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Old 03-26-2018, 03:39 PM   #1
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2017 Ford front suspension ID?

A friend is interested in updating his 2005 E-van front suspension/brakes to the newer style. I found this take-off setup locally. It's listed as a "2017 Econoline," but the hub setup looks different from what's on my van (a 2012 front end), with the hubs jutting out well past the rotors. Otherwise, from the photos it does look like Econoline parts. Would this be from an E450 or something? The seller isn't the most responsive to e-mails so thought I'd tap into the knowledge base here. See attached photos. Thanks for any input!
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:04 PM   #2
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Those hubs look to accept dually wheels on the front, E450 sounds likely.
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:25 PM   #3
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Correct. It's a dually. Only difference is the rotors. The rest of the setup can be used, and then he can buy rotors from a parts store. Those look like 4600 or 5000# springs, so that might be a little stiff under his van.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:48 PM   #4
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Thanks. That was my guess, but I wasn't sure. Obviously if it's from a 2017 it has to be a cutaway, so I figured a dually was likely. Can't imagine why they would have cut the whole front of the frame off a new vehicle, though? I've seen parts take-off from 4wd conversions (which is how I got my parts), but the frame...?
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:54 PM   #5
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Those salvage yard guys know how to make quick work!

Plus, this way if could be used as a donor front section to repair a wrecked van. The Econoline frame can be welded, unlike all of the newer hydroformed frames.
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