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    E200 Econoline van

    Hi everybody,
    Anyone have any knowledge on front suspension swaps for a second generation econoline?
    I'm just about to pick up my latest project which is the van and first thing on the list is a front suspension upgrade.
    I could stick with the twin I beam and fit disc brakes which maybe the easiest option but who like easy eh.
    I see the Crown vic/Lincoln towncar has quite a nice IFS and at the moment looks like a strong contender.
    Has anyone on here attempted/completed such a conversion?

    Once I get started with the van I'll start posting updates.

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    Terry up your way is having a custom IFS put under his.Do you know him

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    news travels far Neil... Im doing Terrys van, should start tearing it apart next week.

    Ill be using Jagaur XJ suspension clips front and rear.
    Reckon that your second generation van would be similar although sitting behind the axle will make the steering easier to connect up. you will need a left hand drive rack though.

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    Digger,
    After looking at the chassis on the Gen 2 econoline I think fitting the Lincoln/Crown vic front IFS may need mucho butchering of the front end as it is a monocoque. Maybe the Jag is the way to go. I have a Jag front and rear fitted to my A series manta and that works very well. The rack on the Jags fits behind the crossmember and so things would have to be swapped round to mount it in a forward position. I'll have to check out the Manta to see if its an option. Roughly where are ya? I'm just south of Kessingland. I presume you are modifying a gen 1? Will it effect the value of the van in a negative way if non ford suspension is used?

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