1965 Ford Econoline 6-door Panel Van with v8 and POSI

Price: US $4,500.00
  • Location: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: E-Series Van
  • Type: van
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 30,000
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 302 5.0 HP v8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Options: dual heaters

1965 Ford E-Series Van description

This is my 1965 Ford Econoline 6-door panel van. I've put a LOT of work into it, and I hate to sell it, but I'm moving and will not have a place to finish it or store it. It has been in Hot Rod DeLuxe and Church. It is a LOT of fun to drive and has tons of power. It wants to chirp the tires in every gear. All of the hard work has been done, and now it just needs some cosmetic work, but you can drive it while you work on it. I have videos of it running and driving and will try to upload them here. I have taken this van drag racing and a friend has used it to haul motorcycles to races. It's been driven from Chicago to Iowa, central Illinois, and central Michigan. Feel free to ask questions. It is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end the auction early.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required within 24-hours of auction end.The van MUST be picked up before the end of September. If you don't live in the region, I have a friend with a trailer who hauls a lot of vans (and has helped work on this one) who you might be able to hire to haul it home to you.
The Good
1989 Lincoln 302/5.0L HO v83 speed heavy duty manual trans with new clutch and flywheelEdelbrock aluminum intakeEdlebrock 4-barrel carbAluminum radiator & SPAL electric fanCustom dual exhaustCeramic-coated "chrome" headersDual master cylinder with all new brake lines and residual valvesDisc brakes (front)POSI Ford 9-inch rear with 3.50 gears, rebuilt with new guts and new brakes parts & drums4 metalflake vinyl tuck & roll bucket seats (2 in front, 2 in rear) - these cost more than the reserve priceRear tubsHeavy duty driveshaft - MUCH stouter than the originalHeavy duty rebuilt rear springs on spring sliders (like dirt track racers)Heavy duty front springs (rebuilt, but not installed)New heavy duty spring mountsNew suspension bushings"Frame" reinforced with 5/16 plate from rear bumper to the middle of the van, welded by a professional welder(2) New gas tanks, with all new fuel linesCarter electric fuel pump and pressure regulatorAll new wiring harness from Rebel Wire installedFresh king pins2 Cragar GT wheels (rare)4 original steel wheels6 ET Mags (2 Ford and 4 unilug pattern)Inner rockers replaced recently (I have photos of the rebuild); outer panels replaced by a previous owner.Spare, rust-free front doors, front rocker units, and front wheel tubsNOS vintage Ford "Western" side mirrorsStewart-Warner Greenline gauges (Oil pressure, Voltmeter, Water temp)Pop-out rear windows (not installed)3-point chrome lift-latch seat belt for driverFront and rear accessory heaters​Coil-over rear shocksOriginal radio includedNew '50 Pontiac tail lightsMetalflaked tach on the dashVintage kit for mounting a Superior steering wheelIncludes original foot pump windshield washer, bottle, and jackAll gauges and equipment worksClean Illinois titleRuns & drives great, sounds MEAN!!I can help arrange a trailer & driver for delivery if not too far away
The Bad & The Ugly
It's not done, but could easily be driven while you finish itThe rockers (below front doors) are rusty, but I have rust-free replacements (inner & outer) for both sides.The tubs below the front seats need repairs, but I have replacements (see photos)The front floor needs a few minor patches, as does the area below the second heater. The middle is in good shape, and patching by the rear doors was started, but needs to be finished.The lower panels were replaced by a previous owner and smoothed with Bondo, so not ideal, but the metal is good (you can see it in the interior photos)The rear doors need to be alignedThe new rear panel is in place, but will need more workIn order to accommodate the relocated rear springs, I had to replace the gas tank and moved the filler to the floor by the rear doors. It will need a gas cap, and a vent installed (rollover valve vent and bung included)The brakes need to be bled again, but still stop the van just fine. I had to bleed them myself the first time.All of the hard mechanical and structural work has been done. It now just needs cosmetic work.
Video of start up and running:https://youtu.be/eLzoM3iVQaM
Video of me driving it:https://youtu.be/dHrkSjS_I6w

On Aug-29-16 at 09:41:50 PDT, seller added the following information:

I forgot to add that it makes so much power that when I put it on the drag strip, it tore the original driveshaft apart (ask for photos). The new driveshaft is very beefy and built by a shop that works on big rigs.

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