Hopefully if all goes well, I'll soon have a ~2013 Ford E-250. I've already picked out a set of rims for it. I'd like to install some tube style nerf bars. I'm not really crazy about those flat panel versions sold specifically for full size vans. Like these:
I want something more like these tube bars that goes on a truck:
Of course when you enter the vehicle information, it says "does not fit your vehicle".
Doesn't the F-250 truck and and E-250 cargo vans share the same chassis? It may look "different" or "unusual" having a long nerf bar the entire length of the body between the wheels going down the driver's side and another on the passenger side past the sliding door but that's what I want.
Even if they do line up with the frame would they extend past the body or be tucked up underneath it to where they wouldn't serve much purpose? I guess I could always cut down some pieces of pipe and use longer bolts to space them away from the chassis if I need to.
This guy has what looks like truck nerf bars on his van. But I'm not sure.
As far as getting the correct length, I could always ask the manufacturer. I'm guessing nerf bars for a crew cab F-250 would have the same wheel base as a non extended van E-series van.