Quigley 4x4 Diesel Vans

Jun 22, 2006
Photographers: David Kennedy
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So, you want a turbodiesel-powered vehicle that has twice the cargo space of a Suburban or Excursion, but can also crawl through the mud and rocks like a trail rig? Time to start shopping for a Hummer H1? Nope. You want a van, a Quigley 4x4 van, and you didn't even know it.
Photo 3/13   |   With its camouflage graphics, this Ford Econline 4x4 is ready for a hunting trip into the wilderness.
Quigley has been building custom fullsize vans since the early 1970s and is famous for its 4x4 conversions like these vans seen flexing on the rocks of Moab, Utah. The Ford Econoline is equipped with the 6.0L Power Stroke engine, a Dana 60 front axle from an '05 F-350 pickup, a standard Dana 60 rear, a five-speed Torqshift transmission, and a NV271 manual transfer case. The Chevy has the 6.6L Duramax, a Ford Dana 60 front axle (swapped for the stock IFS), a Dana 70 rear, a manual NV261 transfer case, and a four-speed 4L85E automatic transmission (since the Allison 1000 will not fit under the floor of the van). The suspension upgrades provide both vans with about 3-1/2 inches of lift over the stock ride height.
The increased capability, improved field of view, and strong powertrain make these vans perfect for applications where you might not expect to see a van. Hunters can use them to access remote areas while packing lots of gear. Repair technicians, such as plumbers and electricians, can haul all of their gear to rural homes on muddy roads where a typical two-wheel-drive van would not dare tread. The Quigley 4x4 vans are also perfect for recreational activities since they can tow up to 10,000 pounds, allowing you to launch a boat from almost anywhere or bring a trailer to a secluded campsite. With the versatility of the solid-axle four-wheel-drive systems and the power of modern turbodiesel powerplants, it's no surprise that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) have Quigley 4x4 vans in their fleets.

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