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. While remaining a forward-control vehicle, Ford adopted a. The Twin I-Beam layout was retained making it the last Ford vehicle to use it. Based on , Ford became the first American manufacturer to adapt body-on-frame construction to a full-size van. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. From 1962 to 1965, Mercury sourced Econoline vans and pickups from Oakville, with all later vehicles imported from the United States.
The van is in good condition and it rides well. Along with the 6-door windowless cargo van, Ford introduced an 8-door cargo van in 1963, adding two doors to the driver side. From 1961 to 2005, the Ford E series was assembled at in. 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. . Sharing chassis components with the , the E-550 was distinguished by a grille styled in line with Super Duty pickup trucks with a three horizontal slots between two vertical openings.
In 1964, a panel van variant was introduced, deleting the side loading doors. No plate services or mechanics on-site. 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. A stillborn variant of the Econoline, the , nearly reached production as the first American minivan. While space between the front seats was again dominated by the front engine cover, the redesign freed up additional passenger room.
The Econoline pickup was only produced during the first generation of production, ending production after the 1967 model year. For 1995, the taillamps were revised, removing the amber turn signals. Sharing its gasoline engines with the , a 4. 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. For 2004, the instrument panel was given a digital odometer, last used in 1996, certain versions were available with a tachometer. Vehicle cannot leave the parking lot so a full test drive or trip to your mechanic to check out the vehicle is not possible.
As before, the Twin I-Beam front suspension was used. Introduced for the 1961 model year as the replacement for the , four generations of the model line have been produced. Archived from on March 20, 2007. From 2015 onward, the E-Series has remained in production solely for commercial markets in cutaway-cab and stripped chassis configurations. 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. Using the sparsely-equipped Econoline cargo van as a basis, a luxurious interior was fitted, along with extensive customization of the exterior. For 2001, to adopt a nomenclature closer in line to that of Ford full-size trucks, the Econoline was renamed the E-Series.
TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. The use of a mid-engine layout enlarged the cargo area, as the engine compartment was relocated forward of the load floor which was flattened. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Ford Motor Company Media Center. For 2003, coinciding with the exterior facelift, the interior received a new engine cover with redesigned cup holders. Subsequently, the next van sold by Mercury was the 1993 minivan. For 1997, the E-Series underwent a revision of its engine lineup, retaining only the 7.
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. The first-generation Ford Econoline was produced from 1961 to 1967. As the engine was placed between the front seats instead of behind the rear axle as on the Corvair, a larger rear door and flat load floor was created, allowing for additional load capacity. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. In line with Volkswagen, the Econoline positioned the front seats above the front axle, making it a -style configuration, similar to the.
Other elements of its design were borrowed loosely from the produced by the predecessor of the , including its grille configuration. 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. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. Initially powered by the 85 hp 144 cubic-inch inline six that was the standard engine of the Falcon, the Econoline was offered with a 101 hp 170 cubic-inch inline-six as an option. After the 2000 model year, the Econoline was renamed the Ford E-Series in the United States, in line with the Ford F-Series trucks done by Ford Canada in 1995. While the third-generation chassis was largely carried over, the body and interior underwent a complete redesign. The rear suspension was a live rear axle with rear leaf springs.