His name is Stanley, he is an original 1976 E150 Chateau 351w, converted by Turtle Top from the factory and purchased in Aberdeen, SD. Around 125k miles on it and everything is original for now.
Canvas pop top so you can stand up and take your sweaty cham off.
7 ish Gallons onboard water
Small galley sink
20 gallon frame mounted Propane tank
Twin Burner Stove
Secondary Electric system (Still have some checks before I’m confident enough to connect a battery)
AC/DC Fridge (I use it as a cooler)
Bed with slide out extensions to sleep two
Bed converts to bench seat
Closet for my race kit
Tons of storage
dual gas tank ~12 mpg
Dark tinted windows
Full curtains (in Wolf print of course)
Swivel captains chairs
No shoulder strap seat belts
3 speed transmission (Top speed is 70, barely)
Bitchin’ sound system
Traded it straight up for a non-running 49cc scooter and $100 cash a couple years back when my buddy was moving. It was in rough mechanical shape but solid body and conversion still.
It didn’t run when I got it but I’ve been methodically replacing all the wear parts. Cleaned up the fuel system, new fuel pump, new carburetor, New Ignition System, new calipers, rotors, drums, and pads, Added a receiver hitch for the bike rack, new tires and fluids all around.
It’s really fun van, a true pleasure and very engaging to drive on the twisty roads in the Black Hills of SD, as long as you’re not in a hurry and cool with going 45 up any large hill. So far it has been super reliable. I drove it to the top of Casper Mountain (8k feet, central Wyoming 500mile round trip) this summer. Hoping to cruise it all the way to Yellowstone and the Tetons this year.