1992 Ford 1/2 Ton : Drive from chair
73,000 actual Miles
Current Price: $9,900
INCLUDES WARRANTY

Lowered floor, including driver area: NICE
Person in chair can load/unload and drive themselves, with no help of another person
Fully rejuvenated and ready to enjoy
Lots of bang for the buck with this one!
 

THE VAN:  This very low mile van is unusual (in a good way) in that it was ordered with many functional and appearance features normally not found on a 6 cylinder full-size van, yet it does have the 6 cylinder... which is famously reliable and gets better mpg than a V8.  And it was ordered with an overdrive automatic. The combo of V6 and overdrive is unusual and nice for drivability, dependability and economy.  This has power and convenience features most folks want of: power windows, locks, cruise, stereo and it has dual A/C which was ordered with A/C ducts that blow from the side of the wall, rather than the ceiling, which is preferable for folks in chairs. It also has reflective dark windows and upgraded bumpers. 

THE GOODIES:   I have included the full extra set of wheels and hubcaps, which would be very nice to install snow tires on for the winter season.  It has custom striping which enhances the overall appearance. 

MOBILITY:  ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL AND HARD-TO-FIND COMBINATIONS OF MOBILITY/ADAPTIVE FEATURES. It has a lowered floor as some Fords do, but what is more rare is that the lowered floor does not stop behind the front seats as most do, but it is also lowered in the drivers area. This creates extra headroom in that space and also creates a perfectly flat area, which accommodates the following wonderful combination: this has a package from EZ-Loc, which is the premium company most known for making the premium electronic docking system for wheelchairs. The package includes the docking unit on the floor, similar to ones you may have seen in other vans. What is most unusual is that it has a special base for the original seat that adds big wheels onto it and a heavy-duty base which easily locks and unlocks the seat to the electric docking station. This allows for a person in a wheelchair to easily remove the seat and drive from their chair OR for another person to drive from this factory seat. This chair/base/docking system costs more than $3,000, not including the great expense of the lowered floor.  This has a heavy-duty Ricon lift. (Ricon is now a division of VMI, most known for building super quality minivan wheelchair vans) A wonderful feature of this lift is that Ricon is the only company to have made lifts nearly entirely of aluminum, which is super strong, shows no wear and is attractive.  And this van also has a power sliding door too! There are switches to operate the door and lift either from the dash, or from the outside quarter panel via a key-operated switch system.  This does have hand controls too. And finally, the original owner had the seats professionally re-covered with heavy-duty, perforated 'leather-like' material. This material is MUCH easier to clean, is more sanitary and if a person in a chair wants to scoot in and out of these seats, this material makes it possible...which is very difficult if having to fight the friction of cloth seats. 

Summary: This van is one that is absolutely designed to be loaded, unloaded and driven with no help of another person needed. Yes, this is a van that allows for freedom and flexibility that few vans offer, even at a much higher price.

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

Was bought new and spent its entire life in Northern California.  I bought it from a law firm administrating matters for the person who owned it, who lives in Sonoma. 

History of Care

When seeing and driving this one, you would never imagine it to be of the vintage it is. As for records, sorry, the law firm was not able to acquire the paper records for its care.  As with every van I sell, this van has been extensively tested and serviced and is in absolutely top shape. It runs, drives and performs as nice as it looks. 

Each of my vans receives a detailed (about 75 items) inspection by the general mechanic shop which I consider to be the finest in my area. Then, after discussing their report, I have them do what is needed to repair, replace or service items on the vehicle in order to reach my high standard of overall mechanical condition.  This is a major element of my "Rick's rejuvenated" process.

In addition: as part of my 'Rick's rejuvenated'' process, each mobility/adaptive component is inspected, serviced, adjusted and repaired (if needed) by a different mechanic, who owns the premium company in this area which exclusively cares for wheelchair vans.

 

Carfax Report Summary

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

Nothing negative or derogatory on the report

You Might Like To Know...

* One of the great things about Ford vans is that they look virtually the same for more than ten years, and this is one of the first years. Therefore, the average person would not know the difference inside or out between this and one many years newer and at a much higher price.

* 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.

Summary of this Gem

Note: this fully rejuvenated '92 Ford has a lowered floor, creating nearly as much headroom as a high-top van. IS A VERY RARE VAN BECAUSE IT WAS BUILT FOR A PERSON IN A CHAIR TO LOAD AND UNLOAD THEMSELVES AND TO ALSO DRIVE FROM THEIR CHAIR. Very few full size vans have the ability, flexibility and freedom which this van provides.  With very low miles, fully rejuvenated and hard-to-find features, this one is an affordable gem.

 

Very rare and desirable feature: ability to drive from
wheelchair or from original seat as you see in picture
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High quality quick-change system allows for easy
transition between wheelchair or original seat
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I use these flags as a method of visually indicating
the dropped floor in the rear area
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Once again, flags are used to indicate dropped floor,
this time in forward area
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Commercial quality heavy-duty all aluminum lift system
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This picture indicates: hand control unit; turn signal
assist level; spacer to make steering wheel closer to driver
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Notice switches with key operated blockout
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Driver Side Full View
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Driver Side Rear View
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Passenger Side Rear View
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Passenger Side Front View
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Notice large wheels on driver seat for easy movement
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Odometer
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Generous cargo area remains behind rear seat
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Solid aluminum platform in upright position
Note: this sliding door is power operated
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This is platform when in level with floor position
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This switch operates lift while parked in wheelchair on platform
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Passenger front area
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This photo is another indicator of dropped floor as well as rear portion of van
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EZ Lock is the premium quality, most desirable and easy
to use anchoring system
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These are the controls which are on the lift
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This van has operating control switches on dash which
this photo indicates, as well as on outside panel below
taillight and on the lift itself
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General view of floor area
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Seats are custom upholstered with special leather-like
material which is easy to slide on/off of and is
breathable and easy to clean
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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.