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Old 08-12-2012, 12:44 PM
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Same thing with 1998 Super Duty pickups. There are no 1998 F350s. Ford just made the OBS until they ran out of parts, then started making the 99 F350 as early as march of 98. This same time period results in the 'F250 light duty'. F250 chassis with F150 body and some abomination 7 lug axles.
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I have a 73 E-100 LWB with a 302 and automatic transmission, I got all the paperwork with it, love the van, they are an odd ball, the engine is shifted toward the passenger side, rather than center, leading to the off center van specific rear axle, much like the Jeep Wagoneer, and Suzuki Samari.
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Note that "the engine is shifted toward the passenger side" on every Econoline built since this series began.

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I have a 73 E-100 LWB with a 302 and automatic transmission, I got all the paperwork with it, love the van, they are an odd ball, the engine is shifted toward the passenger side, rather than center
This was covered at some length previously.
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It's far more noticeable in the mid Fords, that's why I brought it up!
Also, I mentioned the rear axle too, the later models aren't the same.
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Later Econolines models also all have "off center van specific rear axle".

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leading to the off center van specific rear axle

It's far more noticeable in the mid Fords, that's why I brought it up!
Also, I mentioned the rear axle too, the later models aren't the same.
IMO it's just as "noticeable" on "the later models". As mentioned in previous "off center" discussion it's common, not "odd ball". In terms of 3 versions of Econoline having motor, drive shaft & diffy "shifted to the passenger side" they are "the same".
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Later Econolines models also all have "off center van specific rear axle".



IMO it's just as "noticeable" on "the later models". As mentioned in previous "off center" discussion it's common, not "odd ball". In terms of 3 versions of Econoline having motor, drive shaft & diffy "shifted to the passenger side" they are "the same".

False......... 75and up vans don't have the rear diff off set like the earlier models. The only reason they are van specific rear axles, is the width of the spring spacing. But if you move some spring perches around a bit, you can run the van axle in a pickup, and the pickup axle in a van no problem.
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hav24wheel, in this case maples01 appears to have offered you excellent advice. However feel free to "argue" w/all the contributors & photos on the previous thread if you like.

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False......... 75and up vans don't have the rear diff off set like the earlier models. The only reason they are van specific rear axles, is the width of the spring spacing. But if you move some spring perches around a bit, you can run the van axle in a pickup, and the pickup axle in a van no problem.
Anyone care to chime in on widths of Econoline van & F-Series pickup rear axles to help hav24wheel discover what is "False"? Perhaps a new thread can "argue" IF "you can run the van axle in a pickup, and the pickup axle in a van no problem"?
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On the 68-74 body style vans, they even had the pumpin on the rear diff offset to the passenger side. It's not as noticeable in my 79 as it was my old 74.
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Ever look at other rigs? EB Broncos engines where set to the passenger side too, but just because the engine is set to the side doesn't mean the diff pumpkin is set to the side more than a pickup, or any other vehicle. If you look at the pinion where it sits on the diff, almost 100% of axles have it set to one side vs dead center.


As for axle interchange between Econolines and F series, anything is possible. My 79 has front and rear axles out of a 92 F350, I have a pickup that has a 74 clubwagon Axle under it. Ive also bolted front pickup axles in place of van axles. No mods needed.
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Off center is off center.

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75and up vans don't have the rear diff off set

just because the engine is set to the side doesn't mean the diff pumpkin is set to the side more than a pickup, or any other vehicle.
Take "they are an odd ball, the engine is shifted toward the passenger side, rather than center, leading to the off center van specific rear axle" up w/maples01.

Or "argue" w/yourself "the pumpin on the rear diff offset".

Its not a Q of how "noticeable" or "more" off center. They're either centered or they're not.
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Mighty damn funny how when I had my axle shafts out and they were the same length, perhaps I can't tell the difference with them standing up side by side maybe?
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Pumpkin could be centered wild the pinion is off set. The pinion could be centered with a off set pumpin.


I'll take a tape to some axles tomorrow and see what comes up.
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