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Old 13th May 2009, 10:55   #2026
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Econolines of the 60's were a lot different to the modern version and are very popular.
Here are some on Flickr of the early versions.
Ford Econoline Low Rider on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
But the true ancestor of the transit (V4 power initially) would have to be the Consul powered Thames.
Classified advert: 1962 Ford Thames 400E Panel van with SLD For Sale - Motorbase
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Old 13th May 2009, 11:58   #2027
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Default America's first minivan: Chevy's 1961 Greenbrier Corvan

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Just remembered, Ford also had a mini van called Ford Econoline whose early 60s model had a similar oddball visage, especially the headlight region. This was made in the US though. The van for some reason looked more palatable, to me at least.
Prabal & V-16, the real oddball van methinks was the
1961-1965 Chevrolet Greenbrier Sportswagon. a.k.a. Corvan!

Why was it oddball?
It was American, yet rear engine and forward control (cabover -- as the Americans say).
Mounted in the rear was the aircooled 2.4 litre 80 bhp horizontally-opposed flat-six "boxer?" engine from the quixotic Corvair!
The engine was in the rear but drove the front wheels with the driver sitting over the wheels.

Despite being a forward-control van, it was marketed as a station wagon. Born in 1961, it was probably America's first minivan.

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Old 13th May 2009, 13:49   #2028
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I may be wrong, but I think Transit is Euro-Spec only while Econoline still exists in the US.

As a student employee in College, I remember driving this delivery version around campus a few times.
there are 3-4 of these E150 Econollines with 5.4L Triton V8.. in Mumbai, but they are passenger versions, i had seen them earlier parked near the US Embassy at Breach Candy along with 2-3 USDM Ford Explorers and a Mazda Millinea LHD.
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I've been seeing a lot of junking dukkars these days. Some very restorable, whereas some are pue junk. This is one such piece. It seems badly abused, and abandoned. The roof lining is stuck with insulation tape!! The numberplate light was there the last time i saw it, now iots gone. I have my eyes set on the 1100 badge, boot handle and some other parts, but haven't been able to flick them off! he he!!
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Im looking for the exact same parts too.
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I've been seeing a lot of junking dukkars these days. Some very restorable, whereas some are pue junk. This is one such piece. It seems badly abused, and abandoned. The roof lining is stuck with insulation tape!! The numberplate light was there the last time i saw it, now iots gone. I have my eyes set on the 1100 badge, boot handle and some other parts, but haven't been able to flick them off! he he!!

You need to get into the gap between the fron of the car and the Hero Honda parked in front, casually lean on the bonnet and liberate teh badge in question.
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I've been seeing a lot of junking dukkars these days. Some very restorable, whereas some are pue junk. This is one such piece. It seems badly abused, and abandoned. The roof lining is stuck with insulation tape!! The numberplate light was there the last time i saw it, now iots gone. I have my eyes set on the 1100 badge, boot handle and some other parts, but haven't been able to flick them off! he he!!
JayD, you need to salvage me the following items for Dalda 13. Pretty please!
  • Headlights, rings and khoblas
  • Inner and outer aluminium door handles
  • Most side trims
  • Bootlid hinges
  • Gearlever and dash switches
  • Steeringwheel if original
  • Grab handles mounted on roof
  • Pull starter, if present.
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JayD, you need to salvage me the following items for Dalda 13. Pretty please!
  • Headlights, rings and khoblas
  • Inner and outer aluminium door handles
  • Most side trims
  • Bootlid hinges
  • Gearlever and dash switches
  • Steeringwheel if original
  • Grab handles mounted on roof
  • Pull starter, if present.
And how do you expect him to get ALL these things off that car, without ever being noticed??!
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[/list]And how do you expect him to get ALL these things off that car, without ever being noticed??!
Well, Im not asking him to steal, but to get them through the proper channel since the car will obviously be scrapped soon enough.
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This car doesnt seem to be THAT bad. Could I have the Front Fenders please!!!
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JayD, you need to salvage me the following items for Dalda 13. Pretty please!
  • Headlights, rings and khoblas
  • Inner and outer aluminium door handles
  • Most side trims
  • Bootlid hinges
  • Gearlever and dash switches
  • Steeringwheel if original
  • Grab handles mounted on roof
  • Pull starter, if present.
Please clarify what are "khoblas" also what is the pull starter you mentioned
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JayD, you need to salvage me the following items for Dalda 13. Pretty please!
  • Headlights, rings and khoblas
  • Inner and outer aluminium door handles
  • Most side trims
  • Bootlid hinges
  • Gearlever and dash switches
  • Steeringwheel if original
  • Grab handles mounted on roof
  • Pull starter, if present.
Whoa! I didn't know there were so many salvagable parts in this car!
Are the trims original?? And what about the select grille??

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[/list]And how do you expect him to get ALL these things off that car, without ever being noticed??!
He he! My thoughts precisely!

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Well, Im not asking him to steal, but to get them through the proper channel since the car will obviously be scrapped soon enough.
Yeah, since there are so many usable parts, i'll try finding the owner and offer him some small amount and get the car. Hopefully he'll agree

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This car doesnt seem to be THAT bad. Could I have the Front Fenders please!!!
You have no clue how bad this car is! Its a completely gone case. The pics make it look better!!

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Please clarify what are "khoblas" also what is the pull starter you mentioned
Yep! Even i have no clue on what those are! are you referring to the reflectors?
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Both the right side wheels look to be clip type. Need to be saved. Also, the tail lights ? Impossible to find these tail lights now.
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Please clarify what are "khoblas" also what is the pull starter you mentioned
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Are the trims original??

Yep! Even i have no clue on what those are! are you referring to the reflectors?
'Khobla' is the ring frame that the headlight mounts on inside the mudguard. Hard to find for the small headlight. The 'pull starter' is the cable actuated starter system - pull a knob in the dash to start the car. Similar system is found on Standards and Ambys of that era.

Some trims on the right side appear original.
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'Khobla' is the ring frame that the headlight mounts on inside the mudguard. Hard to find for the small headlight. The 'pull starter' is the cable actuated starter system - pull a knob in the dash to start the car. Similar system is found on Standards and Ambys of that era.

Some trims on the right side appear original.
So let me get this straight.

Of the four knobs to be found under the ignition key are
1. Vent open/close
2. Choke
3. Mechanical Cruise control
4. Pull starter.

This is apart from the central pump action thinh that operates the w/screen wash.

Now the question is why would you want to use the pull starter when you could twist the ignition key and achieve the same result.

Did the early cars not have the ignition key activated starting facility ?

Also where did the pull starter cable attach on the starter. Was the system similar in principal to that on say a Ford Model A. Please advice on how this actually worked.
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