1997 Ford F350

$ 130,000.00
  • Prescott, Arizona • 1 year ago
We are tempted by a new project, and we are now evaluating selling our beloved Ulisse, or trading with a large flatbed (ie: Ford 450/550, or equivalent RAM), and maybe some other intriguing options. Ulisse will be in the Showcase DIY at Overland Expo in Flagstaff on May 20th, and we will be happy to show the details in person to all the overlanders interested in a high-end DIY project.
The project started from our plan to start traveling the World and reach the most remote corners while being able to live off-grid for extended periods. Our primary drivers when we were looking for the platform were the following:
A vehicle with enough GVWR to have a closed box but still off-road capable
The least possible electronics, for us to be able to repair ourselves
A diesel engine with no DEF and/or ULSD needed
A 4x4 platform with low range and low mileage
Our final decision went to an ambulance based on a Ford 1997 model F350 XLT PowerStroke with the legendary 7.3L V8 diesel and currently with only 44,000 original miles. The project is still in progress, and we are at probably 90% of what we would like to achieve. So far, we have used the build 5 or 6 times, and it is just amazing!
Asking: USD 130.000, or a trading and cash difference (plus or minus)
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- Actual weight (approximate): 11,000 lbs (loaded)

- Height inside: approximately 5”7

- Average consumption so far: 13 mpg (mixed on-road and offroad, but slow)

- Range: around 500 miles (two separate diesel tanks)

- Sky’s Offroad front leaf springs, with shackle reversal kit, and 1999 leaf springs

- Sky’s Offroad rear shackle flip, 1999 Superduty leaf springs

- Additional leaf springs on the rear (plus 1,200 lbs)

- Professional re-arch for both front and rear from Dunbar

- Conversion to rear single wheel

- Bilstein shock absorbers

- Scheel-man Vario seats, fully adjustable and heated

- The entry door has been replaced by a composite panel and a Tern Overland door

- Rear barn doors have been replaced by a Tern Overland window and cargo door

- Professional repaint - Audi Daytona Grey/Raptor Bedliner

- Brand new tires (Goodyear Duratrac 285/75/18 - E rated) and Method rims

- New brakes

- AutoMeter Pyrometer, Boost, and Transmission gauges

- Anzo headlights and led tailgate lights

- Rigid camp lights across all sides

- Buckstop Heavy-duty front bumper

- Custom Rear swing arm for the spare wheel and bike rack (Yakima)

- Rear recovery points

- 15,000 lbs winch Mile Marker

- Pro Eagle floor jack and mount

- Front custom fenders

- Torklift 4-Four Glow Step

- Mag-Hytec Transmission Pan (7.3-quart additional transmission oil)

- Tru-Cool Max, 40,000 GVW Low-Pressure Drop Transmission Oil Cooler with Thermal - Bypass to optimize transmission temperature

- 4 original Maxtrax (never used)

- Custom-made roof rack


- Two lithium batteries (Big Battery) for 340 Ah

- Custom-made anti-vibration battery trays

- Renogy Inverter (3000 W)

- Renogy - 6 Solar panels (600 W), mounted in parallel

- Renogy DCDC charger (50 amp)

- Battery monitors with Shunt

- Marine-grade wiring for the entire build


- Outdoor dual induction cooktop mounted on Expedition Essentials Exo Table and - -- - Overland Gear Guy organizer

- Indoor induction cooktop

- Heated floor, with large vinyl planks

- Indoor shower with Bullfinch outlet

- Outdoor shower with Eezi Awn cube, Bullfinch outlet, and custom-made swing arm

- Wrappon toilet system (inside the camper)

- Isotherm Fridge 4.5 cu ft (130 liters)

- Isotemp Water heater - 4.5 gal (with hoses to the engine and electrical)

- Weboost for signal boosting

- Planar Diesel heater ready for winter and high altitude, with a 2 gal Rotopax

- Lagun swing arm with teak folding table

- Guzzle UV Water purification

- Fiamma 80s Awning

- 40 gal fresh Water Tank - Tank Mart and

- Flowmeter to check exact water consumption

- 10 gal gray water - Tank Mart

- Shurflo water pump (with a backup unit)

- Lockable MaxBilt Console in the cabin, and lockable safety box from Ranger

- Thule locks for all doors

- Backup wireless camera (Tadi Brothers)

- BlueSea Control Panel

- Vizio led Smart TV

- PEX piping for the entire build

- Two MAXXAIR Maxxfan

- Roam Adventure panel organizer

- Krazy Beaver shovel, with Eezi Awn mount

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