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Ford vans - owners where are you?

Ford vans - owners where are you?

  
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Ford vans - owners where are you?

 
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Administrator | Posts: 328 | Joined: 09/06
Posted: 09/08/06
04:25 AM

drop us a line about your ford van.  

Edward A. Sanchez Edward A. Sanchez
Guru | Posts: 1908 | Joined: 07/06
Posted: 09/12/06
04:49 AM

Yeah, let's see some pimped-out Club Wagons and Econlines!  

wdljmt wdljmt
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 09/06
Posted: 09/15/06
06:11 AM

I have been building radical old vans for years.  My most recent is up for sale...
Check out http://www.johnmthomas.com/econoline.htm for details...
This is one of the nicest Old Econolines on the planet.

JT  

DailyDrifted DailyDrifted
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 10/06
Posted: 10/14/06
10:46 PM

HI I have a E350 15 pass. van. I love it but I want it pimped from the factory. Reverse sensing, video, navi, this would bring back life into the van segment.

haha yeah!  

IMVANISHINGBREED IMVANISHINGBREED
Moderator | Posts: 365 | Joined: 08/07
Posted: 08/13/07
01:18 PM

Yep, "Kicks" is definately a nice van. I'd say one of the four top early Econos today. The others would be "Awesome Lady"
C9
E1
"Alpine Express" which I don't have a pic of right now and of course my 1966 Econo, "Vanishing Breed"
Cruise Route 47
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Mike Cook
Vice President
Inland Vans Berdoo
2008 Route 66 Hall of Fame Inductee

Edward A. Sanchez Edward A. Sanchez
Guru | Posts: 1908 | Joined: 07/06
Posted: 08/13/07
02:54 PM

Nice machine you've got there.  Smile  

IMVANISHINGBREED IMVANISHINGBREED
Moderator | Posts: 365 | Joined: 08/07
Posted: 08/13/07
03:39 PM

Thanks, Bob Ryder took some pics of it when it was yellow. Still have a few more ideas for it. Due to the internet it is probably the best known early in the world. If you guys ever want to publish pics of it in your mag you are welcome to do so. Vans are making a comeback.  
Mike Cook
Vice President
Inland Vans Berdoo
2008 Route 66 Hall of Fame Inductee

Edward A. Sanchez Edward A. Sanchez
Guru | Posts: 1908 | Joined: 07/06
Posted: 08/13/07
04:22 PM

Maybe a video feature?  Smile  

IMVANISHINGBREED IMVANISHINGBREED
Moderator | Posts: 365 | Joined: 08/07
Posted: 08/13/07
04:28 PM

Anytime you want to do a video and have the time I am here. I am a disabled veteran so I have lots of time. I am located in Highland, Calif. My email addy is: mdcsr173rd@yahoo.com. Drop me a line.  
Mike Cook
Vice President
Inland Vans Berdoo
2008 Route 66 Hall of Fame Inductee

Superbeast Superbeast
User | Posts: 199 | Joined: 08/07
Posted: 08/16/07
06:56 AM

Alpine Express is one sweet Early Ford

P7080054  
Superbeast

IMVANISHINGBREED IMVANISHINGBREED
Moderator | Posts: 365 | Joined: 08/07
Posted: 08/18/07
02:45 PM

Thanks for posting that pic of Alpine Express for us Ken. It is one of my favorites earlies. Now we need its owner, Gary, to get on here and tell us about it. If I remember correctly it has a 347 stroker like mine. The interior is super clean.  
Mike Cook
Vice President
Inland Vans Berdoo
2008 Route 66 Hall of Fame Inductee

Superbeast Superbeast
User | Posts: 199 | Joined: 08/07
Posted: 08/20/07
07:25 AM

No problem Mike. Yes I believe that is what engine is in it. To see more pictures of it check out the Nationals coverage over at www.showtrux.com  
Superbeast

ironmikezero ironmikezero
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 09/07
Posted: 09/30/07
08:18 PM

I've been told that I have a rather rare Ford van... Maybe, I dunno...  

It's a 1984 E250 long wheelbase "stretch" cargo van, Black w/graphite int.  I'm the original owner; and it was a special order unit... 351" High Output w/Holley 4bbl, HD/C-6, super cooling pkg, trailer tow pkg, limited slip dif, full gauge pack, one-ton suspension upgrade, twin fuel tanks (40 gal), sliding side door, step bumper... The only things I've added are; American Racing wheels (blk/chrome), oversized tires, small fog lights, window tint, extra digital gauges (tach, clock, voltmeter, ambient air temp at intake, etc.), upgraded radio/speakers, extruded aluminum running boards, and rigged the cargo area for custom motorcycle transport (show bikes & antiques).  

The mileage is pretty low (I just went into the shop to double check) at 39,326.3 - That's right, 39K original miles... So, maybe this van is pretty rare after all...  Wink  

Superbeast Superbeast
User | Posts: 199 | Joined: 08/07
Posted: 10/01/07
07:42 AM

Don't know about it's rarity, but it sounds nice. Got a picture or two?  
Superbeast

ironmikezero ironmikezero
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 09/07
Posted: 10/01/07
11:00 AM

No digital camera... I'll have to work on that.  Gimme a little time and I'll get some pics...  As for the rarity, I was told that Ford didn't make that many "stretched" versions (compared to the two standard cargo versions), and almost all of them went into commercial trade fleets or government service - very few went to private owners.   Darn few of those are still around and the condition of the survivors is usually pretty poor.  That's a shame, because these models were very versatile and pretty robust... but if you don't take care of your ride... Well, you know...   Crazy  

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