a wheelchair or factory seat.  There is no need for straps of any kind when using this system. 
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Lift accommodates most power wheelchairs and their user
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Wide, tall and easy access
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Notice that even with an average-size power chair inside there is lots of room inside
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 interior view with wheelchair
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Easy to use controls.  The red and black lever are used to operate a special power emergency brake
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* I apologize for any unclear photos. At times, the conditions make a clear photo impossible.

If you would like more information or to see and drive this vehicle,
please call Rick at 541-973-7377.