The Truth About Cars » 1970 Ford Econoline http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:43:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » 1970 Ford Econoline http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1970 Ford Econoline Van http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/junkyard-find-1970-ford-econoline-van/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/junkyard-find-1970-ford-econoline-van/#comments Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465949 Dodge stuck with the forward-control/mid-engine van design through the 1970 model year (at which point their Tradesman gained a hood), but Ford moved the Econoline’s engine forward starting with the 1968s. For 1968 through 1974, the Econoline had this extremely short snout, with the engine just barely in front of the driver. You don’t see […]

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Dodge stuck with the forward-control/mid-engine van design through the 1970 model year (at which point their Tradesman gained a hood), but Ford moved the Econoline’s engine forward starting with the 1968s. For 1968 through 1974, the Econoline had this extremely short snout, with the engine just barely in front of the driver. You don’t see many of this generation of Econoline these days, so I photographed this one when I spotted it in a California self-serve yard a couple of months ago.
It’s got plenty of California-style body rust, which attacks very slowly (unless the victim is an air-cooled Volkswagen) from the top down. At this rate of decay, rust-through would take place by about 2052.
Tiny four-wheel drum brakes on a half-ton passenger van in 1970? Sure, why not?
No idiot lights, but also no frills.
After 42 years, this van has been completely used up.

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