You need a vision before you can start a project. After discussing our initial idea and pu
Truckin' has always been known as the leading trendsetter of the truck and SUV markets. After collaborating with the staff members and visionary artist Steve Stanford about Truckin's 2004 SEMA project, we decided to throw the show a curve by creating an off-road-flavored two-wheel-drive prerunner/chase vehicle van. It will pull double duty as a show and tow vehicle.
We decided to approach the Blue Oval folks in Dearborn, Michigan. A proposal was drafted up and sent off to Ford. We received a phone call a couple of days later pertaining to our request for an '04 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L, Power Stroke diesel 1-ton, two-wheel-drive, cargo (no side windows) van. Ford asked, "Why a van?" We wanted something different that would turn heads and spearhead another custom trend.
After being rolled out of the Lorain, Ohio, assembly facility, it was strapped down on a transporter and delivered to our Anaheim, California, office. We decided to do a quick photo scan to share with our readers so we can compare the finished effort. Stay tuned as we begin our venture.
Truckin' Van As Delivered:E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Power Stroke diesel 32-valve V-8Bore/Stroke: 3.74x4.13-inch diameterDisplacement: 363ci, 5,954ccCompression Ratio: 18.0Fuel Injection: Hydraulic electronic unit injection (HEUI direct injection)Valvetrain: OHV, four valves per cylinder, 32 valves, eight-cylinderPower: 235 hp at 3,300 rpmTorque: 440 lb-ft at 3,750 rpmOil cap.: 14 quartsCoolant Cap.: TBD
Transmission: Five-speed automatic with OverdriveGear Ratio: 3.09, 2.20, a.54.00, 1.00, 071.00 Suspension (Front): Independent twin I-beams, coil springs, shock absorbers,stabilizer barSuspension (Rear): Non-independent live axle, leaf springs, shock absorbersSteering: Power with circulating ballSteering Ratio: 17.00Brakes (Front): 13-inch-diameter vented disc brake rotorBrakes (rear): 12.8-inch-diameter vented disc brake rotorWheels: Steel 16x7 inTires: LT245/75R16Fuel Tank Cap.: 37 galBase Curb Weight: 5,075 lbMax. GVWR: 11,500 lbTowing Cap: 10,000 lbTow Package: Receiver, electric, seven-pin plug-in with electronic brake controller
Exterior:Color: Silver-metallic grayWheelbase: 138 inOverall Length: 235Overall Height: 82.8 inOverall Width: 79.3 inDoors: Side, barn doors, back, barn doorsTrack Width (Front): 69.4 inTrack Width (Rear): 73.2 inInterior: GraySeating: Two-cloth captain's chair, gray bucket seatsAudio: AM/FM Radio
Aftermarket Parts List:Engine Performance: Bully Dog, computer chip module, 4-inch-diameter 304 stainless steel after-cat exhaust with 5-inch-diameter 304 stainless steel tipCustom Paint: L&G Enterprises, House of Kolor Tangerine Pearl/SilverWindow Tint: Quality Window TintSuspension: Camburg Engineering, 5-inch lift control arms, coil springs, Bilstein shocksWheels: Mickey Thompson Classic LockWheel Size: 18x10 inTires: Mickey Thompson Baja ClawTire Size: 35x18 inSeats: Off-Road racing bucket seatsSafety Harnesses: MasterCraftAudio: Head unit, CD player, amps, cables and connectors, DVD, four small monitors, one large monitor, GPS and handheld, radio communication headsets for four passengersInterior: Door and side panels, floor covering (carpet)