Introduced for the 1961 model year as the replacement for the , four generations of the model line have been produced. When redesigning the interior of the E-series for 1992, Ford chose to modernize the driver compartment of the vehicle. Check that out before you get started. It's a Ford truck -- tough. For 2009, the dashboard was completely redesigned, with only the steering column carried over. In a massive growth spurt, the short-wheelbase configuration was 0. This truck can tow small- to medium-sized trailers no problem and you hardly know they are back there.
It's very convenient for putting tools or bikes in the back for transportation. For 2004, the instrument panel was given a digital odometer, last used in 1996, certain versions were available with a tachometer. The V6 engine is fuel efficient for a van this size. It had to be a daily driver, mountain bike shuttle, cross country driver, tow vehicle and camping rig, all in one. From 2015 onward, the E-Series has remained in production solely for commercial markets in cutaway-cab and stripped chassis configurations.
Thanks again for everyones input so far. With a 58-year production run, the Ford E series is the second longest-produced nameplate by Ford worldwide; only the Ford F series 1948—present has been produced longer. In 1961, Ford projected the pickup leading the van in sales; however, buyer preferences shifted towards the van configuration, as the pickup accounted for 10% of 1961 Econoline production. From 1961 to 2005, the Ford E series was assembled at in. Really shows how well Ford designs their vehicles for them to last this long and have minimal issues.
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. I like the reliability of the vehicle. Can't exactly bolt a front crossmember to the krinkle section. If this ad is up, the van is still for sale! As with the smaller , the fourth-generation model line was offered two body lengths on a common wheelbase. The two-box configuration made a return, although the hood was angled downward slightly and the windshield raked back; all window glass if specified was flush-mounted. I am done with the drivetrain, it drives, its 4x4, and has its final tires. A stillborn variant of the Econoline, the , nearly reached production as the first American minivan.
While introduced alongside the Chevrolet Corvair van for 1961, the Ford Econoline established many design precedents adopted by successive designs of American vans, including the Chevrolet Van and Dodge A100 and the European Ford Transit. I realise that this has probably been covered previously, but without looking through hundreds of pages of threads, I thought I'd posit this. To accommodate demand for second-stage manufacturers, from the 2015 model year onward, the E-Series has continued production for commercial use solely in cutaway and stripped-chassis configuration. Alongside the truck line, the Mercury Econoline allowed for Ford of Canada to maximize its presence in rural areas served by either a Ford or a Lincoln-Mercury dealer network, but not both. In three body sizes, the Econoline was produced in a cargo van and passenger van, with the latter produced in three trim levels; base, Custom and Chateau. It was hilarious looking at their expressions.
As I said before, I have a donor '82 Bronco that I thought I could use for conversion parts. When we stopped at a rest stop, a couple was parked next to us. Tires are all four matching 31 inch tires with over half tread remaining. Cargo vans with the exception of the panel van were offered with or without windows in several configurations. Really shows how well Ford designs their vehicles for them to last this long and have minimal issues. All receipts for these upgrades will be included with the van. Similar to the of the time, the configuration moved the engine as far forward as possible and lower in the chassis than in its predecessor; although the hood was nearly twice as long, the hoodline was much lower.
This includes regular and extended wheelbases as well as diesel engines. There aren't many '97 model vehicles on the road anymore, and this one. The paint and body are still in good condition after all this time. New Bilstein shocks on all four corners. Though it's a tough V6 strong enough to pull a 28-ft.
That van was great, took me all the way to California, where I started working in the off road industry. Designed to share components with the Super Duty trucks, the E series now comes with the Ford Sync system, in-dash navigation as an option, and integrated auxiliary switches. I've seen a few posts on this forum about straight axle conversions and Quigleys. Another benefit is the bed of the truck. For 2001, the Chateau was dropped, replaced by the E-150 Traveler; due to low sales, it was dropped after a single model year. The rear suspension was a live rear axle with rear leaf springs. We plan a gradual rollout of the first Quigley 4x4 Ford Transit vans beginning June 2015.
The option to go off-road or on the beach is a big plus for me, especially since I live very close to the ocean. For 1972, a sliding rear door became an option; introduced on a was the Hi-Cube van, a cab-chassis version of the Econoline with a box-van body. So it was time to upgrade. Please call with any questions at 319-277-2566. Flush-mounted taillamp lenses were specific to the model line, along with flush-mounted headlamps the latter were an option, standard on Club Wagons. The proven, durable Quigley 4x4 system increases the height of your van 4. I have over 300,000 miles on it, and it still runs like a top with no issues what so ever.