well it starts when i bought him in ohio, used with 76,000 showin on the clock, had a 9″ in the back makin noise so i got him really cheap!! $500.00. bought a dana out of a one ton, problem solved. that van ran untill 2004, no major problems except for it liked u joints, well my fat foot and all my friends “making”me do break stands with a big ol extendo van!!! talk about draw a croud when every body sees a 15 passenger van pullin posi till the tires blow. won manny new sets of rear tires like this. i finnaly had to let him go, but not until the ol 351w had 341.675 miles on it………i wish i still had him!!! by far the best truck ever!!!