So as some of you may know I recently got a '62 econoline pickup with quarter windows to work on. Due to horrible summer weather I haven't been able to work any on it yet. We were looking for a van version to use as needed replacements bits (a few bad dents needed replacments welded in) and found another gem. A ford econoline heavy duty pickup in better condition than my current classic; and for a GREAT price!!!
Is it true that the Heavy Duty versions are more rare than the quarter windowed version?
A final three questions. Is it possible to take the quarter windows off of one of them and weld them into the other? If so, what would your opinion of this be? Finally, do you think I should replace my first car, which also happens to be my dream classic, for this more rare and in better shape version? What do you think?
The 5 window trucks are more rare than the ones without the corner windows.
As for cutting the old ones from the 5 window and retro fitting them onto the heavyduty. It can be done, but you sure need to be sure of alignment.
Heavy duty's vans and trucks are not rare. There are lots around. I have two here as parts vehicles for my stuff.
The Heavy duty usually has a larger rear diffy for work, also more springs. That is about it. Otherwise everything is the same.
I prefer the 5 window trucks. You have more vision. I also like to see all around.