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Posted just in time to feature on Four By Friday is this 1979 Dodge B300 Tradesman One Ton Van complete with a Pathfinder 4×4 conversion we originally featured in October 2019 on Craigslist outside of Hartford, Connecticut where the private seller is currently asking $6,700 for. The NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide currently lists their “Low”, “Average”, and “High” value range as $1,050, $2,375, and $3,450, respectively for two-wheel-drive versions of this Van, so the seller is expecting the next caretaker to pay a nearly double premium for the Pathfinder conversion. Time will tell whether anyone agrees with him.
Fans of Guys With Rides know we are quick to feature any full-size van equipped with a Quigley 4×4 conversion. While these days Quigley is the sole source for factory 4×4 conversions, back when this Dodge van was new, Pathfinder Equipment was Quigley’s main competitor. Unfortunately, Pathfinder went out of business long ago. While the seller does not call out Pathfinder in their description, the transfer case handle shown in two of the pictures provided clued us in.
The private seller states their Dodge comes equipped with a remanufactured 360 cubic inch V8 however total mileage on the replacement engine is unknown. The private seller also reports this Van has been sitting since 2011 so it needs to be thoroughly sorted as it wanders and rides rough. While this van currently features amateur bodywork and repaint, the seller notes the frame ends and unibody are solid definitely on their Van.
If you’re a hunter who needs a roomy 4×4, you still have a few weeks to get this Van sorted in time for deer season. If you’re a fisherman, you can take the winter to get this Van ready in time for the trout to run in the Spring. Either path you choose, good luck with the purchase!
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