Then there was that ad on Craigslist. As soon as I saw it I called the guy.
"Hey wanna go look at a van?" She was in.
met the guy by the Museum on Northern Arizona and took it for a ride.
The four wheel drive works, but he couldn't identify the conversion
company. The brakes were a little wonky, and it leaked fluids from every
seal. He wanted $8500.
"I dunno. It needs about three grand in repairs. Hows about $8000?"
"Hows about 8200?"
"Sold." She says.
wasn't done haggling, but whats a couple a hundred bucks, when I'll be
spending all my discretionary income to a hapless project with out ever
any hope of remuneration for years to come...... or eternity!
Here she was:
There we have it
A 95 Ford Econoline E150, 4wd, Dana 60s from a 3/4 ton, 5.8l gas engine. 187k on the clock. It was a conversion van done by Waldoch. It has two Flexsteel captains chairs. No back seats, but a cheesy bed frame made by the previous, previous owner. Rear Pro Air AC/Heat. CD player with Aux input, groovy flashing LED lights that pulse with the music (first to go). Those standard CRLawrence windows with shades. The brakes and the AC were both weak. Oh, and some hippy funk. It lived up in Durango, and made someone a really nice ski van. The salt on the road there wreaked havoc with the body and they Rhino lined the rockers to cover it up.