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Mid ford front end 68-74 #743615
December 09th 2018 12:03 pm
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Workin on a 73 e100. Naturally the front end is shot, naturally parts aren’t to be found.

With the other forum gone, anyone holdin information?

Any tie rod ends and such I can make work? Weld some different spindles up? Machine different tapers?

Start from scratch, no one knows?

Re: Mid ford front end 68-74 [Re: samhain] #743617
December 09th 2018 1:14 pm
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Welcome to the site Sam ....


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Re: Mid ford front end 68-74 [Re: samhain] #743618
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Thank you thank you.

Re: Mid ford front end 68-74 [Re: samhain] #743636
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So, the tie rods/drag link don’t look like too much trouble to make up for now.

Anyone have a diagram or actual part of the idler arm bracket, in particular the bushing I no longer have. Best I can tell the manual skips over it.

All I have left is the sleeve, end up with about 1/2” of vertical play, not sure if it should be eliminated at the top, bottom or neither. Toying around with doing one out of bronze.

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Re: Mid ford front end 68-74 [Re: samhain] #743637
December 09th 2018 10:29 pm
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Hit up Jim Bulger out of Atlanta on FB. He has a wealth of early and mid Ford van Knowledge.

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Re: Mid ford front end 68-74 [Re: samhain] #743642
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Thanks. Not too interested in the FB

Re: Mid ford front end 68-74 [Re: samhain] #743682
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Hi drop me a call 570-851-9460 I have 4 vans and ex parts

Re: Mid ford front end 68-74 [Re: samhain] #743709
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Hi Sam, Saw a couple Mid Fords in this yard in Fresno. Parts van up in Sacramento. Good luck on the search, and Welcome to the site!


https://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/d/ford-econoline-parts/6747348772.html
https://fresno.craigslist.org/pts/d/parting-out-71-ford-econoline/6735805484.html


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