The Truth About Cars » 1971 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. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:00:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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 » 1971 Ford Econoline http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: Customized 1971 Ford Econoline http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/junkyard-find-customized-1971-ford-econoline/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/junkyard-find-customized-1971-ford-econoline/#comments Thu, 24 Nov 2011 19:30:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419781 I’m back in California to visit the family, which means I also get to visit my favorite East Bay self-service junkyards. I was hoping to find a Dodge A100 to donate some parts for my A100 Hell Project; instead, I found this Econoline to serve as possible customizing inspiration. This van appears to have been […]

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I’m back in California to visit the family, which means I also get to visit my favorite East Bay self-service junkyards. I was hoping to find a Dodge A100 to donate some parts for my A100 Hell Project; instead, I found this Econoline to serve as possible customizing inspiration.
This van appears to have been customized after the peak of the mid-70s van craze, since it’s more wholesome-conversion-van than bongs-and-black-light-van.
The exterior graphics have a distinctly 1980s feel, and there’s a real lack of plastic bubble windows shaped like cannabis leaves.
Ford went to a front-engine design for the Econoline in the 1968 model year, which freed up more interior space for waterbeds and wood-burning stoves, but I still prefer the mid-engine design for style reasons.

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