1963 Econoline Ford Van (mini flat nose van)
Price: - Item location: Abilene, Texas, United States
- Make: Ford
- Model: E-Series Van
- Trim: Station Bus
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 986,188
- Engine size: 144 CID 6-cylinder
- Drive type: FWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 Ford E-Series Van Station Bus1963 Econoline Ford Van
I bought this Econoline van in about 1983, I repaired a burned valve, pained it, and drove it till 1995. It has sat in my back yard on blocks since then. When I parked it in 1995 it was still running. The only problem I had with it at that time was the rear differential was whining and the breaks were mushy. It was in a small wreck before I bought it. You can see the bent side panel where it was repaired on the drivers side about midway down the side. I have no idea how many miles are on the chassis or engine. The odometer may have turned-over or perhaps not. It reads 986188 miles. It has a 144 CID 6-cylinder engine which was standard in the early models.
Obviously this Ford Van is for a collector/rebuilder. Some work and money would get it running again if someone wants to drive it as-is, or it could be totally restored. The seats are not factory. It would need factory seats and bumpers to make it all original. It has all the windows, but some of them don’t work (roll up or down). There is rust of course. I don’t know what condition the motor is in after sitting since 1995, but it’s all there and it was running when I parked it. No engine parts are missing. The tires have deteriorated and will need replacing. In my assessment it’s not drive able the way it is. Everything needs servicing, greasing, etc. The motor needs an overhaul. Rear differential needs work for the noise. Breaks need work. This 1963 Econoline Ford is 53 years old, so of course it needs a going through.
I have a clear title in my name. Located in Abilene, Texas