Ford Econoline / E-Series III 31975 - 1991
Model: Econoline / E-Series (1961 - ...)
Wikipedia (Econoline / E-Series): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_E-Series
For 1975, the Econoline/Club Wagon were given a complete redesign. Based on an all-new chassis, Ford became the first American manufacturer to adapt body-on-frame construction to a full-size van.
The Econoline was quickly used not on its own, but as the basis for other vehicles. With a full frame, the Econoline became popular as a cutaway van chassis; the design served as a basis for many ambulances, and various types of trucks and buses. The shared drivetrain with the F-Series marked the beginning of aftermarket four-wheel drive conversions. During the 1970s, the Econoline became popular as a basis for van conversions. Using the sparsely-equipped Econoline cargo van as a basis, a luxurious interior was fitted, along with extensive customization of the exterior.
A stillborn variant of the Econoline, the Ford Carousel, nearly reached production as the first American minivan. While a running protoype was produced and planned for a potential 1975-1976 introduction, lack of funding led to the discontinuation of the project.
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