OPTIMA's Latest Off-Road Creation- 2014 E350 Econoline 4x4 Van

OPTIMA Batteries
Newport Beach, CA

2014 marked the final year of production for the Ford Econoline van and OPTIMA Batteries' Cam Douglass, decided to send the line out in style with a special build for the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The 2014 E350 model is currently under the knife at Ujoint Off Road, receiving a four-wheel drive conversion and a laundry list of upgrades that will eventually result in a vehicle that matches the sponsor rendering. The list of supporting partners includes:

  • Front and Rear Springs from Atlas Suspension
  • Complete Axle Assembly from Dynatrac
  • 17x9 DRT Wheels from BMF
  • 35x12.5-17 Falken WildPeak A/3TW Tires from Falken (size requested by Matt "Danger" Hillhouse)
  • Shocks and Remote Reservoirs from Fox
  • Exhaust from Magnaflow
  • Intake Filter from K&N Filters
  • Retractable Running Boards from AMP Research
  • Running Board Adaptors from Specialized Applications
  • Fender Flares from Bushwacker
  • Soundproofing from Dynamat
  • Roof Rack, Tool Box, Tire Rack, Ladder, Bumpers from Aluminess
  • Lighting from Sierra LED
  • Complete Tool Set from Snap-On
  • Talon Series Winch from Superwinch
  • Brake Lines from Crown Performance
  • Paint by Mark Klos
  • HID/LED Lighting from HID Projectors
  • Tail lights backup lights from IPCW
  • AC/DC Refrigerator from Norcold
  • 2000-watt Inverter from Pro Mariner
  • SP8100 8-switch system from Switch-Pros
  • Dual battery system from IBS- Intelligent Battery System
  • Ford radio interface by PAC
  • Bike Rack by 1Up USA
  • Motorized bikes by Motoped
  • Batteries from OPTIMA Batteries
  • Tuning Speedometer Correction by 5Star Tuning
  • Mats, Wind Deflector Bumpstep from WeatherTech
  • Head Unit from Pioneer
  • Amplifier, Speakers, Woofers from JL Audio
  • Full Interior Super Duty Mirror Conversion by MG Metalworks
  • Train Horn Air Compressor System from Kleinn

Once the transformation is complete and the Van debuts at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, it will go into duty as the OPTIMA Live Event Command Center and Track Day Headquarters. The rig will essentially be converted into a "4x4 Limited" mobile office, paddock and off-grid video capturing headquarters. The van will not be a bug-out vehicle, but it will have the capability of going just about anywhere and staying there in comfort. It will have all the necessary amenities needed while doing serious work capturing and streaming live video from grassroots motorsports events and serving it up to an online audience.

The E-350 is not built to be a camper, but rather a nice office with a comfortable place to work, eat and sleep. At the SEMA Show, it will be a focal point of the OPTIMA Booth located in the heart of Central Hall (#22755) and will be used as a meeting room with customers at the show. This van will be the fifth SEMA vehicle built by Cam Douglass, OPTIMA's Director of Product Development Marketing and will promote the best high-end aftermarket enthusiast products, that can easily be installed. All former SEMA vehicles build by Douglass had either booth placement or premium "front door" exposure at SEMA and received extensive magazine coverage, including many feature vehicle articles.

The 2016 season promises to be exciting, as the E350 is scheduled to cover approximately 20 of the most high-profile grassroots motorsports event sponsored by OPTIMA Batteries, so there's a good chance you'll see it on the road, at the track or at an event near you in 2016.