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Old 01-03-2008, 08:39 PM
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Talking 1963 Ford Condor Motorhome

Hi i am looking for any info, or others that own Ford Condor Motorhomes that were made from 1965 t0 1969. I have a 1965 which i would like to do a 4x4 conversion on. This Condor is built on a 1965 Ford P 500 Truck Chassis. many thanks!
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Can you lift the MH off the chassis. My recommendation would be to lift it, roll the chassis out from under it and roll the new 4X4 chassis under it with engine tranny choice back under it, then bolt it back up.



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1958/75 P500's offered two wheelbases: 137" & 154."

AFAIK, the Condor's were built on the 154" wheelbase.

What 4WD anything has a w/b that long that would work?

Marmon-Herrington converted some F600's to 4WD with a w/b of 156."

Some F350 4WD's have a 155" w/b, but once behind the rear wheels, the frame is too short to accomodate the length of the Condor's body.
Condor's were made from the early 1960's thru 1975, the last year of the P Series.

I've seen at least two with Y blocks, an engine used prior to 1965.

Type Condor into the search box, a whole bunch of refs come up.

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Bill, I'm thinking a 550 with a diesel sized to fit. He could have his house on wheels with modern conveniences underneath. IMHO



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Bill, I'm thinking a 550 with a diesel sized to fit. He could have his house on wheels with modern conveniences underneath. IMHO
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It never occured to me....that's a great idea.
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I have a 1963 Ford Condor, all original, 170k miles, in mint condition. I stumbled across it in Phillipsburg, Kansas. I bought it from the second owner who had it for a few years...kept it garaged. The original owner bought it new and put approximately 68k miles on it in 43 years. The original owner had it garaged for 43 years and took excellent care it. It was one of those once in a life time finds. I will put pictures of it up as soon as I have the chance. The only thing I will need to replace will be the furnace...otherwise she's a beauty. More to follow...
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I have a 1963 Ford Condor, all original, 70k miles, in mint condition. I stumbled across it in Phillipsburg, Kansas. I bought it from the second owner who had it for a few years...kept it garaged. The original owner bought it new and put approximately 68k miles on it in 43 years. The original owner had it garaged for 43 years and took excellent care it. It was one of those once in a life time finds. I will put pictures of it up as soon as I have the chance. The only thing I will need to replace will be the furnace...otherwise she's a beauty. More to follow...
The mileage is 70 k and not 170k
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I would also like to know how difficult it would be to take the body of the concord and put it on a newer frame with drive train and engine and transmission. Let me know if you have heard anything or if there is anyone that would know if this is possible and how much it might cost. Thanks! Doug
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Let's see some pics. Wow that original and you want to update its mechanicals- to each his own
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I would also like to know how difficult it would be to take the body of the concord and put it on a newer frame with drive train and engine and transmission. Let me know if you have heard anything or if there is anyone that would know if this is possible and how much it might cost. Thanks! Doug
These motorhomes were built on the P Series Parcel Delivery Chassis...which was discontinued in 1975.

Ford then began offering the E350 (Econoline one ton) chassis to motorhome manufacturers, either as a Cut-Away, or a rolling chassis.

Both are still offered today. Cut-Away: The body (not the chassis) is cut just behind the front seats, then the motorhome body is installed. I dunno about motorhomes classes, so this is either a Class A or C motorhome.

The problem you'll be faced with if using an E350 chassis is...the Econoline's wheelbase is not the same as the P Series.
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after talking to a few enthusiasts... I figure I should leave it all original. I am considering selling it if the price is right. It might be the last one in excellent shape from what I am hearing...so... we'll have to see. Thanks for your info... it was very helpful
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Hey, I might be interested. Shoot me some pictures to thetonis@sbcglobal.net Thanks, Matt in Reno
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