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Rare 4x4 Campervan Hightop 1991 Ford Econoline conversion

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: E-Series Van
Type: Standard Passenger Van
Trim: E250
Year: 1991
Mileage: 93614
VIN: 1FBHE21H9MHB32285
Color: White
Engine: 5.8L Gas V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: gasoline
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: San Francisco, California, United States

Listed by
Private seller

Description of 1991 Ford E-Series Van E250

Mileage: 94k

Mileage on current engine: 10k


5.8L V8


Fiberine High Top Conversion

This is a classic American van, built to last in 1991. Only a few 4x4 conversions were made, so this is a rare vehicle! The vehicle has spent its life in California, mostly near San Diego, and more recently in San Francisco. In 2014, the engine was completely overhauled. The interior floor completely resurfaced in 2017, and the body is in good condition. Due to the unique nature of this being a 4x4 E250, we sought out this van for a camper conversion. It was purchased in June of 2017, and immediately we began conversion work. It is a beast, and has easily handled the few thousand miles of road trips we threw at it. After a few years, and extensive upgrades, we’re parting ways because life has gotten too busy to give this excellent vehicle the time it deserves. Looking for a passionate owner to keep this big boi going strong for many more years.

This van is meant for someone who wants to continue to make it their own, but we’ve gotten it to the place of being ready for almost any adventure.

Work we did:

The Not-Fun Stuff:

  • Completely stripped and de-rusted the interior. Applied anti-rust paint, so this won’t need to be done again for a LONG time.

  • Applied Noico sound deadener and mass loaded vinyl to walls, floor and ceiling to reduce road and engine noise.

  • Replaced door seals and doghouse insulation to reduce noise and help with insulation.

  • Covered the floors, walls, and ceiling with XPS foam insulation.

  • Attached wood studs to metal walls to make it easy to mount furniture, tongue and groove, lights, etc.

  • Replaced seat belts.


  • Built a convertible bed/dining space. The table top is on a collapsible mount which makes converting between the two really easy. We used a memory foam mattress, so it is very comfy.

  • The walls were mostly covered by stained tongue and groove, and we have extra T&G that is left for you to use as you see fit.

  • Laid down laminate flooring in the “living” area and rubber matting in the rear cargo area under the bed.

  • Replaced the original van seats with a Shop4Seats 3-person bench seat with seat warmers.

  • Created insulated blackout shades for the rear windows and a sunshade for the windshield.

  • Had a brand new 10 speaker sound system professionally installed. It rocks.

    • Head Unit - AVH-3300NEX(Supports CarPlay & Android Auto)

    • Bass - Kenwood W101B 170 watt

    • Amp - Pioneer GM-D8604

    • Cab speakers - Pioneer TS-A1306C

    • Camper speakers - Kicker 43CSC54 x 2 sets


  • A Fiberine fiberglass 24" bubble hightop was professionally installed on the vehicle at their headquarters in LA.

  • Installed rear-view camera that can be viewed on stereo head unit.

  • Installed a MaxxFan Deluxe in the roof (powered by the solar panels).

  • Replaced old headlights with new LEDs.

  • Installed new (bigger) side mirrors.

  • Installed upgraded Truck Wheels, Tires, and Spare

  • Installed Wilco Offroad swinging tire rack to hold a full-size spare tire.


  • Installed 2 100W Renogy Eclipse solar panels on the roof.

  • The solar array powers a full electrical system, including LED ceiling lights, 12V outlets, and an inverter for powering laptops or any other 120v device. The system isn’t anywhere close to being at capacity and was designed with the intention of supporting a 12V refrigerator.

  • Installed an Automatic Charging Relay (ACR), which allows the van’s alternator to charge the solar batteries and any excess solar power to be used to charge the van’s battery.

  • For those that want the nitty gritty, here are the main components of the electrical system. We will also provide a detailed circuit diagram (and care instructions) for the system upon purchase.

    • 2 100W Renogy Eclipse solar panels

    • Renogy 40A Commander Charge Controller

    • 2 VMAX AGM 12V 155ah Deep Cycle Batteries

    • Power Bright 600W Inverter

    • Blue Sea 12/24V Si ACR

Here is a breakdown of major expenses on the vehicle, so you can see why the price is being set at $29,950.

1991 Ford E250 4x4 w/ new engine

$14,000 in 2017

Fiberine Fiberglass Hightop


Solar Panels and electrical system


Shop4Seats Bench Seat


Wilco Offroad Tire Rack


10 Speaker Sound System + Install


Upgraded Truck Wheels, Tires, and Spare


Brand new, custom-built front and rear suspension for extra camper weight




Mechanical work and smog inspection done by experienced rare vehicle mechanics at Four Star Automotive in South San Francisco.

Professional repairs / upgrades not included in price:

  • Completely new front steering assembly

  • Repaired A/C Unit

  • New front and rear brakes and new anti-lock system

  • New windshield

  • New smog system

  • New LED headlights

We are happy to share all of our notes, purchases, leftover materials, and experience with you.

Other Notes:

  • 351 Windsor V8 engine, rebored and polished ~10k miles ago

  • 95k miles on chassis

  • 4x4 Conversion

  • New Michelin LTX M/S2 truck tires (1000 miles)

  • Completely new front steering assembly

  • Completely new suspension (front and rear, heavy duty for extra load)

  • New front and rear brakes

  • A/C newly pressurized, blows cold

  • Dual gas tanks

  • New starter, water pump, belts, radiator, electric fuel pump and relays, harmonic balancer, vacuum reservoir

  • New climate selector

  • New windshield

  • Towing package

  • New smog package

  • New LED headlights, new taillight housing and turn signal lights housing

  • New door seals

  • New engine doghouse insulation