Welcome to Ujoint Off Road, where it's all about 4x4 vans! I've been helping people convert their vans for over 10 years, and created this website to make the process even simpler.
Here’s how it started:
I became a van enthusiast at an early age, and dreamed of driving one around the country. Then I saw my first 4x4 van on a trip to NY. That brought it to a whole new level! So I found a beat up, rusted 1978 Ford with a Pathfinder 4x4 conversion. I drove it around a while, then it decided that it didn’t want to run anymore. I proceeded to completely tear it apart. The drive train, every single wire, everything. It took me over 3 years to get it running again, and I can say I learned a few things! Especially what not to do! That van was great, took me all the way to California, where I started working in the off road industry. It didn’t take long before I decided to tear down the van again, upgrading the suspension. I did a few conversions for customers, and started to build the ultimate van in my head. So it was time to upgrade......
I started the Vanaconda build, planning the conversion kit and future upgrades the entire time. It had to be a daily driver, mountain bike shuttle, cross country driver, tow vehicle and camping rig, all in one. After several requests for copies of my kit, I decide to build a limited run in early 2007. The first production run sold out, and I was surprised at the amount of interest the idea generated. So when it was time to build more kits, I decided to start UJOR. I relocated back to NC, and started adding new product with goal of making 4x4 van conversions easier for the DIY van enthusiast. Please check back often for the latest news!!
I prefer to work with every customer one on one, the old fashioned way. So I don't have a web store. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions/suggestions.
Vanaconda in Yosemite
* Our 39 gallon aluminum fuel tanks are ready to ship
* New CK-JIG is ready to ship
* Front bumpers are now available!
* All UJOR conversion kits now include crossover steering
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* UJOR has a build thread that is updated daily, here's the link: http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55074
SwissVan is moving along! There are a few 1st for UJOR on this build. We're working with a local interior builder so this rig will truly be a "turn key" camper that is ready for what the customer wants. The Pan American Highway!
We've added a new member to the UJ family, V5! This 2011 E350 5.4 was converted by a customer last year and when he offered it for sale I couldn't resist. It already has the full 6" UJOR suspension system, stage 2 front D60 w/RSC upgrade, 4.88 gears, rear ARB air locker and some other goodies that make it super comfortable. We've already added some fender flares, and have plans for much more.
With V5, we'll be "embracing" the 5.4 vans. Up until now, they're the most complicated and expensive vans to convert. We'll be developing some new product to get the price down and make them drive even better. Lightweight bumpers, interior packaging solutions, etc.
V5 update 6-17-13
So far we've added fender flares, trac bar kit, and we're testing some new progressive spring packs for a better ride. So far so good, we'll be offering the new springs soon. For the 08/up E series we'll be offering two bumper designs. This is #1, a simple lightweigh bumper with a few lights. The 2nd will be coming soon for an upcoming build. This month V5 will be getting a 3rd row bench and a storage platform for the ARB fridge as well as some curb side electric steps. Maybe some wheels & tires too with a rear spare tire holder!
Our latest build has left the shop! This 2013 Class C RV was quite the project, and everyone is happy with the wasy it turned out! Who doesn;t love a class C on 35's? More info on the 4x4 Builds page.
Brett's van is done & headed back to CO. Check out the UJOR 4x4 builds page for more details!
RussiaVan is done! More details and pics on the UJOR Builds page.
Front bumper! This is the new UJOR front bumper for the 92-07 E series van. Made from aluminum, this bad boy only weighs 37 pounds! We took the front bumper design from Vanaconda and changed a few things to make production simpler and this bumper is selling for $1299.00.
The winch plate is 1/2" aluminum, everything else is 1/4" plate. The tubing is 2"and this bumper is winch ready.
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* Bumpers can be setup for traditional round driving lights or the 20/30" Rigid LED Light Bar.
* Bumpers now include an OBA quick disconnect and a Warn power plug.