Please call 406 318-0270 for details about this restorable classic project 61 Falcon pickup truck. You can find your favorite Econoline by searching the ads at FossilCars. The windshield is cracked but the back and corner glass are good. During the 1970s, the Econoline became popular as a basis for. In addition to the body problems the front suspension can also have issues thanks to its front heavy weight distribution.
He had upgraded the wheels and tires to 15 inch so it rode much better. I think the builder is going to retain the column shift for the four speed he is using. Ford and Chevrolet based their new compact vans and trucks loosely on their respective new compact cars, the Falcon and Corvair. With a bunk in the back plus room for opportunistic cargo it offered tremendous bang for the buck. Price Econoline Standard Pickup 87A E10 4,340 Econoline Custom Pickup 87A E10 3,065 The above production information has been obtained from various sources and cross-checked when possible.
The next summer, I got a job and my first paycheck bought a 200 ci 7 main bearing engine from a Mustang. A Ranchero facelift and a change in Ford F-Series cab and bed construction marked the greatest of the relatively few Ford truck changes in 1962. The same thing happened once before, in the early sixties. Chevy must have put the ballast weight in the cab, and as you see in the movie, the passenger and driver were up against the windshield. But these were just everywhere back in the day, the cheap gateway to the great vanning scene of the seventies.
I need to get some pictures of it when he has it out sometime. We will publish your ad as long is it meets our quality guidelines within 24 hours. These look scary to me. Ford Econoline pickups are safe, amusing, and a compelling selection to rejuvenate your collection. In 1988, the 124-inch wheelbase was discontinued, leaving the 138-inch wheelbase as standard. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. I was slightly broken hearted when it was sold in the late 70s.
I did get the fiberglass dash lower piece out of it and the Automatic transmission. I did have to wrestle with prairie winds and, without a radio, it could get tedious at times. We lived out in the country on a dirt road, and there was one short cut that took a dirt road down and up a steep climb. Thanks to great buys for Ford Econoline pickups on eBay, you can say goodbye to failing to find something fun to do. Of course for what ever reason in the early days the standard Econoline had no windows in the sides and even the windows in the rear doors were an option. The Volkswagen truck had the bad timing to come out of the warren just as the price of gasoline was falling like a stone.
The dash and gauges are all there except the glove box door is gone. Pickup caps were a new phenomenon then as well. The rear suspension was a live rear axle with rear leaf springs. Since 2006, the E series has been assembled at the Ford Motor Company plant in. The base could be swung up and the whole thing pivoted back toward the side door. And it was economical to run , with its light weight offering modest resistance to the little 144 and 170 cubic inch sixes. You can learn more about the 60s Econoline truck on our page.
I imagine that this gave the little Econoline a huge boost in acceleration and pulling power. It was like an amusement park ride, but it felt pretty abusive and I only did it a couple times I think I felt out of control the first time and confirmed it the 2nd time. However, the vehicle's poor handling characteristics are magnified with this weight removed. Developed as a replacement for the E-Series passenger and cargo van, the Transit was co-developed by Ford in North America, with a full line of passenger, cargo, cutaway, and chassis-cab configurations. We have also included some other old marketing materials and spec sheets as well. Although, in 1965 with the offering of the larger 240 cubic-inch engine there was a slight intrusion into the cargo bed providing clearance for the larger transmission bellhousing. In addition, the Club Wagon was produced solely as a passenger van.
I could probably reverse to 30 mph in that thing. The grill is gone and the front bumper is bent on the right end. We were able to work out a deal to get his moldings, get the measurements off all the pieces, and are now able to make the side moldings for the Van and Pickup. The interesting part of this for me is when you compare to the Econoline pickup truck. I eventually sold that too, but occasionally like to go down memory lane! I think it had the 240 six. The Econoline pickup was only produced during the first generation of production, ending production after the 1967 model year. Since it had all my possessions it really struggled up the hills on the way west to Bangor Maine.
With a full frame, the Econoline became popular as a ; the design served as a basis for many ambulances, and various types of trucks and buses. I sometimes thought of buying it and fixing it up. I rode many a mile on the engine cover on a rug to keep my butt from toasting. While the Econoline cargo van remained, it was joined by an Econoline passenger van replacing the Falcon van. Lower loadbed floor; accordingly lower sidewalls or not and presto-change-o! It later transported me to Georgia for duty in the Navy then up to Rhode Island for same. We had to roll down the windows at -20°F! I took it mud-bogging and got it covered with so much mud it actually changed the ride characteristics due to the weight.