Overland Opportunity: 1984 Ford 3/4 4×4 Van Project – Sold?

by | May 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

June 8, 2021 Update – Perhaps the lower price helped, as we just confirmed the listing for this 4×4 Ford Van “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

May 6, 2021 Update – As part of their fresh listing, the seller of this 4×4 Ford Van just lowered their asking price by $1,000 to $4,500.

If you’re not familiar with the growing trend, Overlanding is when you utilize a fully-equipped 4×4 to reach and camp at remote offroad destinations.  Personally, we think a converted 4×4 full-size van would be our weapon of choice as it provides sufficient room for your stuff as well as the capability to get you where you want to go.  The problem is, domestic manufacturers never offered factory four-wheel-drive versions.  Consequently, a cottage industry thrives to this day converting new vans, primarily for commercial use when new.

An exception is this 1984 Ford 3/4 ton Econoline Conversion Van project originally listed on Craigslist in April 2021 in Canaan, New Hampshire that appears to be an early attempt for an Overland vehicle before it was an actual “thing.” Currently not in running condition and offered for a revised lower price of $4,500, which is down from the original ask of $5,500, you’ll need to decide whether that asking price is commensurate with it forming the basis of your next overland vehicle.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“I am selling a 1984 Ford van on a 3/4 ton 4×4 chassis. It is rust-free! It needs some wiring work. It does NOT run. It has a 460 V8, auto tranny. It has 4 captains chairs and a bed inside. This is a project. I also have a Quiggly Ford van. It’s the blue van with a straight 6, standard tranny and factory 4×4. I have other vans for parts but I want to sell them as whole vans.

Overland or Offroad: what would you do with this 4×4 Van project?  Comment below and let us know!


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