build a prerunner based on ford e350?


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I have dreamt to build a long travel truck for a long time. I currently have a ford explorer 1st gen 4wd which I feel is too narrow and weak to start with. Today I sourced a rolling chassis of a 99 ford e350 van, twin i beam front, dana60 disk break rear axle, 8 lugs. I am planning using benz m113k engine, land cruiser fjz80 manual gearbox without transfer case, emtron kv8 ecu (Already have).
Is it a good idea to start with e350 chassis? How long travel i could have If only extend radius arm?

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