Harley Themed Ford Conversion Makes Van-tastic Hauler
One-off Harley van/truck has been in hibernation for 15 years. Now, it’s headed to Mecum’s Portland sale on June 21 & 22.
Ford and Harley have long enjoyed a fruitful relationship. We’ve seen several collaborations between the two iconic American manufacturing companies over the years, including several Harley-themed Blue Oval pickups. But the one-off conversion you see before you might just be the most interesting pairing of these two legends by far. Commissioned by Ford for the 2004 SEMA show and built by Quadvan, this van/truck hybrid is now headed to Mecum’s Portland auction on June 21 and 22.
Quadvan has been building four-wheel drive conversion vans for many years now. But as you might imagine, transforming a van into a crew cab pickup truck isn’t exactly an easy task. In this case, that meant cutting the cab and bringing it forward to create a truck-like cabin. They then blended in quarter glass and a rear window section. The rear doors had to be custom fabbed as well, using both a set of E-Series and F-Series doors.
Quadvan then did the “easy” work of converting the van to a four-wheel drive chassis. The factory V10 was fitted with a Whipple supercharger, shorty headers and exhaust, and a host of other upgrades including bigger injectors. The finished product produced 343 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque on the dyno with just 5 pounds of boost.
The rest of this van/truck is pretty much all Harley, and we aren’t just talking about the obvious orange and black paint job. Harley badges adorn the exterior. Inside, the seats, pedals, center consoles, and instrument cluster came straight from a factory Ford Harley edition Super Duty. Even better, the bed features a rollout extension specifically designed to haul your bike. Personally, we can’t think of a more unique way to transport your two-wheeler. And now, after 15 years in hibernation, one lucky person will get the opportunity to do just that!
Photos: Mecum Auctions