Converting a Ford Transit van, keeps me very occupied and this is the place where I’ll keep my daily activities updated.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Found a few more 12V switches for the front sensing system and placed an order. Also received my new studio lights, which I’ll use for the website.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
Today The Van Is Built In The Kansas Factory
The official birthday of my new 2016 Ford Transit cargo van.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Ordered Studio Lights
To offer a better experience on this website, I decided to upgrade and expand my photo & video capabilities. I purchased a kit with several studio lights and different backgrounds, to improve the quality of my photos and videos. This is in addition to a tripod that I bought a few weeks ago. More is to follow, to enable future LIVE broadcasts.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Ordered RV Accessories
Things getting more real now. Ordered a Dual USB Charger Outlet, with 5 Volt – 1 Amp & 2.1 Amp outputs to charge the increasing number of electronic gadgets that are part of our life nowadays.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
Car loans approvals have an expiration date. This was the time to finalize the loan.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Today I was able to pull my official Window Sticker from Etis.Ford.com. It showed an updated build date of September 25, 2015. The vehicle is now scheduled for build and the dealer is billed for the vehicle. I was able to verify the vehicle features and options again.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
Received My First Parts Order
The front & rear sensing systems arrived by mail from China. Well packaged and fast delivery. Will order from China again.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
Ordered Front & Rear Sensing Systems
First order of parts/accessories placed. With the seller located in China, this also functions as a test case, concerning delivery time and product quality.
AUGUST 25, 2015
VIN Number Received
Factory created the VIN number and projects a build date of September 21, 2015.
AUGUST 13, 2015
With the (digital) owners manual in hand, I created my personalized maintenance list. Download the Maintenance Schedule here.
AUGUST 4, 2015
Confirmation Order Copy Received
The dealer emailed me a ‘copy of the Confirmed Order’ with the dealer code and order number. This shows what was input at the dealership level. If there are errors to the order or delays in a particular option, this will be noted at time of order.
JULY 31, 2015
With the best offers in hand, I sat down at my local dealer and one hour later I was the proud owner of a new van. Just have to wait another 3 months to get it delivered.
JULY 20, 2015
Van Negotiations Start
Today I sent out emails to about 16 local and out-of-town car dealers, requesting bids for a 2016 Ford Transit cargo van.