1998 Ford has fancy cruising/touring conversion, plus wheelchair access features
73,000 miles
Current Price:$9,900


Note: warranty is valid in each of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii  

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Highlights of This Van:

  apx. $3,500 of new and very recent mechanical service: details below (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $3,500)

  Drives, feels and functions like a much newer van.  Ready to go anywhere, in sharp style.

Please read and see details on this page about this wonderful van, at a price that is very hard to find for an extremely nice wheelchair van with excellent miles.  

Options and Equipment

THE VAN:  This is a 1/2 ton, standard length model.  Began as a well-equipped model (XLT) with small, new generation V8, which is a 4.6 liter "Triton" motor.  This generation of motor has more power AND gets better MPG than similar displacement prior motors.  Has desirable power and convenience features such as power windows, locks, mirrors, tilt and cruise control, stereo system, and so forth.  It was then converted (when new) by one of the largest convertors of the era, named "Universal"... feature's described below:

GOODIES:  Wow, this is a sharp, fancy van, inside and out.  Most folks would think this is many years newer than it is.  In addition to the running boards and wheel flares and custom graphics and such, it also has such special exterior features as these: very nice looking and functional running-boards and flares; large fancy windows with vents; custom roof rack; fancy chrome bumpers; rear spare tire carrier; special interior lighting; extensive real wood; fancy wheels; and more. On the inside of the van it has items such as: front and rear ventilation with controls front and rear; much real wood trim and useful features throughout; choices of various fancy lighting for desired affects; deluxe carpet, front captains chair ; upgraded upholstery; fancy trim pieces; rear sound system; rear seat power folds into a flat bed; and much more


* Has a side-entry lift, with bi-folding platform which allows an able-bodied person to go in and out of the van, when lift is stowed.  It is a "Crow River" brand, which is from the leading lift maker, the "Braun" company.  This has a platform large enough, and with sufficient weight capacity, to accommodate most people in their wheelchairs.

* Front passenger seat was removed during mobility conversion.  Various professional modifications have been done to make it convenient to park a wheelchair in the front passenger location. The previous owner was parking their wheelchair in that area and then transferring across into the drivers seat, which has power controls. 

* There is an EZ-Lock electronic wheelchair anchoring/docking system for this van. It was mounted in the front passenger area, but in the process of my rejuvenation and improvements/upgrades, it was detached from the floor.  It is now ready to use anywhere in the van which the next user may choose.

* New flooring system in middle and front passenger area: This is my favorite improvement on wheelchair vans, which is very helpful to the person in the wheelchair and able-bodied folks as well.  I actually 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 a carpet pad which wheelchair wheels sink into a bit, creating resistance to maneuvering.  Based on my specifications and design, one of the shops I work with greatly improves the original floor treatment by removing the existing carpet and pad and then installing a sheet of wood directly over the lumpy, bumpy, contoured metal floor.  And so it becomes a smooth, solid, level floor. And then there is a fantastic type of commercial carpet installed which covers the wood.  This material is shallow, super tough, and easy to clean. And so, this van has this new flooring package, which notably improves the interior use of the van.

* New anchor points are ready to be installed in whatever specific location meets your needs. Or, you can opt to have the electronic anchor system installed in the location which best suits your needs.

* Has dual batteries, one of which is dedicated for operating the wheelchair lift

* Includes a set of 4 BRAND NEW anchor points.  These are ready for installation, into whatever locations you desire, to provide you a custom parking location for the wheelchair 

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

Until apx 8,000 miles ago this had only one owner.  For most of its life it has had extensive servicing performed at the Ford/Lincoln dealer.


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 when 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:  misc door lock service; oxygen sensor; washer pump and motor; A/C charge and service and pump; heater unit service and repair with new parts; HD auxiliary battery; accessory belts; oil and lube; front brakes; front ball joints; alignment; transmission cooler service; lift service; electronic docking station service 

Recent:  quality tires have about 85% tread

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $3,500

 (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $3,500)

Carfax Report Summary

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

Nothing notably negative or unusual: no frame damage...no airbags deployed...no structural damage...no "red marks"...no major accident. 

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.

* Ford vans are the same general style from 1992 thru apx 2006.  Therefore, given the superb condition and very fancy conversion of this van, it looks much newer than its year would indicate.

Summary of this Gem

Folks often tell me that they need a nice wheelchair van, with low miles, for a price such as this. And so I do my best to have a van or two in this affordable price range, while meeting my high standard of being restored to a very high level. This van is a great example of meeting this goal.  If the main feature you need is a nice, capable lift, this van could be great for you. 

Platform is wide and long enough to handle all but the largest wheelchairs and users
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There is special lighting in the ceiling, as well as rear ventilation ducting
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Wow, look how much free floor space there is to walk in and maneuver a wheelchair
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Notice the brand new flooring system, comprised of solid, smooth and level wood under special commercial, very short-nap carpet.  This floor is super to maneuver a wheelchair on and solid and easy for able bodied folks to walk on too.
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Platform in ready to load position
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This is standard length (not long or short)
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Sharp at any angle and super immaculate
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Dark windows all around blocks heat and UV rays
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Large windows with vents for light and fresh air
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Contoured running boards are very helpful for getting in and out, and are attractive
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Great color and graphics combo, makes this van look quite modern and sharp
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Large composite lights are hard to break and are bright
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Comfortable custom seating, with power drivers seat which has dual armrests.
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Gauge package is useful and helpful  
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Very low miles for this year and price
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Custom CD stereo and simple ventilation controls
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If you choose to use the EZ-Lock electronic wheelchair docking station, this is the dash-mounted controller for it
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clean and tidy, classic and simple
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Shows platform in folded position, makes entry and exit of able bodied folks easy even when when lift is stowed
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Platform unfolded and ready to use
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A nice view showing the abundant wheelchair parking  space in the front passenger area
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This is a controller for various rear functions, such as ventilation. This is mounted on the wall in the rear. It mimics features controlled by the front overhead controller.
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Lots of space to park wheelchair in front passenger area, if so desired.  And if not, its so easy for the driver to move to and from the mid and rear of the van. 
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This is the overhead control panel for various features such as special lights, rear audio system, etc
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Gorgeous, highly-featured interior.  Lots of solid, real wood
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Very simple and easy to fold the rear seat into a bed
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Decent amount of storage behind rear seat
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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.