From 2015 onward, the E-Series has remained in production solely for commercial markets in cutaway-cab and stripped chassis configurations. For 2004; the front bumper is revised with additional cooling slots. The cargo van was sold as a two-passenger vehicle, with the passenger van sold in various configurations, including 5, 8, 9, 12, and 15 passengers. I miss him and the van. Sharing many controls with the F series, the new design also improved interior ergonomics. In addition, the Club Wagon was produced solely as a passenger van. I mean the location of the fatal crash of Patsy Cline? Another option first introduced on the vehicle is a rear-view backup camera; widely available on smaller vehicles, it is the first in the full-size van segment.
The Ford vans were a huge hit with the and they bought thousands of them. Norman bought a store downtown known as the Mohican Market. For 2009, the E-Series gained with 4. Somebody has at least kept it cosmetically clean. Send your stories this way, I am confident you have some great ones! Because there is not any Refunds or Warranty expressed or implied. For the first time since 1974, the E series was given a glove box, shared with the Super Duty trucks. Plus parts are available just about everywhere! This pushrod four had the same 2.
To bring the exterior of the Econoline in line with other Ford trucks, the egg-crate grille was replaced with an eight-hole oval-shaped cutout matching the Ford Explorer and F-150. Before I set us off on this adventure, I must comment on the superb quality of the offerings here on Curbside Classic. A five-seat configuration was standard, with an eight-seat configuration offered as an option. In addition, the heavier-duty front axle required the use of a larger front bumper and plastic fender flares shared with the F-550 truck. Well, that French transplanted aerospace engineer suggested I should wait a few days as a thunderstorm was headed his way. It turns out that thunderstorm was one of the many hurricanes to hit Texas that summer.
In June 2014, production of E-Series passenger and cargo vans was discontinued as sales of the began in North America. My 66 Econo was in Fast and Furious, and a Honda commercial and has been in mags in Europe, Japan and the United States. The blue 65 I am working on draws ten times as many people to it at car shows as any other ride in the shows and it isn't finished yet. Rust was becoming more prevelant and that saddened this old van loving owner. It took this longrooffan four and a half days to make the 1,200 mile trip, one that takes my brother and his family just under 19 hours to complete.
A stock van to me is boring. The Econoline pickup was offered in two window configurations: 3 windows and 5 windows with windows in the rear cab corners to provide better visibility. For 2004, the instrument panel was given a digital odometer, last used in 1996, certain versions were available with a tachometer. Plus parts are available just about everywhere! In its new configuration, the engine was moved further forward and lowered, relative to the body. Ford E series Overview Manufacturer Production 1960—2014 1961—2014 Assembly , United States , United States , Canada Body and chassis Chronology Predecessor Successor For , , and The Ford E series also known as the Ford Econoline and Ford Club Wagon throughout various stages of its production is a range of produced by the automaker since 1960. Never drove the van since they replaced it soon after I started there.
The first-generation Ford Econoline was produced from 1961 to 1967. They are easy to work on though. All of the crank journals were within tolerance and the cylinder bores just needed honing. It looks good inside and out. The pickup was a far different truck than anything else in the fleet, but I liked it.
One evening I had picked up a load of pies in the Falcon van. In its new configuration, the engine was moved further forward and lowered, relative to the body. The huge statue of Minnie Pearl in her hometown square? In contrast to the Falcon, the Econoline was fitted with a solid front axle and a solid rear axle suspension with leaf springs for all four wheels. A lot of thought went into it. We all have our preferences. To accommodate its 90-inch wheelbase the shortest for a Ford since 1908 , the Econoline adopted a mid-engine configuration, placing the engine behind the front axle; consequently, the layout precluded the use of a V8 engine. They have been my vehicle of choice ever since I got back from Vietnam.
Sharing its gasoline engines with the , a 4. The college roommate had one on his 62 Bel Air. During the 1970s, the Econoline became popular as a basis for. The Falcon was a bit of a gamble for Ford, and while the compact car never paid off in the numbers Ford was hoping for, it was a success by any other measure throughout its first generation. I would, however, beware of hauling pies.
It may even have had rear seats at one point. All fiberglass trim pieces and interior are in the van, however the front seats which are included will need re-upholstery. Alas, my schedule changed the next term and I needed a new job. We started the van craze of the sixties and have been recognized by the Calif State Senate and state legislature as well as both Senate and Congress and the city and county of San Bernardino and we are in the Route 66 Hall of Fame. A higher degree of parts commonality with the F series made itself known in the bodystyling: the vent windows, taillights, bumpers, and wheels were common items between the two vehicles. I even received an offer for it from a sports car nut when I was out at the Grassroots Motorsports corral during a running of the Rolex24 one year.