Who here has an 80's (actually 1979 to 1991) style Econoline? I am saving up
and hope to have one in the next couple of months. It has been a lifelong
obsession to have one. I don't know why but I absolutely love the style! I'm
not looking for one of those conversion vans, mind you. I want an empty
contractor van, preferrably extended length. Those are the coolest! That is
the coolest style - boxy square shape with long hood. And the hobcaps with the
star shape are neat as well. I drive an '87 Cutlass right now and I bought a
set of Econoline hubcaps on eBay and popped them on. That way it can feel like
an Econoline somewhat. Who else is a fan of these vans?
I've had 4 or 5 of the Club Wagons, but never a conversion, and never a box
van (without windows). One of the Club Wagons was the Chateau pacage, which
is the closest you can get to a conversion van in a factory package. FWIW,
the bodystyle goes back to the mid 70's with a different grille.
The body ran 1975-1991 essentially unchanged except for the rectangular
headlamps arriving in 1979. At one point, Ford was making them so fast,
with known problems(like body panel sealing/leaking issues) with a
backlog of orders from people who wanted them so bad no one cared. The
dealers fixed the ones that came back with complaints.
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