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The 61 to 67 Econoline vans and trucks are Falcon based.
No Econoline is based off any Falcon. Ford installed Falcon nameplates on misc 1961/67 Econolines confusing some peeps into thinking they had bought Falcons when these are all Econolines.
1961/67: Some of the powertrain parts were shared with Falcon I-6's (excepting 1965/70 Falcon 200's & 1965/67 Super Vans), but there were quite a few differences.
Not one body part interchanges except the Falcon nameplate.
Look at the Econoline dashboard, is it the same as a Falcon? No, it is not. See any parts shared with Falcons? I don't either. The seats are not the same, nor is the glass, the door and window mechanisms.
Falcon VIN's are not the same as Econoline VIN's. Falcon VIN's 1st digit is the year, followed by the 1 digit assembly plant code, 2 digit body type code, 1 digit engine code, then the 6 digit numerical sequence of assembly.
Econoline VIN's first 3 digits is the series code, 4th digit is the engine code, 5th digit is the assembly plant code, then the 6 digit numerical sequence of assembly.
Ever see a Falcon I-6 with the Dagenham 4 speed? Shift lever is on the floor. Same trans was available as an option in 1962/63 Econolines, but the shift lever is on the column. 4-on-the-tree!
The only other vehicles besides these specific Dagenham Econolines with 4-on-the-tree that I'm aware of are Citroen ID/DS's and Mercedes-Benz 219/220/220's.
Falcon parts are listed in passenger car parts catalogs, Econoline parts are listed in truck parts catalogs. These catalogs are available on CD's from hipoparts.com.
Bill // Retired Ford Parts Manager // SoCal Chapter member // Part Number Research: 1928/2001 FoMoCo vehicles.
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