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Old 10-18-2004, 11:28 AM
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63 econoline P/U ...raising the chassis

I am new as a econoline owner as well as being new to this site. I posted in the "61-67 ford trucks" but was asked to leave there and come here. Guess I can't play with the "big boys"! My question is this; I have a 63 econoline P/U, would raising the chassis help with swapping out the original motor to a larger one? This truck is still completely stock, I am weighing the options of keeping it stock or modifying it. Anyone have any input? Thanks!

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Old 10-18-2004, 05:10 PM
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raising the chassis is not realy the way to do it. i sent you an email.
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Old 10-27-2004, 12:13 AM
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Keeping it stock

Thanks Jim for the reply, I have decided to keep it stock pretty much except for exchanging the 170 for a 200 I6. Any one have back problems and know a good year for seats? LOL!

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i recently bought a 63 van with a chevy 350 and 700r4 tranny in it

it was done proper and looks like it belongs there some modifying to the bonnet had to be done as well as the rear of the cab floor runs great tho all the suspension and everything is stock under it


by the way dont say CHEVY motor in a ford truck too much around here as i think it gets your topics locked or maybe they get locked cause noone knows the answers

im looking for a good streetrod/hotrod website so i cna gain some answers on the subject of subframing the front.
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:23 PM
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You can talk about NON-Ford vehicles in the GAD forum.

The TECH forums are for FORD'S.

Dennis,
I would suggest that people were only directing you to the Proper forum.
That's why we have so many forums...so topics can be kept organized.


Father Chuck,
May I suggest going to this site, as it MAY help you out .

http://www.ucalgary.ca/~mdsiewer/rodlinks.html
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I am new as a econoline owner as well as being new to this site. I posted in the "61-67 ford trucks" but was asked to leave there and come here. Guess I can't play with the "big boys"! My question is this; I have a 63 econoline P/U, would raising the chassis help with swapping out the original motor to a larger one? This truck is still completely stock, I am weighing the options of keeping it stock or modifying it. Anyone have any input? Thanks!

Dennis
Dennis, While todays E series is built on truck technology, your's was not. You were directed here to better serve you. Jim is a great asset to this forum, and very knowlegable on the subject. You can count on him


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i recently bought a 63 van with a chevy 350 and 700r4 tranny in it

it was done proper and looks like it belongs there some modifying to the bonnet had to be done as well as the rear of the cab floor runs great tho all the suspension and everything is stock under it


by the way dont say CHEVY motor in a ford truck too much around here as i think it gets your topics locked or maybe they get locked cause noone knows the answers

im looking for a good streetrod/hotrod website so i cna gain some answers on the subject of subframing the front.

Chuck, You'll have to forgive us, BTW Welcome to FTE
We get folks registering to use this site only to stir up hate and discontent, with pashionate truck owners. This is the #1 Ford truck site on the WWW, and only deals with Ford trucks. Other than directing you to another site, I don't know how we could help you.

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On your seat question, I believe Honda Prelude seats are one of the best. They have to be around 20" wide or less. You can find seats with good lumbar support and side support, also with tilt and slide. There are several usually on E Bay if you can't find good ones locally.
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Dennis, Jim has been a big help and thanks for directing me here.

Gkk2001, thanks for that info, I am going to go look at some new seats pulled from wrecks.

Jim, did you want me to take a picture of both the military id plate on the dash and the VIN?
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Old 11-07-2004, 08:32 AM
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wont need the vin plate, what i am looking for is a sticker on the dash that says "max speed ?? mph". and any other stickers or plates that are military applications. also a few pics of the whole truck would be nice for my photo album!

heck, if you can get a pic of the vin plate get it! nice to have them also.
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